- Our Staff
Jonathan (Jon) and Jennifer (Jen) Rogers have been partners in marriage and ministry for 28 years. Jon received his undergraduate degree from Carson-Newman University and his Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jon has served as Senior Pastor in Churches in TN and NC. Jen has a heart for children (Preschool Teacher for 20+ years) and for teaching Ladies Fitness. They believe that faith and family are most important on this journey. Their son Jared is married to Mindy and they have a daughter, Andi. Their son Jacob is engaged to Alex and will be married on October 17, 2020. They are humbled and honored to join the Sunnyside family. They are excited about joining the great work that the Lord is doing at Sunnyside. Their ministry verse is “...speaking the truth in love” Ephesians 4:15
Pastor. Jeremy Garrett: Worship Pastor
Jeremy grew up in the mountains of southwest Virginia and began singing in church when he was five years old. He joined the staff at Sunnyside in July 2018 and brings more than 20 years of ministry experience, having served churches in both Blacksburg and Damascus, Va., and in Knoxville, Tenn. He is a graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., with a degree in Worship Studies and Music Ministry. In addition to his love of music and worship, Jeremy is an avid reader of DC Comics and has an impressive library of comics, movies, cartoons, and other memorabilia.
Catie grew up in Western New York until age 17 when she enlisted in the US Navy. During her 6 year enlistment she served as hospital corpsman, traveling the country and living overseas. Catie decided to leave the military to finish her college degree, in college is where she accepted Christ into her heart at age 23. Shortly after, she met and married her husband, Wes Sales in March 2013. They have 3 beautiful children together; Leo, Raelynn and Coulson. Catie has a passion for teaching kids about Jesus. She believes the best thing we can do for our tomorrow is to pour Jesus into the children of today.