Meet our newest team members!
Like many of you, the beginning of December causes me to pause and look back over the events of the year that is drawing to an end. This has been a HUGE year for Chemistry as we have had the opportunity to serve some fantastic churches, connecting them with their newest teammates and helping them launch into new seasons of ministry. This has been a fantastic season of ministry for our team, and I am excited for what is going to happen next.
One of the reasons that I am so excited is that our team is growing! Over the last several months we have been slowly adding to our team of Church Coaches. Our Church Coaches leverage their years of ministry experience, and Chemistry's unique process, to help churches like yours find a healthy, long-term fit.
Let's meet the team:
Doug is originally from Charleston, SC and after earning a Master of Architecture from Clemson University, spent a decade practicing architecture in Orlando, Florida. During those years Doug and his wife Kim were part of a church plant which God used to ignite a love for the local church and a call to full-time ministry. Doug received a Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary and for more than two decades has served churches from the Carolinas to California (and places in between) as an executive and senior pastor. Doug and Kim have three grown daughters, two son-in-laws, two grandkids and one very needy labradoodle. They currently reside in Huntersville, North Carolina, where Doug serves lead pastor of Huntersville Presbyterian Church.
Doug’s continuing deep love for the local church is expressed by helping connect candidates to calls that result in thriving ministry.
Kelly Norris has 27 years of experience in Children’s, Operations, Communications, Church Planting, Creative Arts, Worship, and Executive Pastoral positions. She is originally from Columbus, Ohio but recently moved to Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Andy, their youngest daughter and two dogs. They have two grown children back in Ohio. Kelly is a credentialed minister, a certified coach and she has a passion for ministry development.
Her work with Chemistry Staffing allows Kelly the opportunity to use her diverse coaching and ministry background to help candidates navigate their journey of finding the right position and to help churches find the right candidate for a long-term, healthy fit.
Originally from a town north of Vancouver, after attending Briercrest Bible College, Brad has served the local church in the US for over 15 years. Brad established a Sports & Fitness ministry that now reaches over 60,000 participants each year. He brings a unique perspective and understanding of the local church having led departments and served in areas such as Sports & Fitness, Small Groups, Pastoral Care, Facilities, Next Gen and Guest Services. Brad is on pastoral staff at Christ's Church of the Valley in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Brad serves as a Church Coach at Chemistry and has a passion to help understand each church’s unique culture and staffing needs so that the Chemistry team can help place the perfect fit for long term success.
Darrell has served the local church for nearly two decades as executive pastor of both ministry and operations giving him an understanding of integration of all ministry aspects. Originally from South Carolina, Darrell and his wife Sylvie currently live in Georgia where he serves as executive pastor of operations for regional multisite church. Prior to moving into ministry, he spent 15+ years in corporate and industrial environments gaining practical leadership experience that laid the platform for ministry. He is a certified church administrator (CCA) by Candler Theological Institute at Emory University and professional certified coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
One of Darrell’s passions is to help churches create healthy staff culture from hiring and onboarding to ongoing coaching to ensure staff integration and team health.
2020 is going to be an exciting year here at Chemistry, and for your church as well. We can't wait to walk with you in this new season of ministry... if you are getting ready to add to your staff, let our team of experienced ministry leaders walk with you through the search process. Click here to get started.