search team.

Our team wants your team to be stacked. Because when you get the right combination of skills, strengths, and personalities in the room, your team (and church) will thrive!
Alex Purtell
Co-Founder & Search coach
Hello, I’m Alex Purtell and I am one of the Co-Founders of Froot Group. Ever since I became a Christian and started serving as a worship leader, my heart has always been for the church and for the incredible ministry of worship.

I have seen the need for churches and worship leaders alike to have a simple and easy way to quickly connect when looking to fill a position in the church. After meeting with several pastors and worship leaders about this idea, I knew that I needed to take the next step and make this happen for churches and worship leaders across the country.

As a graduate from Cedarville University with a degree in Worship, and as a worship leader myself for over a decade, I understand the difficulties of trying to find a job. I’ve been there myself. At Froot Group, this is what we’re devoted to – placing candidates and helping fill open positions quickly. I strive to make Froot Group relevant and customer service driven.

My main responsibility is to keep Froot Group competitive through strategic planning, training and management of daily operations. I bring energy, care and drive to everything I do by focusing on people and partnerships. Let me help you spend less time stressing and more time doing what you’re called to do: Producing fruit for God. I look forward to personally working with you!
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Meggan Jacobus
Co-Founder & Staffing Manager
Hello, I’m Meggan Jacobus and I am one of the Co-Founders for Froot Group. My passion for marketing and business development began in college while attending Franklin University.

My expertise spans many facets of business from human relations, to business development (marketing, project management, social media, etc.). Having worked as a worship facilities coordinator for more than a dozen years, I recognize the unique needs of churches and worship staff.

While working at the church, I also realized my passion for being resourceful and helping people realize their full potential. I have a track record of succeeding and the ability to build loyal client and candidate relationships. I pride myself with putting the best candidate in the most productive climate for their skills and personality, while watching them make a difference for the clients we serve.

I want to make your life easier – whether that’s helping you find your next job, or matching you up with a stellar staff member. I look forward to working with you!
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Matt Uitti
Search Coach
Hello, I’m Matt Uitti and I am a Search Coach at Froot Group. I have had the privilege to serve as a pastor in family ministry since 2007. I love the local church and everything Next Gen!

Before obtaining my degree in Ministry Leadership from Cornerstone University, I was pursuing a degree in architecture. While also serving in Student ministry, God showed me how I was to use my skills of planning and vision, but in the church. God has given me a strategic mind for ministry, a zeal for developing staff and a passion to see the local church to thrive!

I understand the unique role and demands of Family Ministry in the church. I have served in multiple Family Ministry roles, serving infants through college, parents and grandparents. Currently, I am in a position that allows me to develop, disciple and launch ministry leaders from all generations, both locally and globally.

I look forward to partnering with you to find the next leader for your ministry!
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David Shane Barnett
Search Coach
Hello, I’m David Shane Barnett and I am a Search Coach at Froot Group. I love Jesus, my family, and the church! I have served in full-time ministry since 2008 when I first started as a combo guy leading out in worship and student ministry. Since then I have continued to serve in the areas of discipleship, executive leadership, and currently as Teaching Pastor at Park Chapel Christian Church in Greenfield, IN.

I spent my first several years of education at Cedarville University but finished my B.S. in Religion from Liberty University. I have earned a M.A.R in Christian Ministry and a Mdiv in Professional ministry. Currently I am in the dissertation phase of my Dmin in Leadership from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

I have been married to my wife, Alicia, since 2003 and we have two awesome daughters – Brooklyn and Ayla. We love to fish, play board games, watch too many movies, and just laugh a lot as a family.

One of my most favorite elements of leadership in the church is identify talent, calling, and chemistry. There is nothing more fulfilling to me than watching a servant of God thrive in the right environment. There is just something beautiful about God’s design for the church being a place that is united on mission and also diverse in skills, calling, and gifting.

I can’t wait to meet you and see how we can partner together to connect your ministry with God’s servant!
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Brent Hunsinger
Search coach
Hello, I’m Brent Hunsinger and I am a Search Coach at Froot Group. I love Jesus, my family, and the church. I have had the privilege of serving in full-time ministry in various positions of creative direction, worship and executive leadership.

My wife Lauren and I have been married since 2007 and we have three sons (Asher, Brecken and Culper). As a family, we love to travel, play and watch sports, board game competitions and simply ok spend quality time together.

I enjoy watching God use and refine the gifts and talents of individuals to create a balanced and collaborative leadership environment, within the church. In the right setting, leaders united and focused on mission can achieve great goals that were seemingly unattainable.

I am excited to partner with your ministry and begin the process of matching the right candidate to assist in the development and implementation that’s in line with the vision of your church.

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Derek Harsch
marketing Director
Hello, I’m Derek Harsch and I am the Marketing Director at Froot Group. I grew up in the church and accepted Jesus as a child while attending a church program called Awana. My love for Jesus and His Kingdom, has truly made me the man that I am today.

I started my marketing journey back in 2013 and have since led multiple businesses and organizations in their marketing direction, strategies, and efforts. I was also part of church ministry for 8 years and truly understand the needs that the local church faces in today’s society. Our family currently resides in the Midwest where I serve our local church on the worship and photography team.

I love spending time with my family, watching sports (I’m a sports junkie), playing music, and exercising daily. I recently ran my first ever 5k, where I took 2nd place in my age group!
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