PAUL VIERS, SENIOR PASTOR

Paul and his wife, Marsha were high school sweethearts.  They have been married since 1988.  They have two adult sons and one beautiful granddaughter.  

Paul graduated from Johnson University in 1993.  He has served as the Senior Pastor at WHCC since 1999.  

For fun, Paul loves spending time with his wife on the lake or touring the country on their Harley.  They also enjoy live music of any genre, but their favorite is country.  

 


Lee Faust, Executive Pastor

Lee and his wife Jonnie have been married since 1991.  They have two adult children.  

Lee graduated from Johnson University in 1993 with a degree in Biblical Studies.  He joined the WHCC staff in 2015.  Prior to serving at WHCC, he was the Senior Minister at Lebanon Christian Church in Lebanon, IN.  While in Indiana, Lee served the community in many ways including the YMCA board and as Chaplain for the local Fire Department and High School Football Team.  

Lee's gifts are evangelism, hospitality and eating.  If he could have a superpower it would be a photographic memory.  


Roger Phelps, Discipleship Pastor

Roger has been married to his wife Karen since 1986.  They have an adult son.  Roger received the call to ministry mid-life.  He graduated from Johnson University in 1997.  While at Johnson, Roger was awarded the American Bible Society award for "Excellence in Bible Studies" for New Testament Greek - so he's really smart!

Roger has served as houseparent at a Christian maternity home, youth minister and preaching pastor prior to taking his role of Discipleship Pastor in 2008.   

Roger enjoys coffee, music, hiking and eating (not necessarily in that order).


Nick Viers, Student Pastor

Nick and his wife Heather have been married since 2012.  They welcomed their first child, a daughter in 2016.  

Nick is a 2011 graduate of Johnson University where he earned his degree in Youth Ministry/Preaching.  He is currently working on his Master's Degree in New Testament.  Nick joined the WHCC staff following graduation.   

Nick enjoys playing basketball, golf and loves being outdoors.  He is an avid fan of the Kentucky Wildcats.  Go Big Blue!  Nick's favorite pastime is napping.  


jackie holmes, Children's minister

Jackie says her husband Ken keeps her grounded and lets her fly at the same time.  They have two daughters.  

Jackie considers cartoons and games "research" and can come up with 10 games using 1 piece of toilet paper.  That makes children's ministry her perfect line of work.  Jackie enjoys turning her mistakes into hilarious stories and does not like condiments (not even ketchup).    


Libby Woolwine, Worship Coordinator

Libby was born and raised in Abingdon and has been active in church music since she was a child.  She toured as part of the Shalom Singers choir, has led worship at women's conferences and has been involved in choirs and worship teams since 1987.

Libby is retired from the U.S. District Court after 32 years and is a fitness instructor/personal trainer at the Coomes Center.  

Libby is married to Lewis and is the mother of adult twin sons.  Libby enjoys reading, exercising, listening to music and traveling.  


Kaylee Hutchinson, Accounting

Kaylee has been married to her husband Cody since 2005, and they have one daughter.  Kaylee is a 2008 graduate of the University of Virginia's College at Wise, and completed a Masters degree in Accounting from Liberty University in 2012.

 After several fun years at home with their daughter, Kaylee was blessed to join the WHCC staff part-time in 2017.  

Kaylee loves cooking and baking for her family, listening to podcasts, and finding a good deal at the grocery store.  In her free time, she enjoys sitting outside in the sun with a good book.