Meet the Leadership Team of Wellspring Church

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Jason Coache, Lead Pastor

Pastor Jason (hence forth just Jason), is the former youth pastor of Bayside Chapel. During his time there he was asked to consider starting a church in Toms River. Since you are reading this, you can now fill in the blank with what eventually happened! 

Here is the nerdy stuff you may want to know about him, he graduated with his bachelors degree in Biblical Studies from Cairn University. He has a masters degree in Discipleship Ministries from Liberty Theological Seminary and is currently working on a second masters. 

Here is what you really need to know. Play him in any sport and he is going to find a way to win. He loves all his New England sports teams. If you're a hater, its probably just cause you're jealous. Fantasy football. He will crush you. 

He sounds real aggressive, he's not in actuality. He wicked loves his family and his job. Time with his wife is priceless. He loves showing kindness to his community. He's good with the occasional sappy movie (flash back to Save the Last Dance). 

Graeme Wilson, Executive Pastor


What Makes You Laugh?

I love my wife Heather, she brings so much joy to my life and when she does something crazy, I can't help but laugh. Oh, the Office is pretty great too!


What Makes You Cry?

Growing up with family members with mental disabilities (autism, epilepsy), my heart breaks when I see someone taken advantage of because of it. I will always fight and love on those who need it most.

Jillian Apa Goodhew, Well Kids Lead

What Makes You Laugh?

I love really corny jokes. The more groan worthy the joke, the better! If there is a pun, then I'll likely even add it too my inventory of bad jokes. All puns are funny. I eat Laughy Taffy just for the jokes.

What Makes You Cry?

I'm an avid reader and have cried far too often over people that never existed and events that never happened. I once had a flight attendant check that I was OK while I was reading Marley and Me. I am more selective about what I read on planes now.

Heather Vandenkooy, Community Kindness Action Lead

What Makes You Laugh?

I love stand up comedians.  My favorite is Jim Gaffigan!  I saw him live and got in a good ab workout from laughing so hard.   


What Makes You Cry?

Bag pipes...I know that sounds weird.  Ever since I was little if I hear bag pipes playing I cry.  It's very odd.  I don't do well at Irish festivals. Also, pretty much any movie where someone dies.  I cry during a lot of movies. 

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