Byron grew up in Owensboro, Kentucky as an average kid on an average street in an average town. Jesus Christ rescued him while in college at University of Kentucky. Byron and Ruby Bea married in 1987 where they served together for 12 years with Cru at UNC-Chapel Hill. They have four wonderful adult children. Byron earned an M.Div from Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia), pastored at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Durham, NC, and then planted Christ Community Church in 2005 with his long-time friend Greg Norfleet.CONTACT CCC LEADERSHIP
Before discovering an interest in administrative work, some of Amanda's former roles included: teaching middle & high school, transcription, injection molded plastics, serving with a Ukrainian orphanage ministry, and various refugee resettlement jobs for World Relief Durham. She was born in Ohio and raised in Florida, though Campbell University & NCCU are her alma maters. Amanda enjoys most recreational activities, and pursuing meaningful ways to serve others because of what Jesus has done for her. She lives in Durham with “Shark,” her Boston Terrier.
Rachel is married to Peter, and they live in Raleigh with their cat Letty. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Music Education. Since graduating, she has interned overseas as an ESL teacher/church planter and then worked as the registrar at New Life Camp. She enjoys teaching music, reading, playing pickleball and spending time outdoors.
Emily, Jay, and their son, Vee, live in Chapel Hill. Emily graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Elementary Education. She spent 6 years working as a program director in elementary school fundraising. Most recently, Emily and Jay spent 4 years living in Germany while Jay served as a dentist in the Air Force. Emily spent that time volunteering in Jay's squadaron and the local church as well as travel planning. Emily enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, and eating really good food. But most of all, she loves to meet and talk with people. Emily is passionate about building rich relationships in the church body and is excited to help people feel meaningfully connected at Christ Community Church.
In this day and age, there are about a thousand technological and computer-related questions a minute that crop up between sending emails, maintaining a website, and otherwise running a successful twenty-first century church. From distributing the Connection, managing bulletin announcements, and orchestrating the complicated dials, bells, and whistles of the sound equipment, Gary fields a huge array of tasks for CCC.
Alissa is married to Keith, and they have four children.
She graduated from Marquette University with a Masters in Physical Therapy, and enjoyed that work until her second career of motherhood called.
On Sunday mornings, you can find Alissa downstairs in the childcare area ensuring that our church's littlest ones have a safe and loving environment in which to learn, grow and experience God's great goodness.
Erin has a deep love for Chapel Hill - she came here for college in 1999 and has lived here ever since! She’s married to Josh and has two kids, Harrison (9) and Allie (4). Erin and Josh have been at Christ Community for 10 years and a highlight has been their involvement in a community group. Erin would love to connect you with a group you can walk alongside at CCC!CONTACT ERIN