Meet the Fuel Team

Staff_Joseph McMurry - Joseph McMurry photo webJoseph McMurry - Student Pastor


Under Joseph's leadership the Student Ministry partners with parents to create a culture of students who are invested followers of Christ. That’s the purpose of Fuel Groups, Discipleship Communities, High School Leadership, summer camps, and mission projects.  Joseph has served at Carmel since 2009. His desire is that students would take ownership of their faith so that when they graduate from high school, they choose follow of Jesus. Joseph and Lisa have 3 sons Walker, Fletcher and Cooper. The McMurrys are HUGE Carolina Panthers fans!



Staff_RyanJacksonRyan Jackson - Student Discipleship Pastor


Ryan joined the Carmel Student Ministry team in 2012 and helps lead Middle School and High School Bible studies, Fuel services, and Discipleship Communities. He assists in planning retreats, camps and mission projects. Ryan has a passion for teaching and enjoys spending time one-on-one discipling students. He also creates graphics, videos and promo items for the Student Ministry. Ryan and Rachel have a daughter, Adalyn. You may have seen his car in the parking lot – it’s a 1935 Chevrolet Coupe. Ryan built it! Check it out here.                                                                                                                                                  


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Kristen Fairbaugh - Student Ministry Coordinator


Kristen joined the Student Ministry team in February 2013. As the Student Ministry Coordinator she is the person who pulls all those pieces together to create great events! In working with students and especially girls, Kristen is energized by her passion for discipling students and seeing the truth of the Gospel transform lives. Her husband, Josh, is attending seminary in Charlotte.


Staff Lauren Wright - SmallLauren Wright - 
Student Ministry Assistant


Lauren joined the Student Ministry in September 2013. Her roll as the Administrative Assistant gives her the opportunity to provide support to the team and to maintain communication with the leaders, parents and students. Her goal is to assist the Student Ministry team and leaders so that their time with the students is focused on God's Word, pointing them towards Christ and helping them build relationships that encourage one another in their faith. Lauren recently moved to Charlotte with her husband Daniel, her daughter Sienna and her son John Henry. 


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