Jarrett joined our staff in July 2022. He is a Monroe/West Monroe native. Jarrett has been in ministry for 15 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, a Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Expository Preaching from Dallas Theological Seminary. In addition to his work in vocational ministry, Jarrett has served as an adjunct instructor at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary extension center in Monroe. He is also the host of Life on the Ouachita Podcast. Jarrett and his wife Lauren have two boys, Jude and Riggs. Jarrett loves Jesus, his family, the church and bowhunting!
Jay joined our staff in January 2021. Jay is originally from West Monroe and is a graduate of Northeast Louisiana University (ULM) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jay has served in a variety of roles from student ministry to discipleship, men, singles ministry, missions to community outreach at churches in Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia. He has 36 years of ministry experience. At Swartz, Jay is responsible for adult ministry, family ministry, and outreach. He and his wife, Cindy, have a son, three daughters, three sons in law, daughter in law, and 2 grandsons.
Scarlyte joined our staff in June, 2017. She is originally from Tallahassee, FL. Scarlyte accepted Jesus as her personal Lord & Savior at the age of ten. She knew from an early age that she wanted her life to make an impact for Jesus and that He had given her a special love for children and families. She attended Florida State University and Grand Canyon University studying both Secondary Education and Christian Education. Scarlyte previously served on staff with Child Evangelism Fellowship in the are of youth and evangelism. She has also served on church staff in Preschool, Children and Family Ministry in Florida and Alabama for the past 27 years.
At Swartz, Scarlyte is responsible for overseeing our Preschool and Children's Ministry. She is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with children, helping them know God's Word, as, empowering and equipping parents and leaders to impact the next generation. Scarlyte is married to Troy and together they have three daughters and two sons, ages 24-12. Bowden, their second son, passed away in 2008. Troy is a rebate coordinator with Berry Global and actively serves alongside Scarlyte in ministering to children and preteen boys. Scarlyte's life has brought her to many challenges and difficult life circumstances. However, her heart's desire is for every person to know Jesus is true love, He is faithful to walk beside us and He never wastes our suffering. There is no greater privlege than to live our life for Jesus!
Thomas came to Swartz in June of 2023 as our Student Minister. He is from Crossett, Arkansas and studied Missions and Ministry at Louisiana College (now Louisiana Christian University). He is married to Hanah and they have a little girl, Meredith and baby boy, Tate. Thomas has a heart for ministry, specifically equipping and teaching our youth to be grounded in the gospel in all they do. He also enjoys football, discgolf, video games and watching movies in his spare time.
Karlee joined our staff in December 2016 as a staff assistant and quickly won our hearts with her servants heart and diligent work ethic. She now serves as our Office Manager, overseeing office administration, financial stewardship and serving as our Pastor's Assistant.
Karlee is originally from Benton, LA. She is mom to two daughters, Addy and Bella and is the glue to our team.
Neill joined our staff in July 2019. He is a graduate of University of Louisiana at Monroe and has been a worship leader and Music Minister for a number of years. Neill also is an owner/agent with Goosehead Insurance. At Swartz, he is responsible for music in worship, and audio/visual. His wife, Danielle, is a Homeschool Mom of their 4 kids, Laynie, Hallie, Joel and Beau. We are very excited to have the Roshto's on our team!