staff & community directors

Stephen DeMik


A native of the Washington DC area, Stephen met his wife Natalie while studying at Valparaiso University in northwest Indiana. After finishing up studies at Concordia Seminary in St Louis, he was called to serve at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Covington, Louisiana. In August 2009, Stephen was installed as the Associate Pastor of St. John Lutheran Church, and in 2016, helped to develop and launch CYPRESS CHAPEL, a satellite ministry of St. John. He is inspired by his wife Natalie and four children, Benjamin, Phoebe, Zoe, and Joseph.

In October 2017, Stephen was commissioned as a Chaplain (LT) in the US Navy. He looks forward to serving sailors and their families in the years ahead, while also building relationships through Cypress Chapel.

In his free time he can be found with his family, running, coaching flag football or soccer, or waiting patiently in a deer stand. He enjoys developing mission/service opportunities, while helping to empower and encourage others in their ability to walk in and share their faith.

Jordan Even

Worship Arts Coordinator

JORDAN studied music at Valparaiso University where he met his wife, Stephanie. He subsequently completed graduate work as a graduate assistant at Western Michigan University. Jordan loves learning new instruments, teaching lessons and reading, and is currently serving at Covenant Academy Director of Music and Grades 5 & 6 Bible Teacher. In his spare time, he enjoys working on projects around the house.  Stephanie works from home and cares for their two kids, Alexandra and Jonathan.

It is their fervent hope and prayer that God uses CYPRESS CHAPEL to reach the lost in the local community.

community directors

Amy, Gideon, Stephanie, Hernan, Jennifer, Scott, Amy, Sarah, Teri, Susan

The Cypress Chapel Community Directors have been tasked with developing simple systems for Cypress Chapel. [i.e. What volunteers/tasks are needed each week for worship? The system would identify how to recruit volunteers, organize, schedule and lead/serve in regular rotation with other volunteers and Directors per the worship plan. What system is in place to move worship attendees to home gathering participants?]

They also assist the pastor in the area of building systems for corporate needs, support the mission and ministry of the congregation by financial, business, and spiritual advancement, and give guidance and counsel in additional affairs. They also offer encouragement and are advocates in any other matters that may affect this community.