Minister Of Students and Families: Rev. Chris Ciufo
Chris was called to Cowee in November of 2016 to serve as Minister of Students and Families after previously serving the youth at Pine Grove Church in Macon County, NC. Chris is originally from Florida and move to Sylva, NC for school where he would eventually graduate with a Bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University. Chris has a heart for our students and a heart for missions. He also enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing, hiking, and sports! Chris is married to Lindsay Ciufo and have three children- Kason, Kori Grace, and Kade.
Minister of Care and Outreach: Rev. Ronnie Branson
Ronnie was called to Cowee in November 2009 to assist with the pastoral care of the congregation and to aid with the church’s senior adults and inreach/outreach ministries. He previously served on staff of Highlands First Baptist and is a former chaplain assistant at Wake Forest Hospital and Dorothea Dix Hospital. Ronnie is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Susan Baldwin Branson and they are the parents of three children, Rebecca, MaryClaire and John.
Financial Secretary: Cheryl Harwood