Meet Our Staff
We are glad you are looking at our website, and trust you'll enjoy, even more, a visit to the church. As our church grows, it is our goal to keep a friendly welcoming atmosphere through our home groups and just being open to new people and new ideas. If you like biblical preaching, practical studies, mission ministries, God-focused worship and a friendly atmosphere, you will feel right at home with us.
Chris Williams - Lead Pastor (Teaching, Executive Oversight, Family Life)
After a long and successful career with the Navy, Chris followed the Lord's leading into ministry with our church. Chris came to Christ while at the Naval Academy and has pursued involvement with expanding God's kingdom ever since. Chris and his wife, Helen, have also been involved with the direction of Potter's School, an on-line homeschool education ministry meeting the needs of families around the globe. Chris brings a needed gift of administration to our staff and oversees our emphasis on discipleship and edification of our church family.
Dan Hardesty - Lead Pastor (Preaching, Strategic Planning, Worship)
Dan has a long history with our church as it started in his parent's living room. Dan committed his life to the Lord at a young age and made a decision to be involved in ministry in his teenage years, which was the same time he picked up guitar. Dan has also worked in outdoor recreation and camp ministries here in Virginia at Triple-R Ranch and abroad at Campamento El Puente in Bolivia. He currently oversees the preaching ministry while continuing to give direction to the worship ministry teams.
Jon Hildebrand - Missions Pastor (Evangelism, Outreach, Missions)
Our Missions Pastor, Jon Hildebrand, accepted Christ through Young Life in High School. He came to the area as an engineer with the Shipyard and for eight years he served the youth of Tabernacle Church of Norfolk, where he was commissioned to the gospel ministry. Jon later served as youth pastor in Texas and North Dakota. He returned to the area to establish and direct Leadership Adventure, a mission to support national camping ministries in the Ukraine under the leadership of Tabernacle Church. He oversees our missions and outreach emphasis, organizing short term mission trips, maintaining communication with the missionaries we support and encouraging our congregation to be great commission disciples.
Ron Sawade - Administrator
Ron served as a pastor over the past 26 years in churches from Florida to New York. Before that time he spent 20 years in retail management. Ron is married to his wife Deb and they have five grown children and seven grand children. Ron brings a lot of experience and a calm head to support the CCC pastors and staff, an all the church ministries.
Lori Rosie - Children's Ministry Director
Lori is a tireless servant who has a heart for children and a desire to see families thrive. She oversees countless volunteers and directs every aspect of education and activities geared to kids from just born to preteens. Her expertise in children's ministry has given her the opportunity to travel the world assisting with programs as far away as Thailand and Laos.
Lori Zeswitz - Church Secretary
Following an exciting career in non-profit management and public relations, Lori was led to church administration and worked for five years at Apostles Lutheran in Great Bridge. Since becoming a member of CCC in 2008 Lori served as an office volunteer and joined the staff in 2015. Lori’s ministry passion is to women in recovery from addiction and leading therapeutic yoga classes.
Megan Peebles - Church Secretary
Megan grew up in southern California, and went to Bible school at Holsby Brun, a Torchbearer School in Sweden. She then moved to Virginia where she completed a degree in Psychology from Regent University, and married Johnny, who leads worship at CCC. She and Johnny have recently been appointed by Greater Europe Mission to serve in Germany, and are currently raising prayer and finacnial support
Larry Cutherell - Bookkeeper
Larry was involved in missions work in Pakistan from 1989 to 2007. For most of those years a portion of his responsibilities included keeping the financial books for the mission and Murree Christian School. Since 2007 he has worked in the Business Office of Norfolk Christian Schools. In 2014 he joined the CCC office team.