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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.


If you’d like to get in touch with Josh, you can email him at josh@centercville.com.

 
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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.

If you’d like to get in touch with Justin, you can email him at justin@centercville.com.

 
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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.

If you’d like to get in touch with Patrick, you can email him at patrick@centercville.com.