Mauricio joined our team in March 2018 he serves as Pastor of Sugar Hill Español. He has been at Sugar Hill Church since 2017. Mauricio was raised in more than five Latin American countries which ignited in him a deep passion for international missions. He finds great joy in helping others find their place in the Kingdom by encouraging them to step out of their comfort zone in order to reach the lost for Christ in non-traditional ways. Mauricio is married to Laura and they have 4 beautiful children. Together, Mauricio and Laura founded and run a non-profit missions organization that targets unreached communities in Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Brazil, and the USA. Mauricio is a “Motorhead” and loves working on his cars and motorcycles in his spare time.
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.
Zach serves as our Worship Pastor at Sugar Hill Church. He’s been attending Sugar Hill Church his entire life and was on staff for a number of years before becoming Worship Pastor in 2018. He loves seeing people engage in worship, expressing their gratitude for who God is, what Jesus did at the cross, and what the Spirit of God desires to do in us and through us as His church. As the Worship Pastor, he helps pastor worship experiences for our church, encouraging a culture of authentic and meaningful response to a worthy God, along with many other things behind the scenes. He really likes guitars, he really like gadgets, and he also really likes food. He loves spending time with his wife, Karen, his son, Caleb, and their two pups. He would love to connect with you, so find him on instagram (@thezb) and Facebook! But be warned… it’s pretty much pictures of guitars and food.
Bobby serves as both the Associate Pastor and the Teaching Pastor at Sugar Hill Church. He has been on staff here since December, 2008 (where he started part-time in Student Ministry). Bobby’s passion comes from a love of seeing the light-bulb go on for folks. Whether it’s in a small group, a NEXT gathering, or during a weekend message, he loves seeing people “get it” and apply the truth to their lives. As one of our pastors here, Bobby helps individuals take the next steps in their faith, he helps the church fulfill its God-given mission, and he gives day-to-day direction to our Adult Ministries, Communications, and Finance teams. In his spare time, you can find Bobby riding his motorcycle, working out, reading, or eating gas station tacos. He and his wife, Laura, have been married since January, 2011, and they have a very “manly” 10lb cockapoo named Ollie. He would love to connect more, so find him on social media (@bobbymcgraw) or check out his blog at yourbetterstory.com.
Chuck is the Lead Pastor at Sugar Hill Church. He’s been the Lead Pastor since 2011, but he’s been around Sugar Hill Church since 2008. Since day one, Chuck’s passion has been to encourage others with this one big belief: “You can do this! You can love God with all your heart, mind and soul and be normal!” You will often hear him say, “the Bible is a very big deal, Jesus is the very biggest deal and living that out always involves serving people here and around the globe.” Chuck’s passion is to graciously lead people to Jesus and create a simple path for them to grow in their faith. Some of his goals are to reduce the dropout rate in our local schools, serve with our missions partners well, lead our church and families with a healthy fiscal plan, and in the future, to provide transitional housing for single moms. Chuck and his wife, Jenny, stay plenty busy with six daughters, three son-in-laws, five grandkids and an awesome dog, Kirby. They are foodies and enjoy eating through the Atlanta Magazine Top 50 Restaurants. Chuck’s favorite things to do include fishing, reading, writing and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs!