All of our covenant members are viewed as ministers to our church and community; however, there are certain tasks that fall on the shoulders of our pastors and staff.
ADAM MUHTASEB //
PASTOR FOR PREACHING AND VISION
Adam is a Maryland native who has had a consistent vision for church planting. Adam attended Salisbury University where he received a degree in communications. After Adam and Sherrie were married in 2013, Adam pursued his Masters of Divinity (M.DIV) degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated first in his class with a 4.0 GPA and was a recipient of the Joe B. Brown Preaching Award. They welcomed their son, Aiden, in 2017. Adam and Sherrie dream of playing a part in a city-wide movement of church plants within the neighborhoods of Baltimore. In his free time, Adam loves playing basketball and spending time with Sherrie and friends on their rooftop deck. He is also an avid reader, especially of Tim Keller books. You can follow Adam on Twitter and Instagram.
ADAM WILSON //
PASTOR FOR DISCIPLESHIP AND IMPLEMENTATION
Adam is a Williamsburg, VA native. He was greatly influenced in his faith during his time at Virginia Tech and graduated with a degree in Fisheries Science in 2009. Sensing a call to vocational ministry, Adam joined staff with Cru to continue reaching fraternity and sorority students with the Gospel. Adam and Jenn were married in January 2012. In their first year of marriage they both had a growing love for local church ministry and Adam joined staff at a local Blacksburg church as the Minister of Discipleship and College. In 2015 Adam and Jenn were blessed with the gift of their first child, Selah. Adam received a Masters in Divinity (M.DIV) from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a great love for the outdoors, especially fly fishing, hunting and camping. He also loves good coffee, sports and reading good books. You can follow Adam on Twitter and Instagram.
OUR STAFF TEAM
DAVID NELSON //
ASSISTANT TO THE PASTOR FOR PREACHING AND VISION
David is a Minnesota native who moved to Maryland after marrying his wife, Abbie, in August 2018. David met Abbie during his time at the University of Minnesota where he graduated in 2017 with a degree in journalism and a minor in creative writing. After volunteering for three years in Cru as a Bible study leader and brief stints in college as a sports journalist, David joined staff at Hope Community Church in Minneapolis as an intern. During his internship, he served as a small group leader, a coordinator for different events at the church, and a writer of small group content. David finished the internship and enrolled at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary to grow more in his knowledge of God’s Word. He is slated to graduate with a Masters of Divinity (M.DIV) in 2021. In his free time, David enjoys reading theology books, drinking coffee, playing golf, and rooting for Minnesota sports teams — especially the Vikings.
DANIEL HOECK //
DIRECTOR FOR CORPORATE WORSHIP
Daniel is a Maryland native, having lived in Harford County his whole life. While enjoying a variety of sports in high school, he got connected to FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) where God began growing him in his faith. After high school, he attended Harding University in Arkansas where he graduated with a degree in Bible & Religion. Upon returning home in 2006, he began working at a local church amidst a variety of ministry opportunities and met his future wife, Carla. Unknown to them, it was during these years that God was preparing Daniel and Carla for church planting. They married in 2010 and helped plant a church at a baseball stadium in 2011. Daniel began working on his Masters of Divinity (M.DIV) at Southern Seminary in 2017. Two years later, God relocated the Hoecks house to Baltimore in May 2019 — though they never imagined they would move to the city. In his free time, Daniel loves walks with Carla, spending time with their cats, Oliver & Pippa, caring for people, all things coffee, listening to music, MMA & NCAA wrestling, Marvel, and making people laugh (preferably at his own expense).
MICHELLE ZUNIGA //
Michelle, the newest kid on the block, grew up on the East Coast and has been living in Baltimore since March 2014. Michelle has worked in some sort of a helping profession most of her life. She began as a CNA in a nursing home when she was just 14, worked for many years as a tech on the psychiatric floor in a hospital, and graduated with her Bachelors in social work in 2008. Michelle specialized in working with people who were struggling with severe and persistent mental health issues and chemical dependency. While working in this field she felt that God and spirituality was missing from her work so she decided to go back to school to pursue a Masters in Divinity with a concentration in counseling. Michelle is in her final year of her M.DIV and is hoping to become a certified chaplain after she graduates. Her deepest hope is to help others through their tough times by walking with them through their troubles and pointing them to Christ’s unconditional love. When Michelle isn’t interning at RCC or teaching yoga you can find her at a local coffee shop doing homework, exploring Baltimore with her husband Josh and their rescue dog, Jax, or traveling to visit family in Florida and California.