Our Staff

To reach any of our staff by phone, please call our main number: 803-813-0010 and dial any extension you need.



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Lead Pastor
Jud Jordan is the founder and lead pastor of Embark Church. He has a passion for helping others grow in the faith, specifically by teaching the how-to’s of engaging God.
803-813-0010 ext 2 or email him at judjordan@embark-church.org.

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Rachel Carter | Embark Church Orangeburg, SC

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Administrator & Children’s Ministry Director 
Rachel Carter is the Administrator and Children’s Ministry Director for the church.  As the Administrator, she is responsible for executing the administrative operations of Embark.  If you need something, she is the first staff member to contact. As the Children’s Ministry Director, she is responsible for coordinating the Christian education of our children under 10 years of age.
803-813-0010 ext 3

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Click to learn more about Thomas and how you can support his ministry.

Youth Leader
Thomas Sandifer is Embark’s Youth Leader, and is responsible for the spiritual growth of our youth from ages 12-18.
803-813-0010 ext 4 or email him at thomassandifer@embark-church.org.


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Events Coordinator
Teresa Martin is the Events Coordinator for Embark Church. She plans and coordinates fellowship events and church celebrations.
803-813-0010 ext 5

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Joyce Wannamaker | Embark Church Orangeburg, SC

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Financial Secretary
Mrs. Joyce Wannamaker is the Financial Secretary. She is responsible for managing Embark’s finances.
803-813-0010 ext 6
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Worship Leader
Jared Wise is the Worship Leader for Embark Church. His duties include music selection, leading the worship team, and leading worship. Click here to support Jared & his ministry – Jared Wise Support.
803-813-0010 ext 7

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