Assistant Pastor (Students and Families)
Andrew serves as the minister of students and as a pastoral associate. Andrew is a graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, he earned his bachelor's degree in RTVF and a master's degree in Exercise Science from Auburn University. Andrew is passionate about discipleship, biblical fellowship, evangelism, and world missions seeking to help spur the body of Christ to walk in obedience to Jesus' command to fulfill the Great Commission. Along with serving at Westwood, Andrew is the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Cleveland High School football team where he seeks to help student-athletes grow physically, mentally, and spiritually through the medium of athletic performance. He and his wife, Ashley, have been members at Westwood since 2019 and have two children, Graysen Elyse, and Emersyn Leigh.
Pastoral Associate (Student Ministries)
Chad has been a follower of Jesus since he was 9 years old. He has been married to his wife, Lauren, for 17 years. Chad and Lauren have 7 children: 3 biological and 4 adopted. He is currently a seminary student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chad works for the Cleveland City Fire Department and Ocoee Glass & Design Co. Chad and Lauren currently reside in Cleveland, TN.
College Ministry Leader
Lauren has been a follower of Jesus since she was 7 years old. Lauren has been married to her husband, Chad, for 17 years. Chad and Lauren have 7 children: 3 biological children and 4 adopted. Lauren has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Lee University and a Masters of Education from Walden University. Lauren is a full time mother and works part time for Lifeline Children Services as a Caseworker. Lauren also cofounded Hope 4 One Ministries. Lauren and her husband reside in Cleveland, TN.
Middle School Girls Coordinator
Emily was born and raised in Cleveland and has been a lifelong member of Westwood. She is married to her college sweetheart, Hunter, and together they have a daughter Izzy. She is a stay at home mom who loves the arts and to create in all aspects from crafting to music to theater. She loves a good cup of coffee and all things Disney.
From a young age Emily always knew she wanted to work with children in some aspect and has served in many areas at Westwood doing just that. Through her 15 years in AWANA she learned the importance of memorizing scripture and spending time in God’s Word while also learning how to apply those disciplines to her daily life.
Speaking the truth of God’s Word to students while living life along side them is just one of the many reasons Emily is excited to be a part of the Student Ministry Leadership.
Middle School Boys Coordinator
Justin has been a follower of Christ since he was 8 years old. He is a graduate of Cleveland State Community College with an associate’s degree in Business Management. He enjoys traveling with his wife Hannah and spending time with family and friends. Justin began serving in student ministry while in college but it wasn’t until 2018 that he felt God calling him to pastoral ministry. He is currently a student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary while he maintains the full-time job of finance manager of Ag Pro Companies.
Justin is passionate about preaching the gospel to students and teaching them how to properly interpret and apply God’s word to their lives.
Hi, I’m Hannah! I grew up here, in Cleveland, and was raised here at Westwood. After graduating from high school at Walker Valley, I attended Bryan College and got my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I am currently teaching 4-year-olds at the Day School at Westwood and working on my Master’s Degree in Education. I serve as a ministry assistant for our student ministry. I am passionate about students and students knowing why they believe what they believe.
Hi! I’m Michaela. I was born in Cleveland, and I have attended Westwood with my family since I was born. When I was 6, my family moved to Honduras for 8 years to serve as missionaries. I recently graduated from Lee University with a degree in Communication Arts, and I work at Westwood as a ministry assistant, receptionist, and communications coordinator. I have served in the student ministry for over a year now, and have loved it! I am excited to continue serving, growing in Christ alongside the students, and seeing the amazing things God will do in and through the student ministry.
High School Boys Coordinator
Josh Muncey graduated from Walker Valley High School in 2009. He has lived in Cleveland for almost 16 years, all of which he has attended Westwood Baptist Church. He spent three summers as a summer missionary serving Bradley County and Cleveland through Ocoee Outreach. He has worked as a manager for about six years at numerous Zaxby's locations in Tennessee as well as Texas. He has also worked in athletics both at Lee University and Boyd Buchanan School. Josh is currently attending Lee University working towards a degree in teaching.
High School Girls Coordinator
Jennifer was born and raised in Cleveland, where her family attended Westwood from the time she was 4. Working several years in the insurance industry and then staying home to raise her children, she felt called to go back to school at Lee University, where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Biology Education. Jennifer now teaches Biology at Walker Valley High School, where her husband of 20 years, Wade Sacca, teaches Engineering. They have 3 children, Matthew, who lives in Chattanooga, and at home, Cole and Sydney. She has directed the children's choir at Westwood for over 10 years and is very involved in the music ministry. Jennifer loves to interact with students while guiding them to love scripture and grow in a genuine relationship with the Lord.