Tuscaloosa, AL

The Well Staff Team

Quanah Spence

College Pastor
Quanah (kwah-nah) has served with Calvary and The Well since February 2021. Born in Barstow, California, Quanah and his twin brother were adopted at the age of 10 and raised in Moundville, AL just south of Tuscaloosa. Quanah holds seminary degrees from both NOBTS and SEBTS. Quanah believes college campuses are some of the most strategic mission fields on earth; a place students from all over the world are discipled and then sent back out to share the gospel. He and his wife Anna Beth have been married since 2014.

Will Bomar

College Associate of Outreach
Will has served on staff with The Well since January 2018. During college, Will became involved at Calvary and The Well; through this the Lord revealed a passion for the nations. Now on staff, Will desires to mobilize college students to spread the Gospel locally and globally as he oversees all outreach initiatives, ministry teams and international trips.

Brandon Dunn

College Associate of Life Groups and Mobilization
Brandon joined the staff team in August of 2020 and serves as the College Associate for Life Groups and Mobilization. While attending The Well as a student, Brandon led a Freshman Life Group, International Ministry, and was the Freshman Life Group Intern. Brandon desires most for Christ to be magnified in Tuscaloosa and across the world. Now on staff, Brandon oversees Life Groups and Multiply Groups within The Well's Ministry.

Jim Sexton

College Associate of Spiritual Formation
Jim and Evelyn met as students at Alabama through the college ministry at Calvary, what's now called The Well. After college and seminary, Jim served as a local church pastor and missionary in South America for 27 years.  Jim enjoys working with college students, young adults and internationals encouraging them in their walk with Christ. He also teaches an adult life group.

Jared Shepard

Worship Pastor
Jared has served on staff with Calvary Tuscaloosa and The Well since August 2019. During his time in college, Jared was an active member at Calvary and The Well, along with the Million Dollar Band. Jared loves serving with college students because college functions as such a formative time in students' lives. Jared oversees worship services for both Calvary Tuscaloosa on Sundays and The Well on Wednesdays.

Evelyn Sexton

College Associate of Female Ministry
Evelyn and Jim met as students at Alabama through Calvary. Throughout their journey serving in the local church, Evelyn taught piano and ministered to children in South America as a missionary for 27 years. Now back in Tuscaloosa, Evelyn enjoys spending time with college girls and discipling them in their walk with Christ. She is also the ESL director.

Katie Holcomb

Ministry Coordinator Intern
Katie is a Senior at UA majoring in Secondary Education. She hails from Hackleburg, AL. Through The Well, the Lord has helped her to discover and grow her gifts and passions to serve Him. She loves the constant discipleship where she is challenged to lean more on Jesus to live out her calling as a Christ-follower. Her fun fact? As a recovering Dr. Pepper addict, she has gone from one a day to one a week.

Ray Boyd

Media Intern
Ray is a senior at UA majoring in Communicative Disorders with a minor in Creative Media. He hails from Birmingham, AL. He loves that The Well, is a missional community with a goal of sending students as active agents of redemption. His fun fact? He has a black belt in karate (so watch out!).

Jake Hammond

Freshmen Life Groups Intern
Jake is a senior at UA majoring in Finance with a minor in International Business. He hails from Oxford, AL. What he loves most about The Well is getting to walk alongside people who treasure Christ and His mission above all else. His fun fact? He has lived in 15 different cities.

Ashley-Caroline Rice

Freshmen Life Groups Intern
Ashley-Caroline is a junior at UA majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Management Communications. She hails from Tuscaloosa, AL. She loves that The Well surrounds her with bold believers willing to share life together, and share the Gospel with others. Her fun fact? She's on the UA club soccer team.

Hope Henson

Upperclassmen Life Groups Intern
Hope is a senior at UA double-majoring in Marketing and Fashion Merchandising. She hails from Birmingham, AL. She loves that The Well allows her to serve the community with a body of like-minded peers who pursue Jesus.  Her fun fact? She started drinking coffee out of a sippy cup at age 4.

Pate Ward

Upperclassmen Life Groups Intern
Pate is a senior at UA majoring in Religious Studies with a minor in History. He hails from Valley, AL. He loves that The Well has the opportunity to gather together weekly and to be sent to the nations with the Gospel. His fun fact? He names his Spotify playlists after ice cream flavors.

Will Turley

Outreach Teams Intern
Will is a senior at UA majoring in Economics and Finance. He hails from Oxford, AL. The thing he loves most about The Well are the friendships he has made with people from his Life Groups and Ministry Teams. His fun fact? He is 101% sure that blue whales don't actually exist.

Callie Thackston

Outreach Teams Intern
Callie is a Senior at UA double majoring in Biology and Spanish on the pre-medical track. She is from Greenville, SC. She loves that The Well has a huge desire to share the gospel with others and inspires its students to live SENT daily! Her fun fact? She went skydiving with other students from The Well last fall break!!

Sayler Tatom

Connections Ministry Intern
Sayler is a senior at UA double-majoring in Dance and Environmental Engineering. She hails from Big Sky, MT. She loves the community at The Well that is willing to meet her where she is and has loved and supported her in ways she didn't think possible. Her fun fact? In the 4th grade she was (maliciously) attacked by a squirrel.

Roderick Anderson

Connections Ministry Intern
Roderick is a senior at UA majoring in Civil Engineering. He hails from Demopolis, AL. His love for The Well stems from the first time he walked in and felt like he was at home. His fun fact? He's a big fan of choreographed dance.

Kaitlyn Whitney

Worship + A/V Intern
Kaitlyn is a junior at UA majoring in International Relations with a minor in Spanish. She hails from Woodstock, GA. She loves that The Well strives to build life-long community that desires to know God more each day. Her fun fact? She's a big fan of public transportation (shoutout to MARTA).

Alec Rogers

Worship + A/V Intern
Alec is a senior at UA majoring in Management Information Systems. He hails from Birmingham, AL. At The Well, Alec loves the people! His fun fact? He is a direct descendant of the one and only, Davy Crockett.