The staff and leadership here at Jefferson Christian Church is comprised of men and women who love, care, and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at info@jeffersonchurch.org. Or Call (336)969-2341

Staff & Leadership

  • Steve Cook

    Lead Minister

    Steve has seen Jefferson Church through many years and a whole lot of change. He came to us in 1987 as a fresh-faced youth minister, right out of Johnson Bible College (now Johnson University). Through the years, no matter what role he has filled... Worship Minister, Christian Education Minister, Staff Administrator and now Lead Minister, Steve grows more and more in his love for Christ and for Jefferson Christian Church. Steve is a terrible golfer, but plans to play terrible golf for a long time. He also enjoys fishing, playing guitar, watching Steelers football and Duke basketball. But he'll still love you, even if you're a Carolina fan. Steve and his wife, Beverly, have two grown daughters, Emilee and Jenna.


  • Robin Zimmerman

    Connections/Involvement Minister

    Robin is from Winston Salem, NC. He enjoys NC barbecue, sweet tea, and the North Carolina Tarheels. He is a graduate of Kentucky Christian University and has served in ministry in Kentucky, Maryland, and North Carolina. Robin loves his family: his wife, Lori, and his two daughters, Olivia and Emma. He also is passionate about sharing Jesus through teaching and serving others. The community found in the people who make up Jefferson Christian Church is foundational to his relationship with God. 





  • Derek Hester

    Worship minister

    Derek is from Wake Forest, NC. He is passionate about doing anything he can to help the lost experience the love & grace of Jesus. He enjoys longboarding, apple products, good movies and being nerdy about music equipment. He is a fan of NC sports including- UNC basketball/football, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets and the Carolina Hurricanes. Derek & His wife Emily have a beautiful little girl named Florence and a spoiled Lab mix pup named Olive.





  • Philip Dixon

    Student Minister

    Philip is a native of Winston-Salem, NC and naturally a lover of Krispy-Kreme doughnuts. He is a passionate fan of the Atlanta Braves and the UNC Tarheels. He and his wife, Whitney, have been married since 2015 and welcomed the cutest little girl, Hallie, into their family in 2020! Philip is a graduate of Johnson University, and has a strong desire to see teenagers grow deeper in their relationship with Christ. He leads weekly teachings for the High and Middle School groups as well as planning events and trips throughout the year. His goal in ministry is to see teenagers love and serve the community around them so others see Christ in them. 




  • Chrissy Norris

    Children's Minister

    Chrissy is from the beautiful state of Montana. Being from a large, active family, Chrissy naturally loves outdoor activities. She is a graduate of Ozark Christian College in Missouri. Chrissy married Evan Norris in 2015. She is actively involved in many aspects of ministry. She loves working with kids, especially when it involves empowering them to know Christ and love others.






  • Tori Van Meter

    Family Minister

    Tori is originally from Tennessee but has lived in King, NC for the majority of her life. She attended Appalachian State University and earned her bachelor's degree in Actuarial Science before pursuing full time ministry. She loves a good book, doing anything that includes the outdoors, and spending time with people. Tori has a passion for seeing students and kids grow to know Christ and to live a life that serves Him and others!

  • Leslie Madren

    Children's Ministry Assistant

    Leslie, her husband, Brian, and her two sons, Noah and Jacob, live in Rural Hall. She

    graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BS in Elementary Education. She went on to teach in Forsyth County Schools for 16 years. She has most recently been employed by the YMCA (Stokes) working in the after school program first as a Counselor, and then as a Site Supervisor. Leslie is a lover of dogs. She works with a rescue group fostering dogs until they find their forever homes. Leslie also enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors. She loves kids and finding new ways to excite them about Christ!




  • Daniel Sostaita

    Frontiers Campus minister

    Pastor Daniel S. Sostaita was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He married his wife, Irene, in 1990 and they have three daughters Barbara, Daniela, and Victoria. He graduated with a Pastoral Bachelor's degree from Grace Seminary in Raleigh and with a Master's degree in Divinity from Theological Seminary of Cali Colombia. He is the campus pastor to Jefferson's Spanishspeaking congregation in neighboring Winston Salem.




  • PAM CaseY

    Administrative Assistant

    Pam has been married to her husband, Bruce, since 1998. She has two grown sons, Gary and Alvin. When not working, Pam enjoys camping with her family and friends. Another favorite hobby is crocheting.