Will has spent 20 years in ministry as a pastor, church planter, and overseas missionary. Will and his wife, Susan, have 3 biological kids, Wilson, Eil, and Greta, and they are also licensed foster parents. Will oversees our First Impressions teams and helps with our church planting residency.


Joel AinsworTh

Community pasTor

Joel and his wife Emily have lived in the Charleston area for thirteen years. Joel is one the founding pastors of our church. His role as Community Pastor includes creating and leading our "Missional Community" small groups. Joel also serves as chief business administrator and oversees facilities.

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Chris Johnson


Chris joined the team at Church at Cane Bay in February 2018. Chris and his wife Alyssa (along with their dog Fozzy) moved from Detroit in 2017. He has been leading in the local church for years and loves to see the Kingdom lived out in people’s lives and spheres of influence. He is passionate about creating spaces where people can worship God through creative expression. He enjoys good coffee, podcasts, reading, music, and is an avid NBA fan.


Mark Treen

Kids at Cane bay director

Mark loves working with our kids and parents as they "walk and talk with God."  Mark is retired from the Navy, currently runs a photography business, and loves being husband to Heidi and father to Luke.  Mark uses his love for children and technology to see kids grow in their love for Jesus by equipping their parents to be chief disciple makers. 

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FRankie Gilmore


Frankie and his wife Jen both grew up in the Summerville area, both graduated from Cane Bay High School, and both received their Bachelor of Arts from Charleston Southern University. He has served and led in both student ministry and worship ministry for years. Frankie is passionate about sharing the Gospel, theology, music, podcasts, and a good cup of coffee.


Jessica Ehritz


Jessica serves our church staff and Cane Bay by assisting the ministry with administrative tasks during the week. Jessica and her husband Joe have 3 children and have been partners at the Church at Cane Bay since 2016. They lead the Cane Bay Middle School missional community and serve on our kids team. 




Heather is a native of Pennsylvania, but has called Charleston home for many years. She and her husband Darren have two kids, Taylor and Dylan. She works hard to ensure our events go smoothly. Her family has been faithfully serving with Church at Cane Bay since the start.

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