Meet the CS Team

Staff_RyanJacksonRyan Jackson - Student Pastor


Ryan joined the Carmel Student Ministry team in 2012 and helps lead Middle School and High School Bible studies, Midweek services, and Discipleship Communities. He leads 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.                                                                                                                            

David Miller - Student Discipleship Pastor


David and his wife Amanda grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. David attended Liberty University and served as Student Pastor in Virginia for 6 years before coming to Carmel as the Student Discipleship Pastor. David is a die hard UNC fan and Boston Red Sox fan and also loves playing guitar. David has a strong desire to reach the next generation with the Gospel and loves investing in the lives of middle and high school students.

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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.  

Laura Dilday - Student Ministry Assistant


Laura joined the Student Ministry team in 2017.  Growing up in Raleigh, NC she enjoys both the mountains and the beach. Laura loves the work the Lord does in and through the Church and is excited to be a part of serving the Student Ministry staff and students with her passion and gifting for helping others. As a UNCW graduate with an English degree, Laura loves correcting grammar. :) French Bulldogs, coffee, pizza, and tacos are also some of her favorites.  

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