Meet Our Staff
My name is John and I have the privilege of serving here as the Senior Pastor. I am married to the girl of my dreams, Kelly Mcquarrie Wood. We have two precious twin girls, Olivia and Isabelle and one happy and smiling baby boy, Elisha. We love music; Kelly is more contemporary and I am more gospel choirs. Our girls love it all. If it plays they like it. Our boy is a mamma’s boy but loves to hang with his dad. We love our dogs. We have a Boxer named Chuck and a 150 pound mutt named Porkchop. We love our church! Much of our lives are centered around the local body of believers that make up Christ Chapel. Not because it is our job but because it is our joy. We love the life, purpose and deep community we share as we journey this life together. Next time you come and visit, please come and introduce yourself. We would love to get the chance to meet you. Who knows, God may allow us to do life together.
Benjamin Scott was born and raised in Milledgeville, Georgia. He is third generation ministry and has been in full time ministry for over 20 years. He is married to his beautiful wife, Rachael, who is from Ft.Wayne, Indiana. Together they have been in full time ministry for the last 15 years, serving in Indiana, Michigan, Colorado and Georgia. They have 3 awesome and energetic children; Madalynne, Connor & Ellianna. Ben enjoys hanging out with his family, day trips to the mountains or weeks at the beach. The Scott family enjoys cooking out, roller coasters, summer swims and anything outdoor (as long as it’s not cold outside). Ben also enjoys dates with his wife and his 2 adorable daughters and loves playing video games with his son. He enjoys writing & composing music, as well as building websites and learning the latest technology.
Christ Chapel has been home to Bryan Nichols for nearly 20 years. “I remember the first visit clearly and how comfortable it felt to me that very first day. The kindness that was extended to me then is still very evident in Christ Chapel today,” Bryan says. Soon after his visit, he began playing the drums as part of the worship team. A few years later, he started gravitating toward the technical side of worship and in 2001 came on staff full time as the technical director. Although he misses playing the drums at times, it has become his passion to serve in this current tech role. In 2003 he married his wife, LeAnn who led worship for Christ Chapel for over 10 years. They have 2 children, Chloe and Landon. Bryan also has two older daughters, Heather and Morgan and their children have grown up here at Christ Chapel with the youngest two spending almost every day in the nursery between the ages of 0-4. Bryan says, “…but the most growth has happened in my wife and I. God took two broken, selfish, and stubborn people and changed our lives for His glory.” They are thankful to minister for the name and glory of Jesus Christ.
Children's Ministry Coordinator
Alisa has been married to Tad Harry since 1996, and they have three children, Trevor, Ian and Analise. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Southeastern University in 1995. She has worked as a social worker, contract manager / grant writer and is a certified minister with the Assemblies of God. She coordinates all activities for Royal Rangers, MPact Girls and 365LIVE Children’s Ministry Programs at Christ Chapel while also helping with general event organization and church connection.
Nursery & PreSchool Coordinator
Ansley Sohaski is Christ Chapel’s Nursery and Preschool coordinator. She has a deep heart for children and is one of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet. She has worked with the little ones for several years now at Christ Chapel and is excited about what God is doing in our Nursery and Preschool department! She is currently working on her Pre-Nursing degree at GMC and plans continue with her dreams of becoming a nurse. “I enjoy being able to help people in any way I can. I am so blessed to be able to work with such wonderful people here at Christ Chapel and consider it a privilege to teach the word of God to our young ones,” Ansley says. You can find at her at our secure Children’s Check-In desk in the downstairs foyer on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Melissa is a native of Gadsden, Alabama where she was raised in an Assembly of God church and Christian home. Her and her husband moved to Macon in 2002 to join our staff. Melissa has served on the Christ Chapel Staff for 15 years as the Office Manager. She handles the day in and day out business needs of our local body. She earned her Business Management degree from Jacksonville State University in 2002. Melissa has been married to her middle school sweetheart, Jason, for 18 years and they have 2 children, Aimee & Carter. She has always wanted to work in the church environment. “I love helping others and being that person they can pick up the phone and call to hear a friendly voice”, Melissa says. Her desire is to ensure everyone feels welcome and at home from the moment they enter the church; whether that is during the week for business or on a Sunday for worship.