As you may have heard, Watershed is blessed to have a new worship leader. We are so excited to see our staff grow with the addition of Austin and to introduce him to our Watershed community. Austin Smith and his family, wife Emily and son Parker, will be joining our family this January.

Austin and Emily both grew up in Charlotte and are excited to be back in the area. They're also excited to delve into Watershed and can't wait to be part of our community. As you see them in the new year, welcome them! 

Here is what Austin has to say about their transition:

Let me begin by saying how humbled my wife and I are to be given the opportunity to be a part of the Watershed community. We are extremely grateful to the staff and leadership for welcoming our family to be a part of yours. We can’t wait to meet all of you personally and begin to get to know you on a relational level.

When I was two years old, my family moved to the Plaza Midwood area. We lived a few blocks from where Watershed gathers on Sundays. I learned to ride a bike not too far from Watershed’s offices. I quite literally grew up there. It is becoming increasingly hard to convey how excited we are to serve and love this community, and we are beyond thrilled to be serving and loving alongside Watershed.

See you soon!

- The Smiths (Austin, Emily and Parker)