meet OUR ELDERS & DEACONS

Christ Community Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), led by staff and by officers, both deacon and elder. 

Officers are nominated by the congregation, trained, ordained, and installed into leadership. Below are our current ruling elders, deacons, and staff.

  • Larry Eubanks

    Elder

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  • Nate Henkel

    elder

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  • Mike Marshall

    Elder

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  • Chris Musgrove

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  • Harry Rushing

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  • Brian Schackow

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  • charlie Staples

    elder

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  • Eli bacheldor

    deacon

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  • Kevin Currier

    Deacon

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  • andy gray

    Deacon

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  • stuart menzies

    deacon

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  • james schrader

    deacon

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  • Brad Patterson

    Deacon

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  • christian smith

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  • ken smoot

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  • ronnie neder

    deacon emeritus

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Meet our staff

  • Rachel Bacheldor: Office Assistant, Youth CO-dIRECTOR

    Rachel began attending Christ Community in the Fall of 2010 as a freshman at the University of Florida. She and her husband Eli met through RUF (Reformed University Fellowship) and wed in August of 2013. Though both attended for several years before, Eli and Rachel became official members of CCC in the Fall of 2013. Since then, Rachel has been involved with youth ministry. She joined our office staff in August 2016 as Office Assistant.  Rachel has a heart for students, watching football, reading, kayaking, and enjoying the Florida sunshine.  


  • Tim Hayse: Senior Pastor

    As our new Senior Pastor Tim and his family recently moved to Gainesville from Chattanooga, TN where Tim served as an Associate Pastor at North Shore Fellowship. Both Tim and his wife Robin grew up in Florida and are excited to begin life here at Christ Community Church in the heart of central Florida. Tim earned his Masters of Divinity from RTS in Orlando and served in various ministry roles in both Jacksonville and Chattanooga. He and Robin have been married for 13 years; have three children: Noah, Anna, and Avery, and as a family enjoy sports, being outside, and sharing a good meal with others. They are grateful and humbled by the call Jesus has on their lives to serve His church.


  • chris hiatt: Creative and Facilities Director

    Chris Hiatt directs CCC's creative endeavors and coordinates teams that steward our facilities. He graduated from UF in 2007 with a BS in Public Relations and joined the staff of CCC in 2008 after serving as a worship intern. He and his wife Amber were married in 2010, and they moved to New York City in the spring of 2010. Chris worked as a publicist in NY for a year, spending most of his time employed by a creative agency in its public relations department. There he worked with Fortune 500 companies and regional businesses providing public relations support, as he and his wife explored life in the Big Apple. Living in NY had been a life-long dream for both of them. In the cold winter of 2011, God called Chris and Amber back to ministry in the heart of the Sunshine State. Chris will eat just about anything, and he loves traveling with his wife.

  • Ross Jelgerhuis: Assistant Pastor

    Ross directs various discipleship ministries at our church: including adult education, community groups, assimilation, and local mission engagement; as well as supporting the overall shepherding efforts of the leadership. He was born and raised in Holland, Michigan, went to Covenant College in Chattanooga, and Covenant Seminary in St Louis where he earned his Masters of Divinity and Masters of Counseling. For eight years prior to joining CCC, he served in various youth ministry roles both in Chattanooga and St. Louis. Ross is married to Sarah and has one son, Gus. He enjoys watching or playing sports, reading, working on his house, traveling, and exercising.   


  • Debbie Staples: Church Administrator

    Debbie began working at Christ Community in 2000 and serves as the Church Administrator overseeing the business aspects of church life and all financials. She views her work here as a ministry and an opportunity to share Christ’s love. Debbie and her husband Charlie moved to Gainesville in the early 80s from the University of Illinois and quickly became diehard Gators. They have two grown daughters, Charity (married and living in south Florida), and Spring (married and living in the Jonesville area). For fun, Debbie likes to browse through antique shops, watch movies, and play a variety of games with family and friends.   


  • Alysa traylor: Director of Children's Ministries

    Alysa and her husband, Joel, moved to Gainesville in 2016 from Philadelphia and soon became members of Christ Community. A planner by nature, Alysa has worked at CCEF (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation) coordinating events and has always had a love of planning fun events for children. Joel and Alysa have two elementary aged children, Ethan and Brooke, who keep them active and outdoors in the FL sunshine. 

  • Jason Peters: Youth Ministry Director

    Jason moved to Gainesville in 2017 and is our Youth Ministry Director. He and his wife, Erin, moved from Chattanooga, TN, where Jason previously worked in commercial real estate for a large regional bank. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. While serving in various church ministries over the years, Jason has developed a deep passion for youth and is incredibly excited to serve the youth and families of CCC. Jason and Erin have been married for 14 years and have two children, 

    Natalie and Eli. Jason enjoys anything Gators and is an avid runner.