Staff, Elders, Deacons
& Ministry Coordinators


Demetria Hunt

Worship Director + Secretary

Demetria was born and raised in Rock Hill, SC. She graduated from Anderson University in May of 2021 with a degree in Worship Leadership. She is passionate about leading people to the throne of God and teaching them that worship has no boundaries when it is genuine. She also has a huge heart for missions and loves seeing people come to know Christ!

Sandra Jones

Financial Secretary

Sandra has been attending our church since 2001 and has served in various capacities. She recently took the Financial Secretary position after retiring from her full-time job. Her and her husband, Woody, love traveling and are PROFESSIONALS at finding the best hidden-gems to get a good bite to eat!

Carl Peyton

Lead Pastor

Carl was born and raised in Central VA and studied Pastoral Ministry at Lee University in Tennessee. He spent the first 11 years of my ministry career working with students as a Youth Pastor,  and stepped into the Lead Pastor Role in the Spring of 2019. Carl married his wife Kirsten in 2013 and, together, they have 3 beautiful children - Maci, McKinley and Maverick ("Mav"). They look forward to many years of serving our church and seeing lives changed in our community!

Kirsten Peyton

Director of Marketing + Communications

Kirsten was born and raised in Chesterfield County and attended college at Virginia Commonwealth University. She began helping tChurch improve its website and social media presence in 2018 and has enjoyed watching the growth that has come from it! Kirsten married her husband, Carl, in 2013 and is a Stay-at-Home-Mom to 3 beautiful children - Maci, McKinley and Maverick ("Mav"). She also has a huge heart for worship and serves in our music ministry as often as she's able! 

Alyssa Schwegal

Director of Children's Ministries

Alyssa grew up in Stafford, VA and graduated from the University of Virginia in May 2019 with a bachelor’s in both Cognitive Science and Studio Art. It was during her time with Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship in college where she found a renewed desire and passion in following Christ and pursuing a relationship with him. She believes God has cultivated and placed within her a love and desire for working with children and teaching a new generation of believers. She love to read, draw, paint and spend time with her husband, Ian.

Ian Schwegal

Director of Connections + Outreach

Ian was born in New Jersey, grew up in New Kent County, VA and graduated from the University of Virginia in 2019, where he studied music and served as a small group leader and bass guitarist for Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship.  In 2018, he went on a life-changing mission trip to West Africa that sparked his desire for ministry. His desire is to lift up the name of Jesus in Chesterfield County and beyond through our Outreach and Connections teams. Ian enjoys songwriting, watching the 76ers, and hanging out with his wife, Alyssa.



Carl Peyton, Lead Pastor
Woody Jones
Bill Deutsch
Charles Reid
Robbie Samuels
Ben Hopkins
Harvey Epps
Dewey Litton


Dewey Litton - Chairman
Ben Hopkins - Vice Chair
Gail  Litton - Secretary
Jo Hopkins
Harold Buckland
Roger Gibson
Jennifer Gibson
Myrtice Stevenson

Ministry Coordinators

Ed & Wanda Connor, Facilities
Mieako Ramkey, Food Pantry
Emma Pooler, Transportation
Katie Goode, Nursery/Toddler
Val Deutsch, Sunday School
Ricky Meredith, Stage Manager
Sandra Jones, Kitchen & Women's Ministry
Kirsten Peyton, Women's Ministry
Alison Collins, Women's Ministry
Bill Deutsch, Men's Ministry
Roger Gibson, Men's Ministry