Meet the Team

Our Pastors & Leaders

Murray & Ash

Lead Pastors

murraysmith@catchthefire.com

Murray and Ash Smith moved to Raleigh in 2009 from Australia with their four gorgeous daughters. They love the church and are passionate about living in joy. As lead pastors, they enjoy making families feel at home and connected to their community and their Heavenly Daddy.

Duncan & Kate

Senior Leaders

jninaber@catchthefire.com

Duncan and Kate Smith are revivalists who carry the fire of God's love and power all over the world. Originally from the UK, they are also Presidents of Catch The Fire World, a global network of revival churches, missions and ministries, birthed out of the Toronto Revival. They planted CTF Raleigh with their three beautiful daughters.

J.T.

Executive Pastor

jt@catchthefire.com

JT is the Executive Director of Catch The Fire. Prior to his role with Catch The Fire, JT was a trial attorney specializing in defending health care professionals in medical malpractice lawsuits. JT and his wife Cathy encountered the Father’s Love in 2008 and have never been the same. They have four amazing children.

JoAnn

Pastor

jalexander@catchthefire.com

JoAnn is the Pastoral Care Director. She has called Raleigh home since 2006 after living in Florida. She is blessed with five children and six amazing grandchildren. True to her Moravian roots, she has been a student of prayer and revival beginning with the Brownsville Revival in 1995, enjoying intimacy with Jesus, prayer, and loving community.

Aaron & Jess

Pastors

aninaber@catchthefire.com

Aaron and Jess are the Youth Pastors. They are passionate to see a generation of young people fired up for Jesus, who know who they are, and are living a life full of radical purpose. They both also have a heart for the nations and showing the love of the Father to the poor, the broken, and the lost. Aaron also pastors the Worship team.

Jonathan & Hendria

Pastors

jschunker@catchthefire.com

Jonathan and Hendria are the Connections Pastors. They are excited about the local church and love to see people join our family. Hailing from Canada, they carry a blazing passion to help build the church and bring about fruitfulness. They love speaking into people's lives and calling out the destiny and future that God has for them.

Carlos

Outreach

carlosr@catchthefire.com

Carlos is an Evangelist that is passionate about reaching the world with the Father's love. He is the author of two published books and is Chief Editor at HappySonship.com. He also serves as director of Catch the Fire Latin America. Carlos and his wife, Catherine, have two gorgeous boys and are awaiting a baby girl through adoption.

Michael and Aisling

Outreach

mfinnon@catchthefire.com

Michael and Aisling are the Outreach and Training leaders. Originally from England and Ireland, they moved to Raleigh in 2013. They are passionate about social justice, and seeing the Father's love reach the broken. Since moving here, they have had two wonderful daughters.

Brittany

Operations

bmcdermid@catchthefire.com

Brittany is the Office and Events Manager. She is passionate about teaching on identity and facilitating events through Spirit-led, strategic administration. Prior to full-time ministry, she worked as a Special Agent in forensic drug chemistry. Although a NC native, she met her husband Iain while church planting together in Sydney, Australia.

Lianne

Operations

lrex@catchthefire.com

Lianne is the Finance Officer. Originally from Montreal, Canada, she has lived in NC since she was 11. She graduated from the School of Revival in 2012, just before joining Catch the Fire’s staff. Her love and compassion for people has spurred a passion for seeing God’s love to bring healing and transformation to the lives of those around her.

Aaron & Jacqui

School

amitchell@catchthefire.com

Aaron and Jacqui are the School of Revival Directors. Aaron holds a Master’s in Theology with a concentration in Transformational Leadership Coaching from Regent University. His passion is pastoral ministry, leadership development, church planting, and raising up men and women in the Kingdom of God. Aaron and Jacqui have three beautiful children.

Amanda

Kids

amandaf@catchthefire.com

Amanda is the Kids Director. She was born and raised in Syracuse, NY and is passionate about seeing entire families restored and walking in their true identity. She wants to see a city full of acorns transformed into trees by God’s love. She has been leading in the Kids Ministry since 2010 and is finishing a degree in Early Childhood Education.

Amber

Worship

abrooks@catchthefire.com

Amber is the Worship Band Development Leader. She is a powerful songwriter and worshipper from Alabama with a heart to see the generations encounter God like never before. A Grammy-winning songwriter, she has traveled extensively both nationally and internationally leading worship. Her desire is to raise up worshippers who know their identity.

Paul

Media

pwarren@catchthefire.com

Paul is the Filmmaker. He is from Miami, Florida. He spent part of his time at the School of Ministry in Toronto, Canada and shortly after moved to Raleigh. He is a certified filmmaker that wants to share the love of Jesus in the new modern way of media.

Upcoming Events

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Sunday CelebrationSundays at 10:00 am Join us for Family Celebration every Sunday at 10:00am.  
Devotional WorshipThursdays at 12:00 pm Devotional Worship time located in the chapel.  
Core ValuesSundays at 8:30 am The Core Values Class is our Membership Course.  
Blueprint Impartation WeekendThursdays at 7:00 pm Join us for our first Blueprint Impartation Weekend  
Parents Morning OutMondays at 9:00 am We will be offering a fun, safe and educational program Mon - Fri.  

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