Our Ministry Team

At Woodhaven, all members are ministers. We take seriously the belief that God has called each of us to minister in His name. God has blessed our church with strong leaders. A number of our teachers are specialists in their fields, including preschool and children's ministries, youth and adult ministries, and missions education. Offering quality ministries is important to us. Our goal is to develop a mature family of faith whose members are loving, generous, and cooperative.

 

Dr. David Stratton, Senior Pastor

Dr. David Stratton - Senior Pastor

A native of Appomattox, Virginia, Dr. Stratton has served as Senior Pastor of Woodhaven since May, 2011. He has earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Campbell University Divinity (2011). He also holds a Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1991) and a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech (1984). Dr. Stratton enjoys football, basketball, fishing and reading. His wife, Terri, is an ordained minister with a Master of Divinity from Campbell University Divinity School who has served institutions in the area of hospital and prison chaplaincy and she has served numerous churches in music ministry. The Strattons have five shared children.   

Contact David:  dave@woodhaven.org

Rev. Brent Rector, Associate Pastor, Education and Administration

Rev. Brent Rector - Associate Pastor, Education and Administration

A native of Mt. Airy, North Carolina, Brent holds a Master of Divinity with Religious Education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1979 and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. enjoys golf, tennis and family life events. Brent and his wife Denise have two children, Brandon, a graduate of NCSU and television meteorologist in Nebraska, and Elise, a graduate of UNC-G.

Contact Brent: brent@woodhaven.org  
Stephanie de Jong, Minister of Music and Worship

Dr. Stephanie Dillard de Jong - Minister of Music and Worship

Stephanie, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, received her D.M.A. from the University of South Carolina, M.M. from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and B.M. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Before coming to Woodhaven, Stephanie has held academic professorships at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina and The University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama. Active as a recitalist, she often collaborates with her husband, trumpeter Dennis de Jong. Stephanie and Dennis have three children, Chandler, Luke and Grant. The family enjoys traveling to the beach and mountains.

Contact Stephanie: stephanie@woodhaven.org
Dr. Ray Beale, Associate Pastor, Outreach

Dr. Ray Beale - Associate Pastor, Outreach

Elizabeth Ray joined the Woodhaven staff in 2015 as Associate Pastor of Outreach. Ray's three-fold calling is to work with leaders and church members who are motivated toward regeneration, to equip anyone who is willing in accordance with their gifts and graces, and to broaden the appeal and influence of Christianity next door and around the world. Education:  D.Min. from Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va.; M.Div. from Duke University, The Divinity School; BA from NCSU; AA from Peace College 

Contact Ray: ray@woodhaven.org

Zac Campbell, Minister of Youth

Rev. Zac Campbell - Minister of Youth

Zac is the newest member of our ministry team. He and his wife, Stephanie, are looking forward to getting to know each of you.  Zac received his Master of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in August 2015 and his B.A. in History from UNC Chapel Hill in 2013. He has previous experience working with youth and children ministries.

Contact Zac: zac@woodhaven.org

Emily Hayne, Minister of Children

 

Emily Hayne - Minister of Children

Emily Hayne is our Minister of Children. She is a graduate of Meredith College with a degree in Child Development and Elementary Education. She also has a master’s degree in Child Life: Children in Healthcare and Hospital Settings. Emily taught Kindergarten and preschool and was a child life specialist before becoming a full-time mom to her three now young adult/teenage children (Jay, Kathryn and Harrison). She received her Preschool and Children’s Ministry Certification in 2013 from Campbell University Divinity School. Emily is married to Jim and enjoys walks at the park, traveling, and cheering for the NC State Wolfpack.



Contact Emily: emily@woodhaven.org

Susan Simpson, Organist and Music Associate

Susan Simpson - Organist and Music Associate

Susan is an experienced organist, having served churches in S.C. and N.C.  She holds a degree in organ from Meredith College and has experience working with various types of music ministry.  She and her family live in Cary and are members at Woodhaven. In addition to serving as church organist and adult choir accompanist, Susan oversees our Woodhaven School of the Arts.

Contact Susan: susan@woodhaven.org

Rebecca Harbinson, Administrative Assistant Rebecca Harbinson, Administrative Assistant

Rebecca worked as an administrative assistant for churches and at the Baptist State Convention.  This Western North Carolina native is married to Scott, and is a mother and grandmother.  She enjoys photography, crafts, and spending time with her family.  She and her family are members of Piney Grove Baptist Church, Fuquay-Varina. 

Contact Rebecca:  rebecca@woodhaven.org
    

Barbara Mosher - Financial Secretary

Barbara and her husband, Peter, just moved to Raleigh in October 2010 after living in Phoenix AZ for eight years, where she worked at a Big Four accounting firm and Grand Canyon University business and accounting offices. She is originally from Long Island, NY, where her two children, Michelle and Anthony, and two grandchildren still reside. She also has experience working for other non-profit organizations, both paid and as a volunteer. She enjoys music, going to the beach, needlework and fabric painting.

Contact Barbara: barbara@woodhaven.org
    

Sherry Williams - Weekday Preschool Ministry Director

Sherry has several years of experience in the childcare field and has been a member of Woodhaven since 1994. She and her husband David have two children, Taylor and Clint.

Contact Sherry: sherry@woodhaven.org
 

Carol Clark - Pianist

Carol has played the piano in various churches across North Carolina since high school days. She plays for Sunday worship services and accompanies the youth choir and soloists. She earned her B.A. at Wingate College, majoring in Communications and Studio Art. She and her husband, Brian, and their three children, Hank, Benjamin and Audrey, are members at Woodhaven.

 

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Dr. David Stratton - Senior Pastor

A native of Appomattox, Virginia, Dr. Stratton has served as Senior Pastor of Woodhaven since May, 2011. He has earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Campbell University Divinity (2011). He also holds a Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1991) and a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech (1984). Dr. Stratton enjoys football, basketball, fishing and reading. His wife, Terri, is an ordained minister with a Master of Divinity from Campbell University Divinity School who has served institutions in the area of hospital and prison chaplaincy and she has served numerous churches in music ministry. The Strattons have five shared shared children.    

Contact David:  dave@woodhaven.org

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Rev. Brent Rector - Associate Pastor

A native of Mt. Airy, North Carolina, Brent holds a Master of Divinity with Religious Education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1979 and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. enjoys golf, tennis and family life events. Brent and his wife Denise have two children, Brandon, a graduate of NCSU and television meteorologist in Nebraska and Elise, a graduate of UNC-G and a manager at Nordstrom.

Contact Brent: brent@woodhaven.org  

  Stephanie de Jong

Dr. Stephanie Dillard de Jong - Minister of Music and Worship

Stephanie, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, received her D.M.A. from the University of South Carolina, M.M. from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and B.M. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Before coming to Woodhaven, Stephanie has held academic professorships at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina and The University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama.  Active as a recitalist, she often collaborates with her husband, trumpeter, Dennis de Jong in exploring literature for soprano and trumpet.  Stephanie and Dennis have three children, Chandler, Luke and Grant.  The family enjoys traveling to the beach and mountains.

Contact Stephanie: stephanie@woodhaven.org

   Susan SimpsonSusan Simpson - Organist and Music Associate

Susan is an experienced organist, having served churches in SC and NC.  She holds a degree in organ from Meredith College and has experience working with various types of music ministry.  She and her family live in Cary and are members at Woodhaven.

Contact Susan: susan@woodhaven.org

     /files/About Woodhaven Images/Sandy.jpgSandy Stillman-Alvin - Contemporary Worship Leader & Minister to Children

Sandy began singing Southern Gospel music with her mother in churches all over eastern NC as a small child. By the age of 16, she discovered her ability to play music by ear (after having had 10 years of piano lessons, learning how to read music) and then to write, play, and sing her own music.  Sandy comes to us with a treasure of contemporary worship leadership experience at three other churches in the Triangle.  She is an accomplished musician, having published a professional CD entitled "Right Where You Belong," as well as several singles.  In her spare time, Sandy works with her husband providing music and DJ services for weddings, corporate events, among others, through their business, Alvin Entertainment.  In addition, she is the director for the Wake Med Chorus and is an ongoing performer with the "Guitars & Friends" show. Sandy lives in Raleigh with her husband, Steve and three children, Josh, London, and Jaden, all of whom are talented musicians! 

Contact Sandy: sandy@woodhaven.org

 

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Biographical of Molly

 http://www.woodhaven.org/filerequest/1242.thumbnail?size=178Rebecca Harbinson - Administrative Assistant

Rebecca worked as an administrative assistant for twelve years in churches and at the Baptist State Convention.  This Western North Carolina native is married to Scott, and they have lived in this area for 24 years.  She enjoys photography, crafts, and spending time with her family.  She and her family are members of Piney Grove Baptist Church, Fuquay-Varina. 

Contact Rebecca:  office@woodhaven.org

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Sherry Williams - Weekday Preschool Ministry Director

Sherry has several years of experience in the childcare field and has been a member of Woodhaven since 1994. She and her husband David have two children, Taylor and Clint.

 Contact Sherry: sherry@woodhaven.org

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 Barbara Mosher - Financial Secretary

Barbara and her husband of three years, Peter, just moved to Raleigh in October 2010 after living in Phoenix AZ for eight years, where she worked at a Big Four accounting firm and Grand Canyon University business and accounting offices. She is originally from Long Island, NY, where her two children, Michelle and Anthony, and two grandchildren still reside. She also has experience working for other non-profit organizations, both paid and as a volunteer. She enjoys music, going to the beach, needlework and fabric painting.

Contact Barbara: barbara@woodhaven.org

 

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