Pastor Adrian is from Richmond, Virginia and went to college in Quincy, Massachusetts where he met Lauren, his beautiful wife. They moved to the Valley in 2008 and have called COTN home ever since. He served first as Youth Pastor, then Executive Pastor, before taking on the role as Lead Pastor in July 2018. Adrian and Lauren have four incredible kids. He loves Jesus and has a strong disdain for tapioca pudding.
Pastor John has lived here in the valley most of his life, and he joined our staff in 2017. He is married to Mandy, and they have one son, Paul. John graduated from Nazarene Bible College in 2009 and spent his first 10 years of pastoral ministry in Lynchburg, VA. He loves to spend his spare time playing his guitar, mandolin & drums or riding his bike.
Pastor Billy was born and raised in Greenup, Kentucky where he attended a small Nazarene church. Pastor Billy came to James Madison University to play baseball in 2009. He has attended COTN since arriving in Harrisonburg. A graduate of JMU, he came on staff in 2013. Billy earned his Master of Divinity in 2019 from Nazarene Theological Seminary. Billy is married to Hillary and they have three children. One of his favorite Disney movies is “Peter Pan”, because he said that in his heart he has never wanted to grow up. He enjoys strong coffee and all sweets (especially donuts)!
Felicidad is originally from the Republic of Panama. After moving to the United States, she would eventually relocate to Harrisonburg in 2002. In 2003 she started attending COTN and immediately found a home and got very involved. In 2007, Felicidad joined the COTN staff. She is married to Alberto Martinez and together they have four children: Brandon-Lee, Christian, Orion and Rebeca. She loves to spend her spare time with her family hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Pastor Margaret was born and raised in Dayton, Virginia in the midst of a horse and buggy community. She began attending COTN in 1995 and joined the pastoral team in 2007. Margaret and her husband Steve have two daughters, Sydney (married to Adam), and Olivia. When asked what she dreamed of doing as a child, Margaret says she remembers lining up her dolls in the staircase of her home and preaching to them. She was born into a family of coffee lovers and she does her part in upholding that family tradition.
Olivia grew up in Mount Crawford with her incredible parents and sister. She graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in 2017 where she studied Business and Religion. She moved back to the valley after graduation and joined the COTN staff that Spring. She loves working with students, eating ice cream with her friends, and she believes that everything can be done while drinking a good, strong cup of coffee.
Julie is a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College where she studied Religion. She moved from Moultonborough, New Hampshire to the Shenandoah Valley in the Fall of 2016 to join the staff at COTN. She lives in Bridgewater with her husband, step-son, and two dogs (Roxy and Sally). Some of her favorite things include hiking, dance and Dunkin’ Donuts. She also adores children and feels blessed to have the opportunity to serve as Children’s Pastor.
Pastor Sam is originally from Puerto Rico and came to Harrisonburg to join the COTN staff in 2002. He and his wife, Debbie, have four children, Kailie, Amanda, Joshua and Gabriel. They are also the proud grandparents to two granddaughters, Emmaline Rose and Bret Grace. If Pastor Sam could choose any superpower, he would want to teleport. That way he could be at any place at any time.
Chris grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia and has served alongside his family in ministry since 2011. He graduated from Northwest Nazarene University in 2021 with Bachelor of Art degrees in Multicultural Leadership and Christian Ministry. He joined the staff of COTN shortly after graduation. Currently, he is pursuing a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary. He enjoys reading, a good game night, being in nature, and hanging out with family and friends.
Terry grew up in Elkton, VA. She relocated to Tampa, Florida in 1988 where she encountered Jesus! She returned home to Elkton, VA in June 1999.
Terry is an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene and joined the COTN staff in 2018. She has been employed at Wingfield Ministries since 2003 where she serves as Administrative Manager and Director of Development.
Terry is excited to serve as the Outreach Pastor for the East Rockingham Campus. A tremendous fervor burns inside her soul to share God’s love and Good News with everyone she meets. She preaches/teaches at the Middle River Jail and Rockingham County Jail and prisons in and out-of-state, and women are accepting Jesus as Lord! She leads a Friday Night Life Group to all ages and individuals are growing deep in their relationship with Christ.
Terry is married to her best friend, Thomas. They enjoy camping, hiking, going to the beach, walking in the mall, day road trips, and cycling.
Eyde is originally from Buena Vista and moved to Rockingham County with her husband Walt in 2001. They are now proud to call the Shenandoah Valley home. Eyde and Walt have opened their hearts to Katie and Mason, and their two rescue kitties, Charlie and Mickey. Eyde graduated from Radford University and the University of Virginia, she is a Wahoo through and through. She has taken early retirement from her first career and is now enjoying being part of the COTN staff. Her passions are serving as volunteer staff for Operation Christmas Child and helping the people in Paraguay.
Aubrey grew up attending COTN with her family. She graduated with a Psychology degree from Asbury University in 2017, where her call to ministry began, and began working at the church in 2018. She loves her students, worship, and working with all of the creative aspects of communications here at the church. In her spare time, Aubrey also enjoys horses, writing music, watching TV with her roommate, and late night baking.
Dr. Brian Charette is the part-time assistant to our Lead Pastor, working with church planning, organization and services. He also preaches occasionally on Sunday morning – one of his favorite things to do! Brian and his family have been involved at COTN for many years. His wife Pam is a member of the church board and daughter Aubrey is a key part of our church staff. Their daughter Suzanne was raised in COTN and currently lives and works in Northern Virginia. Brian served in the US Marine Corps and works full-time at James Madison University.
Kristy grew up in Mt. Sidney, Virginia. After moving away for college, she came back to the Valley where she would later begin attending COTN in 2003. Later that same year she would join the COTN staff. Kristy is married to Rob and has two children, Courtney and Nicholas, and two stepdaughters, Chandler and Cadence.
Sarah grew up in Northern Virginia and graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Theatre. She lived in Ohio for 8 years before moving to the Shenandoah Valley. She started working at COTN in 2017. She has two awesome kids (Frank and Molly), two adorable cats (Spark and Smokey), two big turtles (Tina and Rachel), and one phenomenal husband (Gary) whom she calls Kermit.
Mandy grew up in Harrisonburg and attended COTN with her family from the time she was four years old. It is also where she met Pastor John years later. They were married in March of 2002. They moved to Colorado Springs, CO in 2004 and then to Lynchburg, VA in 2007. Their son, Paul, was born in 2009. Excited to be back home in the valley, Mandy joined the COTN staff in 2017. Her favorite things are spending time with her family and friends, music and her dog, Banjo.
Amanda is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico and has been part of our church since 2002. She has been a vocalist in various worship groups for the past 12 years. She enjoys using her gifts for praising God in every moment, and always brings a message of positivity and hope to those around her. She also enjoys baking, and investing in our local youth. Her love for traveling the world has taken her to numerous different countries where she has had the opportunity to serve other communities and enrich her own cultural experience.
Kathy was born in Staunton, VA and currently lives in Bridgewater. She and her family began attending COTN in 2002, where Kathy would later join the staff in 2008. She and her husband, Drew, have two girls, Ginny and Emily. Drew is an ordained Nazarene Pastor and he, along with his family, has planted a “daughter church” from COTN in Verona, VA, Living Stone Church of the Nazarene. Kathy enjoys reading, cross-stitching, crocheting and quilting.
Rene was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on April 19, 1971 and grew up in foster care with the Gonzalez family. Rene moved to Harrisonburg in 1999, began attending COTN in 2003 and joined our staff in July of 2007. Rene is passionate about cooking and serving in missions projects locally & globally. His favorite verse is Jeremiah 33:3.
Grayson was born in Beaufort, North Carolina. He has attended COTN since 1994 and began working on staff for COTN in 2011. Grayson graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in the Spring of 2009 with a degree in Broadcasting. He enjoys serving with the youth and on the tech team. One of his favorite childhood memories is going to Atlanta Braves baseball games with his dad.