Sándor Paull

Sándor Paull (pronounced Shawn-door) is the lead pastor and responsible for teaching, long-term vision and planning for Christland and future church plants. He also oversees the other pastors on staff and is responsible for leadership development. He has two bachelor degrees from Southern Illinois University, one in Ceramic Art and another in Industrial Design. He and his wife Amanda have two children, Faith and Jonathan.

If you'd like to contact Sándor, feel free to call the office at 979-398-2726 or you can email him at spaull@christland.org.

Cody Dicks

Cody oversees our Sunday teams and is also responsible for administrative duties at the church. Cody has a Bachelor Degree in Zoology from Southern Illinois University and a Master's Degree in Natural Science from Southeast Missouri State University. He and his wife Laurian have two children together.

If you'd like to contact Cody, feel free to call the office at 979-398-2726 or you can email him at cldicks@christland.org.

Jackson MacLachlan

Jackson MacLachlan graduated from Southern Illinois University in 2016 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He currently oversees worship, leads the youth group, and focuses on reaching college students. Originally from Springfield, MO, Jackson is a fan of college football, Tesla, Space X, and all things outdoors.  He and his wife, Shannon, have a son named James. 

If you'd like to contact Jackson, feel free to call the office at 979-398-2726 or you can email him at jmaclachlan@christland.org.

Xavion Brown

Xavion and his wife, Alicia, moved from Indiana to be a part Christland.  As a former Army Ranger, he's more than qualified to tackle any problem that arises with the facility.  He enjoys motorcylces and eating good BBQ.

If you'd like to contact Xavion, feel free to call the office at 979-398-2726 or you can email him at xbrown@christland.org.

Winston and Kristin Bryant

Winston is a non-staff overseer on our board, which includes responsibilities for long term vision and planning, decision-making, and leading people.

Kristin has been a part of the network since 2010. She grew up singing in gospel choirs, classical choirs, and participating in varied musical groups. Kristin has enjoyed vocal coaching since her high school days. She has a BA in English-Writing from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Masters in Public Administration from SIU. She worked as a 510 (c) 6 administrator and as a local government employee. She and her husband Winston are foodies who enjoy traveling, watching movies, and basketball.

If you'd like to contact Winston or Kristin, feel free to email them at info@christland.org. 

Jessi Grant

Jessi graduated in 2014 from Southern Illinois University with a BS in Animal Science and concentrated in beef cattle and equine. Also squeezing in a certification for companion animal nutrition during her time there. Since graduation she has begun professionally training dogs and loves spending time with her cattle dog, Ziva. Her and her husband Nick have a son named Landon who loves planes and playing soccer, just like his dad!   


If you'd like to contact Jessi, feel free to email her at jgrant@christland.org. 

Tim and Margaret Pappoe

Tim and Margaret have been a wonderful part of our family since 2006. They both grew up in Ghana, W. Africa. Tim oversees our prayer team. In his spare time, Tim enjoys swimming and challenging himself with DIY projects.

Margaret is our bookkeeper. She is an avid reader and will share a good blend of tea with anyone. Tim and Margaret have 3 kids, Michelle, Tim Jr., and Sameritta.


If you'd like to contact Tim, feel free to email him at info@christland.org.  If you'd like to contact Margaret, feel free to email her at mpappoe@christland.org.