Staff

  • Sarah majors EMAIL

    Experiencing her call to ministry for the first time in middle school, Sarah is an Alamance County native. She holds a bachelors in Religious Studies from Elon University and a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School. As a first generation college student raised in a farming family, Sarah was a Thriving Rural Communities Fellow at Duke, a scholarship program for Methodist students passionate about ministering to rural people and reimagining rural church communities. While Open Table is not a rural church, pastor Sarah remains committed to connecting the church it’s surrounding community and ministering to people as they are where they are. When not at church, Sarah can be found hanging out with her two cats Carl and Luna, visiting her family farm, watching true crime documentaries, frequenting plays and musicals, browsing antique stores with her partner, and fostering rescue kittens.

  • 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, perfecting her chocolate chip cookie recipe, or hanging on her porch with friends. 

  • 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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