Dean has been Senior Pastor of Christ Community Church since 2005. He and his wife Trudy moved to Pinehurst after 19 years in a suburb of Minneapolis. There Dean served for 16 years as senior pastor of CrossPoint Church in Bloomington and three years as a consultant with Ministry Campaign Services, a division of the national EFCA office specializing in capital campaigns, stewardship education, and strategic planning. He continues to serve Ministry Campaign Services in an “as needed” capacity.
Dean's spiritual gifts include preaching/teaching, leadership, and shepherding. In his free time, he enjoys golf, bicycling, kayaking, and rollerblading.
Dean and Trudy originate from Park River, ND and married after college. They have two sons, Adam and Andrew. Adam is married to Rachel and is a financial analyst in Minneaopolis, while Rachel is full-time mom of their growing family. Andrew is employed in a printing company and resides in the suburbs of Minneapolis.
Trudy works part-time and enjoys music, dining out, mentoring women, and using her spiritual gift of encouragement. Her background includes marketing and sales of senior housing, school board member, and teaching.
Rich joined the Christ Community team in the spring of 2013 as the Associate Pastor of Church Ministries. By God's grace, he graduated from both the United States Naval Academy and Dallas Theological Seminary, served as a senior pastor for 12 years and has diverse experience as a church planter and discipleship consultant. He strives to glorify God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission in the Spirit of the Great Commandment.
Married in 1991, Rich and his wife Jenny are still crazy in love with one another, have four extremely active and athletic children who keep them on their knees and on the go to lacrosse games, cross county, track and swim meets. As a family they love to play hard, eat frozen yogurt, go to the beach and argue about who used all the hot water in the shower. In his spare time, Rich enjoys swimming, cycling and endures running only to cross the finish line of an occasional triathlon.
Aaron holds a Master of Arts of Theology from Talbot School of Theology, and has extensive ministry experience as a Young Adult/High School Pastor, a Volunteer Staff Member for College and Young Adult Ministries, and an Extended Care Supervisor for a Christian School.
Each of these positions has challenged and grown Aaron in the areas of leadership, teaching, counseling, developing small group curriculum, preaching, planning and organizing retreats, arranging and leading missions trips, leading outreach events for several hundred students, and much more.
Aaron grew up in a Christian home in Southern California and came to know Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at a young age. His call to serve in full-time ministry came as he was finishing up his senior year of undergraduate school, and his life has shown the fruit of that call ever since. He and Holly were married in 2007 and they have two sons, Jayden and Colton.
Aaron joined the staff at CCC in September 2011.
Mat has served as the Worship Pastor for Christ Community Church since August of 2013. Embracing his calling as a worship leader at an early age, Mat has devoted himself to pursuing God in a sacrificial lifestyle of worship. Mat holds B.S. in Worship & Music studies from Liberty University and is currently working towards his M.A. in the same field.
By God's grace, Mat has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities to practice and prepare for the life commitment of vocational ministry. As a teenager, Mat spent 8 years traveling with a band as a songwriter and worship leader. Since 2001, Mat has ministered in the worship and music setting gaining invaluable and precious experience as a leader, facilitator, and teacher of the worship arts in ministry. His time at Liberty University exposed him to churches of all shapes and sizes, affording him a dynamic and diverse platform of worship and leadership.
While attending LU, Mat met Jamie and they were married in June of 2011. Jamie also holds a B.S. in Worship & Music studies, as well as an M.A. in Management & Leadership from Liberty. As a family, Mat and Jamie minister from the Biblical foundation that every aspect of our lives should be offered to the Lord as a sacrifice of praise! During their college years, Mat and Jamie ministered together in various ministries and churches including DanRiver church in Danville, VA (church plant of Thomas Road Baptist church), and Amelon United Methodist church in Madison Heights, VA. Before their time at CCC, Mat and Jamie spent two years in Jacksonville, FL where Mat ministered as the Worship Pastor at LifeNow Church, as well as teaching Worship Arts at University Christian School. Jamie worked as a contract data analyst for a national woundcare organization, a field in which she continues to specialize as a consultant.
Avid lovers of each other and the arts, a few of Mat and Jamie's family favorites include discovering unknown jam bands; cups of coffee from their Keurig machine while sitting by the fire; playing at the dog park with their Chocolate Lab, Princess Leia, and their American Bulldog, Chewie; as well as a good StarWars movie marathon.
Wes came to Christ in 1975 and has lived in the Pinehurst area since 1990. He and his wife Connie have 5 children and 14 grandchildren and love spending time with both. Wes's passion in ministry is coming alongside men and women and helping them understand the great calling that each person has in Jesus Christ and he desires to model the Lord in all areas of his life. Both he and Connie enjoy ministry together and love the CCC family.
Allison was raised in Columbus, Georgia where she lived in the same home all her childhood years. Then she met her husband, Chuck, became a military wife, and life as she new it changed – it got even better! 5 PCS moves, 9 homes, and 2 children later...Chuck and Allison have recently retired from the military and made Pinehurst, NC their "forever home". CCC has quickly won their hearts, and they are proud to call it their new church home. Allison has a heart to serve the Lord and is constantly amazed and grateful at God's faithful direction and protection over her family's life. She is doing what God has called her to do – and she could not be happier.
Marlene is a native North Carolinian, originally from Moore County. She was raised in a Christian home, and has been active in church from a young age. She came to know Christ as her personal Lord and Savior in her early twenties. It was during this period that she began to recognize her ability to work with children and sensed a call to serve the Lord. She began teaching in Sunday School, participating in child-focused volunteer projects, and volunteering in Children’s Church. She also took classes at Bethel Bible College as a means to satisfy her need to know more about the Bible and Christ’s teachings.
After a twenty year career in pharmacy as the technician supervisor at Central Carolina Hospital and as a community college instructor, Marlene returned to college for her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and began to work with children fulltime in the classroom. She has been blessed with a passion to educate children, help them grow to know Christ, and help parents to provide the best environment possible to care for God’s children.
Marlene and her husband Kevin have been blessed with one son, Tommy. They are a close family, and enjoy spending time together outdoors kayaking, fishing, and appreciating nature. They care for a menagerie of pets that include two American Dingoes.
Linda was born in Detroit, MI and was raised as a “military brat”, so her family moved frequently. She has lived in North Carolina for over 30 years, 20 of those in Southern Pines.
She and her husband Jack have 6 children, 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren some of whom live in Ohio. The remainder are scattered throughout North Carolina. They also have two very spoiled dogs! She likes to travel, and, in her spare time also enjoys photography and reading.
She attended East Tennessee State University and continues taking classes at Sandhills Community College that are relevant to her job. She has had a varied career with over 22 years spent in the customer service arena and is delighted to be working at CCC.
Originally from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Thom Fecik attended Westminster College (New Wilmington, PA) from 1976 - 1980. There he studied Fine-Art and Art Education. Shortly after graduating in 1980 he began his teaching career in September of 1980. Teaching Photography, Graphic Design and Art Awareness at Boardman High School (Boardman, Ohio) became Thom's passion for the next 30 years. While at Boardman High School he also was involved in many extra-curricular activities; Yearbook Adviser, School Newspaper Adviser, Club Adviser and Tennis Coach.
From 1984 to 1989 Thom worked on his Masters degree in Educational Media at Kent State University. He completed his Masters in August of 1990 at Youngstown State University.
After 30 years of teaching service, Thom retired from Boardman High School and relocated to the Sandhills area to be closer to family. He is currently working at Christ Community Church doing the graphic design of materials, print, web and audio-visual.
Korey grew up in a military family. She moved around quite a bit as a child, but ended up in a small town in Florida where her father retired from the Air Force after 21 years. She attended the University of Central Florida and obtained a degree in Communicative Disorders. After graduating and spending many frustrating months trying to get a job as a Speech Pathologist, she took a job as a Test Technician for a local engineering firm and that changed her life. She went back to school and got a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Rollins College. She worked as a Test Engineer in Florida at Harris Corporation and Northern Virginia for Lockheed Martin, and also as a Quality Engineer for the NSA in Georgia.
Korey's ultimate passion is dance, specifically ballet. She danced professionally while in Florida for the Space Coast Ballet Company. She has taught ballet and jazz classes in Florida, Virginia, and Georgia.
Korey is married to the love of her life David, who is a Psychologist for the Army. She is enjoying military life again, and is eager to see what adventures she will encounter as an Army wife.
Sallie was born in Detroit, MI and graduated from St. Mary's Of Royal Oak Highschool, she attended Oakland Community College.
She began her career as a Flight Attendant for North American Airlines in Miami, Fl until she returned to Michigan and married her high school sweetheart. Together they had 4 children. When the family was nearly raised, she began her career as a Unit Secretary at William Beaumont Hospital for 12 years, then moving to Atlanta, Ga, she spent 10 years working at St. Joseph Hospital. In her spare time she developed a love of painting and spent her time off, painting mostly watercolors. While attending Mt. Pisgah UMC, she was moved by a powerful sermon by Dr. Allen Hunt, that spoke to her in a way that she felt it was God speaking to her, inviting her to give her life to Christ. It was that day that she began a more personal relationship and dedicated her life to Jesus Christ. She began attending services at an Interdenominational church, Lake Arrowhead chapel, and served two years on the Board of Directors before moving to Pinehurst in 2008. She joined Christ Community Church in 2010.
She feels that God has led her to serve in this present capacity. To be His steward in bringing comfort and understanding to people she is put in contact with, and she feels privileged to have been selected to fill this position.
Uschi was born and raised in Germany and came to American in 2001 with her two daughters, Kim and Eve. She enjoyed the desert of Arizona for 2 years and moved to Pinehurst in 2003. Uschi has been part of the CCC family since 2009 and has loved volunteering in the student ministry as a youth group leader.
As the Worship Ministry Administrative Assistant Uschi will be organizing the creative efforts of our talented musicians and working on project management for the Worship Pastor.
Uschi thrives in a group environment, enjoys German cooking and walking her 2 dogs in the North Carolina sun. She loves to set goals in her personal life and in 2012 she walked 2012 kilometers and the goal for 2013 was to read the bible in a year.