Our staff bring a passion to Chatham Church for sharing the gospel of Jesus, caring for our congregation, and interacting with our community. Please pray for and encourage these men and women as they use their gifts and talents to serve our church family and those around us.
Alex Kirk - Lead Pastor
Alex came to Chatham Church in 2012 to serve as lead pastor after 16 years of campus ministry experience with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He's passionate about following Jesus, building communities that bless the surrounding community, Scripture, his wife and three kids, reading nerdy books, watching Tar Heel basketball, and finding good ice cream substitutes to work around his lactose intolerance.
"Chatham Community Church has been a great place not only for me to serve but for my whole family to be a part of a warm community. Our kids love it here! And my wife and I have been incredibly blessed to do life with such a gifted, welcoming, and fun group of people. Come and see!"
You can contact Alex at: email@example.com
Steve Tamayo - Executive Pastor
Steve grew up in Florida, in a large Latino family. He attended Duke and Oxford. He then worked in college ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and as the Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Crossway Church. Steve is happily married to Amy. Together, they have four children, one dog and lots of adventures.
The Tamayos moved to Pittsboro in 2014. As the Executive Pastor, Steve does a lot of project management around the church and mentors emerging leaders. He's always up for a cup of coffee and a conversation.
You can contact Steve at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Stith - Director of Worship and Visual Arts
Michelle grew up in the mountains of NC, but came to the piedmont to attend UNC where she met her husband and co-worship leader, Mark. Michelle loves worship and music and is passionate about the communal artistic expression of our faith. She and Mark have 5 much-beloved kids (and now a son and a daughter-in-law!) who love to eat, laugh, read, and make music together on their farm in rural Chatham County.
You can reach Michelle at: email@example.com
Maggie Walton - Music Director
Maggie was born and raised in Durham in a family of 6. She has been heavily immersed in music since early childhood. After graduating from Durham School of the Arts, she has gone on to study at Durham Technical College working towards an Associates in Arts degree. She spent most of her teenage and young adult years serving on worship teams. She enjoys song writing as well as writing poetry.
You can reach Maggie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blake Barbera - Director of Student Ministries
Blake grew up in the beautiful Napa Valley, CA. After high school he served as a missionary in southern India. Having moved to San Diego following his time abroad, he spent the last 10 years working as a carpenter, serving in a house church and graduating from San Diego Christian College. By far the highlight of Blake’s life to this point was marrying his wife, Kristina.
Blake and Kristina (along with their Siberian Husky, Samson) moved to North Carolina so Blake could attend Duke University Divinity School.
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