Pastors + Staff

Meet the people who make this place hum.

Pastors

  • a photo of The Rev. Sarah A. Speed

    The Rev. Sarah A. Speed

    Associate Pastor for Young Adults & Membership

    Raised on sweet tea and in between church pews, I am a seventh-generation pastor with a soft heart for the mountains of North Carolina.

Staff Directory

Office of the Senior Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston
Senior Pastor
The Rev. Dr. J. Oscar McCloud
Associate Pastor Emeritus
The Rev. Randy Weber
Associate Pastor Emeritus
The Rev. Dr. Patricia Kitchen
Parish Associate

Administration and Engagement

The Rev. Dr. Jonah So
Executive Pastor
The Rev. Sarah A. Speed
Associate Pastor for Young Adults & Membership
Ashley Gonzalez-Grissom
Director of Engagement
Donna Ketchledge
Program Coordinator & Assistant to the Executive Pastor
The Rev. Natalie Owens-Pike
Associate Pastor for Ministry to the Online Campus

Christian Education

Jaime Staehle
Director of Christian Education
Osanna Urbay
Nursery Coordinator
Dr. Eugenia Oi Yan Yau
Director of Music for Family Ministries

Congregational Care

The Rev. Werner Ramirez
Associate Pastor for Congregational Care & Family Ministries
The Rev. Kate Dunn
Parish Visitor
Natalie Wardius
Administrative Assistant for Congregational Care and Family Ministries

Music & Fine Arts Ministries

Dr. Ryan Jackson
William S. Perper Director of Music & Fine Arts Ministries
Dr. Patrick Kreeger
Associate Organist
Can Olgun
Director of Chapel Church Music

Outreach Ministries

Christine Boyle
Director of Outreach & Missions
Séamus Campbell
Director of Homeless Ministries
Sherria Hanberry
Director, Client Interventions & Services, Ecumenical Outreach Partnership
Julia Shaw
Director, Client Program & Outreach, Ecumenical Outreach Partnership
Robbie Sherman
Case Manager

Communications and Development

Sean McAvoy
Director of Communications & Development
Vasheena Lynn Brisbane
Associate Director of Visual Design & Commmunications
Veronica Zacarias
Communications & Development Associate

Facilities

Derek J. Maddalena
Director of Facilities
Sheila Bawuah
Facilities Assistant
Sabrina Rodriguez
Facilities Coordinator

Finance and Business

Richard J. Schexnider
Director of Finance
H. Cengiz Yener
Senior Accountant