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The church was never meant to be an institution or a club. It was created by Christ to be a movement of people whose chief aim is to glorify God and love others. At Threshold, we try every day to be the church that Jesus had in mind.

Leadership Team 

  Jeff Gardner, Lead Pastor    Dr. Jeff Gardner is our founding and lead pastor. He has been married to Michelle since 1985 and they have two adult children. Jeff graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill (B.A.), Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (M.Div.), and Drew Theological School (D.Min.). His primary responsibilities are vision, leadership, and preaching. 

Jeff Gardner, Lead Pastor

Dr. Jeff Gardner is our founding and lead pastor. He has been married to Michelle since 1985 and they have two adult children. Jeff graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill (B.A.), Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (M.Div.), and Drew Theological School (D.Min.). His primary responsibilities are vision, leadership, and preaching. 

  Rachelle Watkins, Executive Director   Rachelle Watkins is our executive director. She and her husband Ryan have been married since 2001, and have two children. Rachelle graduated from Western Carolina University with a BS in Communications. Her primary responsibilities is  guiding all administrative, communications, financial, and business matters of the church

Rachelle Watkins, Executive Director

Rachelle Watkins is our executive director. She and her husband Ryan have been married since 2001, and have two children. Rachelle graduated from Western Carolina University with a BS in Communications. Her primary responsibilities is  guiding all administrative, communications, financial, and business matters of the church

  Lynne Kiser, Childrens Ministry Director    Lynne Kiser is our director of children’s ministry. She and her husband Tracy have been married since 1985 and have 3 adult children. Lynne graduated from Western Carolina University with a BS in Business Information Systems. Her primary responsibilites are the promotion of spiritual growth and faith maturity for children from birth through 5th grade, as well as spiritual support for parents and families.

Lynne Kiser, Childrens Ministry Director

Lynne Kiser is our director of children’s ministry. She and her husband Tracy have been married since 1985 and have 3 adult children. Lynne graduated from Western Carolina University with a BS in Business Information Systems. Her primary responsibilites are the promotion of spiritual growth and faith maturity for children from birth through 5th grade, as well as spiritual support for parents and families.

 
  Bob Armet, Facilities Director    Bob Armet is our director of on-site logistics and local serve ministries. He has been married to his wife Kathy since 1987. Together they have 2 adult children. His responsibilities with on-site logisitcs are to provide guidance and oversight to maintenance and janitorial contractors. He also is responsible for our serve projects where he assists with missions and volunteer events with the intent of educating the congregation and equipping them to serve locally, domestically, and globally.

Bob Armet, Facilities Director

Bob Armet is our director of on-site logistics and local serve ministries. He has been married to his wife Kathy since 1987. Together they have 2 adult children. His responsibilities with on-site logisitcs are to provide guidance and oversight to maintenance and janitorial contractors. He also is responsible for our serve projects where he assists with missions and volunteer events with the intent of educating the congregation and equipping them to serve locally, domestically, and globally.

  Stephanie Simon, Creative Director    Stephanie Simon is our creative director. She has been married to her husband Karl since 2003, and they have two children. Steph graduated from Gordon College in Boston with a BA in Fine Arts. Her responsibilities include graphic design, gallery curation, social media, visual worship support, and church environmental design.

Stephanie Simon, Creative Director

Stephanie Simon is our creative director. She has been married to her husband Karl since 2003, and they have two children. Steph graduated from Gordon College in Boston with a BA in Fine Arts. Her responsibilities include graphic design, gallery curation, social media, visual worship support, and church environmental design.

  Logan Day, Youth Pastor   Logan Day is our youth pastor. He is engaged to Amber Peters, and they will be married in May of 2019. Logan graduated from Western Carolina University (B.S.) in 2017 and is in his second year of studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, pursuing his Master of Divinity degree. Logan's primary responsibilities are leading Threshold's middle and high school students and their families, as well as other general pastoral duties.

Logan Day, Youth Pastor
Logan Day is our youth pastor. He is engaged to Amber Peters, and they will be married in May of 2019. Logan graduated from Western Carolina University (B.S.) in 2017 and is in his second year of studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, pursuing his Master of Divinity degree. Logan's primary responsibilities are leading Threshold's middle and high school students and their families, as well as other general pastoral duties.