HERE TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY

our STAFF


  • george gasperson

    Pastor George Gasperson is a native of Asheville, NC and has served Christ Community Church since 2009. He’s been married to his wife Margaret since 1979. They have two sons and four beautiful grandchildren. George enjoys golf, fitness, and music.   

  • jessica nelson

    Pastor Jess attended Houghton College in New York. She received a degree in Religion with a concentration in ministry and a minor in family studies and is ordained in the Wesleyan Church. Jess has been at Christ Community since 2007, first serving as a full time Pastor in Children’s Ministry until 2016. Jess is married to her wonderful husband, James and has a daughter, Jillian.

  • chris weatherly

    Chris Weatherly came on staff at Christ Community in August of 2011, and he graduated from Warner University with a Bachelors in Biblical Studies. He started out for the first few years as our youth pastor, and for the last few years he has become more involved with adult discipleship and various other roles in the church. His main desire to connect people to the transform message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is married to his wife, Megan and has two children, Sophie and Eli.

  • margaret gasperson

    Margaret serves in the areas of worship, prayer, global missions, and local outreach. She is a graduate of Southern Wesleyan University, with her B.A. in Psychology and Christian Education. As a certified leadership, ministry, and church planter coach with Lifeforming Leadership Coaching and CoachNet International, Margaret is passionate about helping people find and fulfill God’s plan for their lives. Margaret has been serving in full-time ministry for over 35 years and is married to George. They have two grown sons, Jesse and Sean, two beautiful daughter-in-laws, Carrie and Jenna, three granddaughters, Rylynn,  Ashlynn, Lily and one grandson, Shep.

  • daryl reimer

    Daryl is an ordained minister, having received his B.A. from Wayland Baptist University and his M.A. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been on staff since 2005 and has 29 years of ministry leadership experience, as well as another 17 years in positions of management. Daryl brings a love for organization, a talent for people skills, and a passion for excellence to his role as Administrative Pastor. He is married to Ruth, a hard-working school administrator and a mother of five. The eldest serves in the Air Force, two reside in Florida, one in Georgia, and the youngest, Aimee, is a student at University of South Florida in Tampa. 

  • kathy ovalle

    Kathy, a Winter Haven native, joined Christ Community Church staff in 2008. Kathy has a degree in Visual Merchandising and Design. She is responsible for supporting each of the church ministries with graphics, printed publications, video production and online media. She and her husband, Tom, have been attending Christ Community since 2002. They have 2 kids, Parker and Bailey,who recently married  Francis and has two beautiful loving children, Arian and Nina. 

  • Grant Perry

    Grant has just recently joined our staff in March of 2022 and serves in a support role for the pastors and ministries at the church. His professional background is in that of Occupational Health and Safety. He has been married to his wife, Jessica, since December 2008. Together, they have two boys, Asheton and Urijah. Grant has a passion for worship and a heart for the hurting. Specifically, families who are suffering from the wounds the world has dealt them and do not have the God given tools to deal with them. He is a leader and participant in our Celebrate Recovery ministry, as well as our worship ministry. We are so excited to have Grant on our team because he is SOOO much better than Chris…at everything…except running and exercise in general...but that’s only because he chooses to not be better than him at those things..

  • sarah burton

    As the Celebrate Recovery Director, Sarah knows we all have had hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Her ministry goal is to provide a safe place to help our community find freedom from the issues that are controlling our lives.