CONNECT GROUPS

Name Day Time Type Area Campus
Anthem Family Groups Thursday Evening Community Groups
Anthem Family Groups
Leader: Lauren Mazzola

Anthem Family Groups are designed for college-aged people (18-23). These groups will provide community in a family setting of a married couple's home. Come for dinner and fellowship with others! For more information or questions, please email lauren.mazzola@waymaker.church.

Community Groups
Thursday
Evening
Community Group For 30s and 40s Thursday Evening Community Groups Timberlake
Community Group For 30s and 40s
Leader: Eric Brown

This is a short-term group for couples and singles in their 30s and 40s and is led by Eric Brown.

Eric has attended Waymaker.Church since 2011 and serves with Midway, WayYouth, and Global. As a communications professional, Eric also produces teaching content for WayYouth and Anthem.

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Timberlake
Community Groups
Thursday
Evening
Community Group For 45+ Wednesday Evening Community Groups Forest
Community Group For 45+
Leader: Chip Gill

This is a short-term group for people that are 45 years or older who are looking to experience community and build relationships.

Chip and Barbara have a heart for sharing the goodness and faithfulness of Christ Jesus. Recently retired from the military, Chip now works at Liberty University and Barbara is investing into the community and the hearts of those in need. They've been married for 26 years and have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. "They love long walks in the park and"…just kidding. They love connecting people, especially if coffee is involved.

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Forest
Community Groups
Wednesday
Evening
Community Group For Men Thursday Evening Community Groups Timberlake
Community Group For Men
Leader: Chris Smith

This is a short-term group for men looking to connect in a counter-cultural way through Jesus.

The group is led by Chris Smith. Chris is married, has 2 daughters, and enjoys college basketball, cooking, and reading.

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Timberlake
Community Groups
Thursday
Evening
Community Group for Moms of Young Kids Tuesday Morning Community Groups Forest
Community Group for Moms of Young Kids
Leader: Lindsay Lacey

This is a short-term group designed to create a relaxed environment where moms of young kids can connect and support each other while their children play in a playgroup setting.

This groups is led by Lindsay Lacey. Lindsay has been attending Waymaker since 2007. She has been married to her husband, Justin, since 2014, and they have two daughters: Lucy (4) and Molly (2). She works part-time as an Oncology Nurse Navigator at Centra.

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Forest
Community Groups
Tuesday
Morning
Community Group For Seasoned Women Wednesday Afternoon Community Groups Gladys
Community Group For Seasoned Women
Leader: Debbie Candler

This group is for seasoned women who are looking for community and want to build lasting relationships with other women in a similar life stage.

The group is led by Debbie and Gloria. Debbie has been attending Waymaker.Church for the past 12 years. She and her husband, Randy, have been married for 40 yrs; they have three children and seven grandchildren! Gloria has been at Waymaker.Church for almost 3 years. She has been married for 39 years and has 2 kids and 5 grandkids.

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Gladys
Community Groups
Wednesday
Afternoon
Community Group For Women Monday Evening Community Groups Forest
Community Group For Women
Leader: Rhonda Becker

This is a short-term group for women of all life stages who want to build Christ-centered relationships with other women.

This group is led by Rhonda Becker. Rhonda has been attending Waymaker for 2 years. She has been married to her husband, Brian, for 30 years. They have 4 older children and one son-in-law. Rhonda enjoys volunteering and currently is serving on the coffee team at Waymaker.Church. She loves spending time with her family and friends, traveling, exercising, reading, bible study and is hooked on Hallmark movies!

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Forest
Community Groups
Monday
Evening
Community Group for Young Couples Monday Evening Community Groups Wyndhurst
Community Group for Young Couples
Leader: Carson Shrode

This is a short-term group for younger couples with the goal of launching out House Groups and is led by Carson and Maddy Shrode.

Carson and Maddy met in college at UT Martin where they both played varsity sports. They have been married for 2 years and have been in Lynchburg for 1 1/2. Maddy works as an Equestrian Coach at LU and Carson works on staff at Waymaker.Church.

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Wyndhurst
Community Groups
Monday
Evening
Community Group for Young Professionals Tuesday Evening Community Groups Forest
Community Group for Young Professionals
Leader: Emma Parker

This is a short-term group for unmarried young professionals who are looking for intentional community and connection with others in a similar life stage.

This group is led by Emma Parker. Emma graduated from Clemson in 2018, and she was recently a missionary with YWAM. She is currently a resident at Waymaker.Church and loves her job! Emma loves the ocean, concerts, cooking, running, and spending time with her friends and family.

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Forest
Community Groups
Tuesday
Evening


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