Leadership

Jesus Christ is the Lead Pastor of the Church, both locally and universally.  Our leaders seek to follow Him in every action, word, and choice they make for Refuge Church.

Kim Bego

Director of RefugeKids

Kim is responsible for, but not limited to, leading RefugeKids, overseeing our facility, and leading our women’s ministry. However, Kim’s primary role is to show Jesus to our kids and families so they grow to be like Him and go tell others about Him. Kim’s passion is to partner with families to nurture, care, and equip kids with the gospel of Jesus Christ! Kim has volunteered and served with children in both church and our community for the last 20 years. She has three daughters and three grandchildren that are her joy.

Thomas Cotton

Pastor of Mercy

Thomas is responsible for, but not limited to, mercy, benevolence, community development, and outreach. Thomas was the Lead Pastor of Redeemed Life Community Church before merging with True North Community Church to become Refuge Church. He has a passion to do ministry and build relationships in underserved communities. He and his wife Darlene have been married for 16 years and have two sons named Joshua and Tyson. Thomas has a B.A. in Christian Counseling and a B.S. in Information Technology.

Brady Hoffman

Pastor of Community Life

Brady is responsible for, but not limited to, all of Refuge’s community groups, hospitality, worship, communications, and service and outreach initiatives. Before joining Refuge Church as the Pastor of Community Life, Brady served on staff with Campus Outreach for five years at Charleston Southern University. He and his wife Kelly have been married for eight years. Their beautiful daughter Brooklyn was born September 6, 2018. Brady has a B.S. from The College of Charleston in both Business Administration and Hospitality and Tourism and Event Management.

Ethan Seifried

Lead Pastor

Ethan is primarily responsible for vision, preaching, leadership, and shepherding. His passion is to lead people to Jesus and teach them to obey his commands in the context of a diverse group of God’s people. He and his wife Lauren have been married for nine years and have four young boys. Ethan has a B.A. from the University of Georgia and an M. Div. from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.


We are not alone in this endeavor but connected to many other gospel-centered churches throughout the country. We belong to two church-planting networks: Sojourn Network and SEND. They encourage, equip, and support Refuge to be a healthy, multiplying church. Click the graphics below for more info.