Sunday Service at 10:30am • 5037 Monroe Road Charlotte, NC 28205

DEACONS

Daniel Cox

Deacon of Facilities

Daniel and his wife Meagan moved to Charlotte in 2016 from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, where they both worked in the construction management industry.  Not being from the Middle East but rather the Southeast, Daniel grew up in Birmingham, AL and earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Auburn University.  In January 2017, he and his wife became parents as they welcomed their son, Elliott, into the world.

Serving as Deacon of Facilities, Daniel seeks to utilize his construction background as he coordinates the stewardship of the building and grounds that God has provided for Oakhurst Baptist Church.  Tasks will range from routine building maintenance to future renovations and improvements, all with a vision of sustaining this local gathering place for the worship of Jesus Christ and the witness of his gospel.

Jonathan Ciaramella

Deacon of Children’s Ministry

Jon hails from Queens, NY where he spent years in various ministries at North Shore Baptist Church, from music and children’s ministries to serving as a deacon, and even a stint as the church secretary while working his way through college. A self-proclaimed jack-of-all-trades yet master-of-none (Jon partially credits his BA in Theatre for this non sequitur), by grace he has learned to apply himself contentedly in service to further the gospel which he and his wife, Jackie, cherish and desire to see their three children also embrace in faith.

Jon’s role as Deacon of Children’s Ministry involves coordinating ministry efforts that serve the families and children of our church, which include our Children’s Sunday School classes, the childcare provided during our worship services, and our Sunday Evening children’s ministry called the Carpenter’s shop.

Michelle Leader

Deacon of Children’s Ministry

Born in New York, Michelle grew up in Concord, NC, and now resides in Charlotte. She attended UNC Charlotte, where she earned a BA in Child and Family Development. She graduated in 2015 and has worked in Early Education ever since.

Michelle’s role as Deacon of Children’s Ministry involves coordinating ministry efforts that serve the families and children of our church, which include our Children’s Sunday School classes, the childcare provided during our worship services, and our Sunday Evening children’s ministry called the Carpenter’s shop.

Ashton Morgan

Deacon of Children’s Ministry

Ashton was born in Huntsville, Alabama, but calls Augusta, Georgia home. After graduating with a degree in Elementary Education in 2015, she moved to Charlotte to begin her teaching career. Ashton currently teaches first grade in Mint Hill and lives in the Costwold area of Charlotte. During college football season, you’ll find her cheering on the Auburn Tigers – her dad is a proud alumnus (War Eagle!). She enjoys reading, traveling, and introducing friends to Paco’s Tacos.

Ashton’s role as Deacon of Children’s Ministry involves coordinating ministry efforts that serve the families and children of our church, which include our Children’s Sunday School classes, the childcare provided during our worship services, and our Sunday Evening children’s ministry called the Carpenter’s shop.

Paul Miedema

Deacon of Member Care

Paul is back in Charlotte after spending over a decade in Pretoria, South Africa, serving on staff with Campus Outreach and as a deacon at Central Baptist Church. Prior to his time in South Africa, Paul earned his BA from UNC Charlotte. Born in Ohio, but Paul spent most of his formative years in Greensboro, NC. He and his wife Haley have three children.

Paul serves our church as our Deacon of Member Care. His role includes coordinating ministry efforts to our homebound members, our benevolence ministry, and other practical needs of our members.