Pastoral staff & Support staff

Pastoral Staff

Quentin Beard

Lead Pastor

Quentin has been on staff at Sioux Falls First since July 2011.  He is married to Dianne.  Quentin gives oversight & vision to the staff and congregation.  He believes that relationships are the key to the operation of God’s Kingdom on earth & loves to see how hearts are transformed when we love God & love people! Quentin is currently pursuing a master’s degree in organizational leadership.


Executive Pastor

Pete joined the staff in 2018.  He and his wife Jenn have 4 wonderful kids, Judah, Israel (Izzy), Levaia and Ariella.  They are passionate about compassion to kids and have been active foster parents and advocates for foster care and adoption since 2010.  Pete has a desire to see spiritual growth and leadership in others and empowering them to discipleship of others.  Pete also provides oversight and leadership to our amazing preschool and daycare.

Anna Beard

Associate Teaching Pastor

Dianne has been on staff at Sioux Falls First since September 2012; married to Quentin, they are the parents of two awesome sons. Dianne serves as our associate teaching pastor.  She gives oversight to our Wednesday night encounter service and serves as an instructor in our 412 Leadership School and the Making the Journey foundations of faith group.   She enjoys helping people to live more wholeheartedly, find grace and tap into growing resiliency through understanding and living out biblical precepts.

Kevin Smith

Worship Pastor

Kevin and his family come to Sioux Falls from Princeton, IL.  He and his wife Je’anna have 2 great kids, Kaleb and Kynleigh! Through the use of music and technology, he desires to create an environment where people can connect with God and experience life change through Christ.

Charlie Sanders

Student Ministries Pastor

Charlie joined the staff in October of 2017.  He is married to Carrie, and they have 4 beautiful children. He is the student ministries pastor for our high school students and gives oversight to the hospitality teams of Sioux Falls First.  Pastor Charlie has a heart for prayer and serves our city as a volunteer chaplain for the police department. Originally from the state of Georgia, Charlie moved to South Dakota to play football with “The Storm.” Prior to joining the pastoral staff, he served as an  on-campus ministry leader for middle and hight school students with Collision, a community missional organization.

paige koch

Middle School Pastor

Paige served as a youth ministry intern at Sioux Falls First while attending Trinity Bible College,  then joined our staff in 2015.  She gives oversight to the middle school ministry of Revolution Student Ministries and serves as the student creative arts director.  She is also helping to oversee The Collective; young adult ministries.  Paige’s passion is be an encourager that stirs up the ministry gifts of students.

JEff hunter

Children’s Pastor

Jeff has been on staff at Sioux Falls First since July 2014.  He is married to Stephanie and they have 5 awesome boys. Jeff gives oversight to our Epic Kids and Epic Kids ministry team.  Jeff and Stephanie are professional clowns and they creatively use performing gifts in ministry to the kids of Sioux Falls First.  They are passionate about families and seeing the next generation experience Jesus in a personal way.

Support Staff

Jenny Shearer

Administrative Assistant

Kim Corbin

Church Secretary

Sara Wold


Greg Matson