Sharon joined the staff at CCWC in July of 2023. She was born and raised here in Athens County and is a graduate of Alexander High School. She attended The Ohio State University studying Agriscience education. Sharon was active in the 4H and FFA programs where she held numerous officer positions and received her State and National degree. 

Her background is in real estate where she serves as an Operations Manager for a professional manufactured homes operator. 

Sharon began attending CCWC four years ago with her husband Blake who has been a member of the congregation since he was a child and serves on the tech team. They enjoy traveling, spending time with their dogs Holli and Loki, going to Cincinnati Reds games and planning their next trip! 

She is thankful for the opportunity to serve and praises God for the calling to work for his Kingdom.


Jim was raised in a Christian home. He separated from the church after High School. In 1997, he returned to church at the old church, Kenny Memorial Wesleyan Church. Christmas of 1988, he decided he needed to ask Christ back into his life. He then became a member of the Church in 1989. He was elected trustee in 1991, and served in that position until he joined the staff in 2010. Jim served on the Greater Ohio District Board of Administration and during this time, he learned to love Christ, The Wesleyan Church and CCWC.

Athens has been his home, he is a graduate of Athens School, and Hocking Collage, with an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement. He served the City of Athens for 21 years as a Police Officer, Director of Code Enforcement and Director of Public Service and Safety. Along with his brother, he owned and operated the Fire and Rescue Equipment business for several years. He is married to his lovely wife, Judy, and they have two wonderful daughters, Gail Clay and Cammie Lindner, 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Pastor Steve Warner joined the CCWC staff in the Fall of 2019, as the Lead Pastor. He holds an undergraduate degree in Christian Ministry from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Master of Divinity from Wesley Seminary. He was raised in the Wesleyan Church and regards it as a blessing to have the opportunity to serve the kingdom from its’ platform. He believes in the high call of disciple-making and celebrates every time a disciple makes a disciple!

Pastor Steve is blessed to serve God and His local church, and to live life to the fullest. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and just about any other outdoor activity. He is joined in ministry by his beautiful wife, Shiree, and their three wonderful children.