Here’s a little info on our pastors and ministry team leaders:
Rodger and Angela Otero: Co-lead pastors
The Oteros planted and have pastored Greenleaf since 2007. Together they love and follow Jesus wherever he leads them. They’re both former junior and high school teachers. They both love reading, taking walks, and Netflix. They credit Flannery O’Connor with the inspiration for the church’s name. In 2009 their son Garrett was born, and their daughter, Audrey, joined the crew in November of 2012.
Rodger also enjoys playing guitar, mandolin, percussion, and any other instrument he can get his hands on. At Greenleaf he is the primary preacher, oversees outreach ministries, leads some worship, leads the occasional small group, does most web and graphic design stuff, and cleans the toilets.
Angela loves dark chocolate, British TV dramas, and gardening. At Greenleaf she oversees the small groups, the administrative side of things, preaches, and keeps the thousand little ends of the church tied together.
They are both graduates of Vineyard Leadership Institute (now the international Vineyard Institute), and are ordained in the Vineyard.
They live happily in southern Chapel Hill with their cat and offspring. These days they’re working hard at taking themselves less seriously and having as much fun as possible.
Dottie Meyers: Worship Coordinator
Dottie is a founding member of Greenleaf and serves in all things musical. In addition to orchestrating the worship on Sunday mornings, she coordinates the worship team, facilitates other worship-related events, leads worship in small groups, and always lends a willing hand at various other odds and ends that need doing around Greenleaf.
Dottie and her husband, Brook, live in Durham with their son, two dogs, three goats, a turtle, and a too many chickens to count. She’s a lover of music, doing puzzles, world travel, and animals. She and Brook are pretty much the sweetest, most generous couple you will ever meet, and without them pretty much nothing would happen on Sunday mornings—if you don’t know them yet, you’re missing out!
Besides these individuals, Greenleaf’s leadership is also made up of two other groups:
- Jenn Aguilar, Director of Small Groups
- Terri Gengler, Sunday Service Coordinator
- Alain Aguilar, Multi-Ethnicity Team
- Kyle Beardsley
- Shevaun Neupert
- Amy Hallett
- Rodger Otero
- Angela Otero
- Dottie Meyers