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 At Chatham Church we believe in an all y'all approach to leadership.  Our church family is led by a group of men and women who subscribe to Jesus' model of servant leadership as they serve our congregation.  The Leadership Team is made up of leaders selected from all areas of the ministry - Elders, Deacons, and Pastoral Staff. This team meets week in and week out to provide strategic and organizational leadership; shepherding; and guidance for Chatham Church. They pray a lot, they meet a lot, they wade through a lot of details, and they care for people in hard times. Through all this, they help to work out God's purposes for our church and for our community.  Keep these leaders in your prayers as they seek to love and lead our church family.

Elders  

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Tim Hayes

Tim is an engineer and works for a civil engineering firm in Raleigh.  He is a graduate of the University Of North Carolina at Charlotte.  He is married to Beth and they have two children.

Term: June, 2013 - June, 2016 (on Sabbatical)

 

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Joel Eisner

Joel is a pharmaceutical researcher and graduate of UW Madison. He's an avid cyclist and small group leader. He and his wife Stephanie have two sons in high school.

Term: September 2016 - September 2019

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Chris Dekaney

Chris is a researcher and professor at NC State and is a proud graduate of Texas A&M. He and his wife Cynthia have 5 children.

Term: January 2016 - January 2019

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Mark Matthews 

Mark is a Senior R&D Project Manager for the SAS Institute and is a graduate of UNC. He is married to Rachel and together they have two children.

Term: June, 2015 - June, 2018

Deacons

(For a complete list of our deacons, including those not on the Leadership Team, please see our Deacons Page)

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Linda Sands

Linda works as a veteranarian here in Chatham county. She is married to Steve and has two children. She directs the Children's Choir and is the liason between the Leadership Team and the Finance Team.

 

Rachel Matthews

Rachel Matthews

Rachel leads Special Operations for Chatham Church. She coordinates events through out the year including Connection Celebration, Chatham Serves, Leadership Training, and Volunteer Appreciation. Rachel attended the University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She provides software solutions and serves as a team lead for hosted analytics systems at SAS Institute. She is married to Mark and together they have two children.

 

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Steve Sands (on sabbatical)

Steve handles most of our benevolence requests as well as a lot of logistics. He is married to Linda and has two children.

 

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Holly Anderson

Holly Anderson is married to her high school sweetheart, Jay. They have four children and six grandchildren, which makes for a logistical challenge to get all of them together! Holly has her Masters in Human Resource Management and when she is not teaching in Kenya or Chatham Church, she assists seniors with their personal business affairs.

 

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