Meet our team…

Our team is an amazing group of staff and volunteer leaders that passionately serve, and care for each other and the ministries they are involved in.

Dustin Warford

Lead Pastor

Pastor Dustin joined the church family in February, 2021. He moved up from the Bay Area in California with his wife Stephanie, and two daughters, Aurora and Avery. He previously served as a children’s, youth, and associate pastor before joining us as our Lead Pastor and he loves to be with and around people as much as he can!

Jeff Melvard

Governing Board

Jeff has been attending Celebration Church for over 14 years, along with his wife Megan and 2 kids. He is a teacher in the Franklin Pierce School District, coaches golf and bowling, and loves to serve his community.

Marshall Meyer

Governing Board

Marshall has been married to Lindsey since 2003 and they have four children. Marshall has attended Celebration Church since 2007 and has served on the boards since 2013. He enjoys spending his free time with his family and woodworking.

Paul Becker

Governing Board & Small Groups

Paul, his wife Susan, and their four children moved from Southern California in 1993 to help launch Celebration Church and since that time they have been involved in a variety of ministries. He has been serving on the Governing Board since 2020 and he along with his wife, currently lead a small group.

Donald Bowers

Governing Board & Sound/Media/Technology

Donald and his wife Jaime have attended Celebration Church for 20 years and they have 2 awesome kids, Tyler and Daisy. He recently joined the board in 2022, to add to his long resume of ways he has served the church. Donald has played on the worship team, and he currently runs the sound, video, and all technology aspects of the church for both in person and online services.

Tana Columbia

Governing Board

Tana has been a part of the church since day 1.
She has been involved in many different ministry areas at church. From nursery, to youth ministry, to small groups, to janitorial, she is not afraid to help and serve where needed. She currently serves on the board and loves to help others feel at home and welcome at Celebration Church.

Katie Farmer

Celebration Kidz Director

Katie Farmer is the director of Celebration Kidz. Celebration Church has been her home church since 2008. She started Celebration Kidz in 2009, and it was developed out of a deep passion that God placed on her heart. She and her husband have been married for 21 years, and she has three boys and her life revolves around their school, sports and extra curricular activities.

Alain Tang

Youth Ministry

Alain, his wife Tara, and their 5 kids have attended Celebration Church for many years, and Alain has been involved in the youth ministry for many of them. In 2021, Alain took over as the youth leader and has led the group with excellence.

Megan Melvard

Children’s Ministry

Megan has been attending Celebration Church for over 14 years, along with her husband Jeff and 2 kids. Megan has been the Children’s Ministry director for over 3 years and loves to makes sure that the kids here at the church are welcomed, loved, and receive and teaches incredible lessons about the love of Jesus. You will often find (or hear) her with the kids on a Sunday morning!

Lindsey Meyer

Worship Ministry

Lindsey and her family have attended Celebration Church since 2007. She and her husband, Marshall, were married in 2003 and have three kids – Avery, Abby, & Michael. She finds so much joy in serving God and our congregation through leading worship on Sunday mornings.

Stephanie Warford

Women’s Ministry & Office Administrator

Stephanie is married to Pastor Dustin and she runs women’s ministry and is our admin during the week at Celebration Church. If you have questions about events, church details, scheduling, or if you would like to subscribe to emails, she handles all the things! Give her a call or email and she will assist you with whatever you are looking for.

Cristal Johns


Cristal has been attending Celebration Church since 2000. Cristal loves to be involved in the church and believes strongly in serving within her church family. She has served in various ministries over the last 23 years and currently serves as our Hospitality Ministries leader.

April Bankford

Community Outreach

April and her husband Doug are long time members of Celebration Church, and they have 2 kids. Kyle, who currently serves in the US Navy, and Ethan who is a senior in High School. April love the community, serves with the boy scouts, works as a pre-school teacher at Celebration Kidz, and spearheads community outreach projects.

Ashley Hazlerig

Zeiger Outreach

Ashley and her 2 children (Delanie and Bear) have attended Celebration Church for nearly 5 years. Ashley volunteered with the food outreach for a couple years, then 3 years ago took over as the leader for our food outreach, Zeiger Meals. She helps lead, gather, and distribute food to families that need assistance and has a heart to see families in our community thrive!

Melodee Meyer


Melodee has called Celebration her home church since 1997. She has been church treasurer since 1998. She LOVES Seahawk football; loves to travel, and working in her yard. Actually, she loves looking at her yard once completed and appreciating the end-product.