Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Jeff Meyer

Executive Pastor

Favorite Bible verse: Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."
Go-to coffee order: I don’t drink coffee at all but enjoy the UNC Tar Heels, iced tea, and Diet Coke in that order instead.
Top item on your bucket list: Travel to each continent. So far, I've been to 4 of the 7.

Erik Wilkins

Next Steps Pastor

Favorite Bible verse: Romans 5:8 is super meaningful to me, "But God proves his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Go-to coffee order: Who needs coffee when there is Dr. Pepper?
Top item on your bucket list: I look forward to the day I can hike around the giant redwood trees on the West Coast.

Andrew Porter

Student Pastor & Contemporary Worship Lead

Favorite Bible verse: Philippians 1:20, "I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death."
Go-to coffee order: Hot Caramel Macchiato with an extra shot of espresso
Top item on your bucket list: Owning a Harley Davidson motorcycle and traveling from the East Coast to the West Coast.

Luiggi Reggiardo

Hispanic Congregation Pastor

Favorite Bible verse: “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:31‬
Go-to coffee order: Nitro Cold Brew
Top item on your bucket list: Write my own life’s story or visit Israel.

Anna Klipa

Children's Minister

Favorite Bible verse: Psalm 16:11, "You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore."
Go-to coffee order: I don't like coffee, but I love diet Coke.
Top item on your bucket list: Wanting to go on a cruise in Alaska.

David Rhymes

Go & Tell Pastor

Favorite Bible verse: Ephesians 2:13, "For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility."
Go-to coffee order: I drink my coffee black, the way God intended.
Top item on your bucket list: I hope to one day tour around Great Britain with my family.

Robyn Hartfield

Traditional Worship Lead

Favorite Bible verse: Zephaniah 3:17, "He will rejoice over you with singing."
Go-to coffee order: I like to start my day with hazelnut coffee but truthfully any coffee will do!
Top item on your bucket list: Going to visit the Holy Land with my husband.

Verna Gordon

Early Learning Center Director

Favorite Bible verse: Philippians 4:6-7, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Go-to coffee order: I drink coffee with one Splenda each morning to wake up; but, when I have the time to relax, I prefer to drink hot tea with tangerine or lemon.
Top item on your bucket list: A road trip with my family around the New England area to see the fall foliage.

Sherry Howard

Administrative Assistant

Favorite Bible verse: Lamentations 3:22-24, "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 'The Lord is my portion,' says my soul, 'therefore I will hope in him.'"
Go- to coffee order: Medium roast coffee, please!
Top item on you r bucket list: Would love to visit England/Scotland/Ireland

Cindy Sanford

Next Steps & Benevolence Assistant

Favorite Bible verse: Psalm 139:13-16, "For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them."
Go-to coffee order: Iced coffee when my daughter buys it for me.
Top item on your bucket list: Going on a road trip across Europe with my daughter, Gabi.

Gladys Heras

Hispanic Congregation Administrative Assistant

Favorite Bible verse: Colossians 3:23, "Whatever you do, do it from the heart as something done for the Lord and not for people."
Go-to coffee order: Hot Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks
Top item on your bucket list: Go to Israel! See the Bible come to life.

Sula Blevins

NextGen Ministry Administrative Assistant

Favorite Bible verse: Proverbs 16:9, "The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps."
Go-to coffee order: The best way to drink any coffee is at 4:30AM while everyone in the house is still asleep!
Top item on your bucket list: One day visit Israel

Robyn Buchheit

NextGen Ministry Associate

Favorite Bible verse: Hebrews 6:19, "We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain."
Go-to coffee order: I love a good Brown Sugar Oatmilk Latte with cinnamon and an extra shot of espresso😊
Top item on your bucket list: Stay in a castle and visit the Edinburgh International Book Festival in Scotland one year!

Karyn Kotsenburg

Guest Services Director

Favorite Bible verse: Philippians 1:20-21, "I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain."
Go-to coffee order: Black with 1 stevia.
Top item on your bucket list: Visit all US states in our RV and visit overseas, especially Israel

Millie Vazquez

Creative Communications Team Lead

Favorite Bible verse: Colossians 3:23, "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."
Go-to coffee order: I like a shot of espresso with a little half and half in it 'cause we like to keep it classy!
Top item on your bucket list: I'd love to visit Gimmelwald someday and enjoy the cheese and quiet.

Gabi Sanford

Director of Communication and Social Media

Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 40:31, "but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."
Go-to coffee order: A vanilla latte with extra caffeine so you can't tell I was up late the night before!
Top item on your bucket list: I'd love to visit Gimmelwald someday and volunteer with their fire department for, like, a week.

Carol Leon

Church Hostess

Favorite Bible verse: Proverbs 3: 5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding but in all your way acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths."
Go-to coffee order:  A well made Vanilla Bean Frappuccino.
Top item on your bucket list: Traveling! I have always wanted to go to Egypt and go down the Nile through the Valley of the Kings. Going to Mexico to see all the Monarch butterflies would also be wonderful.

Rick Saunders

Congregational Care Pastor

Favorite Bible verse: Romans 8:28, "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose."
Go-to coffee order: I don’t drink coffee but love hot & iced tea.
Top item on your bucket list: Complete the 4 corners motorcycle ride.

Ric Wyatt

Facility Manager

Favorite Bible verse: Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through him who strengthens me."
Go-to coffee order: Regular coffee preferably with French vanilla creamer and sugar
Top item on you bucket list: Trip to Israel

Kathy Storaker

Finance Administrative Assistant

Favorite Bible verse: 1 Corinthians 10:13, "No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it."
Go-to coffee order: I do not drink coffee but enjoy chai tea.
Top item on your bucket list: Alaskan or Mediterranean cruise

Donna Hill

Financial Administrator

Favorite Bible verse: Micah 6:8, "Do justice, love kindness, walk humbly with God."
Go-to coffee order: Senior coffee - 3 cream
Top item on your bucket list: To stay healthy

Elders

Sam Sanford (Chair)
Jeff Mayo (Church Council Chair)
Billy Wilhite
Mike Kuhns
Chris Belson
Mike Taylor

Our Church Council

Jeff Mayo (Chair)
Jeff Meyer (Executive Pastor)
Sam Sanford (Elder Chair)
Billy Wilhite
Mike Kuhns
Chris Belson
Mike Taylor
Lauren Craft (Church Clerk)
Dean Lay
Angie Clark
Brian Sipes (Finance)
Stan Elmore
Jodi King
Sara MacDonald