Joyce Beales, Volunteer Office Coordinator
Joyce Beales has been a member of Culpeper Baptist Church for 34 years. She is mother of 3, grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 1. She is the former director of administrative services for "The Culpeper", where she worked 11 years. She has graciously been offering those skills in support of our office off and on for over 10 years. 4 years ago, she blessed us by stepping in to volunteer as our full-time office support, where she has become a vital part of our every day work.
Dan Carlton, Pastor
Dan is originally from Richmond, VA and received his Bachelor’s in Church Ministries and Sociology from Averett University and his Master’s of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dan then went on to complete his Doctor of Ministry in Renewal of the Church for Mission at Palmer Theological Seminary. Dan has previously served as the Pastor at Spring Hill Baptist Church in Ruckersville, VA and the pastor of Downtown Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA. In August, 2014 Dan was called to serve as Pastor at Culpeper Baptist. Dan met his wife, Emily, while at Averett University and they have 3 children. Dan has a passion for seeing legacy churches continue to grow and connect with the surrounding community, while maintaining traditional values and relevant ministries. Dan serves on multiple boards - the Board of Trustees at Averett University, the Board of LifeSpire of Virginia and the Culpeper Wellness Foundation. Dan enjoys reading and engaging conversations about the future of the church.
Hans Murdock, Senior Adult Pastor
Hans grew up in Belton, SC. He received his Bachelor's in Bible and Religion from Erskine College and his Master's in Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Hans spent two years in Russia with the International Mission Board before moving to Pennsylvania in 2004 to partner with the North American Mission Board. There, Hans planted Living Water Community Church in Latrobe, PA and pastored until 2016. Culpeper Baptist Church called Hans in June of 2016 to serve as Pastor to the Seniors and Chaplain at "The Culpeper." Hans met his wife, Becky, while at seminary and they are blessed with a daughter, Sandra. Hans enjoys watching things grow: from ministries to vegetables. Hans has always particularly loved serving and working alongside Senior Adults.
Christina Pierce, Worship and Event Coordinator
Christina Pierce is originally from Maryland, but has spent the majority of her young adult years in California, and now lives in Warrenton, Virginia. She attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies. She received her Master's degree in Public Administration, just a few years later, in Monterey, California. Christina is a local worship leader and artist and is pursuing a career in the Christian music industry! She loves songwriting and is passionate about seeing people come alive in the presence of Jesus! She’s excited to combine her formal education and heart for the local church to see growth and Kingdom movement, here at Culpeper Baptist Church.
Jeanine Judd, Children's Director
Jeanine has served at CBC for many years. She joined our staff as Children’s Director in June of 2016. She recently retired from Farmington Elementary School as the Specialist-Gifted Education. Her career has been teaching at the elementary grade level. She received her Bachelor of Liberal Studies in Elementary Education from the University of Mary Washington and received a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from American College of Education. She is married to Roger, they have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
Lindsay Dean, Worship Leader
Originally born and raised in north Georgia, Lindsay has lived in Virginia (predominantly Culpeper) for over 10 years. She attended Liberty University where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration: Project Management. She is a songwriter, recording artist and worship leader who began writing music and leading worship in her teenage years. She has led worship at Culpeper Baptist part-time since the fall of 2022 and became Worship Leader in September 2023. She has a passion for seeing people encounter God in a deep and tangible way through music that glorifies His character and work, and speaks to our deepest needs. She is excited to be a part of CBC’s growing worship ministry and helping to cultivate a culture of passionate worship at CBC.
Maria Argueta Assistant Children's Director
Maria moved from Guatemala 5 years ago and has been part of our church family for several years. Maria has an Early Childhood Education Degree and taught for 3 years in Guatemala. She has also worked with our SPARK summer camp and was one of the initial staff we hired to provide tutoring to our community. She works full time with SAFE as their youth advocate.
Caleb Bish, Converge Co-Leader
Originally hailing from the okay state of PA, I grew up in a tiny town called Meadville, participating in many clubs and sports such as German club, National Honor Society, and football. I got my 4 year degree from the illustrious Grove City College, majoring in Exercise Science with a Health Occupation concentration. I started my teaching career at a private school teaching third graders, and eventually moved on to my current position, teaching 8th grade science at Floyd T. Binns Middle School. I am passionate about teens, school, sports, and faith, and very much appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the lives of youth through Culpeper Baptist Church.
Mark Torosian, Finance Manager
Mark is a native Virginian and is a graduate of George Mason University. He has 30 plus years in accounting in various industries including publishing, hazardous waste, manufacturing and assisted living. He is currently living in Rappahannock County with his wife and two children. When he is not at work, he is either fly fishing on the Thornton River or spending time with family exploring Virginia.
Sara Amos, Director, Generations Central Adult Day Center
Sara grew up in Fairfax and now lives in Warrenton close to her parents, siblings, and three precious nephews. She has a passion and God-given calling for serving older adults that stems from a close relationship with her Nan growing up. Sara earned a bachelor's in Human Development at Virginia Tech and then decided to pursue a master's in recreation therapy online at Indiana University while she continued to live in Blacksburg and work at the Virginia Tech Adult Day Center. With 8 years of experience creating programs for older adults and their caregivers, Sara is continually sharpening her skills and calling to create meaningful and supportive spaces where older adults can thrive.
Amy Martin, Director, Culpeper Baptist Child Development Center, Inc.
Amy is originally from Bloomsburg, PA. She graduated from Bloomsburg University with her degree in Special and Elementary Education. Amy moved to Virginia when she received her first teaching position with Stafford County Public Schools where she taught for 8 years. Her first 5 years were spent teaching students with learning disabilities. After her fifth year she moved into a fourth grade general education classroom. Amy has also completed graduate level courses through the University of Virginia and Fitchburg College. As the director of the Child Development Center, Amy supervises the overall operations of the Center and works under the leadership of the CDC Board. Amy, along with her staff, plans a developmentally appropriate program suited to meet the needs of the children. Amy also ensures that she and the staff attend professional conferences and workshops to keep curriculum and teaching methods up to date.