Chris & Desirae Palmer 

(Senior Pastor)

Chris and Desirae were married in June of 2000 by the founding senior pastor of CWC, Pastor Linus Vaughn. During this time, they served under Pastor Linus and his wife Karen in various roles within the church body, including nursery and preschool ministries, trustee of the church, as well as leading a small group Bible study.In 2007, Pastor Mark DuFrene and his wife Dianna became the senior pastors of CWC, and during their time serving under Pastor DuFrene that Chris and Desirae became ordained as pastors within the church. They served as youth pastors, as well as Chris serving as associate pastor under Pastor DuFrene. Throughout their time at CWC, Chris and Desirae both worked full time jobs in the medical field.They also are proud parents of their two daughters, Kellyn and Addyson, and their granddaughter, Eliana. In 2014, Chris and Desirae became the senior pastors of CWC. As pastors, their passion and goal in ministry is for the body of Christ to become radically in love with the Word of God and use that passion in the facilitation of making disciples of others, as the gospel message goes forth in its fullness and truth.

Will & Brittany Kerley

(Young Adults Pastor)

Will and Brittany started coming to CWC when they were teenagers, and attended the youth group. After they started attending the youth group, they began to play on the worship team, and soon after that, began to lead the worship team. Will and Britt were married in 2011, and soon after, moved to Virginia, where Will was stationed in the Navy. They currently live in Crossville, where Will works in the tech industry, and Brittany is a stay at home wife and runs her own daycare.

My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.

Psalm73:26

Teresa Weidner 

(Administrative Pastor)

Teresa was the typical PK (preachers kid), and she has always been involved with ministry in one way or another. From nursery worker to Sunday School Teacher. 

She has been Church Administrator since April 2009, and will probably be the friendly voice on the other end when calling the church. She directs the business and financial operations of the church. Her goal is to free up the Senior Pastor so to allow him to do what God has called him to do. 

She also helps to equip the staff and volunteers to manage the church ministries effectively. Perceiving her position at Cumberland Worship Center as a ministry rather than a job, Teresa counts it all joy and delights in serving God by serving His people. 


How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns!" 

Isaiah 52:7

Tim Webb

(Media Coordinator)

Tim Webb has been in audio/video for over 30 years. He plays a multiple number of instruments and has an amazing ear for music. He was born and raised in Florida and moved to Tennessee in 2009. He has been married over 25 years to Tabitha Webb, has 2 beautiful daughters, 1 son in law and 2 grandsons.  

Trevor & Sierra Wyatt

(Youth Directors)

Trevor and Sierra Wyatt were both raised in Crossville, TN and have been married since May 22, 2014. They are high school sweethearts with 2 children, Jamesen and Madilyn. Because of their powerful testimonies, they love to share as often as possible about how Jesus Christ changed their marriage and transformed their lives! 

Currently serving as the Youth Directors since 2022, they are able to identify with the youth and encourage them that Jesus is the answer, and show the youth how to see beyond the “right now” of things and look into the future as every choice they make now effects their life to come. They aim to equip our youth for adulthood, and counsel them through the troubles of the teenage years, with Jesus by their side.

“Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

Romans 12:2

Tabitha Webb

(Children's Pastor)

Tabitha moved to Crossville, TN from Florida, December 2009 with her family. While she was in Florida she taught children's church for over 5 years. Since 2014 she has worked in Cumberland County Schools, working with Pre - K through 8th grade students. She has a heart and passion for children and loves to watch God work through them.

​At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.

 Matthew 18: 1-5

Lia Sherrill

(Nursery Director)

Lia and her husband Matt were married in June 2019,  and have two boys. She and her family love to spend time together and be outdoors! 

As the Nursery Director for The Lambs Pen, she teaches children from newborn to 3 1/2 years old. Her mission is to the teach the children about the love of Jesus so they know him at a young age. Her desire is for the kids to have a strong foundation in Christ, to help them develop their faith.

Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. 

Proverbs 22:6 NLT

Debbie Myers

(Pre - K Teacher)

Debbie Myers loves children, and has worked with preschoolers for years.  She has found her niche in God’s kingdom. She feels like her class is an estuary, a place where the babes can be loved and nourished with God’s love. She leans into the Holy Ghost, and plants seeds in their little hearts, showing them how Jesus loves them!  She endeavors to come up under the parents or grands and build a foundation for these precious children.  For such a time as this!   


But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” 

Matthew 19:14