Zach is the lead pastor at Ascent Church. He is responsible for preaching, teaching, and vision, and oversees all the operations at the church. Prior to planting Ascent Church, Zach was the lead pastor at Clear River Church in Lafayette, IN. In his free time, you’ll find Zach with his wife and 4 children or using his Ridgid tools to build something.
Mark is our worship leader at Ascent Church. He is responsible for all things worship: leading worship for our Sunday gatherings, leading the team, training new worship team members, and managing all the equipment. Mark helped lead worship at Clear River and moved with the team from Indiana to help start Ascent. In his spare time you’ll find him riding his motorcycle or playing games with others.
Sam is our Serving Coordinator at Ascent Church. He oversees our serving teams for our Sunday gatherings. If you help out in nearly any way at Ascent, you’ll get to know Sam. Sam graduated from Purdue University in May 2020 and moved with the team from Indiana to help start Ascent. In his time off, you’ll find Sam at the gym, on the basketball court, or generally doing anything active.
Clay is our numbers guy. His responsibilities include organizing the church finances, budgets, and bank accounts. Clay and his family moved with the Team from Indiana to help start Ascent. In his spare time, you’ll find Clay playing roller hockey or shooting his bow.
Grant and his family moved to Blacksburg to help plant Ascent Church. He serves on our board of overseers, helping make big picture vision and direction decisions with our other overseers. He also leads a small group and will help teach the Bible on Sundays. He’s been a great help to Ascent Church!
Victoria volunteers as the Coordinator of our Kid’s Program. She works in the school system during the week and has great experience with kids. Her responsibilities include coordinating all the moving pieces of the kid’s program: the curriculum, the volunteers, the schedule and the kid’s area. She’s been such a gift to Ascent Church, our kid’s and our families.