Ministry Staff

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Austin Rammell
Lead Pastor

Ph: 704-922-3763 ext 100

Austin has led the pastoral team at Venture since 2002. He preaches God’s Word with a passion for equipping the church to engage a lost world with the Gospel. Austin & Keri married in 1999 and have 3 children.

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Chris Mintz
Associate Pastor: Students & Administration

Ph: 704-922-3763 ext 102

Chris joined Venture’s staff in 2012. He brings a passion to lead students following Jesus and years of corporate and military experience that keep our day-to-day operations working. Chris and Bee have been married since 1993 and have 2 children.

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Jonathan Pugh
Associate Pastor: Life Groups & Church Partnership

Ph: 704-922-3763 ext 101

Jonathan joined the staff in 2016. He is responsible for growing Life Groups, discipleship and helping you get plugged into Venture. Jonathan and Jennifer have been married since 2006 and have 4(+) children.

Denny Emmons
Associate Pastor: Children & Families

Ph:704-922-3763 ext 110

Denny joined the staff in 2018 and leads Ventures rapidly growing children’s ministry. He and Bonnie have been married since 1972 and have 2 children and 6 grandchildren. Denny’s mission is to reach families and equip everyone involved in brining the Gospel to our children.

Volunteer Pastors

Scott Sherrill

Associate Pastor
Ph: 704-241-5121
Email: slsherrill@gmail.com

Mike Free

Associate Pastor
Ph: 704-975-2249
Email: mikefree33@gmail.com

Terry Gregoire

Associate Pastor
Ph: 704-747-4400
Email: ncgreg@att.net

Support & Administration

Kim Talbert-Kirk

Pastoral Counseling Services
Ph: 704-922-3763 ext 109
Email: kim.talbert@daretoventure.org

Judy Freeman

Finance Coordinator
Ph: 704-922-3763 ext 103
Email: judy.freeman@daretoventure.org

Dalton Rhyne

Worship Leader
Email: dalton.rhyne@daretoventure.org
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Nathan Freeman

Audio Production Manager
Email: dirtfloorrecords@yahoo.com
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Keith Propst

Building Maintenance Coordinator
Ph: 704-913-1049
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Drew Horine

Digital Outreach Director
Escape Plan Marketing
Ph: 980-285-7782
Email: drew.horine@daretoventure.org

Isaac Jones

Visual Production Manager
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