Pastor & Staff


Wes Strebeck


Wes Strebeck is a Mississippi native. He is married to Claire, his high school sweetheart, and they have three sons—Knox, Kuyper, and Louie. He has completed studies at Ole Miss, Belhaven University, and Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. Wes is an avid reader, and he enjoys exploring the beauty, food, and culture of the Wilmington area. You can reach him at


Mary Catherine Thompson

Administrative Assistant

Mary Catherine was born and raised in Wilmington. She met her husband, Rob, while volunteering in the nursery at a church when they were in college and were married in 2012. She graduated from UNCW with a degree in Elementary Education. After 9 years of teaching, she decided to leave the classroom to spend more time with her son, Wyatt, born in 2018. Daughter, Emmie, joined the family in 2021. She enjoys reading, checking things off to-do lists, and pretty much anything outside!


Sonja Bailes


Sonja is a native of Wilmington. She attended college at UNC-Chapel Hill, where through God’s providence, she met her husband, Eddie. After graduating with a master’s degree in health care management, Sonja worked for 10 years as an administrator and consultant for physician practices and hospitals. Once her first son was born, she hung her diplomas over the rocking chair and became a full-time mom and eventual homeschooler. She homeschooled her two sons, Drew and Nathan, for 20 years until they graduated high school. Currently, she coordinates the American Sign Language classes for a local homeschool co-op and serves as the bookkeeper for Christ the King Church.