The Likewise Connection seeks to create healthy partnerships between worship leaders and churches.

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Joshua Wathen

Pastor & Director of Communication & Connection

Josh has been leading in worship ministry since 2015. He and his wife Hannah moved to Orange County, CA in 2017 to expand their ministry within the local church, as well as with Likewise. Josh serves as the lead pastor and director for The Likewise Connection team, facilitating relationships and bridging gaps between worship leaders and churches across the country.

Luke Springer

Director Of Business Development

Luke has benefited from many Christian business mentors who have instilled both integrity and a passion for entrepreneurship. He had always had a love for business and started his first endeavor when he was 16. Since then, he has been blessed to be a part of many growing businesses, launching products and service lines alike. Luke is very excited to be part of The Likewise Connection—he looks forward to participating in the ministry’s growth and learning from such an amazing team!

Cat Reaves

Social Media Host

Despite growing up without church community, Cat’s passion to serve God and His people began at a young age. In her mid-twenties Cat finally found a church to call home and quit her full-time job to pursue her calling into ministry. Apart from being wife to Rob and full-time mommy to her beautiful daughter Nai’a, Cat now serves on the Creative Communications team to help grow and nurture Likwise’s social media community.

David Merdick

Likewise Connection Administration

David is a native of Phoenix, Arizona, having lived in the west valley his entire life. He accepted Christ at an early age, and shortly after became involved in Technical Arts ministry. After serving as a tech director in the same church for over 20 years, David continues to utilize those skills to bless congregations all over the valley. David now serves as the Connection Assistant as the ministry continues to expand in cities across the nation. David has been happily married to his wife Claudia since 1999. David and Claudia have no children except those that God has blessed them with by bringing them into their lives over the years.