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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. 




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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: alex@chathamchurch.org



Jaime Castañer Weiss
Campus Teaching Pastor - Pittsboro

Jaime was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He met Lidia while studying engineering and they have been married since 2006. After living in New York for 10 years, they moved to Chatham in 2018. Before that, Jaime worked as a mechanical engineer, served in college ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and was an Associate Pastor at Living Christ Church in Nyack, NY.

Jaime is passionate about seeing people thrive through a life centered on Jesus. He loves good food, good conversation, good games, and good coffee.

You can contact Jaime at:





Michelle HeadshotMichelle 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 two daughters-in-law!) who love to eat, laugh, read, and make music together on their farm in rural Chatham County.

You can reach Michelle at: worship@chathamchurch.org



Maggie Stith
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: maggie@chathamchurch.org





Cynthia Dekaney
Director of Children's Ministries

Cynthia is most comfortable when surrounded by small children and has consequently spent most of her life working and serving in schools and ministries involving kids and youth.  She and Chris met while attending Texas A&M and married shortly after graduation.  They relocated to Chatham County from Houston, Texas, in 2007 and have loved raising 5 kids here. 

"I can't imagine anything more special than getting to share the story of God's love with children. I enjoy watching parents raise their children to love the Lord and walk beside them in the process. Chatham Church has been an incredible extended family for us here and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work in this program and ensure that it continues to bless other families the way it did ours."

You can reach Cynthia at dekaney@yahoo.com



Carol Terrell
North Chatham Director - Chatham Kids

Carol is a native North Carolinian, having grown up in Burlington, NC. She loves the Tar Heels and enjoys watching basketball games with her family.  Together with her husband, Jamey, she has 3 kids and 2 dogs. Carol has been an adult volunteer in children's ministries for over 20 years. Her love for working with children started in the basement of her childhood church where she helped put on puppet shows as a teenager. She is also passionate about worship music and loves to see kids worshipping God.

You can reach Carol at carol_terrell@yahoo.com.
Blake Barbera


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 German Shephard) moved to North Carolina so Blake could attend Duke Divinity School.

You can reach Blake at:

Jeff Morris

Jeff Morris
Small Groups Coach

Jeff has lived most of his life in North Carolina. After spending over 20 years in business in Greensboro and Raleigh, Jeff and his wife Suzanne left the US and moved to Central Asia where they worked and served for 7 years. Upon their return, they settled in Chatham County and came to Chatham Church in June of 2017.

Jeff has spent many years teaching, mentoring and serving in the local church, as he has a strong desire to see it equipped to serve the surrounding community. Jeff loves old books, classic literature, all types of music, puttering around on their farm, and all things ice hockey.

You can reach Jeff at:

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