LEADERSHIP

Dan West

Lead Pastor

My wife, Patience, and I are very excited to lead a church that understands Love and Truth. We began our journey to ministry with my call to preach early in our marriage. In 2010, after a substantial part of my ministerial education was behind me, I began my path into full time ministry as an Associate Pastor at Dothan First Church of the Nazarene. After my ordination in April 2012, I felt led to seek opportunities to lead a church. After accepting the role of Senior Pastor at Cenchrea Church of the Nazarene in November of 2012 and spending four years and four months there, the call to The Bridge was clearly presented to me- and we are here firmly believing it is the will of God. We are excited to be here and look forward to faithfully preaching the Gospel in and around the Mooresville area where we reside with all six of our children.  We are blessed with four daughters and two grown sons!  We are thankful to be here and humbly hope to fruitfully serve our congregation and community!

Patience West

Office Admin

As Office Admin, my role comprises many responsibilities- not the least of which is media development.  I enjoy working alongside my husband in our ministry.  For 2019/20, I was able to sit on The Bridge Academy Parent Board. Volunteering for many years for Kid's Camp on several districts, I have also previously held positions on the SDMI and NMI Councils for the Louisiana District, including starting Kidz Quest (kid's version of TNT) on the Alabama South and Louisiana Districts and the Children's Mission Rally on the Louisiana District. My calling is to write…encouraging and inspiring others through the Word of God and by the word of my personal testimony.  Along with my husband of 18 years, I have been raising six blessings! My Loves include: Jesus, my husband + children, family + friends, our ministry + church family, writing, reading, Genealogy & Ancestry, watching movies, shopping at antique stores with my oldest son, antiquing furniture, crafts, making leather jewelry, Target runs with my girls, long talks with my youngest son, strolling through Hobby Lobby with my coffee in hand, a good cup of coffee, and did I mention COFFEE?! I am a writer, speaker, online shoppe owner, and pastor's wife.

Robyn Zwilinske

The Bridge Academy Director

Married to Joe for almost 15 years, we are originally from New York City, moving to Mooresville in 2010 and simply love living here.  It is a great place to raise a family. We have two daughters and our youngest attended The Bridge Academy from age 2 to graduating at the age of 5. We have one dog, Brownie, and a cat named Bailey. One of my favorite hobbies is reading. We are a Christian family that believes our Heavenly Father is present in all aspects of our daily lives and have made The Bridge Church our home.  I have been in the education field since 1999 and have served with the preschool since 2011. I have several years experience and training in Early Childhood education and Childhood Psychology. In my spare time, spending time with my family is an enjoyment as I watch my girls grow and learn more and more everyday.  

Gayle Johnson

Administrative Volunteer

Born and raised in Ohio, I am a huge Ohio State Buckeyes fan, though I still cheer for the Browns and Indians, too!  I've always been a Nazarene Girl...  Moving to NC about 30 years ago, after a few years passed, I started attending the Nazarene Church in Mooresville, where I was the Youth Leader for 10 years.  I loved every minute of it!  I have been married to my husband, Mike, for almost 25 years!!!  We have a dog, Brutus, who is crazy. We enjoy our four grandchildren and their spouses along with one great grandson by way of Mike's children, Michelle (Mark) and Chris (Amy).  My Mom and brother, Michael, live in Florida while my oldest brother, Don, and his family live in Ohio.  I also have a niece, Brittany, who lives with her family in Colorado.

Jim Patten

Worship Leader

Hello! I’m the Worship Director here at the Bridge Church in Mooresville. My wife, Cheryl, and I have three great kids and have lived in Mooresville since 2016.  I am a piano teacher, a former Marine, and was the Worship Director at our previous church in Mocksville, North Carolina. We decided to move to Mooresville when our family grew and needed to be closer to work and school.  Most of all...we love Jesus! We are so excited to share music with you and look forward to praising His name with you each Sunday!

Scottie Lycans

S.H.I.E.L.D. NYI Teen Coordinator

Hey, Scottie here!  I am originally from Lexington, N.C.  Married to my wife, Ryan, for 13 years, we moved with our three sons to Mooresville five years ago after I retired from the U.S. Army.  I am the owner and operator of Veteran Wood Flooring.  I've always felt one of God's callings for me was to work with youth, and in July of 2019, I got the opportunity to become the new Youth Leader here at The Bridge Church!

Gracie Byrd

NYI President

Hi!  My name is Gracelyn Byrd and I'm a Sophomore at CCTL, a high school/early college program.  I am excited to be the new NYI President for The Bridge Church of the Nazarene! I plan on bringing a youthful influence to the church and making sure the church body and youth of our church coincide with their beliefs and goals!  I have served at The Bridge since I was old enough to serve in the church.  An amateur photographer, I hold an Adobe certification which will assist in promoting ministries and reaching out to the community.  I pay attention to detail and am looking forward to serving on the board and learning more about our district.

Cathy Williams

NMI President

Spending most of my life here in Iredell County, I attended Amity Lutheran Church and transferred my membership to the Nazarene Church when I married.  My husband, Danny, and I have a son and two daughters.  We are blessed with eight grandchildren!  I have been teaching an adult Sunday School class at The Bridge.  In the past, I have served on the Church Board on several occasions.  Recently, I reduced my work schedule to only part time at McCall Insurance, where I have been employed for over 30 years!

Joshua Bean

SDMI Superintendent

Growing up in the area of Hickory in NC, I attended Appalachian State University, where I earned a BS in Computer Science. For 13 years, I worked for Lowe's Companies in the IT Department.  My wife, Barbara, and I moved to Mooresville right out of college after marrying in 2007.  We have two children and one on the way! My family and I are excited to be a part of The Bridge and it's mission!

Cheryl Patten

Treasurer

Coming from a family with Nazarene roots, I have been a part of the Nazarene denomination my entire life.  I grew up in Tennessee (yes, I have orange blood!), went to college and earned my MBA in Alabama, then moved to North Carolina where I met my husband, Jim.  We've been married since 2010 and have two amazing (and energetic!) sons, Nathaniel and Luke.  I love spending time with my family, watching my sons' baseball games, drinking coffee on the porch with my husband, and reading.  I have worked in banking since 2002 and am looking forward to working with The Bridge Church!

Tamara Martin

Bookkeeper

I have attended The Bridge Church off and on for years, but my children and I started attending regularly in 2015 when I joined the church. Soon after, my daughter and I re-dedicated our lives to Christ and were baptized here. I immediately became involved with the Children’s Ministry. In March 2016, I joined the Preschool Staff and the church's preschool class.  Currently, I serve in a financial capacity as the Bookkeeper.