Meet the team.

Jurie Kriel

Originally from beautiful South Africa, Jurie Kriel is now based in Austin Texas where he is innovating and leading the 5twelve City Church plant in Downtown Austin. The church’s mission is to reach a 90% unchurched urban core by reimagining church for the next generation.

Karin Kriel

Pastor & Worship Leader
Karin is a fun-loving communicator at heart. Passionate in her pursuit of His purposes, she serves in the teaching and worship ministries at 5twelve City Church.

JP Roos

Pastoral Care
JP was born and bred in a small city in the heart of the farming region of South Africa. He gave is life to God at a young age thanks to parents that truly served God. After finishing a degree in accounting, he became more aware of God’s calling to serve the Church and has been ministering full-time ever since.

Ross Phillips

Worship & Production
Ross is a musician, entrepreneur, teacher, and co-leader at the 5twelve City Church plant based in Downtown Austin, TX. He has a heart for bringing together Austin’s creative capital in a space where individuals are free to serve the Kingdom of God with their gifts.

Kasey Hatfield

512 Women
Kasey was born and raised in sunny California. She worked as an emergency room nurse both in Los Angeles and New York City for several years before making the choice to stay home to manage the Hatfield household. She has a heart for God and a true passion for women’s ministry.

Cheyanne Phillips

5twelve Kids
Cheyanne is a mother, wife, and children’s ministry leader who hopes to partner with God in raising up next generation leaders for Christ. The future of the city of Austin belongs to the children, and Cheyanne hopes that the ministry of 5twelve Kids can play a small part in the transformation of this city, and even the world.

Kristin Burkart

Assistant to Jurie Kriel
Kristin spent 10 years in the fitness/wellness industry before answering God’s call to stay home with her growing family. During that season she learned how to multitask in a whole new way. She’s a certified Holy Yoga instructor and loves all things organizational. When she’s not working on Jurie’s schedule, you can find her cooking, gardening or guzzling coffee. 

Izaan Roos

Volunteer Coordinator
Izaan brings her sunny smile and gentle heart to the hard work of helping every 5twelve member find their place in ministry. She and JP love the out doors - you might see them tubing down Barton Springs or walking their French bulldog, Benji, downtown.

Sarah Jo Smith

Communications & Administration
 Sarah Jo and her family (husband – Alan, daughter – Eilonwy) have been with 5twelve since the second or third Share Life Tuesday, early in 2018, and they love it here! Sarah Jo is an avid reader, especially favoring mysteries and detective stories, and she’s a firm advocate of the afternoon nap.