Ministry Staff

Lead Pastor Austin Rammell

Austin Rammell
Lead Pastor

Ph: 704-922-3763

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.

Chris Mintz - Associate Pastor of Student Ministries

Chris Mintz
Associate Pastor: Students and Administration

Ph: 704-922-3763

Chris joined Venture’s staff in 2012. He brings a passion to lead students to follow 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.

Associate Pastor Jonathan Pugh

Jonathan Pugh
Associate Pastor: Life Groups & Church Partnership

Ph: 704-922-3763

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 5 children.

Worship Pastor Dalton Rhyne

Dalton Rhyne
Associate Pastor: Worship Music

Ph: 704-922-3763

Dalton leads Venture’s band and singers to make sure the music in our modern worship gatherings is Biblical, relevant and awesome! He and his wife Hannah have 2 children.

Childrens Ministry Director Wanda Maynor

Wanda Maynor
Director: Children’s Ministry

Ph: 704-922-3763

Wanda leads a team of volunteers who put together amazing Gospel centered ministry programs for kids birth through 5th grade. She married her husband Ronnie in 1991. They have 5 kids and 1 son-in-law.

Venture Church Staff

Kim Talbert-Kirk
Pastoral Counselor

Ph: 704-922-3763

Venture partners with Kim to provide low cost pastoral counseling services to the community. In addition, Kim and her husband Richard lead Venture’s addiction recovery ministry.

Volunteer Pastors

Volunteer Pastor Terry Gregoire

Terry Gregoire
Associate Pastor

Ph: 704-747-4400

Terry volunteers in many areas of ministry but primarily focuses on caring for and growing Life Groups. He and his wife Faye have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.

Denny Emmons
Associate Pastor

Ph: 248-462-3977

Denny is involved with a variety of ministries but primarily focuses on pastoral care. He and his wife Bonnie have 2 children and 6 grandchildren.

Support & Administration

Administration and Finance Assistant Mikaela Jones

Mikaela Jones

Administration and Finance Assistant
Ph: 704-922-3763
Email: mikaela.jones@daretoventure.org

Digital Outreach Director Drew Horine

Drew Horine

Digital Outreach Director
Escape Plan Marketing
Ph: 980-285-7782
Email: support@escapeplanmarketing.com

Building Maintenance Coordinator Keith Propst

Keith Propst

Building Maintenance Coordinator
Ph: 704-922-3763

Visual Production Manager Caleb Sutton

Caleb Sutton

Visual Production Manager
Email: ventureavl@daretoventure.org

Venture Church Staff

Nathan Freeman

Audio Production Manager
Email: dirtfloorrecords@yahoo.com