Ministry Team

 
Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

David Beals – Senior Minister

My family and I are originally from Iowa (Go Hawkeyes!). After almost 20 years in youth ministry I slid my chair over to the senior minister position and we moved to Williamsville in October of 2001, where I became the Senior Minister at Williamsville Christian Church.

Both Melinda and I graduated from Hope International (Pacific Christian College) in Fullerton, CA. Shortly after graduating we decided we liked each other enough to get married and spend the rest of our lives together. We are blessed to have two great sons Kyle and his wife Nicole and Tyler. Melinda is a school bus driver and an aid for the local school district, helps out with different ministries at the church and keeps our home running smoothly. We love to travel and see God’s great creation whenever we get the chance.
 

Austin Lamb Youth/Young Adult Minister 

 
Both my wife, Hannah and I graduated from Central Christian College of the Bible with ministry degrees and it is our goal to teach the youth at WCC how to navigate through the rough seas of adolescence by having their identity anchored firmly in Christ. At WCC, you can expect your teen/young adult to experience solid, passionate, and relevant teachings from Scripture and friends to encourage them along the way in their relational voyage with Christ. We strive to not only teach through scripture, but also through our lives as come alongside the youth in their everyday lives and schedule. I am blessed to have the opportunity to be a mentor and constant source of encouragement to the youth here at WCC, and couple WCC’s youth ministry program with your Godly parenting and your teenager’s course is set to experience a transformation and safe place to build relationships with both Christ and others.
 

Scarlett Lee-Burba Children’s Minister

My husband, Blake and I are both originally from central Illinois. He from Springfield, and I from Riverton, never meeting until we were 27 in 2013. We got married in May 2015, and welcomed our daughter, Eowyn in May of 2017. We are expecting our son in July of 2019. After high school, I went to LLCC for Hospitality but having heard God’s call I switched majors for Children’s Ministry/Missions and started going to LCU in 2008. 
 
I love having the opportunity to be able to speak to the kids every Sunday about the wonders of God and sharing His love with them so that they too even at this young age will share it with others. Can’t wait to partner alongside the parents to raise up strong followers of Christ.  Jesus said “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” Matt 18:3-5 

Nick VanMeter – Worship Minister

My name is Nick and I’m excited to be stepping into a worship leadership role at WCC! I’ve been leading worship and working with worship arts ministries since 2010. 

My wife, Ellen, and I both graduated from WHS and landed back in Williamsville a few years ago with our son, Oliver. I love good music, collaborating to create something unique & special and using both of those to glorify Jesus. We’re excited to be a part of what God is doing through WCC.

 

Deacon

  • Gary Gray
  • John Wilson

Elders

  • Mark Shelby
  • Gary Turnbull
  • Clint Warnisher