Abigail Strayhorn

Abigail Strayhorn

Abigail is part of SHC’s Family Ministries Team as the Student Ministry Coordinator. She first began attending Sugar Hill Church in 2010, and she joined the team in April, 2019. She has a heart for students, and she loves watching how God is shaping and molding young hearts. She is so thankful to be even a small part of what is happening here at Sugar Hill Church. She assists with any administrative needs in Student Ministries. That means anything from shopping for an event, organizing various spaces, and assisting in planning camps and retreats. In her spare time, she loves going on adventures, spending time with her family and her husband, Andrew, painting, and snuggling her kitten, Charlotte.

Andy Armstrong

Andy Armstrong

Andy serves as our Student Pastor. Andy has been around SHC since 2015, and he’s been on staff since 2017. His passion is discipleship through working behind the scenes, as well as developing relationships with people. As our Student Pastor, Andy works with the Student Ministry Department to help students understand and live out God’s best for their lives. In his spare time, he’s an avid watcher of sports and movies, and he loves to beat his family in games. He’s married to Jen, and they have two daughters, Emily and Kayla.

Karen Brown

Karen Brown

Karen is part of SHC’s Family Ministries Department as the Family Ministries Communications Director. Karen has been attending Sugar Hill Church since 2005, and joined our staff in 2017. She loves having a part in communicating about all the cool things that are going on in Kids, Students, and College. As the Family Ministries Communication Director, Karen does all things communications and graphic design related for Kids, Students, and College, which include: emails, social media posts, message slides, print materials & magazines, websites, t-shirts & swag, and many other things. In her spare time, she loves to snuggle her puppies, spend time with friends, and work on house projects. She and her husband, Zach, have been married since 2011 and they love spending time with their son, Caleb.

Joe Wells

Joe Wells

Joe is the Elementary Pastor for Sugar Hill Church Kids Ministry. He’s been attending Sugar Hill Church since 1995. The passion Joe has comes from the idea that empowering parents to be the spiritual heroes of the home trickles down to allowing the kids to see the gospel lived out by example. As the Elementary Pastor, Joe helps plan and organize Sugar Hill Kid ministry programing and events from birth through 5th grade with a focus on elementary age children and large group activities both on and off campus. In his spare time, he loves hiking, camping, or fishing with his family. He married his high school sweetheart, Christy, and together they have three children Amber, Hope, and Hunter.

Rhonda McMahan

Rhonda McMahan

Rhonda serves as our Kids Pastor at Sugar Hill Church, and she joined our team in 2017. She loves being at Sugar Hill Church, and her passion truly is to partner with parents so they can experience God’s goodness for them, and it will trickle down to their children. Her favorite thing is to see a child begin to truly grasp what God has done for them. As Kids Pastor, Rhonda oversees infants through fifth grade, Sunday mornings, home visits, child dedications, she lines up volunteers for Kids Ministry, and she leads SHC’s SHINE Ministry. In her spare time, Rhonda loves to visit her family in South Carolina, explore new towns, and go hiking.