Associate Worship Pastor
Erica is a born and raised Texan, but absolutely loves calling Tennessee her home now. Growing up a youth minister’s kid, loving and serving the local church is in her DNA. She graduated with a B.A. in Religion from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX. After college she served at a global women’s ministry based in Kansas City, MO called Stonecroft for a year, after which she moved back to Texas where she went on to serve for 12 years as part of the worship staff at a large church in Dallas/Fort Worth. In 2016, the Boutwells felt the Lord calling them to take a leap of faith and move to the Nashville area to see what He had for them next. For their first couple of years here, Erica spent most of her time serving as Director of Operations for Michael Farren’s company (Farren Love & War), and helping develop content for the organization, All About Worship.
Erica is married to Stephen and together they have 3 boys (Bishop, Bennett, and Brynner) and a pup named Poppy. Together they live in Spring Hill, TN. They have been attending Gateway ever since their move and Erica & Stephen both began serving regularly on our worship team after joining.
Erica’s greatest passions in life are leading worship, equipping the next generation of worship leaders, and discipling & pouring into other women. She is thrilled to be a part of our staff, using her gifts to serve the people of Gateway.