About Us

Maple Trail Ministry Consultants seeks to serve churches and parachurch organizations in ministry development and implementation strategies.

Maple Trail’s vision is to fulfill Ephesians 4:12 in “equipping the saints for the work of ministry.”

Maple Trail was founded in 2008.  Since the founding, Maple Trail Ministry Consultants has served in numerous Kentucky churches and led conferences and workshops through out the state.

The main office is located in Campbellsville, KY.

Maple Trail Consultants & Staff



Shane Garrison serves as the President and lead consultant for Maple Trail.  Shane has served on four church staffs in KY and TX in various capacities from youth, children, adult education and pastoral ministries.  Garrison is a certified Transformational Church Consultant with LifeWay Christian Resources.

Dr. Garrison has an M.A. in Christian Education and a M.Div. both from Southwestern Seminary and holds an Ed.D. in Leadership from the Southern Seminary.

Dr. Garrison currently serves as an assistant professor of Educational Ministries at Campbellsville University.  This post has provide him the opportunity to train future Christian leaders and educators for congregational and parachurch ministry.

Shane is married to Jennifer and they have two sons, Isaac and Ethan.  The Garrison’s live in Campbellsville, KY.



Mrs. Jennifer Garrison serves as the Chief Financial Officer and ministry consultant for Maple Trail.  She directs consulting services in the areas of financial counseling and stewardship support, biblical counseling, and benevolence ministry.  Mrs. Garrison holds a Masters in Ministry-Based Evangelism (Christian Social Ministry) and a M.A. in Christian Education both from Southwestern Seminary.

Mrs. Garrison previously served as the executive director of the CARE Ministry, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization serving over 10,000 individuals in Northern KY.  Prior to the CARE Ministry, Mrs. Garrison served as an intensive case manager for Cornerstone Comprehensive Care Program, a highly developed faith-based initiative operating in downtown Fort Worth, TX.  Her role was to advocate for homeless persons and families leading them through a two-year program toward self-sufficiency.

Mrs. Garrison is currently a stay-at-home mom raising her two sons.



Rev. Brandon Carrier serves as a ministry consultant for Maple Trail.  Rev. Carrier serves as the associate pastor of Pioneer Baptist Church in Harrodsburg, KY.  He holds a BS in Christian Education from Campbellsville University and received his M.Div. from the Southern Seminary in Louisville.

Rev. Carrier has a passion for worship, discipleship ministries and expositional preaching.  He has spent several years leading worship throughout Kentucky in the performing groups: The New Horizon Quartet & Sola Grace.  Since 2000, he has served in the local church as a pastor of worship and youth.

Rev. Carrier lives in Mackville, KY.




Rev. Zach Rice serves as a ministry consultant for Maple Trail primarily in the areas of worship arts and worship leading.  Rice serves as the minister of worship and education at Immanuel Baptist Church in Danville, KY.  He holds a Masters of Arts in Worship from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY.  He has served several churches in KY as minister of music and worship.

Rice is an accomplished vocalist, songwriter, and instrumentalist.  He has recorded multiple albums with the New Horizon Quartet and most recently with a contemporary worship group, Sola Grace.  He is married to Heather and they have a daughter.  The Rice’s live in Harrodsburg, KY.





Mr. Phillip Brunner serves as a ministry consultant for Maple Trail primarily in the areas of worship arts, worship leadership, and church business administration.  Mr. Brunner has served as the minister of worship and administration at Main Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, KY for over 10 years. He holds two degrees from the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music: MBA and Masters of Arts in Administration.

Phillip is an accomplished musician, composer, and theater arts director.  He sings with the Kentucky Baptist Men’s Choir and is a leader in the Kentucky Baptist Music Minister’s Association.  Phillip is married to Stephanie and they live in Alexandria, KY.








Rev. Dave Crowe serves as a ministry consultant for Maple Trail focusing in the areas of digital video and media, visual arts, and pastoral leadership.  Rev. Crowe is the senior pastor of Bruner’s Chapel Baptist Church in Harrodsburg, KY.  Prior to pastoring, Dave served as a youth pastor in Florida and Nevada.

Rev. Crowe holds a B.A. in History from the University of North Florida and a M.Div from Southern Seminary.  He is presently working on his D.Min in expository preaching.  Dave is married to Ginny and they have four children.  The Crowe’s live in Harrodsburg, KY.


Independent ministry consultant available for limited services:

  • Mr. Rodney Whisman is a Director of Creative Services for a Fortune 500 company. Mr. Whisman holds a BFA in Communication Design from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and an MA in Communication from Northern Kentucky University. He specializes in brand strategy and management as well as corporate identity and web design.