Darrik Acre, Lead Pastor
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Darrik is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University with a B.A. in Religion. He received his M. Div. from Nazarene Theological Seminary. Darrik came to Piedmont Nazarene in 2002 after serving in Bristow, Oklahoma for seven years. In addition to his senior pastor responsibilities, he invests many hours mentoring ministry interns from SNU and oversees the local teen Bible quizzing program, as well as the Regional Quiz program. Darrik and his wife, Susan, have five children and two daughters-in-law and one granddaughter and one grandson!
Jordan Acre, NYI Pastor
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Jordan graduated from SNU in May of 2012 with a B.A. in Missions. He has worked with the youth of Piedmont Nazarene since 2010, first as an intern from SNU and now as the youth pastor. Jordan and the teens stay busy studying the Word of God through Bible quizzing and have fun together with many monthly activities, such as paintball, laser tag, and the infamous Piedmont Flag Football League.
Donna Auter, Worship Pastor
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Donna attended Southern Nazarene University and is currently on a track toward ordination in the Church of the Nazarene. Although her passion is youth ministry, she also enjoys preaching the Word. Outside of her ministry roles, Donna enjoys playing soccer, working on craft projects, and spending time with her husband Tim and their son Liam.
Tim Auter, Music Director
Tim graduated from Southern Nazarene University in 2008 with a degree in English and Philosophy. He has helped to lead music since high school, where he started with his youth group's praise band, and he has lead at Piedmont Nazarene since 2011. Whether playing guitar, banjo, or mandolin, Tim's passion is church music. Outside of music ministry, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife Donna and teaching their son Liam about Star Wars.
Deanna Troyer, Children’s Ministry Director
Deanna received her B.A. in Education from Central State University and has taught at Bethany Earl Harris Elementary School for 30 years. Deanna oversees all the children’s activities, which include Bible quizzing, multiple musical productions every year, vacation Bible school, and weekly children’s church, just to name a few. “Miss D” is dearly loved by all the children at Piedmont Nazarene as she leads them in a deeper understanding of God’s Word and His love for each of them.
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