Solstice Team

The staff and leadership here at Solstice Church is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at

Staff & Leadership

  • Brian Kepler

    Lead Pastor

    Brian grew up near Washington D.C. where he worked in the business world for five years before moving to New Mexico and deciding to become a pastor. After attending seminary, Brian moved to Santa Fe where he planted Solstice Church.

  • Will Brett

    SOuthWest Campus Pastor 

    Will moved to Santa Fe directly from Philadelphia, where he lived and worked until he was 22. Before moving, Riley led outreach programs on the streets of South Philly, working mostly with the homeless to provide them with food and other necessities.

  • Chris Dennison

    Central Campus Pastor

    Chris came on board two years ago to help take some of the pressure off of our Lead Pastor. During that time, it was clear that God was calling him to more, and he later headed up the first extension campus in Downtown Santa Fe

  • Sarah Thomson

    Worship & Arts Director

    Sarah has been leading the worship team since our church was formed in 2003. Her leadership and love for the arts has helped our ministry grow and flourish for over a decade. 

  • Shannon Smith

    Kids & Students DIrector

    Shannon is the oldest of 6 kids and has loved and cared for children her entire life. Now that she has 3 kids of her own, she has realized God's call on her life to serve the church with her experience, gifts and talents with children.