The people that keep all things at Celebration moving along.


Bruce Rutledge

Administrative Pastor

Bruce and his wife, Lenora, have been married since 1988. They have two beautiful daughters, Morgan and Jamie. Bruce truly believes that God brought his family to Celebration Church and into this position of ministry. He received his bachelor's degree in Organizational Management from Tusculum College in 2001.
Bruce's prayer is that God will continue to lead and empower this body of Christ as we strive to utilize our time, talents, and financial resources in a way that honors God and enriches our walk with Jesus Christ. He enjoys bicycling, camping, and just generally playing with his family and friends.

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Susan Owens

Administrative Assistant & Worship Arts Financial Assistant

Susan gets the afternoon shift in the office after the staff has gotten good and warmed up on craziness. If you see Susan, give her a well-deserved pat on the back.
Susan has expanded her current church office administrative duties now to incorporate financial and administrative assistance to the Worship Arts Ministry. As part of the WAM leadership team, she is a valuable part of growing this ministry, and her heart for Jesus is quite contagious.
The Worship Arts ministry team depends on Susan to keep things in the road and on task, and it is easy to see her serve Jesus by serving Celebration Church. We love Susan!

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Holly Trinkle

Administrative Assistance

Holly and her husband, Sam, have been married since 1990. They have four beautiful and awesome children, who they considered to be among God’s richest blessings in life. Holly grew up in East Tennessee and loves her mountains, especially when it snows. She and Sam have also had the privilege of serving in the ministry in both Southwest Virginia and Georgia. Holly obtained her B.A. and M.A. in History from East Tennessee State University, where her primary concentrations included Early American History, Women's History, and Church History. She is currently an adjunct instructor at Northeast State Community College, where she absolutely loves teaching Early American History. Holly hopes to be a blessing to the people of Celebration Church through providing assistance to the various ministries that operate throughout our church. Her prayer is that Celebration Church will be a true reflection of the love, compassion, and character of Jesus. In her spare time, Holly loves to read historical fiction, travel, exercise, and hang out with her family.

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