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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.

Joseph Rhea

Associate Pastor- Adult Discipleship & Community Groups

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 Children & Family Ministries

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.

Lizzy 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

CCC 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 30 years and have 3 adult children. Wendy joined CCC in 2005 and has been involved with small groups, tutoring and women’s ministry.

Sam Holdsworth

College and Youth Coordinator

Sam has been attending Christ Community Church since his family began attending in 2005. After growing up as part of the youth group he attended UNCW while serving in various ministries around CCC ranging from volunteer tutor to working as an intern with the youth. Sam met his wife Haleigh early on in college as they served together in the tutoring program at Greenfield Village and with the youth. They were married in 2019 and have continued to attend and serve at CCC together. Sam has spent the last two years teaching Bible Survey and Anatomy and Physiology at Coastal Christian High School and will be coming over from CCHS to join us full-time this summer to work with the college and youth ministries here at CCC as he begins seminary online.

Beth Hykes

YCM Coordinator

Beth is originally from Pennsylvania and along with her husband has been attending CCC since 2015. Beth graduated from Penn State with a degree in Geography. She has a daughter, Addy, and a son, Will. Beth is very excited to be have the opportunity to work alongside fellow moms and watch the YCM grow.

Hannah Redenbaugh

Tutoring Program Educator

Hannah was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a BA in Global Studies and a BA in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures. Shortly after graduating, she married her husband Austin and began an MAT at UNC in Elementary Education, which she completed in May 2022. She is thrilled to return to Wilmington and come on staff full-time to work to expand the tutoring program that she volunteered with in high school.

Socorro Costa

Latino Community Liaison

Socorro was born in southern Mexico and was adopted by missionaries working with Wycliffe Bible Translators. She was blessed to spend her childhood in Mexico. She moved with her family to the Charlotte area when she was an adolescent. Socorro holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from UNCC and moved to Wilmington in 2005. She has spent her career supporting families, individuals and children at NHC DSS, the NHC Health Department and Novant Health NHRMC. Socorro volunteered with the CCClinic before becoming a staff member. Socorro loves the Wilmington area and is passionate about supporting the Latino community through her work.

Shelley Thomas

Communication and Connections Director

Shelley was born and raised on a farm just down the road in Currie, North Carolina. After graduating with a BA in Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill, she and her husband Anthony moved to Wilmington in 2004 and were blessed to quickly find a church home at Christ Community. Shelley has her Masters in Public Health from ECU and for the past six years has worked with a local nonprofit. She and Anthony have three children; in her free time, she likes to swim, bike and run or sit in the sun and read.

Alexandra Henderson

Worship Coordinator

Alexandra is a Wilmington native and started attending CCC her senior year of high school. She graduated from UNCW in 2018 with a B.A. in Elementary Education. Right out of college, Alexandra started teaching in the public school setting and married her husband Anderson. She has been involved at CCC for many years working in all areas, including the tutoring program, worship, and the youth and children’s ministries.

Josh Lee

Middle School Intern

Josh Lee is from Charlotte, North Carolina. He is currently a junior at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington studying marketing. He grew up working with youth at his home church in Charlotte, he has a passion for pouring into the next generation and pointing them toward the love of Christ.

Alyssa Cooke

Ministry Apprentice Program Intern

Alyssa was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. After graduating high school, she attended Presbyterian College for her first two years of college before finishing her education at UNCW. She graduated from UNC Wilmington with a BA in Biology in May of 2023. She began attending Christ Community church in October of 2022 and has enjoyed getting involved in the tutoring ministry and youth ministry during her time at the church. She is excited to be coming on staff as a Ministry Apprentice and pour into the middle school and high schoolers in the youth ministry!


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Jeremy Holdsworth

Mike Griffin

Mark DeCausmeaker

Rick Meyer

Claude Owens

Trevor Mohlenhoff

Paul Phillips

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