Epiphany Staff

Chris Hermansen, Pastor
Pastor Chris joined Epiphany in August 2014. Previously he served as an associate pastor with Christ Lutheran Church in Charlotte, NC., 2008-2014, and as an associate with Lord of Grace Lutheran Church in Tucson, Ariz., 2005 to 2008.

Chris earned his Master of Divinity from Pacific Lutheran Theology Seminary in Berkeley, Calif., and completed his undergraduate studies at Concordia University, Portland, Ore. He is married to Gina, and they have three children.

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Anders Nilsen, Pastoral Intern
Anders comes to Epiphany from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. Anders graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, in 2014 with a Bachelors degree in psychology and minors in music and religion. Anders is from Gahanna, Ohio, the son of Patty and Kai Nilsen, a Lutheran pastor. Anders will be with Epiphany for two years.

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Steve Belfield, Minister for Worship Leadership
Steve joined Epiphany's team as Minister for Worship Leadership in January 2012. He has been involved in some level of music ministry since high school as a member of Trinity Lutheran in Madison, Ohio. Steve has been a performing member of various local community groups, including the Gwinnett Choral Guild. Steve also is a project manager with Hewlett Packard. Steve and his family -- his wife and two adult children -- have been members of Epiphany since 2000.

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Tony Bullard, Minister for Worship, Music, and Youth
Tony joined the staff at Epiphany in November 2017. Tony and his spouse, Teresa, and children Noah and Desi, have been a worshiping at Epiphany since 2013. Tony has a degree in Recording Arts and has been performing music since he was a teen. Tony has been part of Youth and Music Leadership in nearly every church he has attended. Tony enjoys video games and root beer and loathes writing about himself in the third person.

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Erin Murphy, Music Ministry Associate
Erin began serving as Epiphany's part-time Music Ministry Associate in February 2014. She plays the keyboard for all of Epiphany's worship sesrvices in addition to providing musical accompaniment to Epiphany's choirs and vocalists. Erin and her family--spouse Tim and Children Anna and Colin-- joined Epiphany in 2004. Erin is the full-time Executive Director of the Haitian Timoun Foundation, a major mission partner of Epiphany.

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Laurie Tinc, Administrator of Mission and Ministry
Laurie joined Epiphanys team of paid servants in February 2013. She has a degree in paralegal studies from Fairleigh Dickinson. Laurie, along with her husband, Nathan, and two children, Connor and McKenna, relocated to Georgia from New Jersey in late 2010. They have been members of Epiphany since 2011.

You'll find Laurie in Epiphany's office on Monday through Thursday.

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Loren Means, Communications Director
Loren and her family have been members of Epiphany since 1999.  She graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology.  Previously, she worked for a family-owned commercial printing company as the Assistant to the President of the company. Since then, she has served in various PTA officer positions at her children's schools. At Epiphany, Loren was a member of the Outreach team for four years and as team leader was instrumental in securing Rainbow Village as an outreach partner of Epiphany.

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John Murray, Treasurer
John joined Epiphany's staff in January 2010 after serving on the congregational council for four years as treasurer. He also is a software engineer for DataScan Field Services in Alpharetta. A lifelong Lutheran, John first became involved in church finance in 1990, serving as treasurer for Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Fairfield, Ohio. He later served as financial secretary and chair of the board of finance at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cary, NC. John has been a member of Epiphany since 2004.

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Julie Sutton, Bookkeeper
Julie rejoined Epiphany's staff in June 2015; she previously served in ministry support 2009-2010. Julie also works for the Haitian Timoun Foundation. Previously she was donor relations specialist with the American Cancer Society. Julie has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Georgia State University. She and her husband and two children joined Epiphany in 2004.

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Last Published: January 24, 2018 2:04 PM