Staff

  • Rev. Dr. Jason Butler email

    Lead Pastor

    Jason grew up in NC and is a graduate of Campbell University, Asbury Seminary, and holds a doctorate from Duke Divinity. He’s a former missionary in Russia, the co-founder of Trailside Games (a board game company), and the co-founder and former president of Exploit No More - which established aftercare for underage victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Milwaukee. He has years of experience in community organizing, political advocacy, non-profit leadership, and public speaking. He loves to hike, watch the Tarheels, build stuff, ride his Harley, and work in his garden. He’s married and has 3 kids ages 16-5. 

  • Andrea Chapman email

    Director of Ministry

    Andrea is a Raleigh native with a long family history in the area, and loves serving this community. Andrea loves working with people to create and execute clear, effective vision to make something meaningful. That, paired with her love of Jesus, has led her into the field of ministry and helping to launch churches. When she is not working she is likely going on adventures with her kids, trying to keep plants alive, reading, or hanging out with her overweight cat. 

  • Jeff Tippett email

    Minister of Music

    A graduate of the East Carolina University School of Music, Jeff began playing the piano for church at the age of 12. Throughout his time in the church, he has served in various capacities helping launch congregations and grow existing churches. In addition to his work at Open Table, Jeff owns a public affairs + communications firm and a speakers’ bureau. He has led teams to award-winning work in marketing, public relations, and advertising.

    Outside of work, Jeff enjoys running and working out. But the most rewarding part of his life is raising his three teenaged kids.

  • Chrissy macinnes email

    Children's Director

    Chrissy is a North Carolina native and works in Raleigh as a nanny. She attended North Carolina State University where she studied biology and religion. As the Children's Director at Open Table Chrissy is excited to combine her passion for children and healthy development by creating a fun environment that supports positive attitude and loving community. 

  • Anne Maust email

    Youth Director

    As an Asheville native and outdoor enthusiast, Anne is proud to call beautiful North Carolina home. Along with her husband, Josh, two kids, and their dogs, she enjoys backpacking in the Blue Ridge mountains, adventuring along the Crystal Coast, and running and cycling all over Raleigh. Embarking on her 7th year in youth ministry, Anne loves combining her degrees in psychology from NC State, counseling from Wake Forest, and experience at Candler School of Theology to facilitate sacred spaces for teenagers to discover their unique role in God's great story. 

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