Andy Shurson – Lead Pastor

Andy has been at Waypoint since August 2017. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, he is a graduate of Belmont University and Dallas Theological Seminary. Andy has served in various ministry roles including pastoral ministry, student ministry, writing, and chaplaincy. Andy and Lauren have been married since 2013 and have two boys, Haddon and Lewis. In his free time, Andy enjoys being active with his family, playing ultimate frisbee, golfing, reading, and all things coffee.

Richard Benavides – Worship/Youth Minister

Richard has been leading worship at Waypoint since 2010, and leading youth since 2012. He was born and raised in South Texas, and graduated from Texas A&M Kingsville (the mighty Javelinas). After a 15 month worship residency at Central Christian Church, God called Richard and Kristen to Maricopa. Richard and Kristen (an Arizona native) have been married since 2010, and have a super cute little girl named Ilyana. Richard and Kristen love hanging out with Ilyana, and they also enjoy concerts, comedians, and their ridiculous amount of video game systems.

Ministry Leaders


Clint and Kelly Collard – Waypoint Kids

Erin Landgraf – Action Team


Erich Crudup – Business Administration