Leadership

joel - vestedJoel Pinson - Rector

I was born, raised and came to faith in Texas, but have lived all over the US - Washington, Colorado, Arizona and most recently, Oklahoma.  I’ve been married to my engaging wife Jude for over 25 years and we have a creative, lively daughter named Ava.  I’ve been a Anglican priest since 2011 and 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 Joel.  

 

 

 


ellen mcneill headshotEllen 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.

 

 

 

 

peckmansJoel & 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 have had many different church experiences and are thankful for how each has shaped us. We are so glad to be in the Anglican tradition- the rhythms of the church bring us out of our own time and the liturgy has been so good for our faith. We love conversations, questions, good art, food with community and beautiful days outside. We are so excited to be walking alongside the youth of our church as they grow in faith. Email Them

 

  

 

RG Pic 400X400Rhonda 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

 

 

 

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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.

 

Vestry

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.