Meet the Staff

Rev. Chris Sanders
Pastor @

Pastor Chris Sanders was educated at Florida State University, Duke Divinity School, and Asbury Theological Seminary.  He has served United Methodist Churches in North Carolina and throughout Florida.  He is married to Charissa, a Deacon of the United Methodist Church, and they raise two beautiful dogs: a cockapoo and a labradoodle.  He enjoys attending concerts, being an amateur foodie, and trips to Walt Disney World. Pastor Chris’ passion in ministry is to help people develop a deep and passionate faith that calls them to action in the world through loving God and loving neighbor.


Bethany Whitlock
Administrative Assistant


Linda Pickett - BookkeeperLinda Pickett


Nick Despres
Music Director


Ellen Despres
Children’s Choir Director


James Ranch

Aaron Dolan