Josh Miller, Lead Pastor

Josh was born in Chesapeake and raised outside of Winchester, VA.  He played football at Hampden-Sydney College where he received his B.A. double majoring in Religion and History.  While in college Josh served as a volunteer leader with Young Life where he fell for his fellow leader Meredith.  Josh and Meredith were married in 2011 and have three children: James, Annie and Abigail.

Prior to planting Center Church, Josh served for five years on staff at The Summit Church - a large multi-site church in Raleigh-Durham, NC.  He received his Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Seminary (SEBTS) in 2016.  In August of 2017, Josh entered the Summit Network Church Planting Residency, an intensive nine month training program designed to equip, coach and send out church planters.  Josh and his family moved to Charlottesville in the summer of 2018 to plant Center Church.

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Justin Leitch, Director of College & Discipleship

Justin grew up in Wilmington, NC as the oldest of five boys. He attended NC State and graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2014. During his college years two incredible things happened - Justin began following Christ and so did his future wife Bailey. After graduation Justin came on staff at The Summit Church working with college students at his alma mater from 2014 to 2018. Justin and Bailey moved to Charlottesville in the summer of 2018 to plant Center Church.

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Patrick Bernal, Director of Operations

Patrick was born and raised in Claremont, CA. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 2012 with a B.A. in Computer Science.  Patrick started following Jesus his freshman year because a local church prioritized loving and reaching college students. Patrick currently works as a software engineer for a large technology company and is pursuing an M.A. in Christian Apologetics at Biola University.

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Megan Cory, Director of Center Kids

Megan grew up on a farm in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Through the investment of her parents and the local church, she came to faith at a young age. She has a BA in Hispanic Studies and an MA in Instructional Technology. She was a classroom educator for 8 years and has been writing curriculum for the last 4 years. Megan met her husband, Forrest, while in undergrad at William and Mary and they now have two children: Forrest IV and Haven. Megan and Forrest began attending the Summit Church in Raleigh in 2011, where God revealed to them the beauty of the gospel in a new way and they felt called to own the mission of God. They moved to Charlottesville in 2018 to help plant Center Church.