Main Teaching Elder
Ben was born in Pennsylvania, but grew up in Tennessee He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University and served as a Tennessee State Park Ranger. He and his family spent some time in Southern California while he studied for his MDiv. at The Master’s Seminary. During that time, he primarily served with youth and children’s ministries. Ben has been married to Jen for 23 years, and the Lord has blessed them with three beautiful daughters: Ceana, Ally, and Edyn, and an awesome son-in-law, Jakson. Ben has a deep commitment to God’s Word and loves to see it impact the lives of God’s people. His favorite way to spend his free time is with his family although he also enjoys many outdoor activities.
Marlene M. Markley
Marlene came to Southside Church from San Jose, California in March of 2005. Prior to coming to Southside, she worked for Los Gatos Christian Church (now Venture Christian Church) for two years as office manager and executive assistant to the senior pastor. Before arriving at to Los Gatos Christian Church, she served as lead customer software trainer for MainStreet, Networks for six years. Marlene graduated (cum laude) from Meredith College, Raleigh, NC in 1992. She is married and has two grown children, 5 grandchildren, and nine step grandchildren.
Events & Media Director
Katelyn Woodcock is the Events & Media Director here at Southside Church. Katelyn & Randy have been married 6 years & have two boys, Wylder and Ezekiel. Having been at Southside since they were both in nursery themselves, they are passionate about serving at Southside. Throughout the week, Katelyn works as Southside’s Director of Media & Events. You will often find Katelyn behind the camera both during work hours and off the clock, as she also owns a Wedding & Portrait photography business, Katelyn McKay Photography.
Rebecca has lived in North Carolina since 1992. She is married to the love of her life, Steve, and they have 2 adult children, Kayla and Alex. Kayla and Alex attended Three18 for over 2 years before God moved the whole family to Southside in the summer of 2018. Since coming to Southside, Rebecca has volunteered in many ministries before coming on staff, including co-teaching children's Sunday school with Kayla, serving with Steve in nursery, helping with Three18 dinners, and wherever else she can be helpful. Outside of church, Rebecca loves spending time with her family and friends.