Meet our Staff

Here at Vaughn Hill we love our staff, because they are passionate about God's work...

Brian Magnuson - Preaching Minister


Brian started working with the Vaughn Hill church March 1, 2015.  He is the proud dad of a son, Destin and daughter Kade.  Brian attended Lipscomb University and Harding Graduate School.   His passions are preaching, evangelism, spending time with his family and watching reruns of the Andy Griffith Show.  He enjoys Cardinals baseball, Mexican food, and anything having to do with John Wayne.


Favorite Verse - 

 "Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life."  

1 Timothy 1:15-16 (NIV)

Favorite Superhero - Bugs Bunny

Favorite Ice Cream - Moo-llenium Crunch

Andrew Owens - Youth & Family Minister


Andrew has been with us since Jan 1, 2011.  He is married to Lydia and together they have 4 wonderful kids Lyllian, Ava, Zoey, and Samuel.  Andrew grew up in Hunstville, Alabama and went to college at Lipscomb University, where he majored in Youth Ministry.   He loves watching movies, reading, anything with superheroes or star wars, and playing with his kids.



Favorite Verse - 

 "Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love."  

1 Corinthians 13:13 (NLT)

Favorite Superhero - Spiderman

Favorite Ice Cream - Strawberry

Wilma Montague - Administrative Assisstant


Wilma has been with us since May 2015.  Along with being administrative assisstant she has been the church treasurer for 6 years. Wilma is married to a wonderful man named Nelson Montague and they have 2 grown children and 1 granddaughter.  Both Nelson and Wilma run the Jolly 60's ministry and she has taught bible classes since she was 16 years old.



Favorite Verse - 

" The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."

John 1:14 (NIV)

Favorite Superhero - Wonder Woman

Favorite Ice Cream - Rocky Road

Zach Benware - Children's Minister


Zach has been our children's minister since May 2019. He is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from SIUE and he has worked at a daycare for the past 4 years. He has a passion for caring for children and showing them the love of Jesus. He loves baseball, hiking, and painting. 

Favorite Verse - 

" And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. "

Matthew 18:3 (NIV)

Favorite Superhero - Captain America

Favorite Ice Cream - Strawberry