meet our Leadership

The leadership and staff at Cedar Creek is comprised of people who love, care, and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.

  • Mike Pohlman

    Lead Pastor

    Mike joined the Cedar Creek family in April of 2017 as Lead Pastor. Mike is also Assistant Professor of Christian Preaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he has been teaching since 2015. Prior to coming to Louisville, Kentucky he served as the Senior Pastor at Immanuel Bible Church in Bellingham, Washington. Prior to that he served as the executive editor for The Gospel Coalition and as an executive producer and editor for Salem Communications. In addition to his writing for The Gospel Coalition, he has written extensively for popular periodicals and websites such as Tabletalk magazine,, and Mike received his B.A. from the University of Washington, his M.Div. from Western Seminary, and his Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    Make sure to check in with Pastor Mike at his Blog. In one of his latest posts, he offers some of his hopes for Cedar Creek:


  • brad weldy

    Pastor of Administration & Adult Family Ministry

    Brad grew up in North Carolina and Florida. His floundering teen years focused on soccer and status, and he even had a prolonged interest in some-things political before his heart was truly captured for all-things Christ. He met the beautiful Lindsay Claire Thompson while teaching a Bible study in 2001—she just walked right in. Their friendship developed into something a wee bit more significant, and, voilà, they now have 5 lively children (Shep, Annie, Colt, Tate and Georgia Kate). Pastor Brad is a perpetual student—just ask his understanding wife (sigh)—who desires to see church members embrace the need for engaging both hearts and minds. His main areas of interest include discipleship, apologetics, and philosophy of religion. The latter two of which he gets the privilege to teach at Boyce College (as an adjunct professor). He also enjoys cycling (road) and mountain biking whenever time permits. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL (English); his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC; and his Doctor of Philosophy in Apologetics from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.


  • Jeremy Benge

    Pastor of Children's Ministry

    Jeremy has been serving as our Director of Children's Ministry since the summer of of 2010. Jeremy has served in a variety of roles since coming to Louisville as a college student. Cedar Creek has provided a happy home for this Detroit native - he attended, served, and even met his wife here. Jeremy is married to Michelle and shares life with his children Maddox, Lilly, Addison, Ella and Knox. Jeremy is creative, high energy, and has a passion to communicate the truths of the Gospel in a relevant fashion to kids. We're so grateful God has sent Jeremy and Michelle to Cedar Creek and that they've added their many talents and energies to the ministry here!



    Pastor of Students and Families

    Zach joined the Cedar Creek Family in February 2016. He has enjoyed nearly a decade serving in various student ministry capacities and has a passion for helping students feel connected to one another through their mutual affection and admiration of Christ. He is a PhD student at Southern Seminary. He also holds an M.Div. from Southern and a B.A. from Leavell College. His wife of five years, Morgan, is a graphic designer.

  • Angela Wieland

    Ministry Assistant

    Angela Wieland has been serving as Cedar Creek's Ministry Assistant since March 2011. Having been a faithfully serving member for years, she was eager for the opportunity to serve the CCBC family and staff in this special way. She and her husband, Andrew, served faithfully in our Children's Ministry for years ... which was good preparation for their first child's arrival in 2011! In 2016 they welcomed their second daughter. We are grateful for Angela's hard work, love for the church, and her ability to keep the boys in the office flying straight!