our team

Our team serves, equips, and deploys the saints to live on-mission for the glory of our King.

Elder Team

Consistent with the exhortation of Scripture, CHCC is led by a team of Elders.  This team  governs, corrects, cares for (shepherds), and oversees the spiritual interests of the church. An Elder must be a Member of this church and lead a life that meets the qualifications of Scripture and embodies the calling, convictions, and commitments of City on a Hill Community Church.

Pastor Steve Byrens

Elder & Senior Pastor
As Senior Pastor, Steve leads our staff and is responsible for teaching the majority of the time, and day to day operations of the church. He also engages in pastoral counseling and discipleship. 

Brock Peters

Elder
As an Elder, Brock assists with teaching, classes, pastoral care, and leads a life group.

Dean Peters

Elder
As an Elder, Dean assists with teaching, classes, pastoral care, and leads a life group.

Mike Darling

Elder
As an Elder, Mike assists with teaching, classes, pastoral care, and leads a life group.

Michael Fuller

Elder
As an Elder, Michael assists with teaching, classes, pastoral care, and leads a life group.

DEACON TEAM

The word "deacon" is translated from the Greek word diakonos and means "servant." This word is primarily used to describe men holding the office of deacon. Meaning they serve the congregation, under the oversight of the elders.

Travis Gessner

Deacon
As a part of our Deacon team, Travis assists with financial tasks, building/grounds, events, and serves in our Safety Team.

Ben Wilson

Deacon
As a part of our Deacon team, Ben assists with financial tasks, building/grounds, events, and serves in our Children's Ministry.

Mark Carl

Deacon
As a part of our Deacon team, Mark assists with financial tasks, building/grounds, events, leads a Life Group, and serves in our Children's Ministry.

STAFF & MINISTRY LEADERS

Our Staff is filled with gifted people who love Jesus and pour out their time, gifts &  talents to glorify God & further His Kingdom.

Alaina Beam

Ministry Director
As Ministry Director, Alaina is responsible for overseeing our staff and the day to day operations of the church. She also serves in care, & discipleship is a part of our Administrative team, which oversees programming, events and focuses on church health.

Mikaela Vanator

Ministry Support Coordinator
As Ministry Support Coordinator, Mikaela assists with day to day operations of the church, helps lead our Education Co-op, and assists with the Youth Group. She is also apart of our Administrative team, which oversees programming, events and focuses on church health.

Stephanie Gessner

Worship Leader
As worship leader, Stephanie leads our worship ministry. She also serves on our Administrative team, which oversees programming and events and focuses on church health.

Christy Dryer

Administrative Assistant
As our Admin Assistant, Christy assists with daily operations, office work, & oversees our Welcome Team.

Joey Vanator

Youth Director
As our Youth Director, Joey is the primary teacher for our Youth Ministry, oversees volunteers, and is responsible for youth programming and events.

Liz Peters

Care & Discipleship Coordinator
As our Care & Discipleship Coordinator, Liz oversees counseling and care cases and assists with curriculum & classes.

Maisie Tennant

KidCity Director
As KidCity Director, Maisie oversees our Children's Ministry, manages volunteers, and KidCity programming and events.

Sarah Whitson

Women's Ministry Leader
As our Women's Ministry leader, Sarah is responsible for Women's Ministry events and programming.

Doug Fox

Lead Audio Technician
As Lead Audio Technician, Doug is responsible for training our Sound team. 

Sarah Parker

Lead Computer Technician
As Lead Computer Tech, Sarah is responsible for training our Computer techs and also creates our slide content for services and events.

Adam Burkett

Safety Team Leader
As our Safety Team Leader, Adam oversees our safety team, manages volunteers, and makes sure our church is a safe place!