Meet The Team – Executive Team


To learn more about our other ministry staff, please visit the Church-wide ministriesMatthews campus and SouthPark campus sections. To learn about our Elder Board, click here.

Chris Payne
Senior Pastor

Chris joined the staff of Church at Charlotte in September 2018. He is a graduate of Liberty University, received his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and his Doctorate from Liberty School of Divinity. He is also a Captain in the Air Force Reserve Chaplain Corps. He is married to Jen and they are the proud parents of Jackson, Maryn and Faith.


Jim Kallam
Teaching Pastor

Jim joined the staff of Church at Charlotte in 1976. He was Senior Pastor from February 1982 to August 2018, when he transitioned to the role of teaching pastor. Jim and his wife Suzi have three married daughters and eight grandchildren.
Contact Jim


R.J. Caswell
Senior Executive Pastor

R.J. joined the staff of Church of Charlotte in August 2009 and was named senior executive pastor in 2014. He and his wife Rebecca have four children.
Contact RJ

Meet The Team – Church Wide


To learn more about our other ministry staff, please visit the Matthews campus and SouthPark campus sections.

Leif Anderson
Multisite Operations Specialist

Leif Anderson and his wife Erin have attended Church at Charlotte since 2009. Leif transitioned to his current role in 2017 as the church continued to grow. Leif and Erin have two boys.
Contact Leif


Cathy Costa
TOT Time Assistant

Cathy Costa has worked as the TOT Time Assistant since 2008. She and her husband began attending Church at Charlotte in 2007.
Contact Cathy


Carrie Givens
Communications Manager

Carrie Givens joined the staff at Church at Charlotte in April 2014 when she moved to Charlotte. She is a writer and editor and has worked in Communications for almost ten years.
Contact Carrie

Andrea Howell
Outreach Coordinator

Andrea Howell began working at Church at Charlotte in 2016. She and her family transplanted to the South from the West Coast in 2013. Andrea and her husband Jeff have three children.
Contact Andrea



Mitchell Howell
Facilities Set-Up Coordinator

Mitchell began attending Church at Charlotte when he moved from Oregon in 2013 with his parents and two younger sisters. In the summer of 2017, he worked as a Children’s Ministry intern and in 2018 he started his current role as Facilities Set-Up Coordinator.

Contact Mitchell

Diana Lee
Receptionist

Diana Lee started working for the church as an audio tech for Women’s Ministry in 2012 before transitioning into her role as receptionist in 2014. She and her husband Kevin have three children.
Contact Diana

Karen Miller
Facilities & Office Manager

Karen Miller and her family began attending Church at Charlotte in 1992, and she started working at the church that same year. Karen has two grown daughters and two grandsons.
Contact Karen



Tammy Medders
Outreach Director

Tammy Medders joined the staff as Outreach Director in December 2014. She was the Director of Children’s Ministry before her family followed God’s call to Ethiopia for two years.
Contact Tammy

Shelly Olivares
Outreach Ministry Assistant

Shelly Olivares began working for Church at Charlotte in 2016 and transitioned to her current role in 2017. She has a background in sports broadcasting.
Contact Shelly

Cindy Phillips
Receptionist

Cindy Phillips joined the staff of Church at Charlotte in January 2014. She and her husband Jim have attended the church since 2004.
Contact Cindy


Sandy Pierce
TOT Time Administrator

Sandy Pierce joined the staff in 2018 after having taught elementary school for 13 years. She and her family have attended Church at Charlotte since 1997. Sandy and her husband John have three grown children.

Contact Sandy


Kristen Pittman
Communications Assistant

Kristen Pittman joined the staff in her current role in 2015. She and her husband Bill began attending the church in 2008. They have two daughters.
Contact Kristen


Anthea Rensburg
Finance Specialist

Anthea Rensburg began working at Church at Charlotte in 2012. She hails from South Africa, and she and her husband Marc have one daughter.
Contact Anthea


Rob Shoemaker
Technical Producer

Rob Shoemaker first worked at Church at Charlotte beginning in 2011 as a graphic designer. He entered his current role in 2017 and continues graphic design and video work as a freelancer.
Contact Rob


Danny Steier
IT Manager

Danny Steier began working at Church at Charlotte in 2013. He holds a B.A. in Management Information Systems from Bloomsburg University. Danny and his wife Susan have five children.
Contact Danny


Meet The Team – SouthPark


To learn more about our other ministry staff, please visit the Matthews campus and Church Wide ministries sections.

Jeff Alexander
Congregational Care Pastor – SouthPark

Jeff and his wife Nancy have been a members of Church at Charlotte since 1976. Jeff joined the staff in March of 2013 and transitioned to his current role in 2015.
Contact Jeff

Tim Briggs
Community Groups Pastor – SouthPark

Tim joined the staff in May 2013 and transitioned to the role of Community Groups Pastor in 2017. He and his wife, Jenni, have been members of CAC since 2009. They have three boys.
Contact Tim

Tim Cox
Adult Ministries Pastor – SouthPark

Tim joined the staff as Family Life Pastor in 2009. He transitioned to his role of Adult Ministries pastor in 2017. He and his wife Diane have five adult children.
Contact Tim

Nikki Dunham
Women’s Lead Small Group Facilitator – SouthPark

Nikki Dunham and her husband Seth came to Church at Charlotte in 2015. She began working with Women’s Ministry in 2016. Nikki and her husband Seth have one daughter.
Contact Nikki

Seth Dunham
Student Ministries Pastor – SouthPark

Seth Dunham joined the Church at Charlotte staff in 2015 as Student Ministries Pastor. He and his wife Nikki came from a church in Boulder, CO. They have one daughter.
Contact Seth

Katie Eggers
Nursery Coordinator – SouthPark

Katie and her family began attending Church at Charlotte in 2011 and she joined the staff in 2018. Katie works as a medical social worker with hospice and she and Daniel have three girls, Avery Leigh, Arden Claire, and AnnieRose Wilkes.

Contact Katie

Stewart Fenters
Worship Pastor – SouthPark

Stewart joined Church at Charlotte’s Worship Ministry staff in July 2013. He and his wife Ashley have one son.
Contact Stewart

Heather Griffith
Children’s Ministry Assistant – SouthPark

Heather joined the SouthPark campus staff in 2017. She and her husband Reed have attended CAC since 2009. They have two daughters.
Contact Heather

Darlene Hinman
Congregational Care Ministry Assistant – SouthPark

Contact Darlene

Brian Johnson
Campus Pastor – SouthPark

Brian and his wife Cheryl began attending Church at Charlotte in 2003. He served as an elder at Church at Charlotte and worked for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association before joining the Church at Charlotte staff in 2017.
Contact Brian

Chuck Kleven
Children’s Ministry Technical Producer – SouthPark

Contact Chuck

Jenny Luttrell
Children’s Ministry Worship Coordinator – SouthPark

Contact Jenny

Melissa Myers
Women’s Ministry Director – SouthPark

Melissa was very involved in Women’s Ministry as a member of the church before joining the staff as Director of Women’s Ministries in March 2000. She and her husband Pat have one son.

Contact Melissa

Rachel Nelson
Children’s Ministry Director – SouthPark

Rachel joined Church at Charlotte’s staff as Elementary Coordinator in 2006 and stepped into her current position in early 2013. She and her husband Lance have four children and a daughter-in-law.
Contact Rachel

Debbie Pike
Women’s Lead Small Group Facilitator – SouthPark

Contact Debbie

Ellen Puttbach

Elementary Coordinator – SouthPark

Ellen joined Church at Charlotte’s staff as Elementary Coordinator in 2018. She and her husband David have two college-aged daughters who live out of state.

Contact Ellen

Graylynn Rodrigues

Childcare Coordinator – SouthPark

Graylynn Rodrigues grew up at Church at Charlotte and joined the staff as the Childcare Coordinator in 2015. She and her husband Manny have two boys.

Contact Graylynn

Janine Sabin
Preschool Coordinator – SouthPark

Contact Janine

Nic Schrieber
Middle School Pastor – SouthPark

Nic Schrieber joined the Church at Charlotte staff in 2016 after serving in youth ministry in other churches. He and his wife Laura have four children.

Contact Nic

Justin Taylor
Associate Worship Pastor – SouthPark

Justin joined the Church at Charlotte staff in November 2017. He hails from South Africa and immigrated to Charlotte nine years ago to be with his bride. He has a background as a session musician and in pastoral ministry. Justin and his wife Amber have three boys.

Contact Justin

Alexia Uecker

Student Ministry Assistant/Middle School Specialist – SouthPark

In 2009 Alexia joined the staff and served in various positions in Children’s Ministry before beginning her current role in January 2014. She and her husband Josh have three children.

Contact Alexia

Kendra Witner
Women’s Bible Study Coordinator – SouthPark

Kendra Witner began attending Church at Charlotte in 1995 and started working with the church in 2005. She and her husband have two adult daughters.

Contact Kendra

Katy Wiggins
Campus Life Ministry Assistant – SouthPark

Katy Wiggins began attending Church at Charlotte in November 1996. She has worked as an assistant and director in various ministries on and off since 1999 before she rejoined the staff in 2016 as a ministry assistant.
Contact Katy

 

Meet The Team – Matthews


To learn more about our other ministry staff, please visit the SouthPark
campus
and Church Wide ministries sections.

Daniel Bryant
Worship Leader – Matthews

Daniel Bryant joined the staff in March 2017 as the Matthews Campus Worship Leader. He has served in youth and camping ministry over the years.
Contact Daniel

Dylan Cain
Campus Intern – Matthews

Dylan and his wife Molly began attending Church at Charlotte in September 2016. Dylan is a student at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.
Contact Dylan

Ryan Falls
Campus Pastor – Matthews

Ryan joined the staff in June 2011 as High School Pastor and transitioned to the role of Campus Pastor – Matthews in 2015. He and his wife Liz have one daughter.
Contact Ryan

Travis Janousek
Family Ministry Pastor – Matthews

Travis joined the staff in October 2016 as the Family Ministry Pastor at the Matthews campus. Travis is married to Kate.
Contact Travis

Tracy Polly
Ministry Assistant – Matthews

Tracy Polly and her husband Jon began attending Church at Charlotte in 2005 and became members in 2008. She began her current position as Matthews Campus Ministry Assistant in 2016.
Contact Tracy

 

Meet The Team – Elders


Church at Charlotte’s Elder Board is elected by the church’s members and advises the church leadership.

To learn more about our other ministry staff, please visit the Church Wide ministriesMatthews campus, and SouthPark
campus
 sections.

Alan Banks

Alan and his wife Lynn have attended Church at Charlotte since 2006. Alan has been involved in our Outreach ministry and ministry to adults at the SouthPark campus. 
Contact Alan

Rennie Faulkner
Rennie and his wife Mary Ruth have attended Church at Charlotte since 2007. They’ve served in Outreach, Children’s Ministry, and in various roles at the Matthews campus.
Contact Rennie

Michael Juby

Michael and his wife Anna have attended Church at Charlotte since 2008. Michael has served in ministry to adults at the SouthPark campus.
Contact Michael

Randy Leander

Randy and his wife Elaine have attended Church at Charlotte since 1992. Randy has served in Outreach ministry and Student ministries at the SouthPark campus.
Contact Randy

Todd Woolery

Todd and his wife Rebecca have attended Church at Charlotte since 2009. They have served in Children’s Ministry, as hosts, and as Matthews campus Community Group leaders.
Contact Todd

 

Get in Touch


We always love to hear from our community. Feel free to visit us this Sunday or contact us using the information below.

Phone704.364.5913

Emailinfo@churchatcharlotte.org

Matthews Campus


Service TimesSunday – 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Address855 Sam Newell Rd. Suite 100
Matthews, NC 28105


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SouthPark Campus


Service TimesSaturday – 5:15 p.m. | Sunday – 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Address2500 Carmel Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28226

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