Rhett Carson, Senior Pastor
Rhett has served as the senior pastor at Pinecrest Church since 2012. He grew up in the Carolinas spending his childhood in Due West, SC and his teenage years in Gastonia, NC. He grew up with fond memories of the Flat Rock area by spending a lot of time at the Bonclarken Conference Center with his family and at camps. Rhett graduated from Erskine College and Reformed Theological Seminary- Orlando. Before moving to Flat Rock, Rhett worked with children and youth at churches in Troutman, NC and in Atlanta, GA. Rhett and his wife Kathy have five children: Eben, Emily Jane, Marie, JohnE, and Katie Jo. He is always up for eating a good meal, spending time with family and friends, talking with others about God and His word, and sharing a good joke.
Christian Beamguard, Youth and Children's Coordinator
Christian has served in youth and children's ministries at Pinecrest since January 2018. He grew up in Clover, SC attending Bethany ARP Church and has always loved the Flat Rock area. After graduating from Erskine College in 2015 with a degree in Christian Education, Christian worked at Bonclarken Conference Center and served a church on Hilton Head Island, SC. Christian met his wife Cali while at Erskine, they married in November of 2020. Christian and Cali enjoy listening to and making music, cooking for friends and family, and taking their dogs Mari and Sadie on walks.
Melody Burrell, Secretary
Melody began her employment at Pinecrest Church in February 2017. She is an Asheville native who has lived in the area all her life. Prior to her employment at Pinecrest, Melody worked most recently as the Office Manager at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Travelers Rest, SC and as Financial Administrator at Kenmure Country Club. When not working, Melody likes to bake, read, and spend time with family and friends.
Judy Roberts Fredrick, Pianist, Choir Director
Judy has served as pianist and choir director at Pinecrest Church since moving to Hendersonville in 2011. Judy loves music and is always on the lookout for new choir members. Prior to coming to North Carolina she served as organist/choir director for seven years at the First United Methodist Church in Middletown, CT. She also taught middle and high school English in Newington, CT.
Sonja Tonneson, Organist
Sonja has served as the Pinecrest Church organist since 2013. Sonja has always loved playing the organ and even began playing for churches when she was only fifteen years old. Before coming to Pinecrest, Sonja served at several churches as organist, choir director, pianist, and choir member.