Meet Our Team

Tim Hayse

Senior Pastor

As our Senior Pastor, Tim and his family 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. 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 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. 

Brian Thomas

Assistant Pastor

Brian moved to Gainesville in 2017 from North Carolina to serve as the RUF campus minister at UF. Brian was born and raised in Alabama, where he attended the University of North Alabama. After graduating, he moved to Fort Payne, AL -- home to the country music group Alabama, Little River Canyon, and Don Chico’s Mexican Restaurant. During this time, Brian spent a year in the business world, two years on staff at Grace Presbyterian Church, made lifelong friends, and most importantly, married his best friend, Jessica, in 2007. Brian and Jessica have a son, Noah, and a daughter, Evelyn. In 2012, Brian graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO, where he and his family developed a deeper love for God’s Word, God’s people, and Cardinals baseball.

Jason Peters

Youth Ministry Director

Jason moved to Gainesville in 2017. 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 loves serving the youth and families of CCC. Jason and Erin have been married for 19 years and have two children, Natalie and Eli. Jason enjoys anything Gators and is an avid runner.

Chris Hiatt

Creative & 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.

Alysa Traylor

Children's Ministries Director

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.

Chris Musgrove

Adult Ministries & Gainesville Fellows

Chris was born and raised in Nashville, TN and graduated from Auburn University in 2003. He has served as a campus minister for 16 years – 5 at Auburn University, 4 in East Asia, 7 at the University of Florida - and is currently the director of the Gainesville Fellows Program. He is married to Anne Marie and has 3 children. He is passionate about seeing recent college graduates transition successfully into a seamless life of faith.

Mark Searby

Pastoral Care

Mark Searby and his wife, Linda, moved to Gainesville in 2017. Mark served as a pastor in Illinois for 24 years, then taught pastors for 20 years, most recently at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. Mark established the Center for Pastoral Resilience in 2017 which serves pastoral leaders in north central Florida through coaching and mentoring. He is the author of The Resilient Pastor (2015). Mark and Linda are the parents of two sons, John and Joel, and grandparents of four. Mark loves college basketball, reading, and discipling Christians of all ages.

Debbie Staples

Finance 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.

Temple Sherburne

Office Assistant

Temple began working for CCC in the spring of 2018. She, along with her husband, Mike, and son, Ian, relocated from Jacksonville in 2017 and have been enjoying life in their new hometown. Temple has taught dance, worked in business administration, and served as a volunteer in various ministries over the years and is excited to bring that experience to serve the staff and congregation at Christ Community Church. On her time off she enjoys movies, travel and most recently, miniature golf!

Sharon Stankunas

Hospitality Coordinator

Sharon and her husband, Frank, have been attending CCC since 1997 and have served in various ways throughout the years.  They have four grown children: Trace, Tyler, Hayden and Callie Beth.  Sharon attended Covenant College and graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Health Science and an M.Ed. in Exercise Physiology.  Sharon enjoys porch sitting with friends, wake surfing, crunchy tacos, and jogging to 80’s music.

Douglas Barlow

Assistant for Worship & Facilities

Douglas assists Christ Community with worship and facilities ministries. He grew up in Gainesville, and since, he has spent many years elsewhere. For more than a decade, Douglas lived in Tallahassee, where he completed undergraduate studies in music at Florida State University. For a year, Douglas returned to Gainesville, serving CCC as a worship intern. Then, over the next four years, he experienced life in the Twin Cities, where he completed graduate studies in theology and worship at Bethlehem College & Seminary. Douglas is grateful to be back in Gainesville and at CCC. Besides worship, he loves music, reading, and the outdoors.

Tucker Woodward

Youth Staff

Tucker was born and raised in South Carolina, but moved to Gainesville in 10th grade. He began attending CCC and got involved with the youth group. During undergrad at UF, he remained involved and volunteered with the youth. Following graduation in May 2018, Tucker took a job as an intern with Reformed University Fellowship at Clemson University. After 2 years in Clemson, he started his job as a youth intern with CCC, as well as seminary classes with RTS in Orlando.

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. Elders are ordained leaders elected by this congregation to provide direction, oversight, and pastoral care to CCC. Deacons serve the congregation in its physical needs and encourage us toward love and service for others in need. You can contact our deacons at Below are our current ruling elders and deacons.

Larry Eubanks
Chris Musgrove
Brian Schackow
Mike Marshall
Harry Rushing
Bobby Gato
Mike Sherburne
Nate Henkel
Chris Dodd
Kevin Currier
Brad Patterson
Frank Stankunas
Joel Traylor