cobb vineyard staff
Thomas and Lori were married in 1987 and have five amazing children (and three amazing daughter-in-laws and 2 amazing son-in-laws): David (and Deborah), Austin (and Gemma), Rebecca (and David) Justin (and Emily), and Caitlin (and Colton), as well as 5 adorable grandchildren (Jace, Tommy, Luke, Barrett, Eloise, Addie Jo, and Clara). They love to play games, play tennis, and just about anything else that has a score at the end! They also love to travel, spend time at the lake (Thomas loves to fish!), and read all kinds of books. Thomas serves as the Area Leader for the Association of Vineyard Churches. Lori has a passion for prayer and leads intercession and many of our evangelism initiatives. She also runs the gymnastics program for the city of Kennesaw, GA.
Justin has been attending Cobb Vineyard Church his entire life. Him and his wife Emily have been going to CVC together for over 10 years and have been married for 7. They have both been involved in different ministries and in 2019 they moved their family overseas to Southeast Asia as missionaries and lived there with their 2 children for almost 4 years. Justin and his family moved back in 2023 and he transitioned into the associate pastor role here at CVC. He enjoys sports, biblical studies, and going to different countries.
Nathan and Katie were married in 2007. They have served in worship ministry together since they were 14 years old. They joined CVC in 2023 with their two kids: Grayson and Moriah. Nathan enjoys trail running, backpacking, and watching documentaries. Katie homeschools both kids and loves musical theater, ice skating, and dark chocolate.
Chris has been a part of CVC since he was 8 years old! He and his wife, Lauren, first met at Youth Group right here at Cobb Vineyard. Youth ministry has had a huge impact on their personal and spiritual lives; and has equipped them to lead our Student Ministry. Before that, Chris and Lauren spent a number of years overseas as missionaries to Southeast Asia. They are both very competitive and can typically make a competition out of anything. Chris is a paint contractor and Lauren is a middle-school science teacher. They welcomed their son Bryson in December of 2021.
Children's Ministry Director
Katelyn joined our staff in 2018. She has a passion for children and traveling. She spent 2.5 years living in a hut in Zambia while with the Peace Corp. While there, she built a preschool and trained local teachers. She graduated from Bridgewater College in Virginia. When it’s nice outside she rides her bike to church. In her spare time she likes to read, hike, and eat grilled cheese.
Jessie started her position as office manager in June 2023 but has called CVC her home church for almost 20 years. In the office, Jessie will devote her time to organizing events, schedules, social media, website, and all things involving communication. She also serves on the hospitality team helping with 5th Sunday Lunch events. She moved to Georgia from upstate New York in 2001 with her high school sweetheart, Nick and they married in 2006. They have one precious daughter, Willow Grace. Jessie loves exploring beautiful places in nature, reading good books, and all things DIY and decorating.
Bill McGilvary has been on staff at Cobb Vineyard since 2010. After being CFO for his multi-million dollar family business and helping run construction companies, Bill became the finance director of CrossBridge Church in Marietta. When Crossbridge merged with CVC 8 years ago, Bill came on staff in our finance department. His favorite hobbies include fishing, traveling, and he is actively involved in our Men's Ministry.