Meet Our Pastoral Leadership Team
Pastor Adrian is from Richmond, Virginia and went to college in Quincy, Massachusetts where he met Lauren, his beautiful wife. They moved to the Valley in 2008 and have called HFCN home ever since. He served first as Youth Pastor, then Executive Pastor, before taking on the role as Lead Pastor in July 2018. Adrian and Lauren have four incredible kids. He loves Jesus and has a strong disdain for tapioca pudding.
Pastor Roger and his wife Vickie are originally from Harrisonburg, but moved to Washington/Arkansas after his graduation from VA Tech. to work as a Forester. He accepted Jesus in a small Nazarene church in Arkansas in 1980. They returned to Virginia, and HFCN has been their home church since 1988. Roger joined the pastoral staff in 2003 and was ordained in 2010. When asked to share a silly tidbit, Roger shared that he does not wear a tie, enjoys Civil War History, and has one English Springer Spaniel named Millie.
Vickie spent her childhood in Virginia, but after marrying her husband Roger, they spent time in Washington state and Arkansas. They began attending HFCN in 1988 with Vickie joining the staff in 2007. Vickie loves to travel, with her favorite spot being anywhere there are mountains.
Pastor of Operations
Pastor John grew up in Elkton, VA, has lived here in the valley most of his life, and he joined the HFCN staff in 2017. He is married to Mandy, and they have one son, Paul. John graduated from Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, CO and spent his first 10 years in ministry in Lynchburg, VA. John enjoys music and film. He loves to spend his spare time with family/friends or on his bike.
Pastor Billy was born and raised in Greenup, Kentucky where he attended a small Nazarene church. Pastor Billy came to James Madison University to play baseball in 2009. He has attended HFCN since arriving in Harrisonburg. A graduate of JMU, he came on staff in 2013. Billy earned his Master of Divinity in 2019 from Nazarene Theological Seminary. Billy is married to Hillary and they have two children. One of his favorite Disney movies is “Peter Pan”, because he said that in his heart he has never wanted to grow up. He enjoys strong coffee and all sweets (especially donuts)!
Pastor Margaret was born and raised in Dayton, Virginia in the midst of a horse and buggy community. She began attending HFCN in 1995 and joined the pastoral team in 2007. Margaret and her husband Steve have two daughters, Sydney (married to Adam), and Olivia. When asked what she dreamed of doing as a child, Margaret says she remembers lining up her dolls in the staircase of her home and preaching to them. She was born into a family of coffee lovers and she does her part in upholding that family tradition.
Pastor of Generational Ministries
Olivia grew up in Mount Crawford with her incredible parents and sister. She graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in 2017 where she studied Business and Religion. She moved back to the valley after graduation and joined the HFCN staff that Spring. She loves working with students, eating ice cream with her friends, and she believes that everything can be done while drinking a good, strong cup of coffee.
Julie is a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College where she studied Religion. She moved from Moultonborough, New Hampshire to the Shenandoah Valley in the Fall of 2016 to join the staff at HFCN. She lives in Bridgewater with her husband, step-son, and two dogs (Roxy and Sally). Some of her favorite things include hiking, dance and Dunkin’ Donuts. She also adores children and feels blessed to have the opportunity to serve as Children’s Pastor.
Hispanic Ministries Pastor
Pastor Sam is originally from Puerto Rico and came to Harrisonburg to join the HFCN staff in 2002. He and his wife, Debbie, have four children, Kailie, Amanda, Joshua and Gabriel. They are also the proud grandparents to two granddaughters, Emmaline Rose and Bret Grace. If Pastor Sam could choose any superpower, he would want to teleport. That way he could be at any place at any time.
Executive Worship Arts
Pastor Joe called York, Pennsylvania home before eventually making his way to Harrisonburg in 1995 to join the staff at HFCN. He and his wife, Christy, have four children, Miranda, Brandon, Katelyn, and Benjamin. His favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate chip cookie dough.
Terry grew up in Elkton, VA. She relocated to Tampa, Florida in 1988 where she encountered Jesus! She returned home to Elkton, VA in June 1999. Terry is an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene and joined the HFCN staff in 2018. She has been employed at Wingfield Ministries/Victory Weekend since 2003 where she serves as Administrative Manager and Director of Development. A tremendous fervor burns inside her soul to share God’s love and Good News with everyone she meets. She is called to be a watchman through Compassionate Evangelism to Shepherd all ages from all walks of life as Ezekiel was called in Chapter 3. She currently preaches/teaches at the Rockingham County Jail to the ladies, and women are accepting Jesus as Lord! Terry also does ministry at Middle River Jail and other prisons. She leads a Friday Night Life Group to all ages and individuals are growing deep in their relationship with Christ. Terry is married to her best friend, Thomas. They enjoy riding bikes, hiking, and camping.
Meet Our Staff
Eyde is originally from Buena Vista and moved to Rockingham County with her husband Walt in 2001. They are now proud to call the Shenandoah Valley home. Eyde and Walt have opened their hearts to Katie and Mason, and their two rescue kitties, Charlie and Mickey. Eyde graduated from Radford University and the University of Virginia, she is a Wahoo through and through. She has taken early retirement from her first career and is now enjoying being part of the HFCN staff. Her passions are serving as volunteer staff for Operation Christmas Child and helping the people in Paraguay.
Steph was born in West Virginia and grew up in Texas. In 2019, she and her husband moved to Harrisonburg and have loved every minute of living near the mountains again. Stephanie has served in many administrative roles, but ministry has always been a desire of her heart. Serving Jesus and the people of HFCN has blessed her deeply! In her spare time, Steph enjoys board games, hiking, rainy days with a good book, a stiff cup of tea, and her cat.
Ministry Assistant, Student Ministries & Communication
Aubrey grew up attending HFCN with her incredible parents and sister. She graduated with a Psychology degree from Asbury University in 2017, where her call to ministry began. She loves her 3D students, leading worship, and working with all of the creative aspects of communications here at the church. Aubrey enjoys horses, writing music, watching TV with her roommates, and late night baking.
Assistant to the Lead Pastor
Dr. Brian Charette is the part-time assistant to our Lead Pastor, working with church planning, organization and services. He also preaches occasionally on Sunday morning – one of his favorite things to do! Brian and his family have been involved at HFCN for many years. His wife Pam is a member of the church board and daughter Aubrey is a key part of our church staff. Their daughter Suzanne was raised in HFCN and currently lives and works in Northern Virginia. Brian served in the US Marine Corps and works full-time at James Madison University.
Kristy grew up in Mt. Sidney, Virginia. After moving away for college, she came back to the Valley where she would later begin attending HFCN in 2003. Later that same year she would join the HFCN staff. Kristy is married to Rob and has two children, Courtney and Nicholas, and two stepdaughters, Chandler and Cadence.
Heidi was born in Florida and raised in a pastor’s home, learning young about the work of those called to be Christ followers at home and abroad. She has been married for over 30 years to a precious man that supports the dreams God has placed in her heart. Heidi and Doug have two children, Alex and Gentry, both graduates from college, as well as a daughter-in-law Hayley and son-in-law Blake. Heidi has worked at HFCN since 1999 starting with the after school/pre-school program then moving on to youth and now with missions local and international. Heidi believes God has allowed her to have so she can give to those that do not.
Children’s Ministry & Assistant to Worship & Facilities
Sarah grew up in Northern Virginia and graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Theatre. She lived in Ohio for 8 years before moving to the Shenandoah Valley. She started working at HFCN in 2017. She has two awesome kids (Frank and Molly), two adorable cats (Spark and Smokey), two big turtles (Tina and Rachel), and one phenomenal husband (Gary) whom she calls Kermit.
Mandy grew up in Harrisonburg and attended HFCN with her family from the time she was four years old. It is also where she met Pastor John years later. They were married in March of 2002. They moved to Colorado Springs, CO in 2004 and then to Lynchburg, VA in 2007. Their son, Paul, was born in 2009. Excited to be back home in the valley, Mandy joined the HFCN staff in 2017. Her favorite things are spending time with her family and friends, music and her dog, Banjo.
Felicidad de Martinez
Felicidad is originally from the Republic of Panama. After moving to the United States, she would eventually relocate to Harrisonburg in 2002. In 2003 she started attending HFCN and immediately found a home and got very involved. In 2007, Felicidad joined the HFCN staff. She is married to Alberto Martinez and together they have four children: Brandon-Lee, Christian, Orion and Rebeca. She loves to spend her spare time with her family hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Amanda is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico and has been part of our church since 2002. She has been a vocalist in various worship groups for the past 12 years. She enjoys using her gifts for praising God in every moment, and always brings a message of positivity and hope to those around her. She also enjoys baking, and investing in our local youth. Her love for traveling the world has taken her to numerous different countries where she has had the opportunity to serve other communities and enrich her own cultural experience.
Kid's Harbor Financial Coordinator
Kathy was born in Staunton, VA and currently lives in Bridgewater. She and her family began attending HFCN in 2002, where Kathy would later join the staff in 2008. She and her husband, Drew, have two girls, Ginny and Emily. Drew is an ordained Nazarene Pastor and he, along with his family, has planted a “daughter church” from Harrisonburg First in Verona, VA, Living Stone Church of the Nazarene. Kathy enjoys reading, cross-stitching, crocheting and quilting.
Rene was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on April 19, 1971 and grew up in foster care with the Gonzalez family. Rene moved to Harrisonburg in 1999, began attending HFCN in 2003 and joined our staff in July of 2007. Rene is passionate about cooking and serving in missions projects locally & globally. His favorite verse is Jeremiah 33:3.
Grayson was born in Beaufort, North Carolina. He has attended HFCN since 1994 and began working on staff for HFCN in 2011. Grayson graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in the Spring of 2009 with a degree in Broadcasting. He enjoys serving with the youth and on the tech team. One of his favorite childhood memories is going to Atlanta Braves baseball games with his dad.