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Meet Our Team

Our Pastoral Team

As pastors at the Bible Church, each of the individuals below serve as shepherds, elders, and assume oversight of the church’s well-being. The Bible specifically speaks about the qualifications for those who will lead a congregation of people. These qualifications have been the same for almost 2,000 years (i.e. Titus 1 & 1 Timothy 3).

Jesus is the perfect fulfillment of these qualifications as the “senior pastor” of this church.

Read More About the Qualifications of a Pastor
  1. A pastor must be devoted to his wife; one-woman man (Titus 1:61 Tim 3:2). The pastor’s marriage illustrates Christ’s love for His church—His bride (Eph. 5:22 ff.). A Pastor must love his wife exclusively with his mind, will and emotions and not just his body.
  2. A pastor’s children must be in submission, though not perfect (Titus 1:61 Tim 3:4-5). If a man does not know how to manage his own family, he will not know how to take care of God’s church. The first flock for a pastor is his own family as Pastor Dad. A Pastor’s qualification for the church starts in his home management as he leads them up in the discipline and admonition of the Lord (Eph. 6:4).
  3. A pastor is a faithful steward (Titus 1:7). Here the term used is overseer (Greek episkopos). It is not another office, but a functional title of the elder. It is what he does. He is a steward, a manager of God’s resources and Jesus’ flock. He takes responsibility, but not ownership.
  4. A pastor must be humble — not arrogant (Titus 1:7). A pastor must constantly demonstrate the gospel by admitting when he is wrong and assuming responsibility and restoring relationships.
  5. A pastor must be gentle — not quick-tempered (Titus 1:71 Tim 3:3). No man will be of any use in the kingdom that is quick-tempered. The difference between how Jesus demonstrated anger is that He was angry at the abuse of others in the name of religion and the dishonoring of God. We get angry at how it affects us.
  6. A pastor must be sober — not a drunkard (Titus 1:71 Tim 3:3). This is not just overindulgence in alcohol but is idiomatic for any behavior that fuels addictive responses.
  7. A pastor must be peaceful — not violent (Titus 1:71 Tim 3:3). A pastor is not prone to inflict violence through his words. He is to be a peacemaker.
  8. A pastor must have financial integrity — not greedy for gain (Titus 1:71 Tim 3:31 Peter 5:3). A pastor is to be upright in his financial dealings and not accused of pursuing money over the kingdom of God.
  9. A pastor must be hospitable (Titus 1:81 Tim 3:2). A pastor’s home is to be open for others to enjoy. A pastor’s home is not a heaven on earth, but rather a place of ministry.
  10. A pastor must be a lover of good (Titus 1:8). A pastor genuinely loves what is good. He does not just think he should love it.
  11. A pastor must be self-controlled (Titus 1:81 Tim 3:2). Self-control is a characterization of every area of a pastor’s life: diet, time, mouth, exercise, relationships, sex, and money.
  12. A pastor must be upright (Titus 1:8). He has integrity in his relationships and in how he treats others.
  13. A pastor must be holy (Titus 1:8). His life is devoted wholeheartedly to Jesus externally and internally.
  14. A pastor must be able to teach (Titus 1:91 Tim 3:2). All of the other qualifications are character qualities. This is the only ability-based requirement. He is to be able to teach sound doctrine, not just be able to communicate in an excellent manner. His teaching can be to one or two, to twenty, to a hundred or to a thousand. Most of the churches in Crete were house churches. The elders were to defend the faith once delivered to the saints against the numerous false teachers that arose.
  15. A pastor must be spiritually mature (1 Tim 3:6). Positions of authority without spiritual maturity lead to the trap of pride. When pride grows in a man, sin abounds.
  16. A pastor must be respectable (1 Tim 3:7). That does not mean that everyone must like him or even appreciate him. It means that there is no credible witness to an ongoing sinful behavior.
  17. A pastor must be an example to the flock (1 Peter 5:3). Elders are examples of biblical expressions sexually, time management, marriage, parenting, worship, relationships and any other way. A pastor should be someone your sons could pattern their life after and the kind of man your daughter should marry.

What would you do if an elder violates one of these requirements? 1 Timothy 5:19-20 warns us not to accuse an elder flippantly. Matthew 18:15-18 gives us the steps:

  1. Go to the elder alone,
  2. If still unsatisfied, go with another person,
  3. If still unsatisfied, let the greater eldership know. If accusations are verified and the elder remains unrepentant, rebuking that elder before all is the next biblical step.
Jay Thomas

Jay Thomas Lead Pastor

Jay met his wife, Rebecca, while interning at College Church in Wheaton, IL. They have four children.

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Jay Thomas

Jay Thomas

Lead Pastor

Jay met his wife, Rebecca, while interning at College Church in Wheaton, IL. They have four children.

Jay was born in India, but grew up in Marin County, CA. He holds degrees from Wheaton College (B.A.) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div., Th.M.).

Jay became the Lead Pastor at Chapel Hill Bible Church in 2011 after serving as the College Pastor at College Church. He is co-author of Sex, Dating, and Relationships: A Fresh Approach, and the author of 1 Corinthians: A 12-Week Study in Crossway's Knowing the Bible series. He has also written articles and reviews at The Gospel Coalition, Tabletalk Magazine, and Themelios.

I love serving in a major culture and university environment. We can make a high impact on our nation and world. This is an international, relational, semi-southern area with a strong need for a healthy, gospel-driven church.

For fun, Jay likes to dabble in music, humor (especially puns), art, architecture, eating, and occasional fitness.

Geoff Grant

Geoff Grant Worship Pastor

Geoff met his wife, Chelsea, when they were studying music in college. They have three children.

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Geoff Grant

Geoff Grant

Worship Pastor

Geoff met his wife, Chelsea, when they were studying music in college. They have three children.

Geoff and Chelsea are both from the suburbs of Los Angeles. After completing an undergraduate degree in Music Composition at California Baptist University, Geoff went on to earn an M.A. in Theology from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. Geoff and Chelsea joined the Bible Church coming from Southern California in 2019. As the Pastor of Worship, he leads singing and crafts the Sunday morning services.

Geoff and Chelsea spend time writing songs together, camping, canoeing and enjoying good food and coffee. More than that, they enjoy spending time with their kids and with their family of Chapel Hill Bible Church.

Roddy Dinsmore

Roddy Dinsmore Associate Pastor

Roddy and his wife, Katie, met at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes event at the University of South Carolina. They have 3 children (one of whom is adopted). They also actively fo...Read More

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Roddy Dinsmore

Roddy Dinsmore

Associate Pastor

Roddy and his wife, Katie, met at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes event at the University of South Carolina. They have 3 children (one of whom is adopted). They also actively foster as God provides opportunities.

Roddy grew up in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, and moved to Bristol, TN, when he was 13. He majored in German at Presbyterian College, where he was an all-American soccer player.

Before coming on staff as Youth Minister in 2007, Roddy was the singer/songwriter for the Christian rock band Origami and served as a worship leader and youth pastor at Saxe Gotta Presbyterian Church in Lexington, SC. Roddy has preached in four different languages (English, Portuguese, Spanish, and German) and has done ministry in four different continents.

I love languages and cultures of the Triangle. It is a fantastic place to meet people from all over the world and to learn about them and their cultures. I especially enjoy the fact that we can reach the nations right here in the Triangle.

For fun, Roddy enjoys soccer, songwriting, gardening, and languages.

Ryan McKee

Ryan McKee Spiritual Formation Pastor

Ryan served the Bible Church nearly 3 years as a pastoral resident before coming on full-time as a minister at CHBC and ordained as pastor in 2019. Rya...Read More

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Ryan McKee

Ryan McKee

Spiritual Formation Pastor

Ryan served the Bible Church nearly 3 years as a pastoral resident before coming on full-time as a minister at CHBC and ordained as pastor in 2019. Ryan’s residency was defined by coupling his biblical and theological training at Western Seminary with hands-on ministry training and mentorship from the pastors and elders. Ryan has served in various roles, which include: preaching, teaching, next-generation formation, shepherding, and community building.

As Spiritual Formations Pastor, Ryan leads the training and oversight of over 50 life groups around the Triangle. In addition, his role oversees our congregational care to respond to tangible and spiritual needs within our church family.

Ryan has also worked as a college football coach and continues to steward his knowledge and skillset of the game of football by mentoring and discipling young athletes.

Ryan & Laura have called Chapel Hill Bible Church their home since 2013. They live in Durham with their two boys and two girls.

Randy Russell

Randy Russell Pastor Emeritus

Randy has been married to his wife, Kathy, for over 40 years. They have five grown children (two of whom are adopted), and five grandchildren (one in heaven). He grew up south of C...Read More

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Randy Russell

Randy Russell

Pastor Emeritus

Randy has been married to his wife, Kathy, for over 40 years. They have five grown children (two of whom are adopted), and five grandchildren (one in heaven). He grew up south of Chicago and graduated from Northern Illinois University (B.S.) and Denver Seminary (M.A.).

Randy joined the staff of the Bible Church on Labor Day Sunday, 1980. During his ministry here, Randy has helped over 230 couples begin their marriages and was the founding pastor of Chatham Community Church in Pittsboro, NC. He retired from full-time ministry in summer of 2017.

In my many years at CHBC, I have been able to lead people to the Lord, to grow in the Lord, to become servants and leaders, and to mature in their relationships. Over this time I have seen the church grow in expressing gifts, expressing unity, expressing diversity, and living together in the gracious life of Jesus.

Randy enjoys playing golf, watching the Chicago Cubs, studying history - particularly the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln.

Our Ministers

 
Martin Shin

Martin Shin College Minister

Martin met his wife, Viviana, at their home church in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They have two children.

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Martin Shin

Martin Shin

College Minister

Martin met his wife, Viviana, at their home church in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They have two children.

Martin was born and raised in Argentina as the son of Korean immigrants and graduated from Seminario Internacional Teologico Bautista (B.A) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div.).

Before coming on staff as the College Minister, Martin served as an Associate Pastor at Iglesia Presbiteriana Betel en Argentina, where he served as a Young Adults Pastor, Mission Pastor and Congregational Life Pastor. During his time in the Chicago suburbs, Martin preached in Spanish, English and Korean, while serving at Korean Church of Chicago and The Orchard Evangelical Free Church.

For fun Martin likes to grill argentinean style "asado", play futbol (soccer) and spending time with his children.

Erin Bethany

Erin Bethany Community Minister

Erin, married to Jesse, is originally from Newport News, VA and moved to Durham in August of 2017. She began to follow Jesus as her Savior and King in college at James Madison Univ...Read More

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Erin Bethany

Erin Bethany

Community Minister

Erin, married to Jesse, is originally from Newport News, VA and moved to Durham in August of 2017. She began to follow Jesus as her Savior and King in college at James Madison University. She found her passion for sharing the truth of Christ and equipping His saints through church-planting in Richmond and Newport News over the twelve years following.

Before moving to NC, she was the Director of Communication, Missions, and Women’s Ministry at Catalyst Church in Newport News and began pursuing seminary studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

The Bethanys moved to NC in 2017 for Jesse to study and work in the UNC library system, and they immediately found a home at Chapel Hill Bible Church. Erin was brought on staff with CHBC as the Lead Administrative Assistant in August 2017, promoted to Women's Minister in July 2019, and then promoted to Community Minister in 2023.

Gaby Correa

Gaby Correa CHBC en Español Minister

Gaby was born and raised in Puerto Rico and studied at the University of Puerto Rico. At the age of 17, he began to serve in ministry and in 2006 was sent to plant a church in Guay...Read More

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Gaby Correa

Gaby Correa

CHBC en Español Minister

Gaby was born and raised in Puerto Rico and studied at the University of Puerto Rico. At the age of 17, he began to serve in ministry and in 2006 was sent to plant a church in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. During this time, he met his wife, Katie, online while she was in Pakistan as a missionary. He moved to North Carolina in 2012 in preparation for their wedding. They now have four boys.

While working in sales at a car dealership, he began serving in ministry to other hispanic families in the Triangle. In 2016, he joined Global Outreach International as a commissioned missionary to Spanish-speaking residents in the area and was commissioned as the Latino Ministries Director in August of that year at Chapel Hill Bible Church. Likewise, Katie is actively engaged with Gaby in ESL ministry as an outreach to hispanic residents who are interested in learning English.

For fun, Gaby enjoys music, movies, sports, and traveling.

Matt Gilleskie

Matt Gilleskie Youth Minister

Matt is a lifelong Bible Church attender and became a member in 2016 after his conversion. In high school, he participated in The Yard – CHBC’s youth ministry – where he form...Read More

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Matt Gilleskie

Matt Gilleskie

Youth Minister

Matt is a lifelong Bible Church attender and became a member in 2016 after his conversion. In high school, he participated in The Yard – CHBC’s youth ministry – where he formed lasting friendships, heard the Gospel expounded, and saw it embodied.

After graduating from UNC, Matt married his wife, Anna, who is a medical student at UNC, a member of CHBC, and a leader in The Yard.

Matt graduated from Duke Divinity School and was named CHBC’s Youth Minister in August 2022. In this role, he aims to “present everyone mature in Christ” by proclaiming him, by God’s grace (Col 1:28-29).

In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with Anna, reading, and playing basketball.

Ministry Leadership Team

Ashley Gyori

Ashley Gyori

Special Needs Director

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Ashley Gyori

Ashley Gyori

Special Needs Director

I've been working with the special needs community since 2009. I have a passion for this group of people and I strive every day to make our church more inclusive and welcoming to people of all abilities.

Colin Rowley

Colin Rowley

Communications & Media Director

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Colin Rowley

Colin Rowley

Communications & Media Director
Elizabeth Portnoy

Elizabeth Portnoy

Connections Director

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Elizabeth Portnoy

Elizabeth Portnoy

Connections Director

Elizabeth was born in the States, raised in Oxford, England, and remains a proud citizen of both countries. She attended James Madison University, and, upon graduation, moved to Philadelphia, where she earned her Masters of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth married her husband Jason in 2006, and they have three children. She and her family moved to Chapel Hill in 2014, and have been attending the Bible Church ever since. She has served as a volunteer in both the Connections and Children’s ministries.

Due to many moves throughout my life, I have often been the “newcomer” finding my way in unfamiliar places. Over time, these experiences have fostered a deep love of people, their cultures, and their stories. I delight in building relationships and am excited to continue growing the culture of hospitality at CHBC, through the love of Jesus.

Elizabeth enjoys traveling; a crisp, cold morning with abundant sunshine; green pastures; and doesn’t know of anything much sweeter than a rich conversation over a good meal with friends.

Erin Bethany

Erin Bethany

Community Minister

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Erin Bethany

Erin Bethany

Community Minister

Erin, married to Jesse, is originally from Newport News, VA and moved to Durham in August of 2017. She began to follow Jesus as her Savior and King in college at James Madison University. She found her passion for sharing the truth of Christ and equipping His saints through church-planting in Richmond and Newport News over the twelve years following.

Before moving to NC, she was the Director of Communication, Missions, and Women’s Ministry at Catalyst Church in Newport News and began pursuing seminary studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

The Bethanys moved to NC in 2017 for Jesse to study and work in the UNC library system, and they immediately found a home at Chapel Hill Bible Church. Erin was brought on staff with CHBC as the Lead Administrative Assistant in August 2017, promoted to Women's Minister in July 2019, and then promoted to Community Minister in 2023.

Gaby Correa

Gaby Correa

CHBC en Español Minister

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Gaby Correa

Gaby Correa

CHBC en Español Minister

Gaby was born and raised in Puerto Rico and studied at the University of Puerto Rico. At the age of 17, he began to serve in ministry and in 2006 was sent to plant a church in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. During this time, he met his wife, Katie, online while she was in Pakistan as a missionary. He moved to North Carolina in 2012 in preparation for their wedding. They now have four boys.

While working in sales at a car dealership, he began serving in ministry to other hispanic families in the Triangle. In 2016, he joined Global Outreach International as a commissioned missionary to Spanish-speaking residents in the area and was commissioned as the Latino Ministries Director in August of that year at Chapel Hill Bible Church. Likewise, Katie is actively engaged with Gaby in ESL ministry as an outreach to hispanic residents who are interested in learning English.

For fun, Gaby enjoys music, movies, sports, and traveling.

Geoff Grant

Geoff Grant

Worship Pastor

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Geoff Grant

Geoff Grant

Worship Pastor

Geoff met his wife, Chelsea, when they were studying music in college. They have three children.

Geoff and Chelsea are both from the suburbs of Los Angeles. After completing an undergraduate degree in Music Composition at California Baptist University, Geoff went on to earn an M.A. in Theology from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. Geoff and Chelsea joined the Bible Church coming from Southern California in 2019. As the Pastor of Worship, he leads singing and crafts the Sunday morning services.

Geoff and Chelsea spend time writing songs together, camping, canoeing and enjoying good food and coffee. More than that, they enjoy spending time with their kids and with their family of Chapel Hill Bible Church.

Greg Omland

Greg Omland

Church Administrator

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Greg Omland

Greg Omland

Church Administrator
Jay Thomas

Jay Thomas

Lead Pastor

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Jay Thomas

Jay Thomas

Lead Pastor

Jay met his wife, Rebecca, while interning at College Church in Wheaton, IL. They have four children.

Jay was born in India, but grew up in Marin County, CA. He holds degrees from Wheaton College (B.A.) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div., Th.M.).

Jay became the Lead Pastor at Chapel Hill Bible Church in 2011 after serving as the College Pastor at College Church. He is co-author of Sex, Dating, and Relationships: A Fresh Approach, and the author of 1 Corinthians: A 12-Week Study in Crossway's Knowing the Bible series. He has also written articles and reviews at The Gospel Coalition, Tabletalk Magazine, and Themelios.

I love serving in a major culture and university environment. We can make a high impact on our nation and world. This is an international, relational, semi-southern area with a strong need for a healthy, gospel-driven church.

For fun, Jay likes to dabble in music, humor (especially puns), art, architecture, eating, and occasional fitness.

Martin Shin

Martin Shin

College Minister

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Martin Shin

Martin Shin

College Minister

Martin met his wife, Viviana, at their home church in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They have two children.

Martin was born and raised in Argentina as the son of Korean immigrants and graduated from Seminario Internacional Teologico Bautista (B.A) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div.).

Before coming on staff as the College Minister, Martin served as an Associate Pastor at Iglesia Presbiteriana Betel en Argentina, where he served as a Young Adults Pastor, Mission Pastor and Congregational Life Pastor. During his time in the Chicago suburbs, Martin preached in Spanish, English and Korean, while serving at Korean Church of Chicago and The Orchard Evangelical Free Church.

For fun Martin likes to grill argentinean style "asado", play futbol (soccer) and spending time with his children.

Matt Gilleskie

Matt Gilleskie

Youth Minister

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Matt Gilleskie

Matt Gilleskie

Youth Minister

Matt is a lifelong Bible Church attender and became a member in 2016 after his conversion. In high school, he participated in The Yard – CHBC’s youth ministry – where he formed lasting friendships, heard the Gospel expounded, and saw it embodied.

After graduating from UNC, Matt married his wife, Anna, who is a medical student at UNC, a member of CHBC, and a leader in The Yard.

Matt graduated from Duke Divinity School and was named CHBC’s Youth Minister in August 2022. In this role, he aims to “present everyone mature in Christ” by proclaiming him, by God’s grace (Col 1:28-29).

In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with Anna, reading, and playing basketball.

Megan McArthur

Megan McArthur

Kids Ministry Associate

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Megan McArthur

Megan McArthur

Kids Ministry Associate
Roddy Dinsmore

Roddy Dinsmore

Associate Pastor

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Roddy Dinsmore

Roddy Dinsmore

Associate Pastor

Roddy and his wife, Katie, met at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes event at the University of South Carolina. They have 3 children (one of whom is adopted). They also actively foster as God provides opportunities.

Roddy grew up in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, and moved to Bristol, TN, when he was 13. He majored in German at Presbyterian College, where he was an all-American soccer player.

Before coming on staff as Youth Minister in 2007, Roddy was the singer/songwriter for the Christian rock band Origami and served as a worship leader and youth pastor at Saxe Gotta Presbyterian Church in Lexington, SC. Roddy has preached in four different languages (English, Portuguese, Spanish, and German) and has done ministry in four different continents.

I love languages and cultures of the Triangle. It is a fantastic place to meet people from all over the world and to learn about them and their cultures. I especially enjoy the fact that we can reach the nations right here in the Triangle.

For fun, Roddy enjoys soccer, songwriting, gardening, and languages.

Ryan McKee

Ryan McKee

Spiritual Formation Pastor

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Ryan McKee

Ryan McKee

Spiritual Formation Pastor

Ryan served the Bible Church nearly 3 years as a pastoral resident before coming on full-time as a minister at CHBC and ordained as pastor in 2019. Ryan’s residency was defined by coupling his biblical and theological training at Western Seminary with hands-on ministry training and mentorship from the pastors and elders. Ryan has served in various roles, which include: preaching, teaching, next-generation formation, shepherding, and community building.

As Spiritual Formations Pastor, Ryan leads the training and oversight of over 50 life groups around the Triangle. In addition, his role oversees our congregational care to respond to tangible and spiritual needs within our church family.

Ryan has also worked as a college football coach and continues to steward his knowledge and skillset of the game of football by mentoring and discipling young athletes.

Ryan & Laura have called Chapel Hill Bible Church their home since 2013. They live in Durham with their two boys and two girls.

Ministry Residents

J.W. Ruff

J.W. Ruff

Ministry Resident

JW and his wife, Sarah, met in Detroit Michigan through a mutual friend while JW was working for the Detroit Pistons and Sarah was in medical school at Michigan State University. They have 2 children - Jackson and Savannah. 

JW was born in New York City and was raised in Oxford, MI. He graduated as a scholar athlete from Northwood University (BBA) and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Before coming on staff part-time in 2016 as Worship Associate, JW served as the director of basketball camps and clinics for Detroit’s NBA team the Detroit Pistons, Youth Director at Hadley Community Church, a worship and young adult leader at Woodside Bible Church, a worship and youth leader at New Life Church, and has been an at-home parent for over the past 10 years.

I believe that God’s love and desire for the family are seen in the Trinity - The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. We are to love one another as the Father loves his Son. I am passionate to come alongside families as they journey together with a love and desire to draw closer to Christ. 

For fun, JW likes to play games, one-wheel with his kids, explore the outdoors, play music, and read. 

Ministry Operations Team

Amy Andres

Amy Andres

Bookkeeper

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Amy Andres

Amy Andres

Bookkeeper
Connor Pendleton

Connor Pendleton

Facilities Manager

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Connor Pendleton

Connor Pendleton

Facilities Manager
Lissie Pendleton

Lissie Pendleton

Project Manager & Administrative Assistant

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Lissie Pendleton

Lissie Pendleton

Project Manager & Administrative Assistant
Lissie grew up in New Hampshire and Alabama. She attended Auburn University where she got a degree in English Education and met her husband, Connor.
After getting married in 2020 and spending a year in Georgia, they moved to Chapel Hill in the spring of 2021. They started attending CHBC shortly after and now host a young adult life group.
Lissie was a middle school English teacher for a few years before being lead out of teaching and is excited to serve the Lord and the church in her role.
Lissie enjoys reading a variety of books, baking, walking in the sunshine, and spending time with her family and friends.
Lynelle Rowley

Lynelle Rowley

Administrative Assistant

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Lynelle Rowley

Lynelle Rowley

Administrative Assistant

Lynelle began attending CHBC after relocating from Houston in 2017. She and her husband Colin have four children.

Lynelle's background is in vocal performance, opera, choral singing and directing, and church music ministry. Her days are filled up with homeschooling, kids' extracurricular activities, quality time with family and friends, and lots of audio books.

In addition to being involved with the music ministry at CHBC, she sings with a choir based in Greensboro called The Bel Canto Company. In the future she hopes to become a counselor.

Mary Allen

Mary Allen

Administrative Assistant

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Mary Allen

Mary Allen

Administrative Assistant

Mary Allen works closely with the College Ministry (Martin Shin) and CHBC en Espanol (Gaby Correa).

Having originally been born and raised in Venezuela, Mary came to the USA in 1994, and moved from Florida to Pittsboro, NC 23 years ago. She and her daughter Kendra started attending CHBC in 2005.

Mary enjoys working in her garden, reading and volunteering.

Mary Ramirez

Mary Ramirez

Administrative Assistant

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Mary Ramirez

Mary Ramirez

Administrative Assistant

Having originally been born and raised in Africa, Mary moved from the Central Coast in California 8 years ago with her husband, Gabe, and three kids. They have learned how to survive the humid summers of NC and now call this home, relishing the real experience of the four seasons.

Mary has been teaching for many years, initially as a High School teacher in the public school arena and then as a homeschool teacher for co-ops, and also as an ESL instructor for Alamance Community College.

Mary enjoys spending time with her family, grabbing coffee or walking with friends, working in her garden, reading, and eating quality chocolate.

Tischan Seltzer

Tischan Seltzer

Administrative Assistant

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Tischan Seltzer

Tischan Seltzer

Administrative Assistant

Tischan was born in South Africa, moved to Utah when she was two, then to North Carolina at the age of ten. Tischan considers NC her home as she has been here for over 15 years and is an alum of both the NC School of Science and Math as well as UNC Chapel Hill. Tischan's husband, Jedediah, is a biopharma consultant, and they have two sons - aged 3 and 5 years. Tischan and her family enjoy everything outdoors from hiking to kayaking to berry picking!

Tischan was previously a stay-at-home mom for the past three years, but prior to that, she worked as a laboratory manager at UNC for three years. She is excited to be in a role that furthers God's kingdom!

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and baking, traveling, and reading.

Vince Manoogian

Vince Manoogian

IT Director

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Vince Manoogian

Vince Manoogian

IT Director

College Interns

Eli Mayfield

Eli Mayfield

Worship Intern

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Eli Mayfield

Eli Mayfield

Worship Intern

Eli is a senior at UNC Chapel Hill majoring in nursing. Upon his graduation in May, he plans to work in a hospital in the RTP area in an intensive care unit (ICU). In the long term, he plans to pursue graduate school to become a nurse anesthetist (CRNA) or nurse practitioner (NP).

Outside of school, Eli enjoys leading worship for his campus ministry, RUF, serving the community through nursing school organizations, going to the gym, playing any/all sports, and working and interning at UNC Medical Center.

Eli has been attending CHBC and College Collective since August 2020 and has served and led the College Collective worship team since January 2021. He is excited to become more involved in the CHBC worship team!

Elias Wen

Elias Wen

College Intern

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Elias Wen

Elias Wen

College Intern

Elias is originally from Marietta, GA, but recently moved to Chapel Hill, NC, after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in May 2023 with a degree in Biology. Currently, he is working as a Research Assistant in the Cardiology Department of the UNC School of Medicine while applying to medical school. Elias has attended CHBC ever since he was a college freshman, and he has thoroughly enjoyed his experience being a part of the church community. He eagerly looks forward to intentionally serving the college ministry and church as a whole.

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