meet our staff



Scott Smith, Lead Pastor
scott@wellspringchurchjoplin.com


Scott Smith is the founding and Senior Pastor of Wellspring Church.  He has served at two churches in Texas and Missouri as Minister to Students and Families. Scott is a graduate of Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC, and completed his Masters from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in May 2013. He has been married to Mary Jo for 7 years and they have 2 children; Grayson and Mollie Kate.








Phil Mehrens, Worship Pastor
phil@wellspringchurchjoplin.com

Phil loves to lead God’s people in worship and mentor musicians, singers, and songwriters for the Kingdom. He and His wife, Jodie have 4 children and an ever increasing number of amazing grandchildren. 


Phil loves working in the local church. He has been a worship pastor for 20 years. He has led worship at many conventions and conferences in the states and overseas. He is also staff songwriter for Sunday Best Music, Nashville, TN with over 25 songs released in musicals by Lillenas as well as recorded by artists.




Meredith Wunderle, Administrative Assistant & Youth Intern
meredith@wellspringchurchjoplin.com

Meredith Wunderle is from Springdale, Arkansas. She is currently a senior at Missouri Southern State University  studying Health Science. Meredith is the Fellowship Coordinator on the leadership team at the Baptist Student Union at Missouri Southern and uses that to help spread the gospel on campus. She has a passion for the youth at Wellspring and loves working them on a weekly basis. 











Jordan Andler, Youth Intern jordan@wellspringchurchjoplin.com

Jordan Andler is from Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is currently a senior at Ozark Christian College studying Youth Ministry. Jordan loves spending time outside and eating at Taco Bell. He has a passion for the youth and enjoys leading them is Bible Studies.