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.


Click on the video below to learn more about our new elder Paul Kamen. Feel free to contact him with any questions or to get to know him better:


 Click on the video below to learn more about our new elder James Allen. Feel free to contact him with any questions or to get to know him better:




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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 (on sabbatical until March 2020)

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Alex Kirk

Alex is the Lead Pastor of Chatham Community Church and is a graduate of UNC and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is married to Kelly and together they have three children.

Term: Per our constitution, the lead pastor will be an elder without rotation

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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, 2017 - June, 2020

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Jaime Castañer Weiss

Jaime is the Campus Pastor for the Pittsboro campus and is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, and Nyack College, Alliance Theological Seminary. He and his wife Lidia live in Pittsboro near the campus at Chatham Mills.

Term: July 2019 - July 2022


(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.

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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

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