Our Team

Contact Ben.

Ben Cunningham | Lead Pastor

Growing up in multiple states, Ben learned to appreciate many locales… but then he fell in love with Louisiana. Starting college at LSU, he formed enduring relationships that would eventually bring him back home – but most importantly, he there had a deeply transformative experience with the grace of Jesus and the joy of the church. After transferring to finish biblical and theological studies at Wheaton College in Chicago, and later Princeton Seminary, he fell in love with and married his dream girl, Jenny (they have two bustling children, Gabriel and Lena). Ben has been in some form of pastoral ministry for over 15 years. Since starting Resurrection, he and Jenny continue to grow evermore passionate about the lasting spiritual formation of Jesus’ disciples and serving the greatest city in the world.

He loves the Bible, reading, genuine conversation at tables for two, rich–tone acoustic guitars, fishing (even if not catching), and nurturing a near–unhealthy obsession with golf.

Contact Ashley.

Ashley Johnston

Ashley is a native Floridian and moved to New Orleans with her family in August of 2017.  She met her husband at Wake Forest University and soon thereafter they ventured to Charlottesville, VA for his general surgery residency.  During their first few years in Virginia, she was a golf professional and a kindergarten teacher until the arrival of their two children.  As their family became more involved in their church, Trinity Presbyterian, Ashley served as the nursery coordinator for three years.  The opportunity to welcome the littlest members of Christ’s body into the church was not only a blessing for their family, but also equipped her with a background in church operations experience. 

Ashley is currently coordinating life at home with her husband, Forrest, and their children, Webb and Peyton.  The Johnston family enjoys the outdoors, spending time with people and eating delicious food!


Contact Megan.

Megan Weyland

Megan is a native Floridian but claims Mississippi and Chicago as the places that trained her as an architect.  Megan and her husband Jason moved to New Orleans in 2009, where she attended Tulane University for a post-professional Master's Degree in Architecture.  She worked as Director of Career Development for the School of Architecture for six years until she stepped down to pursue a focused architecture practice with her husband, and is currently an adjunct professor Tulane's School of Architecture where she enjoys teaching, bringing clarity to graphics and general design approaches.  Megan has always found joy in developing relationships and serving the immediate needs of the church body in which they’ve been a part, and working to grow and support that community.  

Megan can either be found running (alone), exploring with Jason and their three kids - Pepper, Polly, and Whitt - being with people, and she is usually always listening to music.

Contact Kathryn.

Kathryn Choate

Kathryn Choate grew up in Memphis, TN. She graduated from Lambuth University in Jackson, TN with a BA in Communications and Foreign Languages. After college, she completed her Masters of Arts in Teaching with a Spanish concentration at Christian Brothers University. She went on to teach at Evangelical Christian School in Memphis. She met her husband Stephen in Memphis and moved to join him in New Orleans in 2008. Kathryn taught and coordinated service learning for the students at McGehee School in New Orleans from 2008 to 2012. Since then, Kathryn and her family moved to Phoenix, AZ, Greenville, SC and back to New Orleans for her husband’s work while Kathryn stayed home to take care of her three children - Grace, Anna Kate and Grant.

Kathryn and her family enjoy spending time outdoors, exploring new places, great food and books and fellowship with friends.

Contact Nicki.

Nicki Kristol

Nicki is originally from Norfolk, VA and moved to New Orleans with her family in the summer of 2019. She met her husband during her college years at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va while volunteering for Young Life. Shortly after graduating they moved to Norfolk, VA where Nicki served as the Associate Area Director of Young Life. Throughout her time in this position she had the opportunity to engage and lead in a variety of different ministries. She was responsible for mentoring high school & college students, training and recruiting volunteers, and working alongside community members in fundraising and event planning. In all of these roles, the consistent thread is community. Nicki loves to meet and engage with people on many levels.

In her free time you can find her exploring with her husband, Brandon and 2 kids, Savannah and Easton, or searching for the best iced-coffee New Orleans has to offer.


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