Leadership

Pastors + Staff

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.

Claudia Brewton

Family Pastor
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.

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.

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's spent the last 17 years at home with their kids: Sophie, Ella, Deacon, Langston, + Riggs before joining our staff. She also works for a local family business.

Kensey Zimmerman

Operations
Kensey grew up in Knoxville and attended UT. She works within the public school system at Fulton HS and joined our staff in 2022. She is also part of our worship team leadership with her husband, Cody. They have one son, Cole.

Ed Blumberg 

Media
Ed grew up in New Jersey and has worked in some form of television, production, IT, and multimedia 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 there. He moved to Knoxville in 2012 to attend UT where he majored in supply chain management. He and his wife, Shaina, have one son, Bryce.

Brock Tharpe

Pastor
Brock grew up outside of Knoxville. He and his wife, Bethany, moved to NC while attending UNCW + Campbell Divinity, and served a church there for 8 years before joining our staff in 2011. They have five children: Sophie, Ella, Deacon, Langston, and Riggs.

Cody Zimmerman

Worship Leader
Cody grew up at White Stone, and got involved with our media + worship team in 2010. He attended UT and also works in graphic design. He and his wife Kensey, who is also a part of our worship team, have one son, Cole.

White Stone Church Elders

Andy Coleman*    
Randy Henderson*    
Brian Lloyd    
Clark Reyes*  
 John Stout*    
Scott Warwick    

If you would like to speak to one of our Elders, please fill out + submit the form below and we'll be happy to get in touch with you.

*active Elder