Drew Witt - Lead Pastor
In addition to being a pastor, Drew is also a graphic designer, abstract painter, entrepreneur, musician, and general do-it-yourself builder. Since 2002, his main passion has been to creatively speak the words of life in a way that would produce mature disciples instead of religious nuts. Talking about Jesus and be a tour guide of the Bible are his favorite things to do.
In 2007, Drew & Shari moved to San Antonio to help John & Stephanie Van Pay start Gateway Fellowship in Helotes, TX. In 2012, the Witt’s and five friends started The Gathering Midtown Church in San Pedro Park while praying and eating a meal together. Their first prayer was “Lord, what are you already doing, and how can we join it?” The consistent goal has been to create a warm, loving, local, and compassionate expression of Jesus’ Church in the center city that would bring hope to people.
Along the way God blessed them with two boys - Hayden James and Grayson James. Oh boy!
Mandi Batsche - Kids' Pastor
Born and raised in Texas and later trekking to San Diego and back, Mandi and her husband Jeremy were brought to San Antonio 7 years ago. Without realizing what God was about to do, Mandi and Jeremy moved near downtown. Shortly after moving downtown they went to a dinner in the home of some of the Gathering Midtown folks, in that one evening Mandi and Jeremy knew this was going to to be their new family. After a few years of being involved in a Gospel Community, and after having their son, Samuel, Mandi was called to join the staff at Gathering Midtown as the Kid’s Pastor.
Cyndee Conrad - Administrative Assistant
In 2010, Cyndee and her husband of 36 years, Mickey, decided to downsize and move to downtown San Antonio. Little did they know it was God’s plan for them to find a wonderful community of believers located in the city. They had retirement in their thoughts but God had other plans. They are actively involved in a Gospel Community, learning how to live out the gospel in a new way, and looking forward to what God has in store for the future. Besides their church family, Cyndee and Mickey have two children and two granddaughters. In addition to helping Drew with the details of running a church Cyndee keeps busy with her Etsy shop.
Yvonne Miller - Connections Pastor
As Connections Pastor, Yvonne desires to shepherd people to a deeper walk with Jesus by connecting them to our family on mission and create space for them to use their gifts to further God’s kingdom. Yvonne also enjoys bike riding around downtown with her husband Jason, solving crossword puzzles, meeting new people and hearing their story, laughing and finding joy in the everyday moments. Jason and Yvonne have a much loved dog, Zeke, who enjoys living life and playing alongside them. Yvonne’s energy and joy is always waiting for the next adventure to begin!