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our Leadership

Our Leadership Structure

Believers who invest their hearts, time, families, and finances into the building of a local church deserve to have confidence in their church leadership. People are looking for leaders who conduct themselves with integrity and respect when making decisions. That’s why we want to give you an overview of our structure:
1. Guided by Pastoral Staff
The pastoral staff team, led by the lead pastor, oversee the day-to-day ministry and operations of the church. They are responsible for the administration and development of the spiritual life of the church.
2. Protected by Elders
The elders are the governing body of our church. The elders, along with the lead pastor, oversee all aspects of the church by developing policies. They are nominated by the congregation and appointed by the current serving elders.
3. Strengthened by Oversight
The oversight team is tasked with helping, guiding and resourcing the elders as needed. However, the primary purpose of the oversight team is to serve as a leadership, spiritual and operational resource to the lead pastor. Embark’s oversight team consists of three lead pastors of other churches within our network.

Meet Our Staff

jud jordan pastor embark church

Lead Pastor - Jud Jordan

Jud Jordan is Embark’s founding and lead pastor. He graduated from The Citadel with an undergraduate degree and from Columbia Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree. He has served as an associate and senior pastor of other churches before God called him to start Embark. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) denomination. To read more about his story, click the button below. 
administrator, rachel carter

Rachel Carter

Embark
Administrator
Rachel Carter is our Administrator. She is responsible for executing the administrative operations of Embark. If you need something, she is the first staff member to contact. 
beverly thomas, ministry coordinator

Beverly Thomas

Discipleship
Director
Beverly Thomas is our Discipleship Director. She is responsible for small groups as well as our women's ministry.
krashawn guess, student ministry coordinator

Krashawn Guess

Student Ministry
Coordinator
Krashawn Guess is our Student Ministry Coordinator. He is responsible for the spiritual growth and development of our students in 6th-12th grade.
lynnae wilson, children's ministry coordinator

Sally Bowers

Children's Ministry
Coordinator
Sally Bowers is the Children’s Ministry Coordinator. She is responsible for the spiritual growth and development of our children newborn through 5th grade.
joyce wannamaker, financial secretary

Joyce Wannamaker

Financial
Secretary
Mrs. Joyce Wannamaker is our Financial Secretary. She is responsible for managing Embark’s finances.