Pastors & Staff

Meet the Team

Pastor Joe Sanders

Senior Pastor
Joe grew up in central Illinois. He graduated from Lincoln Christian University and Seminary with a B.A. in Ministry and a Master of Divinity degree. He is currently in the project phase of a Doctor of Ministry in Advanced Biblical Preaching at Talbot Theological Seminary. He enjoys all things outdoors, football, reading books, watching movies, and loves doing life with his wife and three children. Joe loves seeing people’s lives transform when they experience the truth, grace, and love of Christ.

Pastor Chris Chambers

Executive Pastor for Adult Ministries
Chris graduated from Judson University and Trinity International Seminary.  He enjoys music, basketball, reading books, and spending time with his wife, children, and granddaughter.   Chris can be seen leading our adults in ministry and leading our contemporary service music team.

Emily Laudenslager

Youth Ministry Director
Emily is from Eastern Pennsylvania and attended Cairn University.  She has a degree in Bible & Youth Ministry and a Master's in Counseling.  When not hanging out with students, she enjoys traveling, tormenting her cat, Rogue, and watching any Philly sports team...we don't hold that against her.  

Lisa Thomas

Children's Ministry Director
Communications Director
Lisa is from Western Pennsylvania and attended Geneva College for a BS in Chemistry and a MA in Counseling.   She has three children who keep her on her toes.   When not at church, she can be found running, hanging out with her family, or cheering on her beloved Pittsburgh Steelers.  
Sarah Wilson
Financial Administrator
Jaymie Shine
Preschool Director
Beth Noble
Front Desk Receptionist
Joyce Thomas
Music Coordinator
Aaron Wilson 
Live Streaming Assistant
Jun Caba
Janet Manning
Sanctuary Organist
Jessica Krueger
Administrative Assistant
Matt Jefferson
Media Assistant
Sunny Choo
Sanctuary Pianist