Staff and Leadership

 

Our staff, in coordination with session elders and the deacon board, carry out the ministry and programming of the church. Look below to meet our team!

Rev. Aaron C. Moore

Senior Pastor

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Rev. Blake Hudson
Associate Pastor
Rev. Katie Hudson
Assistant Pastor
Jamie Dick
Director of Music Ministries 
Kelly Fry
Director of Children & Families
Lisa Glenn
Director of Operations
Debbie Wilson
Preschool Director
Catrina Tenhouse
Assistant Preschool Director
Leigh Sain
Lay Pastor for Congregational Care/ Communication Admin.

OUR LEADERSHIP

The governance of Eastminster is Presbyterian, in the tradition of the Reformation. That means you can expect an emphasis on the Bible as the Word of God; the importance of knowing God for your own salvation; and a lot of education and training in Christian living and leadership. You can also expect to know what’s going on and participate in important decisions through your vote as a Covenant Partner. In our church, you’ll soon find a large group of leaders encouraging you to grow in your faith and learn more about following Jesus as a disciple. Reflecting the forms of the early church found in Scripture, we recognize two ordained offices: Elder and Deacon. Our ministers serve as ‘teaching elders.’ Believing firmly in Jesus Christ as the active head of our church, the elders gather monthly in a Session of discernment, seeking to order our life and mission as a church under the will of Christ. This is where the direction of our church is set and important decisions deliberated before the Lord as we search the Scriptures and seek to love the Lord with all we are. The Deacon Board meets regularly to plan and inspire acts of service to the church and community, encouraging us all to bear one another’s burdens with joy and love our neighbors as ourselves.

ELDERS

Our Elders are elected leaders who form our ‘Session.’ This body prayerfully deliberates the everyday matters that affect the life of the church. To find out more about any ministry team or to volunteer your time, please contact any of the Elders or Deacons for more information. You can reach out to the office for contact info. for these Elders.

Moderator

Rev. Aaron C. Moore

Clerk of Session

Diane Brock

Administrative & Personnel

Oversees administrative and personnel matters for the Session of our congregation.

Dave Geiger (21)

Rebekah Plowman (23)

Christian Education

Oversees our discipleship opportunities for children, youth, families, adults, and small groups, focusing on forming fully mature disciples and servant leaders of Jesus Christ.

Paula Barbin (21)

Sharon Melcher (21)

Facilities

Continually asks the question, “How is our campus communicating the Gospel of Jesus Christ?” They oversee the appearance, ethos, purpose, and physical maintenance of our campus.

Bruce Avery (22)

Joe Arcuragi (22)

Fellowship & Assimilation

Helps plan fellowship events for our congregation and community as well as oversees the way that our Covenant Partners stay connected with one another. Assists with the creation of Small Groups and works to find every Covenant Partner a place to plug in within our church community.

Amy Chastain (22)

Tom Dilworth (23)

Alison Horton (21)

Outreach

Oversees Eastminster’s partnerships with local, national, and global mission work and supports our church family in its ministry to the community and around the world.

Mary Lynne Nielson (21)

Norm Baur (21)

Preschool

The Preschool team oversees Eastminster’s Preschool operations and ministry to its students and their families. An elder on Session serves as the chair of the Preschool board, and the Director reports to the Senior Pastor.

Carolyn Waters (22)

Stewardship & Finance

Oversees the financial affairs of the church, including planning the annual budget, providing regular reports on our financial status, and coordinating the ongoing education of our church family in regard to Biblical principles of giving.

Chris Jackson (22)

Andy Starnes (23)

Worship

Plans and supports Eastminster’s worship services to the glory of God, including all choirs, the praise team, arts, communion preparation, acolytes, flowers, sound and lighting, Wedding Guild, and special services.

Jeanne Chesser (22)

Cathy DuBose (23)

DEACONS

The Deacon Board of Eastminster shows Christ’s love and mercy by welcoming, supporting, and encouraging the fellowship of believers through prayer, nurture, and hospitality.

Associate Pastor/Staff Liaison

Rev. Blake Hudson

Deacon Moderator

Secretary

Chris Wallace

Welcoming

Coordinates our greeters for our worship services and nurtures an authentic, welcoming environment for visitors and covenant partners alike.

Chris Wallace (21)

Gretchen Witt (22)

Beth Crump (23)

Daniel Peeks (23)

Prayer

Deepening the prayer life of Eastminster by praying for, with, and on behalf of our covenant partners, guests, and community.

Jonathon Jeffries (21)

Mark Shreiner (22)

Connie Entrekin (23)

Jeff Cassanova (23)

 

Hospitality

Plans and coordinates events and fellowship activities for our church family.

Michelle Baumann (21)

Genie Fleishel (22)

Sue Mitchell (22)

Nurture

Responsible for the ongoing physical and emotional care of our church family.

Chris McKemie (21)

Cheryl Spring (21)

Gail Sorrells (22)

Nicola Burns (23)

 

The number in parenthesis indicates the year the Elder or Deacon will roll off.