Meet the Pastors & Staff

Dr. Benji Kelley
Founding and Senior Pastor
Fran Helpingstine
Executive Director of Central Staff
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David Bennett
Executive Pastor
Lisa Seaton
Executive Assistant to Pastor Benji Kelley
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Amy Lynn Kelley
Executive Director of HOPE Missions and Extension Ministries
Brian Fuller
Worship Arts Pastor
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Chad Lunsford
Connections and Teaching Pastor
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Derek Mull
Garner Campus Pastor
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Nate Marriner
Sanford Campus Pastor
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Aaron McClurg
Columbia Campus Pastor
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Mitch Cartrette
North Raleigh Campus Pastor
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Renita McCrary
Director of Prison Ministries
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Sara Salmen
Director of Administrative Operations
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Nick Rice
Student Pastor – Garner Campus
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Tokishia Ragland
Children's Ministry Director - Central Campus
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Gary Farmer
Director of Church Property
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Tracy Crosby
Campus Administrative Assistant
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Rowan Garmon
Worship Arts Leader
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Grant DeBerry
hopetown Safety Officer
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Brian Wahl
Worship Arts Leader - Garner Campus
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Bradford Mitchell
Worship Arts Leader - Sanford Campus
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Dustin Chappell
Worship Arts Pastor - Columbia Campus
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Dave Bookhout
Creative Productions Pastor
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Michael Winders
CORE Technologies Asst./Student Production Director
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Buster Melvin
C.O.R.E. Creative Logistics Assistant
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Patricia Coleman
Director of Accounting
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Ross Babinec
Accounting Assistant
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Debbie Meyers
Financial Office Assistant
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Karen Bozzone
Life Groups Coordinator
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Marcie Gilchrist
Director of First Contact
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Carmen Davis
Custodial Services / Café Operator
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Vicki Waugh
Children's Ministry Administrative Assistant
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Erin Doak
hopetown Director - Garner Campus
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Jammie Johnson
hopetown Director - North Raleigh Campus
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Zachary Campbell
hopetown Technical Director
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Bryce Sheehan
Worship Arts Leader - North Raleigh Campus
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Andrea Hicks
hopekids Preschool Director
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Myra Franklin
hopekids Central Staff
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Al-Nisa Lawson-Herod
hopekids Central Staff
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Angela Ball
hopekids Central Staff
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A.W. Rogers
hopekids Central Staff
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Hope Oathout
hopekids Central Staff
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Kathleen Beaulieu
hopekids Central Staff
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Diane Haithcock
hopekids Central Staff
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Emily Chappel
Worship Leader-Columbia Campus
Wendy Ransbury
Administrative Assistant
Jackie Breeze
First Contact Hospitality
Carole Anne Marrin
hopekids Central Staff
Allison Lersch
hopekids Central Staff
Adam Clayton
CORE Video & Media Director - Central Campus
Troy Henry
Sound Engineer - Central Campus