WCC Staff & Elders



Our Team

The staff and leadership here at WCC is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.
You can contact the church office at wcc@wccalbany.com

  • Roann joined WCC’s staff in May 2016. After moving from Loveland, Colorado, in the fall of 2014, she became a member of WCC in 2015. Over the years, she has shared her love of Christ in children’s ministry, adult bible studies, women’s spiritual renewal, and local and global missions. Roann received her psychology degree (cognitive-behavioral emphasis) from the University of New Mexico. She enjoys motivational speaking and helping people make positive life changes by presenting workshops on personal growth and development. Now a widow, she praises God for 23 years of marriage. Roann is always on the go and shares her enthusiasm with everyone she meets.

  • Dylan joined the WCC staff and church family in November of 2012. He loves to work with youth and see them learn and grow with God. He also leads youth through the ministry of Young Life here in Albany. Dylan and his wife, Katherine, have been married since September 2011 and they have a three children. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing golf, pickleball, and other outdoor sports.

  • Katherine Ferguson- Business Manager

    Katherine joined the WCC staff in 2021. She and her family have attended WCC since 2012. They have three children, Britta, Bo, and Sadie. Katherine joins her husband, Dylan, in serving the High School and Middle School youth. She loves Starbucks in the mornings and Dutch Bros in the afternoon. 

  • Bethany Haile- Office Support

    Bethany joined the WCC staff in 2011. She and her family have been attending WCC since 2002. Bethany and her husband, Adam, have 4 beautiful girls ranging from 7-21 years old. Their kids raise pigs for 4-H on their little "farm". Bethany enjoys spending time playing games with friends, photography, design, and just about anything outdoors. She likes trying to make the office a fun place to be!

  • Scott has been our Lead Pastor since July of 2008. Prior to that, he served at WCC as Albany Christian School's Principal for seven years. He and his wife Angela have three children: Adam, Madison, and Ashley. Scott received his undergraduate degree from Corban University and his Masters degree from the University of Portland. Scott is a big baseball fan, loves to spend time with his family, has recently taken up Pickleball, has been to Sierra Leone West Africa 5 times, and loves the community of Albany.

  • Jessica Modar- Office Support

    Jessica joined the WCC staff in 2020. Jessica and her husband, Justin, have 4 children, Chloe, Grayson, Melady, and Morgan. They have attended WCC since 2017. She loves to refinish furniture and work in her yard but does not love bugs. She is a "rock hound" and would always talk about rocks with you if you are interested. 

  • Cyrus has been our Associate Pastor since August 2017. Prior to that, he served as Youth and Associate Pastor in Keizer, OR for over ten years. He grew up in the Willamette Valley. Met his sweet wife, Kimberly, at Western Baptist College (now Corban University). They married in December of 2003 and now have five children. Cyrus went on to receive his Masters of Divinity from Corban University School of Ministry. He enjoys all kinds of missions, travel, outdoor activities, sports, food, and hot sauce. 

  • Diane Slack- Children's Ministry Director

    Diane joined the staff as the Interim Children's Ministry Director in the Fall of 2021. She and her husband, Steve, have been attending WCC since 2020 after relocating to the PNW from California. Diane has served in Children's Ministry for many years. She has a passion for God's word and for children. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their grown children and playing pickleball, especially on Monday's when they occasionally get to play against Pastor Scott and Dylan.

  • Chris joined WCC's staff in August 2011. He grew up in the Willamette Valley and has been involved in music ministry for over 15 years. Chris has a Bachelor's degree from Corban University in music. As a songwriter and instrumentalist, Chris has a heart for growing worshipers in spirit and truth. He and his wife, Tosha, have five children (Caden, Trynt, Paxton, Kyndall and Isaac). Chris loves to spend time with his family, play guitar, watch movies, and write music.


  • Doug Tharp- ACS Principal

    Doug has been with ACS since July 2016. Prior to coming to ACS, he enjoyed working as a K-12 Christian School Superintendent, Elementary School Principal, College, High School, and Middle School Teacher. Education has always been an important part of his life, as he likes to consider himself a life-time learner. He is married to his adorable wife Carolyn and they have three fantastic boys, Ryan, Brett, and Cooper, and one English bulldog, Winston, who imitates a floor rug 24 hours a day. In addition to learning and teaching about Jesus, Doug loves spending time with his family, reading very short books, spectating just about any sport and participating in outdoor activities. 

WCC ELders


  • Larry & Leona Crawford

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  • Lee & Vicki Eick

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  • Adam & Bethany Haile

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  • David & Diane Lesmeister

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  • Scott & Angela Miller

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  • Larry & Sharon Penner

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  • Mike Ransom

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  • Cyrus & Kim Rettmann

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  • Dustin & Amy Withee

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