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Meet Our Staff

Dr. Jeff Mathis

Senior Pastor

The Reverend Dr. Jeff Mathis became the Senior Pastor of Wake Forest Baptist Church in January of 2024. A resident of Western North Carolina, Dr. Mathis spent his childhood years in Atlanta, GA, before moving to Asheville, NC, as a youth. Dr. Mathis holds degrees from North Carolina State University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Campbell University Divinity School. Since his ordination to the Gospel Ministry in 1999 by the First Baptist Church of Asheville, Dr. Mathis has served churches ranging from New York City to London, England, and from North Wilkesboro, NC, to Chattanooga, TN. Most recently, Dr. Mathis served as the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sylva, NC from 2012 to 2023.

Rev. Ryan Wilson

Spiritual Formation & Mission Pastor

Ryan Wilson joined the Wake Forest Baptist staff in 2020.  He graduated from Furman University and then earned his Master of Divinity in Global Christianity from the McAfee School of Theology.  Ryan is married to Mia and they have three children; Bates, Elsie and Benjamin.

Rev. Bryant Moxley

Minister of Music & Worship

Bryant Moxley joined the Wake Forest Baptist staff in 2014.  He is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.  Bryant has two daughters and sons-in-law:   Anna and husband Steven and Sarah Grace and husband Adam.

Ms. Emily Patton

Children & Families Pastor

Emily Patton joined the Wake Forest Baptist Church Staff in 2023 as the Interim Minister to Children and Families. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Elementary Education, and then received her Masters of Divinity from Campbell University Divinity School. Emily is passionate about creating a warm and comforting space where people of all ages can deepen their understanding of God’s unwavering and unconditional love and share it with the world.


Ministry Assistant to Children, Youth, and Missions

Lynnette Beadle joined the WFBC staff in 2022. She graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in Communications, and has a background in meeting and event planning. She provides administrative support for our Children’s, Youth, and Missions ministries. Lynnette is married to Bob and they have 2 teenage daughters, Sophie and Anna. She and her family are active members of WFBC.

Jennifer Taylor

Music Ministry Assistant/Worship Pianist

Jennifer Taylor joined the WFBC staff in 2023. She is a graduate of Campbell University. She provides administrative support for all aspects of the music ministry, assists with worship leadership, and accompanies various ensembles. She and her husband Ken have two children, Ben and Abby. They have been members of WFBC since 2010.

Dr. Jeanine Skinner



Robin Chambers

Office Manager

Robin Chambers joined the Wake Forest Baptist staff in 2023. She comes to us with years of experience in office management and administrative work.  She is responsible for  overseeing the office as well as assisting the staff, ministers and members.  Robin is married to Chris and they have two sons, Nicholas and William.

Stacy Fleming

Communications Specialist

Stacy Fleming joined the Wake Forest Baptist staff in 2021 as the Communications Specialist. She graduated from University of Tennessee with a degree in Communications.  She is responsible for internal and external publications as well as the website, social media, and whatever else comes up.  Stacy is married to Mark and they have two children, Hannah and Tori.

Linda Lang

Financial Secretary

Linda Lang has been at Wake Forest Baptist Church since 1999, serving as our Financial Secretary.  She graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Accounting and later became a licensed CPA.  Linda is married to Dean and they have two daughters, Chloe and Jessica.


Rodney Davis

Head Custodian

Rodney Davis, a native of Wake Forest, serves as our head custodian along with his staff.  Rodney is married to Phyllis and they have three children, Rodney, Jr., Lisa, and Billy.  He and Phyllis also have three grandchildren.

Nathan West

AV Technician

Heather Rochester


Heather joined the WFBC staff in 2024 as the church chef.

Kennie Schwier

WEE Preschool Director

Kennie Schwier is the Director for the WEE Preschool after previously serving as a teacher assistant and Assistant Director.  She is a native of Wake Forest and graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Communications.  Kennie is married to Dave and they have two sons, Jacob and Brady.

Heather Clarke

WEE Preschool Assistant Director

Heather Clarke is the Assistant Director for the WEE Preschool. She has been a teacher assistant at the school for several years and both her girls attended preschool here. Heather graduated from Denison University with a major in French. Heather is married to Louis and they have two girls, Hannah and Clara.