All Staff Members

Nathan Malone

ImageSenior Pastor
423-892-9363 ext. 102

As our Senior Pastor, Nathan preaches every Sunday, and teaches small groups, and casts the vision for the future of Christ Church.

David Hall

ImageMinister of Evangelism and Care
423-892-9363 ext. 130

David leads our ministries of evangelism, making sure we reach out to invite, welcome, and connect new persons to the church.

Debbie Stokes

ImageMinister of Congregational Care

423-892-9363 ext. 127
Debbie is our Minister of Congregational Care. You may see Debbie in our worship services leading prayers and reading scripture, but she does much more than that. Debbie coordinates our visits to hospitals, extended care facilities, and other pastoral care needs. 

Becky Hall

ImageExecutive Director
423-892-9363 ext. 103

As the Executive Director, Becky oversees the overall operations and programming of the church. She leads all of our non-clergy staff.

Lindsey Gallaher

Director of Missions

423-892-9363 ext. 114

As the Director of Missions, Lindsey is responsible for overseeing all aspects of our comprehensive program for missions. She is responsible for providing support for those participating in mission ministries and prophetic leadership calling people forward into the mission ministries of the church.

Christina Malone

ImageDirector of Worship
423-892-9363 ext. 120

As the Director of Worship Christina coordinates and plans our worship services each week, overseesthe music staff, and leads worship in our 9:30 & 11 Sanctuary services. She also directs the High School Choir, Salt & Light.

Olivia McKeehan

ImageAssistant Director of Worship
423-892-9363 ext. 123

Olivia coordinates the church's PreK-5th grade children's choirs and directs Christ Choir (middle school choir). In addition, she assists the Director of Worship, with the planning and implementation of worship services.

Willie Kitchens

ImageGospel Service Worship Leader

423-892-9363 ext. 124
Willie plans and leads our 9:30 Commons Gospel Service and also directs our Senior Choir, Joyful Sounds.  In addition to leading here at Christ Church, Willie is the Pastor of our sister church, Bethlehem Wiley UMC.

Cathy Robbs Baker

ImageDirector of Education
423-892-9363 ext. 119

Cathy oversees the Christian education program of the church as she works with a team of directors to encourage faith formation for infants through adults.

Jacob Ducote

Director of Youth Ministries
423-892-9363 ext. 108
As the Director of Youth ministries, Jacob leads a team of amazing leaders that help develop the faith and passion for students in grades 6-12.

Brian Grow

Business Manager
423-892-9363 ext. 105

As the Business Manager, Brian handles the church accounts and financial responsibilites.

MaryBeth Hammett

Children's Ministry Director

423-892-9363 ext. 116
MaryBeth oversees all ministry to children, preschool age through fifth grade. This includes the staffing of programs, training of leaders, and implementing the programs so kids have great experiences at church and are learning and growing in their relationship with Christ.

Michele Bailey

Office Manager & Director of Nurseries

423-892-9363 ext. 104
As the Office Manager, Michele arranges the bulletin, designs our outdoor sign, and helps to coordinate the church's social media.  She also helps answer the phones and makes supply purchases.  As the Director of Nurseries, she is one of the friendly faces you will see when you check-in your infants and toddlers on Sunday mornings.  She makes sure that our four nurseries are fully staffed with qualified, caring workers.

John Abney

ImageBuilding Manager

423-892-9363 ext.106

John performs and coordinates the routine maintenance of our buildings and vehicles.


Jennifer Folsom

Assistant Youth Director - High School & Administration
423-892-9363 ext. 107
Jennifer works primarily with our high school youth and also assists with programming, budgeting, and administrative tasks.

Nathen Vander Wilt

Assistant Youth Director - Middle School 
423-892-9363 ext. 131
Nathen works primarily with our middle school youth.

Carrie Sandidge

ImageAssistant Director of Ministries
423-892-9363 ext. 117

On Sundays Carrie directs both worship services in the Commons.  She also maintains the church's membership records and coordinates our visitation teams.

Kari Martin

ImageDirector of New Members
423-892-9363 ext. 126

Life is better connected! As the Director of New Members, Kari helps assimilate newer members into ministry at Christ Church.

Laura Lloyd

ImagePreschool Director
423-892-9363 ext. 109

Laura is the Director of Christ Academy Preschool.

Marc Moss

ImageComputer Specialist
423-892-9363 ext. 115

Marc maintains all of the church's computers, sound, and audio visual equipment.

Alex Ford

Image Worship Leader
Alex leads the worship band at our 11:15 Commons Contemporary Rock Service.  He also serves CUMC as the Young Adult Lay Minister.

Brittany Elrod

ImageAssistant Children's Ministry Director

Brittany assists with the Children's Ministry. She helps with Power Up, leads a small group, and assists with children's events including retreats, Sunday Fun-Day inflatables, 3rd grade Bible presentation and VBS.

Adrienne Brady

Children's Ministry Production Coordinator

Adrienne is our Children's Ministry Production Coordinator. She plans and produces the large group portion of children's worship (Power Up) on Sunday mornings. She coordinates all elements of this service from directing the volunteers to designing the set. 

Cameron Duree

Christ Town/Christ Kidz Children's Director

As the ChristTown/ChristKidz Director, Cameron coordinates our preschool and kindergarten ministries.

Theresa Jones

423-892-9363 ext. 101

Theresa is the face you see or the voice you hear when visiting or calling Christ Church.  She also maintains the chuch's calendar and schedules all of our classrooms and large events.

Susan Crum

ImageWebmaster/Ministries Assistant
423-892-9363 ext. 128

Susan maintains our church website and provides staff support for computer applications.

Julie Olingy

ImageOffice Assistant
423-892-9363 ext.136

Julie helps with many office projects, answering phones, and helping with worship setup by putting together visitor materials, attendance pads, prayer cards. She also works closely with the Tuesday Morning Angels, a small group that meets each week to write notes to members.

Randy Liner

ImageVideo Specialist

Working with the Media Team, Randy creates videos for in-house promotions and external marketing. He is responsible for directing, shooting, editing, and delivering completed productions for big screens in the church, viewing on the web, or airing on media outlets.

Gary Bynum

ImageAssociate Director of Music

423-892-9363 ext. 125
Gary helps lead worship in both our Contemporary and Blended Traditional Services.  He also directs our orchestra, many of our ensembles, and assists with the High School Youth Choir.

Sandi Asplund


Sandi is our Pianist/Organist for the Blended Traditional service and the Keyboardist/instrumental arranger for the 9:30 Contemporary service.

8645 E. Brainerd Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37421 
423-892-8443 fax