Meet our Team
Our purpose is to help students discover and live God’s best.
Family Ministries Pastor
Tripp serves as our Associate Pastor and Family Ministries Pastor at Sugar Hill Church. He’s been serving on staff here since 2014. As a pastor, speaker, writer, and coach, Tripp displays his passion to see students discover and live God’s very best for their lives and be empowered to change the world. Tripp is highly driven to not only challenge and equip students himself, but to also empower others to be successful in leading students. In his spare time, you’ll find Tripp with his wife Courtney, and their three children, Kason, Cole, and Hadley. Tripp also has experience in law enforcement and coaching high school football. His greatest joy in ministry is seeing students realize the impact they can have as leaders in their school, church, community, and world. Check out his blog at trippatkinson.com.
Associate Student Pastor
Corron serves on our Family Ministries team as the Associate Student Pastor, and he joined our team in 2018. Corron is passionate about displaying biblical truths, and seeing this generation of young people be the hands and feet of Jesus. He wants to pursue what the Bible says in John 17 where Jesus prays that we will be one just like He and the Father are. This oneness and love for one another are massive pieces of evidence that The Lord has sent His Son into the world to redeem us all and invite us to come home. As the Associate Student Pastor, Corron helps assist Pastor Tripp with all things students, and he helps the church pursue racial unity within the community. Corron is from Raleigh-Durham, NC and a Graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University. In his spare time, he likes to fish, bowl, and spend time with his wife, Hannah.
Middle School Pastor
Andy serves as our Middle School Pastor and our Executive Director of Facilities. Andy has been around SHC since 2015, and he’s been on staff since 2017. His passion in being behind-the-scenes in making things happen, and he also wants to be able to portray to others that God loves them. As our Middle School Pastor, Andy works with the Student Ministry Department to help students understand and live out God’s best for their lives. As our Executive Director of Facilities, he helps prepare the church building and grounds so that ministry can happen. In his spare time, he loves to watch soccer and football, watch movies, and play games with his family. His wife’s name is Jen, and they have two daughters, Emily and Kayla.
Family Ministries Assistant
Joy serves on the Family Ministries team as the Student Ministries Assistant. She’s been attending SHC since 2015 and she joined our staff soon after that. Joy is passionate about what she does because she loves seeing students submit their lives to the Lord; she loves a good comeback story! As the Student Ministries Assistant, Joy helps facilitate and coordinate events for middle school, high school, and college students and she offers support to anything going on Family Ministries. She loves mexican food and dark chocolate. Joy also enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike, and their three kids Ansley, Cam, and Davis.
Student Ministries Administrative Assistant
Abigail is part of SHC’s Family Ministries Team as the Student Ministries Administrative Assistant. She first began attending Sugar Hill Church in 2010, and she joined the team in April, 2019. She has a heart for students, and she loves watching how God is shaping and molding young hearts. She is so thankful to be even a small part of what is happening here at Sugar Hill Church. She assists with any administrative needs in Student Ministries. That means anything from shopping for an event, organizing various spaces, and assisting in planning camps and retreats. In her spare time, she loves going on adventures, spending time with her family, painting, and snuggling her kitten, Charlotte.
Family Ministries Communications Director
Karen is part of SHC’s Family Ministries Department as the Family Ministries Communications Director. Karen has been attending Sugar Hill Church since 2005, and joined our staff in 2017. She loves having a part in communicating about all the cool things that are going on in Kids, Students, and College. As the Family Ministries Communication Director, Karen does all things communications or graphic design related for Kids, Students, and College, which include: emails, social media posts, message slides, print materials & magazines, websites, t-shirts & swag, among other things. In her spare time, she loves to snuggle her puppies, spend time with friends, and work on house projects. She and her husband, Zach, welcomed their first child, Caleb, in December 2018!