Brian Jones is the founding Senior Pastor here at CCV. His main responsibilities are teaching God’s word on Sunday, overseeing the staff, and working with the Leadership Team to chart the church’s course.
Brian is a graduate of Cincinnati Christian University (B.A.) and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He and his wife Lisa have been married for 27 years and have three beautiful daughters. In his spare time you’ll find him reading, hiking, exploring, traveling, watching his kids’ lacrosse games, coaching other Senior Pastors, and above all else, cheering for Jesus’ favorite football team – THE Ohio State Buckeyes.
Each week Brian sends a free, thought-provoking email to 5,000+ friends called Non-Religious Devotional Thoughts to encourage them to live thoughtful and courageous lives. You can sign up for that HERE.
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610.792.0777 ext. 208
Kevin’s Website – Executive Pastor Online
Kevin has been CCV’s Executive Pastor since April of 2004. His duties include leadership of CCV’s staff in all areas, administration, strategic planning, finance and human resources.
Kevin has been married to Terri for 31 years and has three children Gail, Matt and Renae. He’s also the grandfather to Devlynn, Davis, Drew, Dexter, Harper, and Dixon. In addition to his duties as CCV’s Executive Pastor, Kevin enjoys riding his Harley-Davidson, playing golf and working on his house.
Matt Silver, Associate Pastor
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610.792.0777 ext. 215
Matt has come full circle with CCV. He first joined the staff in September of 2003. After serving both middle school and high school students for five years at CCV, he served at Mountain Christian Church in various roles before rejoining the team in July of 2013. Matt has a wonderful wife and three great kids. He loves people and is passionate about deepening their relationship with God and others. He always has a story to tell, a moderately funny joke to share, and is always looking for ways to plug people into ministry.
Terri Stone, Associate Pastor
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610.792.0777 ext. 207
Terri has been on staff since November 2000. In her role, she is focused on helping people build a relationship with God and becoming part of the CCV church family. Terri believes the best way to do this is by connecting people to the church in a welcoming, accepting, and caring environment where they can ask questions, seek guidance, and pursue spiritual growth. This includes groups, classes, and volunteering. Kevin covered all the family stuff in his bio; ditto to what he said about the kids, and the grandkids. In her spare time, Terri loves to read, travel, and shop.
Eric Sumpter, Worship Arts Pastor
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610.792.0777 ext. 224
A multi-faceted singer, songwriter, and musician, Eric has been singing and performing since the age of 5. As worship arts pastor, his responsibility is overseeing the development and preparation of CCV’s worship bands. An accomplished Christian artist, he’s shared his passion for God throughout Europe, Japan, and the U.S. having performed for many years as a featured vocalist within the Glory Gospel Singers, and several productions with Sight & Sound Theaters. Eric LOVES to see people encounter God through worship, and in 2015, he felt the call to come to CCV and devote his efforts to full-time ministry. Eric believes in a message that crosses cultural, generational, and denominational boundaries. He continues to record, write, minister, produce, and travel, sharing God’s love through his music.
Mike Huss, Production Assistant
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610.792.0777 ext. 204
Mike joined the CCV staff in January of 2014 after contracting in the Arts Department for a little over a year. He first got involved with the church in 2010 as a volunteer on the Tech Team. He worked his way through every position on the team until the church finally gave in and hired him full-time. Before coming to work for CCV, Mike spent ten years working in the information technology field. His main responsibilities are to edit and distribute sermon and music videos, program stage lighting, supervise all things sound, and to help with anything else technology or media related around the church. Mike lives in East Coventry with his beautiful wife, Keena, his two awesome daughters, Rachel and Samantha and his very manly Yorkie, Ryno.
Brett McFarland, Producer
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610.792.0777 ext. 217
Brett joined the staff in January of 2011. He has a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and Illustration from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, and has studied film and video production at Bucks County Community College. He also has experience in sound production from playing in local bands and working with other local bands. Brett also has 15 years of construction experience from working as a contractor, which is used in stage and set design and construction. His main responsibilities are to organize, produce, and run many of the aspects of Sunday services as well as other events. This includes everything from what’s on stage, to what goes up on the screens, to the sound and lighting.
Stephanie Carter, Operations Pastor
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610.792.0777 ext. 223
Stephanie started attending CCV on opening day and joined the staff in 2004. She enjoys working with creative teams of volunteers who love kids and helping people get plugged into volunteer teams. She was born and raised in this area and is thankful that she’s able to raise her own family here as well. She and her husband, Mike, have 3 wonderful children, Anne Marie, Jake and Kelly. You will often find them all volunteering together on Sunday mornings. You can usually find her out with her family hiking and enjoying all things outdoors. She also enjoys obstacle racing and is busy getting ready for her second marathon in the fall.
Pete Waller, Youth Pastor
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610.792.0777 ext. 210
Pete grew up in the great state of North Carolina in the town of High Point (the Furniture Capital of the World!). He played soccer at Wesleyan Christian Academy throughout high school and also all four years Milligan College where he received his B.A. degree in ministry. Pete loves traveling, quoting movies, eating, playing disc golf, eating some more, and hanging out with middle schoolers. He also coaches the 7th/8th grade boys soccer team at Spring-Ford in the fall. His main focus at the church is Impact on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings while also leading Crew, the middle school leadership team once a week.
Seth Brown, Student Arts Pastor
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610.792.0777 ext. 216
Seth joined CCV’s staff in the fall of 2016. He grew up in the small town called Crocker, Missouri and graduated from Ozark Christian College with his Bachelor of Christian Arts Degree in Worship. Seth is a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan, loves camping, fishing, and hiking. More importantly, Seth has a heart and passion for students and strives to help students worship Jesus not only with music but also with their lives.
Melissa Flora, Children’s Pastor
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610.792.0777 ext. 201
Melissa joined the staff in 2015 and leads CCV’s Children’s Ministry, Valley Kids. She’s responsible for management and direction of children’s classrooms, recruiting and training volunteers and teachers, and making church the best hour of every kid’s week! She loves connecting families to CCV and helping them understand how to become fully devoted followers of Jesus.
Jenelle Nearhood, Elementary Pastor
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610.792.0777 ext. 225
Jenelle joined CCV the summer of 2015 through its internship program. She loves and has a passion for children’s ministry! She’s been involved in children’s ministry since she was 15 years old, and is excited to be working in with elementary kids. Jenelle is originally from Toledo, Ohio and attended Kentucky Christian University. She’s thankful she listened to the professors who told her to apply for the internship, as it has allowed her to have her dream job at CCV! Jenelle is excited to teach kids about Jesus and connect with their families as well!
Alex Brown, Early Childhood Pastor
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610.792.0777 ext. 226
Alex joined CCV’s staff in 2016 as the Early Childhood Pastor. She is originally from the great state of Texas, which means she loves tex-mex, two steppin’, and the Dallas Cowboys. Alex loves to connect with families and volunteers, and is excited to see the faces of kids when they learn about Jesus.
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Shannon DiCandilo, Preschool Director
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610.792.0777 ext. 213
Shannon has attended CCV since 2005 and joined the staff in the summer of 2010 as the Preschool Director. She is passionate about the education of young children and loves to work with preschoolers. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, which mostly involves something active, generally outside.