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Daniel Rushing

Lead Pastor

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Pastor Daniel earned his B.C.M. in Biblical Studies from Lee University, and his M.Div. in Pastoral Studies from Gardner-Webb University. He is married to the love of his life Crystal, and they have two amazing daughters: Bianca and Olivia. With over 13 years of ministry experience, the Rushings bring many gifts to the table. Besides his love of theology and biblical studies, Pastor Daniel enjoys spending time with his family, reading, listening to good music, and watching rockumentaries.

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Sarah Dresser

Kids Pastor


Sarah acquired a B.A. in Elementary Education from Queens University after identifying her passion to invest in the hearts and minds of children. This passion has led her to spend the last dozen years working with children in school, church, and home environments of all kinds. She loves pastoring children at Renovatus because she gets to work in the intersection of academics, creativity, and spirituality. She is happily married to the amiable Seth Dresser, with whom she has a precious daughter Lila and a son on the way. She loves gardening, creating, and scheming endless lists of DIY projects.

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Abbie Fraiser

Steward of Church Finances


Abbie is a former teacher turned stay-at-home mom to her sweet twin girls, Georgia and Charlotte. Abbie and her husband, Matt, returned to Charlotte several years ago, disheartened and in great need of restoration. At Renovatus they found a supportive community that welcomes the weary and loves fiercely. Abbie feels blessed to serve such a thoughtful community!

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Missy Cava

Ministries Coordinator


Missy brings over 10 years of ministry experience to the Ministries Coordinator role. Her passion is to establish a culture of belonging within the church and to nurture the gifts and callings of the people of Renovatus. Missy earned a B.A. in History from UNC-Charlotte, and an A.A. in Practical Ministry from FIRE School of Ministry. She is married to Dan Cava and is mom to Dash, Marlowe & Evangeline.

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