Staff

  • Rev. Jason Butler email

    Lead Pastor

    Jason grew up in NC and is a graduate of Campbell University, Asbury Seminary, and is currently finishing up his Dmin from Duke Divinity. Before Open Table he lived in Milwaukee, WI where served as the lead pastor of Transformation City Church. He’s a former missionary in Russia, the co-founder of Trailside Games (a board game company), the author of Dangerous Presence: Following Jesus into the City, 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 loves to hike, watch the Tarheels, build stuff, and work in his garden. He’s married and has 3 kids ages 15-3. 

  • Associate Pastor

    Annette was born and raised in Jackson, New Jersey in a musical family as one of seven siblings. Throughout her life Annette has pursued her passion for music by recording background vocals for many artists, travelling throughout the southeast leading worship, and teaching music and worship workshops. Annette also enjoys public speaking and engaging with her community. The through lines of her life are music and ministry, and she has spent the last few years with New Faith Communities Office of the NC United Methodist Conference working with missions in poor communities by creating programs to serve those in need. Annette has 3 children: Antwone with his wife Vimbai who live in Raleigh, and Christina and Charles (Trey) who live at home. 



  • Jeff Tippett email

    Music & Community Engagement

    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.

  • Andrea Chapman email

    Administrative Coordinator

    Andrea is a Raleigh native with a long family history in the area, and loves serving this community. With a degree in theater from Belmont University, 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 husband and four kids in their camper, painting, reading, or hanging out with her overweight cat. 

  • Judson Medlin-Fraley email

    Director of Connections

    Judson is a lifelong native of NC. He graduated from Fayetteville State University in 2005 with Bachelor’s of Arts in Speech and Rhetoric Studies and completed his MBA with Southern New Hampshire University in 2012. He has served in some form of ministry all of his life beginning with music and arts and later became a licensed minister within the AME Zion organization in 2001. He has since served as an Associate and Executive Pastor, and most recently founded and served as Lead Pastor of Real Life Ministries until joining Open Table in January 2018. Judson has a passion for empowering others to live, love, and enjoy their life and is excited about the great things happening at Open Table and in the community.