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.

Associate Pastor Chris Mintz

Chris Mintz
Associate Pastor: Students & Administration

Ph: 704-922-3763

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.

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
Worship Pastor

Ph: 704-922-3763

Dalton serves as our Worship Pastor, ensuring the music you hear on Sunday mornings is both relevant and excellent. He and his wife Hannah have 2 children.

Childrens Ministry Director Wanda Maynor

Wanda Maynor
Children's Ministry Director

Ph: 704-922-3763

Wanda coordinates all activities and volunteers for kids from birth to 5th grade. She and Ronnie have 5 children and one nifty son-in-law.

Volunteer Pastors

Venture Church Staff

Mike Free

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

Volunteer Pastor Terry Gregoire

Terry Gregoire

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

Volunteer Pastor Denny Emmons

Denny Emmons

Associate Pastor
Ph: 704-310-5394
Email: dennyemmons@gmail.com

Support & Administration

Venture Church Staff

Kim Talbert-Kirk

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

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

Venture Church Staff

Nathan Freeman

Audio Production Manager
Email: dirtfloorrecords@yahoo.com

Visual Production Manager Caleb Sutton

Caleb Sutton

Visual Production Manager
Email: ventureavl@daretoventure.org