Stephen is the preaching and teaching elder at New Hill Church. He regularly preaches on Sunday mornings and oversees (working alongside the coordinating deacon) the teaching ministries of the church such as the children’s ministry and the small group ministry. Stephen has served in this role since the beginning of the church in 2007 having felt the call to ministry while teaching elementary school. Stephen has a passion to preach the gospel, rightly handling the word of truth for the advancement of the kingdom of God to and for the glory of God.
Stephen is married to Courtney and has two children – Titus and Silas.
Jim is an elder an one of the founders of New Hill Church. As an elder he works alongside the deacon of finance and the deacon of Facility & Grounds helping overseeing these areas of ministry. Jim is also passionate about college ministry and very active with BCM (Baptist Campus Ministry). Jim has lived in Morgantown since 1984 with his wife Marcia and has raised two daughters Elise and Amanda.
Tim Gray is the Director and Pastor of Blue and Gold Ministries, The Cue and sports ministry. Tim was the Director and Pastor of Baptist Campus Ministries at West Virginia University for 12 years. In 2015, he joined with Blue and Gold Ministries. He also helps with Blue and Gold Sports Ministry – a Faith based basketball traveling team that reaches out to Middle and High School boys. Tim has a degree in Family Life Education from Spring Arbor University and has a Master of Divinity at Palmer Theological Seminary.
Tim is married to Crystal and has 3 children – Micah, Elliana, and Asher.
Jared Drvar – Facility & Grounds
Jared Drvar is the Deacon of Facility & Grounds. He ensures that the building is ready for worship on Sunday mornings. This includes facilitating proper seating is arranged, sound equipment is prepared for morning worship and all entry points are easily accessible depending on weather. He coordinates the media presentation during church service. In addition, at the end of service he oversees the proper storage of equipment, materials and securing the building. He is always pursuing ways to train other members in the congregation to assist in these services.
Jared is married to Lindsey who partners with him in this ministry.
Karissa Skiba – Finances
Karissa produces and executes New Hill’s annual budget, maintains financial statements for bi-monthly reporting, tracks the church’s financial accounts, ensures payment of church bills, and counts and deposits the weekly offering. Karissa has experience with financial accounting and budget processes from her time as a financial officer in the Air Force. She is pursuing ways to establish more transparency with the congregation of the church’s finances and budget processes in order to properly steward the financial resources God has entrusted to New Hill Church.
Karissa is married to Dave and they have two children – Lydia and Carolyn.
Elise Sullivan – Children’s Ministries
Elise manages the curriculum for the children’s ministry and determines children ministry protocols. She recruits, tests, and trains teachers and helpers and schedules when they will help. She also prepares the rooms for the children each Sunday by checking for safety issues and providing toys, snacks, and lesson materials. She has a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and is thankful that she can use her schooling and her love for children in ways that will serve the Lord and grow His kingdom. Her main objective with the children’s ministry is for the little ones to come to know and love Jesus Christ.
Elise is married to Brad and has a son, William.
Wes Casto – Media & Technology
Wes maintains the church website, prepares slides for Sunday, records the sermon audio, and creates other media for the church. Wes is a user experience designer for a software engineering company and has been working with technology since he was very young. He wants to incorporate technology with the worship service to help share the Gospel and provide ways for people to hear the Word who may not be able to attend our worship services.
Wes is married to Kacy and has three children – Sydney, Tucker, and Owen.