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Gilbert Staff



Nick Ely
Director of Students

Nick has been married to Rachel (also on staff) for six years. He graduated from Grand Canyon University with a double major in History and Theology. In his junior year, he met Adam Bailie and started serving at Christ Church in January 2014. He is currently studying for an M.Div. at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and describes himself as “one of the weirdos that actually enjoys school.”



Rachel Ely
Operations Admin

Rachel married Nick in May 2014 after they had served as interns at Harvest North Phoenix for two and a half years, moved to the East Valley, and came on staff at Christ Church. She has an Associate’s Degree in Elementary Education and has worked at Christ Church in many roles. Most recently, Rachel was an important part of the Kids ministry before becoming a mom to son, Titus, and transitioning to a support role in Operations.  



Michelle Filleman
Director of Operations

Michelle is a wife and mom of three boys. She has a B.A. from Arizona State University and has done non-profit accounting for over ten years. She joined the staff at Christ Church in October 2013 and is very grateful for the front row seat to all God is doing. Michelle says, “When your occupation is tied to something that has eternal value, it makes for much joy in the labor.”



Erin Frye
Ministry Admin

Born and raised in Seattle, Erin moved to Arizona in September of 2017 after graduating from The Master's University with a B.A. in English. Shortly after moving to Gilbert, she began attending Christ Church and then joined the staff in May 2018. She is currently working on an M.A. in Christian Leadership from Oklahoma Baptist University.



Terry Horne
Pastor of Community Life

Terry and his wife Angie attend Christ Church along with their five children. God gave them a heart for foster care and may continue to use that to grow their family. Terry has a background in finance and relationship management. He helps guests get connected to Christ Church and oversees engagement.



Chrissy Myal
Director of Kids

A native of Arizona, Chrissy came to saving faith in Jesus Christ at the age of 14. At sixteen-years-old she began teaching her very first Sunday School class (two year olds!) and has been in Children’s Ministry ever since. Before coming to Christ Church, she had the joy of working with Samaritan’s Purse after working as a Women’s/Children’s Director for over a decade at a church plant in San Tan Valley. She recently celebrated 25 years of marriage to Jeff, and they have three grown sons.



Joshua Seller
Director of Worship Arts

Joshua and his wife, Erin, attend Christ Church along with their two children, London and Piper. After spending four years in the finance industry, Joshua felt a strong call back to full-time ministry. With over 15 years of vocational ministry experience and a B.A. in Religious Studies from Heritage College and Seminary, Joshua is passionate about ensuring Jesus is most glorified in his life and ministry. He leads worship, production, and arts at Christ Church.



Josh Tejada
Music Director

Josh joined our team in March 2017 after being connected by his friend Bryan Payne at Radiant Church in Austin TX. He graduated from The Master’s University in 2012 with a B.A. in Communications and, more importantly, that is where he met his wife, Briana. They’ve been married for six years and have three children, Amalia Jean, Bear, and Pepper.



Jared Torres
Director of Spiritual Formation

Jared joined Christ Church in January 2017 to serve as a pastoral resident. He now oversees spiritual formation of adults in groups and studies. Jared was born and raised in Visalia, California. He was blessed to grow up in a home with faithful Christian parents who raised him and his six siblings in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Jared graduated from The Master's Seminary with his M. Div. in May 2015. He and his wife, Macie, have five children, Madeline, Reagan, Carson, Wes, and Lucy.



Erica Tucker
Content Manager



Kyle Walker
Ministry Resident

Kyle and his family moved to Arizona in June 2016 for his full-time job at Booster Enterprises. Shortly after moving, the Walkers joined Christ Church and Kyle started serving on the worship team. He now leads and coordinates worship for our Students ministry. Kyle was born and raised in Montgomery, Texas, and studied church music at Baylor University. Kyle is passionate about worship, discipleship, and sharing the gospel. He is married to his wife, Kristen, and they have a daughter named Ella.



Robyn Williams
Executive Admin to Lead Pastor

Robyn has a B.A. in Bible Theology from Moody Bible Institute, which is where she met her husband of 20 years, Lance. She has held administrative roles in Chicago, Arizona, Iowa, and then back in Arizona (which is a huge gift because she loves it here!). But her greatest role is that of Mom to her two teenage sons. Robyn’s younger son has Down syndrome and God has used him greatly to grow her family’s compassion and love for those with intellectual and physical disabilities.