Meet our Staff
Lead Pastor: Dave Carter
Pastor Dave oversees church administration, leadership, preaching and visioning. Dave and his wife Donna have four grown children. Dave is an ordained elder in the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. Dave has shared Christ across the United States and in several countries around the world. He is passionate about his family, missions, Ohio State, traveling, and adventure trips.
Jake oversees Family Ministries from nursery-high school, and Community Relations (building relationships and meeting community needs). Jake and his wife Logan have two sons, Nash & Rhett. Jake has an undergraduate degree in Youth Ministry from MVNU, and his MDiv from Nazarene Theological Seminary. Jake enjoys watching and playing a variety of sports. He also enjoys traveling, reading, movies, and spending time with his family.
Melanie is married to her husband, Bill, has one son and 5 grandchildren. She is a Sunday School teacher and a certified lay speaker. She also works in the church office 3 to 4 days a week and she is the friendly voice that you will hear when you call New Beginnings Church.
Teena manages the giving blessings at New Beginnings and enjoys using her skills for the kingdom of God. Born and raised here in Delaware County, she and her husband Keith have a family of 4 daughters and 8 grandchildren. She loves reading, painting, playing guitar and spending time with her family and fur babies.
Steve is our Worship Coordinator and oversees service planning, music and media. He began playing and singing at a young age and spent many years in Nashville as a professional musician. In 2014, he re-connected with a high school friend Vonda, who later became his wife. They have a beautiful, talented daughter Myah. Steve likes to write and record songs as well as teach piano at his home studio. He enjoys spending time with his family traveling, playing games and watching movies together.