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Meet the team.

If you spend any time around White Stone Church, you will quickly realize one thing about our leadership - we are many strands working together.
There is no one person show around here.
We believe we are better together, better in community: many hands and many feet working together.

Andrea Beck

Andrea grew up in Clinton, TN + attended Carson-Newman. She lived in Nashville for several years working for DCS before returning home to Anderson County,  joining  ACS as a social worker. She joined our staff in 2023. 

Claudia Brewton

Claudia grew up in the Knoxville  + attended Carson-Newman. She worked as a public school teacher for 9 years before joining our staff in 2007. She and her husband, Donnie, have two daughters: Audrey + Erynn.

April Fox

Children's Pastor
April grew up in Knoxville + attended Tennessee Tech University. She worked as a public school teacher for 13 years before joining our staff in 2023. She and her husband, Lucas, have two children: Nora + Henry.

Stacy Lewis 

Office Administrator
Stacy grew up in Knoxville and attend UT although she never went to a football game until she met her husband, Brian. She joined our staff in 2012 and is the heartbeat of our office - she keeps everything going.

Bobi Jean McMurray

Hospitality Coordinator 
Bobi Jean grew up in Kansas City + Montana while doing missionary work with her family. She moved to Knoxville in 2005 + has been at WS since 2019. She also works as a TA with special needs students. She and her husband, Eddie, have two kids: Boston + Everly.

Bethany Tharpe

Design + Development
Bethany grew up in Knoxville. She + her husband, Brock, moved to NC for  school + served a church there for 8 years. She spent many years at home with their kids: Sophie, Ella, Deacon, Langston, + Riggs before joining our staff. She also works for a local family business.

Ed Blumberg 

Ed grew up in New Jersey and has worked in television production, multimedia development, and IT since the 1980s. He and his wife, Lisa, who also serves in our media department, have two daughters: Betsy and Jenna. They have been at WS since 2019.

Colby Dorcely

Associate Pastor 
Colby grew up in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti and served with us for many years on the ground there. He moved to Knoxville in 2012 to attend UT where he majored in supply chain management and joined our staff in 2020. He and his wife, Shaina, have two children: Bryce + Allyana.

Brock Thapre

Brock grew up in Maynardville, TN. He and his wife, Bethany, moved to NC in 2003 while attending UNCW + Campbell Divinity. He served as an associate pastor for a church near Wilmington for 8 years before joining our staff in 2011. They have five children: Sophie, Ella, Deacon, Langston, and Riggs.

Cody Zimmerman

Worship + Discipleship Pastor
Cody grew up at White Stone. He got involved with our media + worship team as a teen + has been leading worship part time at WS since 2011. He attended UT + spent 10 years in graphic design before joining our staff full time in 2023. He, and his wife Kensey, who is also part of our worship team, have two sons: Cole + Rhett.

White Stone Church Elders

Andy Coleman
Randy Henderson
Randy Love
Clark Reyes
 John Stout
Scott Warwick*   

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* inactive Elder