Pastors & Staff

Sammy Harris 

Lead Pastor

Sammy Harris, a Kentucky native from Fleming County holds a BS degree from Kentucky Christian University as well as a MA in Christian Leadership. He has served Churches in Ky. since he was 18 years old which include: Tilton, Indian Creek, Williamstown, and Gardenside Christian Churches. Sammy has been at Leesburg Christian Church since 2002. He has served on numerous boards and advisory positions throughout his adult life and has led building projects in each ministry he has participated. He and his wife Sheree are the proud parents of 5 children and have 9 grandchildren. As an outdoor enthusiast he enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and weight lifting. His favorite Bible verses are Ephesians 2:8-10 and sees everyday as gift from God.

Jon Welch

Associate Pastor

Jon is a Cynthiana native and has been serving at LCC since June of 2016. He and his wife, Amanda, have been blessed with two wonderful girls.  Jon graduated from Johnson Bible College with a degree in Preaching and Youth Ministry, and received his MA. in New Testament Studies from Johnson University in 2021. 

Matty Simpson

*Music Guy*

Matty Simpson joined our staff as Worship Minister in 2015. Matty is a Husband, Songwriter and a Country artist with a heart to bring the hope of Jesus to anyone sitting on a barstool or in a church pew.

Buddy Coleman


Buddy is new to our staff. He's a Scott county native and is working within our family ministries to  serve and disciple our 6-12th Grade Students.  

Emily McCauley

Kids Ministry

My passion is to serve for Christ wherever needed. We are here to teach children about God’s Love, His Word, His Truth and His Grace. We want to create relationships with the children and the parents/grandparents.

I  married  William in 2010 and moved to Cynthiana, from Peach Grove, KY. We have been attending Leesburg since then. We now have 3 daughters, Morgan, Marley and Macy. I am Grateful to be a stay at home mom and serve Christ. I enjoy helping people grow closer to Jesus.

Courtney Vaughn 


Wife, Mom. Communications Director.
I manage our online presence, graphic design and promotions. I've been on staff at Leesburg since 2015 and am happy to call it home.

J Miller Levi 


J.Miller is from Cynthiana born to Jimmy and Sally Levi. Married to Elizabeth Levi who is also from Cynthiana where they raise three Girls. He has served at Leesburg Christian Church since 2013. He has always had a passion for all things tech and loves to use his talents to serve God.

Dana Waits

Office  Administration

Sandi Froehlich 

Financial  Administration

I have worked as a church financial administrator for over 22 years and I have been blessed to serve at Leesburg since 2019.  I am married and have 3 adult sons.  I love spending time with my family and riding bike trails with my husband.