Our Staff Team
Daniel Mason | Lead Pastor
Daniel graduated from Auburn University and attended Reformed Theology Seminary-Orlando, Florida and served as the RUF Campus Minister at UNC-Chapel Hill before planting this church. Daniel loves Durham and loves what Durham is becoming. He is humbled that he has the privilege to live downtown with his wife, Rachel, and two children, with the hope of seeing Christ exalted, by loving God, loving neighbor, loving the city, loving the world.
Timothy Price | Pastor | Community & Discipleship
Timothy graduated from the University of Alabama and attended Reformed Theological Seminary – Orlando. Timothy and his wife, Stacy, live in Durham with their three children. They are humbled and excited by the privilege to be a part of God’s gracious building of His church in Durham.
Christie Bowman | Children's Ministry Coordinator (3 months - 3 years old)
Christie grew up in Atlanta and graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Nursing. She fell in love with caring for kids and became a Pediatric Oncology nurse. Since relocating to Durham from Washington, D. C., she and her husband Mark, along with their two kids, have loved serving and being a part of Christ Central Church.
Kandis Florian | Worship Director
Kandis Florián has been a long time multi-genre musician, beginning her career in Nashville as a studio musician and performer. In the last six years, she has focused her energy in Durham as a solo recording and performance artist and made her Christian debut solo record appearance in 2012 with the album, Be Still. Since then, Kandis lends her gifts to leading and directing Worship, employing her multi-genre experience to thoughtfully blend and reflect culture styles with the vision of a cross cultural community.
India Jiminez | Children's Coordinator (Ages 4 - 5th grade)
India’s motivation to become involved in the children’s ministry was based on her desire to bring children closer to God. It was through volunteering that she felt the need to do more. She is dedicated to promoting an environment of spiritual growth for the children of Christ Central Church with the support of an awesome team of volunteers and the Children’s Ministry team.
Melinda Orr | Membership Coordinator
Melinda graduated from Meredith and received a Masters in Counselor Ed from UVA. She and her husband Todd have 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren that they don't get to see often enough. After working 17 years in research administration with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Melinda retired in 2014 and began serving Christ Central as an admin assistant. Now serving as the Membership Coordinator, she enjoys helping new members discover how they can use their gifts to serve Christ Central and Durham.
Rachael Tilley | Executive Assistant
Rachael grew up in Houston, Texas before moving to Chapel Hill where she attended college, graduating in 2008. She then moved to Austin, Texas to pursue her Master’s in Social Work from UT-Austin. After graduation she spent time overseas in Ethiopia as a Volunteer Coordinator, and then worked in the field of adoption as a social worker in Austin. Rachael and her husband, Alex, now call Durham home and are loving getting to know the city and the people of Durham more & more!
Marvin Thorne | Assistant Worship Director
Marvin “EJ” Thorne Jr is a native North Carolinian musician. Born into a musical family, Marvin quickly became very acquainted with the world of music. He first found his passion and love for music by singing in his local church choir. Early in his career, Thorne became one of the youngest directors of the local mass choir, creating many of the musical arrangements, including both vocal and musical. Marvin received his bachelor in Music performance at East Carolina University, and later received his masters in Jazz Voice Performance and Composition at North Carolina Central University. Thorne plans to continuously devote himself to a life of music.