Ministry Staff

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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.

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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.

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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 4(+) children.

Volunteer Pastors

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

Wanda Maynor

Children’s Ministry Director
Ph: 704-922-3763
Email: wanda.maynor@daretoventure.org

Kim Talbert-Kirk

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

Dalton Rhyne

Worship Leader
704-922-3763
Email: dalton.rhyne@daretoventure.org

Mikaela Jones

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

Nathan Freeman

Audio Production Manager
Email: dirtfloorrecords@yahoo.com

Keith Propst

Building Maintenance Coordinator
Ph: 704-922-3763

Drew Horine

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

Caleb Sutton

Visual Production Manager
Email: ventureavl@daretoventure.org