For contact information and bios, click on each staff member's name and title.

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MORRIS BROWN
+ Senior Pastor

mbrown@christgreensboro.org
336-299-1571 ext. 304

Morris is responsible for the overall spiritual leadership of Christ Church. His responsibilities include vision casting, strategic planning, leadership of staff, worship design, preaching, and working with the people of Christ Church as we seek to love, grow, and serve. Morris is married to Pam, who teaches blind and visually-impaired students for Guilford County schools. The Browns have two sons (Zach and Caleb), two wonderful daughters-in-law (Ellen and Kelsey), and their first granddaughter on the way! Morris is passionate about helping people discover the relevance of the Christian faith for postmodern life. He is also passionate about golf and the music of “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen!

LOUIS TIMBERLAKE
+ Executive Pastor

ltimberlake@christgreensboro.org
336-299-1571 ext. 307

Louis is responsible for the operations of Christ Church and working with the relevant lay and staff leaders. He is also active in worship and preaching, in addition to overseeing our ministry to young adults. Louis has served in churches in North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. He is married to Kate, an MD student at Wake Forest, and they have one son, Felder, and a dog, Hobbs. When he's not working or chasing Felder, he enjoys backpacking, fly-fishing, being active, and watching sports (specifically the Georgia Bulldogs, the Davidson Wildcats, the Atlanta Falcons, and Duke).

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VIRGINIA REYNOLDS
+ Associate Pastor

vreynolds@christgreensboro.org
336-299-1571 ext. 312

Virginia serves as Associate Pastor at Christ Church,working in the areas of Congregational Care, Missional Engagement and Connections Ministries. In Congregational Care, Virginia works with Stephen Ministers, and applicable church staff to offer educational and supportive resources to all those in need of care at Christ Church. A passion for Virginia is missions outreach where the body of Christ impacts our community with a message of God’s hope and love. Virginia also works closely with the Connectional Ministries team to help people connect their gifts and graces with the missions and ministry opportunities of Christ Church.

A child of missionaries, Virginia grew up in Brazil and Rutherford County, NC before going to Mercer University. During her 25 years in ministry, she has served congregations in the areas of Spiritual Formation, Family Ministry, Pastoral Care, and Mission Outreach. Virginia furthered her education at Campbell Divinity, ACPE Chaplaincy training, and most recently at Duke Divinity School. Virginia and her husband, Lollis, have two sons, Joshua and Joel.

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CARTER ELLIS
+ Lead Pastor, Glenwood, Effective July 1, 2018

cellis@christgreensboro.org

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CATHY WEST
+ Senior Director of Worship & Arts

cwest@christgreensboro.org
336-299-1571 ext. 309

Cathy, who has been at Christ Church since 1993, is responsible for leading our Worship and Arts ministries for all ages. She collaborates with the other Worship and Arts staff and clergy in the planning and leadership of our traditional worship services and is responsible for the coordination and planning of special worship services and concerts throughout the year. She especially enjoys bringing people of all ages together through our church-wide productions such as Benjamin Britten's Noye's Fludde and past productions of Fiddler on the Roof and The Sound of Music, and she truly believes that there is a place for everyone in Worship and Arts at Christ Church.

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MATT GRAVELY
+ Director of Contemporary Worship

mgravely@christgreensboro.org
336-299-1571 ext. 315

Matt is responsible for leading music for our contemporary worship services. He collaborates with the clergy in the planning and leadership of the services, coordinates musicians, and oversees the usage of worship technology in those services.

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CHRIS DEDERER
+ Organist & Director of Children's Music

cdederer@christgreensboro.org
336-299-1571 ext. 308

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JARED GORDON
+ Director of Handbell Ministries

jgordon@christgreensboro.org
336-299-1571 ext. 351

Jared coordinates all handbell activities at Christ Church. He directs the Chimers, Campana, and Carillon choirs, and works closely with Cathy West and Chris Dederer. In addition to his ministry at Christ Church, he is the music teacher at a charter school in Summerfield, NC. Jared is a passionate musician with a servant's heart, and he draws his strength from John 13:15 "I have set you an example so that you do as I have done for you." When he's not teaching or directing music, Jared enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife Annie and toddler son John, and an occasional round of golf.

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ANNE DOOLEY
+ Senior Director of Discipleship Ministries

adooley@christgreensboro.org
336-299-1571 ext. 306

Anne is responsible for overseeing our education ministries for children (infants through grade six) and adults. Specifically, she works with children’s ministry, family life, Welcome Wednesday, senior adults, and adult Sunday school.

She is a graduate of Greensboro College, with degrees in Religion & Philosophy and Sociology. She completed Certification Studies in Christian Education at Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and has been working full-time in Christian Education since 1978, coming to Christ Church in 1981. She enjoys working with a wide variety of people in our many facets of educational ministry. Her hobbies include going to Raleigh to see her young adult children, playing a little tennis, and going out to lunch and for walks with friends. Christ Church is her home, and she is honored to be part of this church family, along with her husband, Barry.

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KATEY BLAYLOCK
+ Director of Youth Discipleship

kblaylock@christgreensboro.org
336-299-1571 ext. 303

Katey is responsible for overseeing the youth ministry (grades seven through twelve) and coordinating the teams of volunteers that it takes to run this ministry. She grew up in the Greensboro/Jamestown area, mostly in the halls of Christ Church. She loved growing up with the Children's and Youth programs at CUMC and credits their guidance to her faith in God's grace and her heart for missions. She has a degree in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University, which she used to teach elementary school for six years in High Point, while volunteering with the youth at Christ Church. Katey began full time as Youth Director in June of 2015 and is currently pursuing her Masters in Christian Practice through Duke Divinity School.

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KARA HARVEY
+ Director of Children's Discipleship

kharvey@christgreensboro.org
336-299-1571 ext. 317

Kara joined the staff in November 2017 and is responsible for overseeing the ministry for children at Christ Church. Kara grew up in Advance, NC, and attended Wake Forest University for her undergraduate studies. At Wake Forest, Kara was a double major in Religion and Elementary Education and earned a North Carolina teaching license for grades K-6. Kara is currently in the Master of Practical Theology program at Pfeiffer University. She is a certified candidate for ordination as a Deacon in the United Methodist Church. Kara loves working with kids, helping people find their passion for serving others, and spending time with her family and friends, her dog, and a good book. You'll probably never see Kara without a cup of coffee in her hands.

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LYNN LONG
+ Discipleship Ministries Assistant

llong@christgreensboro.org
336-299-1571 ext. 314

Lynn works with Anne and the Education and Formation Ministry Area to run the education ministries of Christ Church. In particular, she focuses on ministries to families of preschoolers.

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KATHY WICKLINE
+ Director of Kids Ahead

kidsahead@christgreensboro.org
336-299-1571 ext. 730

Kathy has been the Director of the Kids Ahead after school program since its inception in July 1994, and is honored that her church home has supported this vital ministry for twenty years.

She is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Elementary Education and multiple graduate courses in education. She taught in Pittsburgh, PA, and the Greensboro City Schools before coming to Kids Ahead. Her family consists of her husband Terry, three adult children, and four grandchildren.

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SALLIE BETT THEALL
+ Director of Childhood Enrichment Center

stheall@christgreensboro.org
336-299-1571 ext. 720

Sallie Bett is the director of our weekday preschool, Childhood Enrichment Center. She oversees the CEC staff and works with the CEC Board of Directors to run this ministry.

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COURTNEY GUADAGNO
+ Director of Communications & Technology

cguadagno@christgreensboro.org
336-299-1571 ext. 301

Courtney is responsible for developing and implementing a communications strategy that helps people in the congregation and the community connect with the ministries of Christ Church. She also oversees the technology of Christ Church in support of its ministries. A North Carolina native, Courtney received a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication and English at UNC-Chapel Hill and her M.A. in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College in Boston, MA. Before coming to Christ Church, she worked as a digital editor in the content marketing industry. She lives in Greensboro with her husband, Tim; their son, Rhett; and their dog, Gatsby.

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SAMANTHA CHARLET
+ Business Manager

scharlet@christgreensboro.org
336-299-1571 ext. 310

Samantha manages the finances of Christ Church, working closely with the Finance Committee to cultivate good stewardship of our financial resources. She ensures that all contributions to the ministries of Christ Church are used to further the work of those ministries, enabling us to honor our commitment to be a community where the good news of Jesus Christ is encountered, embraced, and embodied.

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SUSAN PABON
+ Clergy Administrative Assistant

spabon@christgreensboro.org
336-299-1571 ext. 305

Susan provides support to the clergy of Christ Church and is a wonderful link between our pastors and the congregation. She coordinates schedules, helps manage pastoral care needs, and generally stays two steps ahead of our pastoral staff.

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SARAH SNIDER
+ Office Assistant

ssnider@christgreensboro.org
336-299-1571 ext. 300

Sarah serves as the receptionist in the office area, attending to the various needs within the Church Office and providing support to our Worship and Arts and Education and Formation staff. Sarah moved to Greensboro to attend UNCG in 2000, and obtained her B.A. in English with a minor in History. Sarah has an M.F.A. in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction. In her spare time, she loves to read, write, and watch movies of every genre. She is also a music lover and a big kid at heart.

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ROBYN SHELALA
+ Accounting Assistant

rshelala@christgreensboro.org
336-299-1571 ext. 311

Robyn, working part time at Christ Church, works with Samantha in stewardship of the finances of Christ Church, ensuring that our resources are managed with accuracy and integrity. She grew up in Florida and moved to Greensboro to attend UNCG. After many years working in sales and management positions she eventually ended up at Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro where her mom was a patient. Robyn has been a Volunteer Coordinator at hospice for the past 13 years. In her leisure time Robyn enjoys gardening, volunteering and spending time with friends.

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MARK LEDFORD
+ Director of Facilities & Food Service

mledford@christgreensboro.org
336-299-1571 ext. 318

Mark is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a degree in Business Administration and a major in Hospitality Management. He has been on staff at Christ Church since 1997 and worked in the food service and hospitality industry for 22 years. Here at Christ Church, he manages our facilities and food services.

Over the last several years, Christ Church has served as a meeting place for several ministry and non-profit organizations in Guilford County. If you have any request for building concerns, room assignments or event planning, please feel free to contact Mark.

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JOHN MCLEAN
+ Lead Facilities Assistant

jmclean@christgreensboro.org

John works with Mark in caring for the facilities of Christ Church. He helps maintain the facilities, manages the setup needs of various groups, and assists in the hospitality ministry.

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Sexton

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BOB DONOVAN
Maintenance Assistant