Our staff

Jud Jordan

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 of engaging God. 

Rachel Carter

Rachel Carter is the Administrator and is responsible for executing the administrative operations of Embark.  If you need something, she is the first staff member to contact. 

Joyce Wannamaker

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

Lynnae Wilson

Children's Ministry Coordinator
Lynnae Wilson is the Children’s Ministry Coordinator. She is responsible for the spiritual growth and development of our children ages 0-10.

Kristina Wrenn

Worship Leader
Kristina Wrenn is the Worship Leader and is responsible for leading worship at Embark.

Beverly Thomas

Ministry Coordinator
Beverly Thomas is the Ministry Coordinator. She is responsible for small groups as well as our women's ministry. 

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.

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.

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