Director of Children’s Ministry

Amelia Cassar

Amelia Cassar was born and raised in Sacramento, California, but is thankful that God brought her to North Carolina and ultimately to CGS in 2016 to serve its kids and families. She became a Christian at the age of 18 when a sorority sister shared the gospel with her. A few months later, she met her husband and best friend, Isaac, in the dining hall at UCLA. After graduating in 2015 with a B.A. in Global Studies, she moved to…
Youth Ministry Intern

Carissa Cauthen

Carissa Cauthen is originally from the beautiful state of South Carolina. She has a passion for ministry, and the Lord has used overseas missions to build her faith and love of Him. Carissa loves to use her creative gifts by painting, drawing, or creating something unique. She enjoys being outside, reading in a coffee shop, or fellowshipping with friends over food. She is so excited to be working with the youth at CGS!
Administrative Assistant

Abigail Grebe

Abigail Grebe joined the office staff in May of 2012. She is the first one to greet you with a smile as you walk into the office. Abby assists the Music Ministry, Children’s Ministry, and Young Adults Ministry and on Sundays she enjoys being a lead vocalist with the CGS praise team and working in the Nursery. You’ll often see her flitting around the hallways on Sunday mornings seeing how she can help you! She and her husband, Ryan, reside…
Director of Youth Ministry

JT Hoover

JT Hoover is from the great state of Georgia. He met his wife, Lauren, in Rock Hill, SC while working in youth ministry in the Church. They have two sweet daughters, Micah and Lucy. In JT’s free time, he enjoys reading, drinking a good cup of coffee, exploring Durham’s restaurants, and playing basketball. JT is a lover of sports, books, and delicious food. He’s passionate about seeing students grasp the beauty of who Jesus is, and how Jesus is making…
Chief Operating Officer/Chief of Staff

Glenn Jordan

Dr. Glenn Jordan has long-standing roots in the southeast in general, and the Triangle area in particular. He and his wife Beth met while in high school in Norfolk, Virginia. Glenn migrated to Durham to earn his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at Duke University, while Beth was concurrently pursuing a degree in accounting from the University of Richmond. After a stint in Charlottesville (medical school at UVA), opportunities for post-graduate training and subsequent clinical practice (neonatology) resulted in “transplantation”…
Maintenance Manager

Richard Mayes

Richard Mayes is a North Carolina native, married, with three adult children, and a member of The Church of the Good Shepherd since 1996. Moving his family to one of his wife’s family homes in Durham in 1994, he settled into life in the county near a thriving city and continued working in manufacturing, commuting daily to Virginia. After retiring from product development, he offered to fill in the gap for a short time as a handyman while the church…
Director of Music Ministry

Matt McClure

Matt McClure’s first foray into church musicianship was in his 4th grade year on the stage of a little Presbyterian church in Knoxville, TN. Even then, he knew he was made to play music, and he focused his studies on that pursuit. In 2003, the McClures moved to the Triangle for Matt to work at UNC-Chapel Hill as one of the band directors and the saxophone teacher. In 2013, he started working part-time in the music ministry of Church of…
Communications Coordinator

Liz Stoioff

Liz Stoioff grew up in central North Carolina, then headed to Greenville, South Carolina to study at Furman University. After a brief stint back in North Carolina to get her master’s degree at UNC Chapel Hill, she headed back to the Palmetto State for her first few years in the “real world.” Liz eventually found her way back to the Tar Heel State, and has been working at CGS since early 2014. As Communications Coordinator, Liz compiles the weekly bulletin,…
IT Director

Felix Sung

Felix Sung grew up in South Central Pennsylvania, in the shadow of Gettysburg, Antietem, South Mountain, and Harpers Ferry battlefields, where his earliest ambition was to become a Civil War historian. As a high school sophomore, life—in the form of an Apple II computer—intervened, diverting his energies into pulling off stupid and annoying computer tricks, thereby laying the foundation for his current role at CGS. When not engaged in stupid computer tricks, Felix enjoys playing euphonium, arranging choral and wind…
Business Administrator

Allyson Wieland

A Chapel Hill native, Allyson Wieland has a background in the unlikely combination of Home Economics and Law, graduating from Georgetown in 1987. After two judicial clerkships, she became an associate at the Washington DC firm of Steptoe & Johnson, working in the regulatory affairs division. Wanting to use her skills and training to enhance local church ministry, Allyson enrolled at Philadelphia College of Bible (now Cairn University) in 1994. After completing the program, she found herself coming full circle…