Craig Rush

Senior Pastor

Pastor Craig loves to see people connect! Whether it’s coffee with friends, writing, or speaking, connecting people to God and others is his greatest passion!

Craig and his wife Bethany have three beautiful kids, Elliott, Evelyn, and Everett, who, as you might imagine, keep them pretty busy.

In his spare time, you might find Craig coaching baseball, going for a long run, or shooting hoops with the kids.

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Clark Taylor

Groups & Care Pastor

Pastor Clark and his amazing wife Caton are both third-generation Norfolk natives and have a deep desire to see the City of Norfolk transformed by the truth and grace of Jesus.

Clark started his career in a group of family businesses, but over time the Holy Spirit called him into lay and then full-time pastoral ministry, where he developed his passion for discipleship, worship leading, pastoral counseling, and recovery ministries. When time allows, he enjoys playing guitar, camping, hunting, sports, and general love for the great outdoors! Clark and Caton have been married since 2005 and have three wonderfully crazy kiddos (Joshua, Leland, and Reese).

Mike Harris

Outreach Pastor

Pastor Mike Harris, affectionately known as Coach Mike, believes that everyone needs a coach, mentor, or advocate.

Coach Mike feels that his calling is to serve as a bridge-builder between the church, the community, and the marketplace. As such, you’ll find him developing and stewarding cultural exchange events designed to engage communities and to reach all people groups from across Hampton Roads.

When not at Tab, Coach Mike serves as chaplain for Park Place School and as a Middle School Basketball Coach at Norfolk Christian School.

Mike and his wife Donna have eight children.

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Sarah Hall

Church Administrator

Sarah has had many roles at Tab Church, from working at WeeOnes Daycare to being the Family Ministry Director. She loves connecting with everyone, young and old, and gets much enjoyment in her new role as the Church Administrator.

Sarah and her husband, Josh, are originally from Charleston, West Virginia. The Navy brought them to Norfolk in 2006 and they, along with their three children, Matt, Kaelyn and Nate, consider Norfolk and Tab Church their home. Sarah was first drawn to serving in Children’s Ministry, which then expanded into Youth Ministries, Women’s Ministries and anything else she can get plugged into. She has a genuine heart for connecting and serving with others.

When she’s not working, you might find Sarah watching a good mystery and crime documentaries or spending time with family and friends.

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Bonnie Sanford

TabKids Director

Bonnie has a love for children, both locally and globally!

Bonnie is a Norfolk native and graduate of Norfolk Christian Schools (Class of ‘98) and Old Dominion University (BS ‘02, MSEd ‘03). She holds an MSEd from ODU in Early Childhood Education; after graduate school Bonnie spent 19 years in classrooms around Hampton Roads, both in the public and private sector. She and her husband have also served as Children’s Directors at another local church in the last several years.

Bonnie and her husband, Bret, have been married for 19 years and have two daughters who attend Norfolk Christian. Bonnie loves to run and watch PBS/Masterpiece series.

Ben Hilton

TabYouth Director

Ben and his wife Hannah have a huge heart for youth ministry.

Ben grew up at Tab but felt a deep desire to return after college. He desires for every student to be known and loved at Tab.

Emma Rimmer

Graphics and Social Media Manager

Emma is San Diego-born but she and her family have called Norfolk home since 2015.

An undergraduate in Communication Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, Emma intends to pursue a career as a certified medical illustrator. She is honored to be using her design and artistic abilities to serve Tab Church. In her free time, Emma enjoys drawing, baking something delicious, or spending time with her family and fiancé.

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Avi Jackson

Worship Leader

Coming from a family of worship leaders, it was only natural that Avniel (Avi) began his music career at a young age.

As an upcoming artist, Avi found little fulfillment in the world of secular music and, as a result, focused on the one thing that always fulfilled him, Worship. Avi soon became a leader with Young Life, where he developed a love for discipleship and preaching the gospel to young adults through word and song.

As a worship leader, Avi’s goal is to use music to help people worship and share the life-changing Gospel of Jesus.

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Ben Mekkes

Weekend Experience Producer

Ben is a multi-instrumentalist and producer who loves creating, curating and performing music.

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Caleb Childress

Livestream & Video Media Director

Caleb loves to express his worship through video & film.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar and producing music.

Lynette Young

Financial Director

Lynette and her husband Jonathan have been faithfully serving at Tab for many years. You can always find them helping out somewhere on a Sunday morning or during the week.

Lynette moved to Norfolk, with her family in 1981. She attended and graduated from Norfolk Christian Schools in 1986. Her and Jonathan married and now have three grown children, Samuel, Noah and Lizzie.

If Lynette is not working in her office, you will find her sitting on a beach somewhere soaking up the sun or working away in her craft room.

Ed Hilton

Facility Director

Ed’s Tab roots continue to grow having previously attended with his family while his wife Sue served as Director of Children’s Ministries and now he’s back with his son Ben, the TabYouth Director.

Ed and Sue have four children (Alexandra, Jacob, Ben, and Jonathan) and four grandchildren. His favorite activities revolve around time with the family, whether that is a crowd for holidays, birthdays or “just because” days, stirring up the grandchildren, watching high school football in the fall and basketball in the winter and best of all, enjoying good movies, good meals, brisk walks, and fun times with Sue.

Matt Hall

Facilities Assistant

Matt is originally from Charleston, West Virginia, but moved to Norfolk in 2006 with his Navy family.

After initially pursuing Architecture as a career, Matt felt led to serve in full-time ministry. He has been serving in various youth and children’s ministry positions since middle school and is currently pursuing his BA in Christian Ministry.

Matt enjoys biking, playing sports, and spending time in the outdoors.

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Michelle Pasini

WeeOnes Director

Born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Michelle has been working with children her entire life. She has been at WeeOnes since 2010.

Children are Michelle’s passion, and she loves each one like they are her own.

Michelle lives in Norfolk with her husband Rusty; they have two grown children. In her spare time, she likes to read and watch reality TV.