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STAFF & ELDERS

Paul Phillips

Senior Pastor

Paul was born in Fort Benning, Georgia. He earned his BS in Sports Management from Furman University and worked for the Atlanta Braves Public Relations Department. In 1987, Paul joined Young Life staff and served as the Wilmington area director for 13 years.

Paul completed his MDiv at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2001 and became CCC’s founding pastor in 2002. He’s married to Nancy, and they have two grown children.

Mark DeCausmeaker

Executive Pastor

Mark has lived in Wilmington for the last twelve years with his bride of 35 years, Carol. He has a BS in Information Technology and an MBA from the University of Phoenix and is currently pursuing a Masters in Religion through Reformed Theological Seminary. Mark has worked for Reeds Jewelers for the past 23 years and is currently the Director of Multi-Channel Sales, where he oversees Ecommerce and Consumer Credit. He began attending Christ Community Church in 2006 and he served as Treasurer for two years before being called to serve as an Elder for the last six years.

David Heinrichs

Assistant Pastor – Children, Family And Worship Ministry

David was born and raised in Los Angeles and attended Cal State Fresno, graduating with a BA in Anthropology and a MA in Linguistics. He intended to become a Wycliffe Bible translator, but soon realized that teaching was his true passion. After spending 5 years teaching Linguistics and ESL at the college level in California and Japan, David, and his wife Shelley, moved to Wilmington to start a family. He taught 6 years at Leland Middle School before hearing the call of God into full-time ministry.

In 2006, David was hired to lead the music, college and youth ministries at CCC. He has since graduated with an MA in Biblical Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and is now the Pastor of Education and Youth. David and his wife, Shelley, have two daughters.

Joseph Rhea

Associate Pastor – Community and Adult Discipleship

Joseph was born and raised in Mississippi. He received a BA and an MDiv from Samford University in Alabama, and met and married his wife Allison while working on his MDiv degree. They then moved to Indianapolis for five years, where they had their first three children, and then moved back to Birmingham, where they had their fourth. The Rheas moved to Wilmington to take this role at the end of 2020.

Sharon Radford

Director Of K5 Ministry

Sharon was born and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She worked part-time at CCC for two years in the Children’s Ministry and Tutoring Program before coming on as full-time staff in August of 2016. She taught in both public and private schools for twenty years. Sharon and her husband, Max, have three children.

Louisa Belk

Finance Director

Louisa is a Wilmington native and graduated from UNCW with a BS in Accounting and Computer Science. After graduation, Louisa served for 8 years as a Systems Programmer for the NC State Ports Authority supporting the Accounting department in computer operations and reporting. She also worked for several years for ePlus Technology as a contractor, training individuals in Microsoft Office products and Quick Books. For the last 17 years Louisa served as the Technology Director for Myrtle Grove Christian School. Louisa and her husband Geoff have been married for 32 years and have three children. They joined Christ Community Church in 2003 and have served in K-5 Sunday school, the tutoring program, women’s ministry, and on mission trips to Haiti and Romania.

Carley Fields

Office Manager

Carley was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She moved to Wilmington to begin her college education at UNCW, where she earned her BA in Recreation Therapy. Carley graduated from UNCW in the Spring of 2018 and made Wilmington her permanent home once joining the staff at Christ Community Church! Carley married her husband, Pierson Fields, in March of 2020.

Elizabeth Cooper

Director Of Hispanic Ministries

Elizabeth was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She earned a BA in Romance Languages with a concentration in Spanish from UNC-Chapel Hill. Prior to working at CCC, she interpreted in the medical field and taught Spanish in schools in both North Carolina and Georgia. She has served as a volunteer in the Tutoring Program since 2013. Elizabeth and her husband, Will, have two daughters.

Wendy Holdsworth

Medical Clinic Director

Wendy was born and raised in Richmond, VA. She earned a BS in Community Health with a minor in missions from Liberty University. She later moved to Charlottesville, VA, where she earned her BSN in nursing from UVA and met her husband, Jeremy Holdsworth. They have been married 27 years and have 3 adult children. Wendy joined CCC in 2005 and has been involved with small groups, tutoring and women’s ministry. She currently works part-time at Life Line Pregnancy Center and is the Director of CCClinic.

Morgan Cooper

Ministry Associate

Morgan was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. She began attending Christ Community Church as a high school student and enjoyed volunteering in CCC’s Tutoring program. She moved to the Triangle area to start college at UNC Chapel Hill, where she earned her B.A. in Psychology. Morgan graduated from UNC in the Spring of 2019 and knew that Wilmington was the community that she wanted to serve after college. She now serves in children’s ministry and in our tutoring program.

Hannah Surratt

Ministry Apprentice

Hannah was born and raised in Mooresville, North Carolina. She moved to Wilmington in 2016, where she attended UNCW and earned her degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Behavior Studies. When she was a junior in college, Hannah began working on staff part time with our K5 Children’s Ministry. After graduating, Hannah joined our staff as a Ministry Apprentice, where she serves our Middle School and College students.

Tyler Peterson

Worship Ministry & College Associate

Ty was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He moved to Wilmington in 2018 to go back to school at UNCW, where he is pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Ty is expecting to graduate from UNCW in the spring of 2021. Ty joined the Christ Community Staff in the spring of 2019 after volunteering in the A/V Production team for 4 months. Ty lives in Wilmington and plans to stay in the area after graduation with his wife Caroline who he married in May of 2020.

Elders

Bill Hatcher
william.h.hatcher@gmail.com

David Heinrichs
david@cccwnc.com

Jeremy Holdsworth
jpholdsworth5@gmail.com

Mike Griffin
mike.griffin@griswoldhomecare.com

Mark DeCausmeaker                                                                                      mark@cccwnc.com

Claude Owens
claudeowens@twc.com

Trevor Mohlenhoff
tmohlenhoff@hotmail.com

Paul Phillips
phillips@cccwnc.com

Karl Yngve
yngveke@gmail.com

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