Joel Pinson - Rector
I was born, raised and came to faith in Texas, but have lived all over the U.S. - Washington, Colorado, Arizona, and most recently, Oklahoma. I’ve been married to my engaging wife, Jude, for over 25 years. We have a creative, lively daughter named Ava. I’ve been an Anglican priest since 2011. I'm also a professional musician who loves the intersection of art, theology, and faith. Although Charlotte is new to us, my dad hails from N.C. and is the resident Tarheel in our family. We are excited to minister here in the Queen City and to partake in the redemptive work of Jesus here in Charlotte. We believe the Lord has great things in store for KOK, and we're eager to see what story God might tell in and through our church! Email Fr. Joel.
Paul Briggs - Deacon
I was born in Louisiana, raised in Tennessee, and went to high school and college in North Carolina. I came to faith in college and married my wife, Jennifer, on Leap Day in 1992. We have two grown sons in NC and enjoy family time together on the water, at the coast, and traveling. Ordained an Anglican Deacon in 2003, I'm also an artist, fly fisherman, and banjo player. Professionally, I work in banking and relocated to Charlotte from Winston Salem as part of a bank merger. At the beginning of this new adventure, we are excited to see what God has in store for us in this next season of life and ministry. Email Paul.
Ellen McNeill - Children's Ministry
I have moved 14 times over the course of my life so it’s hard to say where “home” is! I generally tell people I’m from Los Angeles but I graduated from UNC with my Bachelor’s in Child Development and am so very happy to be finding my home again in North Carolina. Through a faith upbringing of mixed denominations and many different church experiences, I have also now found a spiritual home in the Anglican church; I particularly love the beauty of the liturgy and the rhythm of the church calendar. I am currently pursuing my Masters Degree in Counseling with an additional certification in Play Therapy, and am honored to bring my passion for early childhood and my love for the Church to King of Kings as the Children’s minister. I believe whole-heartedly that the Lord has lovely and meaningful intentions for the children of the Church and I look forward to partnering with Him in bringing His plans to bear at King of Kings. Email Ellen.
Joel & Amanda Peckman - Youth Ministry
We met our freshman year while attending a small liberal arts college in the foothills of Tennessee. We have two happy boys, Soren and Christoph. We moved to North Carolina in the fall of 2014 when Joel started teaching at Gaston Christian School. We've had many different church experiences and are thankful for how each has shaped us. We're glad to be in the Anglican tradition - the rhythms of the church bring us out of our own time and the liturgy has been good for our faith. We love conversations, questions, good art, food with community, and beautiful days outside. We are excited to be walking alongside the youth of our church as they grow in faith. Email them
Rhonda Guyer - Church Administrator
As a young girl, I came to faith in Jesus Christ. Through the example of my parents and the opportunities they provided to serve alongside them in church ministry, I came to love the local church fellowship and the “one-anothering” among believers. That set the trajectoryfor my life. I graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University with a Bachelor’s in Music and have served in a variety of ministry roles during the past forty years. My life changed in the most wonderful way when I married Tom Guyer just this past December! We are so grateful that God led us to King of Kings, where we found a home on the last Sunday of 2019. If I could shout anything from the rooftops, it would be, “God is good - and His steadfast love endures forever!” Email Rhonda
Matthew Robinson - Pastoral Intern
I grew up in Atlanta, GA, in a Christian family, and went to an Anglican church for most of my childhood. The Lord worked in my heart during the summer before my 8th grade year, so that I came to a personal faith in Christ for the first time. I majored in Religion & Philosophy at Berry College (Rome, GA) for my undergrad, and am currently pursuing a Master’s of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary-Charlotte. I love reading and anything outdoors, especially hiking with my wife Katie.
Our Vestry is composed of servant leaders from within the congregation who help advance the mission and ministry of King of Kings. The 2020 Vestry is composed of Scott Cameron, Marty Metzl, Anita Moree, Rev. Joel Pinson, Reid Satterfield, Burt Shuford and Dana Thrash.