Middle School Leaders

  • Todd Veleber

    Student Pastor

    Todd has been serving as the Student Pastor here at Wildwood since 2004.  He is called dad by four boys – Brock, Jake, Cole, and Trent!  If by chance Todd has a free moment away from family or ministry, he enjoys running, tennis, fishing, camping, hiking, waterskiing or really anything outdoors.  Todd grew up in Jacksonville,…read more.

  • Andie Kepper

    Student Operations Assistant

    Andie is thankful to be back in Tallahassee and on the WSM team again! She grew up in Knoxville, TN, but the Lord called her to Tallahassee in the Spring of 2013 to be the associate student minister. Here she met and fell in love with her now husband Troy. In December 2015, they got…read more.

  • Hannah Maxwell

    Middle School Intern

    Hannah Maxwell is a Tallahassee native and has attended Wildwood Church since first grade. She is a sophomore at Tallahassee Community College. She’s majoring in Small Business Management and Administration and plans to open a bookstore one day. Hannah has always enjoyed being around younger students and loves helping them grow closer to God. She enjoys reading, writing,…read more.

  • Jim Shashaty

    Middle School Intern

    James (Jim) Shashaty is a Freshman at Florida State University, who is a Exploratory major. He is a huge fan of classic literature. He also loves the mountains and hiking and also video game culture.

  • Kelsey Frost

    Middle School Intern

    Kelsey is a Tallahassee native, and has grown up at Wildwood. Kelsey is in the TCC nursing program, and is excited to begin working as a nurse. Her hobbies include adventures with friends, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, attempting to get 8 hours of sleep, and finding fun songs to sing in the…read more.

  • Eve Friedel

    Middle School Leader

    Eve s originally from Tampa, FL and came to Tallahassee in the Fall of 2015 to start school at FSU. She is studying Religion and Sociology in hopes of pursuing church ministry. She started coming to Wildwood in April 2017 and since has had a reoccurring desire to serve. In her words, “I will never…read more.

  • Hallie Neal

    Middle School Intern

    Hallie has grown up in the Wildwood youth group and is looking forward to continue leading the middle schoolers this summer! After graduating from Chiles High School, she is excited to dive in to camps and mission trips this summer before she leaves for the University of Florida in the fall. 

  • Emmalee Phillips

    Middle School Intern

    Emmalee was born and raised in Tallahassee and now goes to FSU (Go Noles!). She is majoring in Editing, Writing and Media with a minor in Communication. Before coming to FSU, she attended Polk State College in Lakeland, FL where she played soccer for two years. Emmalee loves both watching and playing sports, taking naps,…read more.

  • Steve Wurgler

    Middle School Leader

    Steve and his wife, Joy, along with their three sons, Daniel, Ben, and Josh, began attending Wildwood when they moved to Tallahassee in 2013. Steve was born and raised in North Dakota and joined the Navy while attending NDSU, where he graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. During his time in the Navy, Steve…read more.

  • Kathryn Eckhardt

    Middle School Intern

    Kathryn is a Tallahassee native and graduate of Florida State with a Bachelor’s in Biology. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, singing, dancing and playing tennis. She’s very passionate about animal rescue and is an intern and foster parent at the Leon County Humane Society. She also advocates for the fostering and adoption…read more.