our staff

  • Charlie Grimes

    LEAD pASTOR

    Pastor Charlie joined WCMC in August 2021. He previously served as the Administrative and Worship pastor at Dayspring Christian Fellowship in Massillon, Ohio where he and his family attended for 18 years. Prior to his ordination to full-time ministry, Charlie worked for 22 years as a faculty member, head coach, and Athletic Director at Malone University in Canton. Known for his positive and enthusiastic personality, Pastor Charlie serves as WCMC's primary teacher and preacher, as well as leading the elder team to give direction and guidance to the many committees and volunteers involved with our ministry. Charlie is married to Wendy, and they have three adult daughters.  To learn more about Pastor Charlie, feel free to check out the Encouragers United Podcast, Tuesday Tea with Charlie G. episodes, or read more on his personal website.

  • Matt Yoder

    Executive Pastor

    Matt joined the staff as church administrator in April of 2015. He is married to Pam and they have two  adult daughters, and a son-in-law. Matt enjoys working on projects and working behind the scenes so the church can operate functionally and smoothly. He oversees all the committees/ministries at WCMC and backs up Pastor Charlie with pastoral duties. Matt enjoys racing, sports, running, pickleball, and spending time with his family.

  • Owen Miller

    Youth Pastor

    Owen started at WCMC in April 2022. A native of Bolivar, Ohio and a graduate of Tusky Valley High School, he received his Bachelors degree in Ministry at Ohio Christian University. Owen directs our vibrant youth ministry activities including Wednesday Night Fellowship and Sunday School. He is a big fan of his wife, Meghan, his large extended family, and all things movie related.

  • Wendy Grimes  Administrative Assistant

    Wendy comes to Walnut Creek with over 15 years of office and administrative experience in the corporate and educational fields.  She assists Pastor Matt with day to day operations of the church, helps with social media, as well as assisting Pastors Charlie and Owen with ministry preparation and all things office related. Wendy is always on the move, is willing to laugh at herself, and enjoys spending time outside.

  • sarah hochstetler  worship coordinator

    Sarah joined the staff part time in 2023 to coordinate all things worship related.