Pastor & Staff

Steve Sandfort

Senior Pastor

Pastor Steve leads our pastoral team. He founded The Edge Church and Coffeehouse in 2012 and was instrumental in merging The Edge with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in 2019. His passion for community and ministry are evident in the way his door is always open. His love for meeting with friends and strangers over a cup of coffee is surpassed only by his love for Jesus and family. He is married to Becky and they have three grown children.

Did you know? Steve played Professor E. Meritis Snortinskoff in an episode of Bibleman

Linda Shannon

Office Administrator

Linda keeps The Edge offices running smoothly. She leads the office team and ensures that bulletins, newsletters, and property scheduling is done effectively. If you have a question about our facility usage or anything related to our calendar, Linda is the person to talk with. Linda was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church for almost 30 plus years, and has been on The Edge staff since the merger.

Did you know? Linda's happy place is the mountains of West Virginia in October.

Lisha Nurmella

Business Manager

Lisha joined our staff as Business Manager in 2021. She is responsible for the day to day operation, managing the finances and assisting Pastor Steve, the staff, and the Board of Directors.

Did you know? Lisha is a member of the Popcorn Players Theater in Azle, performing onstage, working technical lighting, and just about anything else that is needed.

Joel Hardy

Director of Coffeehouse Operations

Joel has been with The Edge since 2013. He is the leader of our coffeehouse team and spends much of his day at our Lake Worth campus. His team includes other staff and volunteers that keep the coffeehouse equipped to be the touch of Jesus. He is married to Rachel and they have a dog named Sage.

Did you know? Joel is also the lead coffee roaster for Sojourn Roasting Company