Leadership & Staff
Pastor - Jason Koon (wife Anna)
Jason graduated from Mars Hill College with a BA in religion in 2000 and spent seven years serving in student and children's ministry before coming to Bridge42 Church. He is married to Anna, his college sweetheart, anchor, and greatest love next to Jesus. Together they have two amazing little girls — Abby and Katelyn. Anna and Jason have been serving together at Bridge42 since 2007 and have a deep passion for building up the Body of Christ through the ministry of the Word, seeing the gospel transform the lives of people who are far from God, and training people to become devoted disciples of Jesus who go into the world and make more dicsiples. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, writing, and playing guitar and keyboards. His greatest desire is that He and His family grow to become a reflection of God's glory and to be used by God as a means of Grace to the world around him that all may come and find new life in Christ.
Student Ministry Director - Zach White
Zach loves building relationships with students. His goal is to help develop a faith that sticks as our students go to college and beyond, by focusing on discipleship, serving, and sharing the amazing truth of the Gospel with our students. When not with students Zach is currently working at Lowes Home Improvement as a product service associate. He also enjoys spending time around a fire pit with friends, playing guitar and working on projects around the house. Zach has a served in Student Ministries for several years and is excited to continue leading the Students at Bridge42.
Children's Ministry Director - Matthew Rogers (wife Kaylan)
Matthew's entire professional life has revolved around teaching children. He was a public School Teacher for 10 years before joining Bridge42's Staff to lead the Children's Ministry. He also runs a camp in the summers called Lesson Outpost, that educates children through experiences in nature. Matthew's passion is to see the next generation of the Church raised up to New life in Christ and challenged to follow Him as His whole-hearted Disciples.
Administrator - Kristen Ledford (Husband Shannon)
Kristen is a native of the Morganton area and has been on staff at Bridge42 since 2010. She and her husband Shannon have three wonderful children Kasen, Trey, and Morgan.
Elder - Chad Ruechel (Wife Chelsey)
Chad and his beautiful wife Chelsey have four wonderful children, Adia, Britta, Micah, and Miles. Chad came to know Christ in his teenage years after being overwhelmed with God's holiness and his own depravity. Chad is an ER Doctor and in his spare time plays and writes music.
Elder & Men's Ministry Leader - Jason Roehrig
Elder - Craig Mcgee (wife Mandy)
Craig and Mandy are natives of Morganton. Craig directs the Mechatronics program at Catawba Valley Community College and Mandy is Nurse Practitioner. They have three beautiful daughters, Stevee, Statlee & Starlee. Craig is active in the community, coaching youth basketball and soccer. He and His family have a desire to see God revitalize the lives of the people of Burke County through His Church.