Richard Alford

Congregational Care Pastor

Chris Garrett

Chris Garrett is from St. Louis, but attended UNC before joining the college ministry staff of Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) for five years after college. He attended Gordon-Conwell Seminary in Boston. He and his wife Jenny  both received their degrees there, and they returned to serve at CGS when Chris accepted the position of Youth Pastor.  Following a missions call, Chris and Jenny served with MTW in the Philippines for 4 years, and then returned to States where Chris…

Heeren Anderholm

Stephen Balevic

Norman Acker

Spiritual Formation Pastor

Bob Burns

Bob Burns came to faith in Jesus as a seventh grader, and from that time through college, his life was deeply impacted by mentors who shaped his understanding of faith, ministry, and the church. After graduate school Bob married Janet, who is his best friend and partner. Over the years he has been involved in a wide variety of ministries ranging from youth and singles, worship and arts, and various pastoral roles. He loves designing initiatives on how the gospel…
Community Formation Pastor

Mark Whipple

Mark Whipple was born and raised in Sudbury, MA and therefore is a lifelong Boston sports fanatic. He first arrived in Durham to attend Duke University, then served as Youth Ministry Director at CGS for two years, during which time he met and married his wife, Jen. After attending Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia (and after consuming many cheesesteaks), the Whipples landed in Asheville, NC—first doing youth ministry at Trinity Presbyterian Church, and ultimately planting Westside Church. Mark and Jen…

Bob Burns

Stephen Eckel

Michael Ervin

Nathaniel Kolb

Chris Garrett

Michael Hieronymus

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…

Steve Jones

Aaron Mitchell

Glenn Jordan

Dave Kiefer

Director of Youth Ministry

Spencer Johnson

Spencer was born and raised in the foothills of Morganton, North Carolina. He attended Western Carolina University where he met his lovely wife, Courtney, and was saved by the Lord Jesus through the ministry of Reformed University Fellowship (RUF). Upon graduation, they moved to Blacksburg, VA where Spencer served as the RUF intern at Virginia Tech, while Courtney worked as the Director of Client Services at the local Pregnancy Resource Center. After their time in RUF, they moved back to…

Brandon Thio

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