Elders

Warren Herndon

Don Moors

Milton Costa

Dolph Farmer

Russ Miller 

Lead Pastor
Russ serves on full time staff and is the team leader providing vision and shepherding to the equipping team and to the elders.  His main responsibility is to serve these leaders, raise up future elders, and to facilitate the ministry of the Word and prayer that gives care and direction to the church as it grows and expands.

Ralph Farley

Teaching Pastor
Ralph serves on part-time pastoral staff giving his lifetime of pastoral wisdom to the areas of teaching and theology.  On the equipping team, Ralph teaches our Biblical Theology class, he oversees the mentoring of teachers, and he helps bring theological clarity to why we believe what we believe and why we do what we do.

Adam Gochnauer

In addition to his role as an elder in the church, Adam is apprenticing with Ralph, Jon, and Russ as a minister of the gospel.  In this role he is on the Sunday preaching team, oversees international missions, uses his personal gift of evangelism to spur on greater evangelistic zeal within the church body.

Ministry Team Leaders

Jon Lewis

Pastor of Community & Leadership
Jon serves on the teaching team and is on full time church staff.  In this capacity, he oversees all of the ministry leaders in the areas of: pastoral care, home groups, counseling, hospitality, youth and children.  In this capacity as a leader of leaders, Jon also gives oversight to overall leadership development within the church.

Chris Talbott

Deacon | Director of Operations
Chris oversees the work of all of the ministry teams responsible for church operations and care ensuring that the vision presented by the elders is carried out.

Irene Weeks

Finance + Office Manager
Irene  works full time overseeing the office administration — including finance, HR and scheduling.

Laurel Inabinet

Hospitality Director
Laurel serves JICC by leading the hospitality team.

Lydia Farmer

Communications Director + Administrative Assistant
Lydia oversees the church’s communication - including email, website, and app.  She also assists Russ Miller in scheduling, and supports the staff team administratively.

Dena Johnson

Children's Ministry Director
Dena serves part time overseeing the staff and volunteers that lead JICC Kids. They partner with parents to ensure that children are nurtured and discipled within a safe environment.

Steve Mattie

Facilities Team Leader
Steve is responsible for overseeing all of the campus facilities - including giving oversight to paid buildings staff and offsite vendors.

Jackie Miller

Worship Team Leader
Jackie serves part time overseeing the team of musicians and leaders responsible for leading the church in worship through music.

Dale Salter

Counseling
Dale works as the JICC certified counselor.

Tim Salter

Youth Team Leader
Tim works alongside his wife Beth to lead our Youth ministry.

Beth Salter

Youth Team Leader
Beth works alongside her husband leading the Youth ministry.

Richard Runey

Facilities Team
Rich works with Steve and Chris to help JICC and JICS in maintaining day to day operations. 

Vanessa Kauffman

Love + Care Leader
Vanessa heads up our Love + Care team. This team serves to minister to our church body by providing direct support in difficult situations.  

Brian Dausman

School Board Chairperson
Brian serves as the head of the School Board at James Island Christian School.