Leadership and Staff

Our Pastor and Elders

As Presbyterians, the pastor and elders as a group lead the church.  They are responsible for overseeing the spiritual care and growth of the congregation, including the Christian nurture and teaching at BPC.  Additionally, our elders assist in leading our worship services.

Dr. Mantle A. Nance
Dr. Nance became BPC’s pastor in November of 2014 and faithfully serves the church in many ways, most notably by preaching morning and evening each Sunday. He has received degrees from Furman University (B.A.), Reformed Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and The University of Aberdeen (Ph.D.). He is married to Sally and has two sons, Jackson and Aaron.
Kenneth Jackson
Kenneth chairs our Missions committee. He is married to Catie, and they have seven children. Kenneth works for Amazon Web Services with their financial services customers.
Dr. Brian Jerby
Brian has been a Christian for more than 30 years, and his spiritual gifts include teaching. He oversees the Women’s Ministry at BPC. He is a physician with a special interest in functional medicine. Brian and his wife Susan have ten children.
Dennis Kachmarsky
Dennis is married to Joanne, and they have two adult children and a granddaughter. He works as a consulting engineer in Uptown Charlotte. Dennis is the Clerk of the session and serves on the Personnel Committee.
Bob Stone
Bob has served as an elder for eighteen years and currently oversees the interns and church Personnel. He and his wife Polly have two children. Bob works for Bank of America and manages their global supplier relationships.
Mark Seeley
Elder Emeritus
Mark became an elder at BPC at its beginning and served for many years. In recognition of his faithful service, the congregation of BPC elected him Elder Emeritus in March of 2018. Mark has been married to Nancy for more than 40 years, and they have four children and eight grandchildren.

Our Deacons

All of the physical needs of the church are tended to by the deacons.  This includes our mercy ministry, finances, and building and grounds maintenance and upkeep.  The deacons are exemplary servants of Christ and his church, and they encourage all members to use their gifts and talents for Christ.

Sam Bullard
Sam is responsible for internal mercy needs, serves on the Outreach Committee, and co-teaches a children’s Sunday School class with his wife, Wink. They have two adult sons and operate The Furniture Network, an office furniture dealership.
Rob Kelley
Rob is responsible for the building and grounds. He is married to Christie, and they have two children. Rob works at Premier Water, a manufacturer’s representative that sells equipment for water and wastewater treatment.
Keith Kowadlo
Keith is the leader of the Men’s Discipleship Ministry. He has been married to Susan for 33 years and they have two grown daughters. He retired from the US Army in 1996 and works as a construction consultant with the federal government.
Jake Spencer
Jake serves as chairman of the deacons and is responsible for mercy ministries. He is a North Carolina native and a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill. Jake and his wife Marilyn have attended BPC for over 10 years, and they have two children. Jake works in IT at Bank of America.
Tim Teague
Tim serves as secretary for the board of deacons. He is married to Cindy, and they have two children. Tim works in commercial mortgage servicing at a large national bank in Charlotte.

Our Staff

The staff serve as the backbone of making sure the day-to-day operations and ministry of the church are in working order.  They work tirelessly in service to BPC.

Dr. Catharine ("Catie") Jackson
Music Director
Dr. Jackson and her husband Kenneth joined Ballantyne Presbyterian Church in the fall of 2000. Catie has music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, the University of South Carolina, and the University of Iowa. Catie & Kenneth have seven children and are passionate about adoption and pursuing truth, goodness, and beauty in all things.
Jacob Jastrzembski
Youth Intern
Jacob was born in Bogota, Colombia and was adopted when he was a baby. He grew up in western Maryland in the city of Cumberland. Jacob received a bachelor’s degree in Biblical and Religious Studies from Grove City College in 2017. Now he is attending Reformed Theological Seminary for his Master’s of Divinity and wants to become a chaplain in the Navy.
Miss Aimee Jobe

Aimee received her Business Accounting degree from Anderson University in SC and her Masters in Accounting from Wake Forest (CPA License expected in 2019).  Aimee has known the Lord her whole life and says of our church, “It is such a blessing to have such strong Biblical preaching, and to be able to sing hymns that magnify the Lord. I especially enjoy participating in the choir and having fellowship with everyone at BPC - coming back has felt like coming home.”

Christie Kelley
Administrative Assistant
Christie grew up at nearby Crowders Mountain in Gastonia, NC. In 1996, she received her BS degree in Psychology from Appalachian State University, and in 1998 moved to Charlotte where she met Rob. They were married in 2002 and she worked in Human Resources until their children Trey and Anna were born. Christie has served in several roles at BPC and is currently the Administrative Assistant to the Minister and nursery scheduler.
Phoebe Pritchett
Phoebe grew up in Marietta, Georgia and attended Reinhardt University where she received a degree in Music Education. After college she moved to Fairhope, Alabama, where she worked as a Youth Assistant at Eastern Shore Presbyterian Church. She moved to Charlotte in August to begin studying at RTS.
Bobby Roberts
Bobby was born and raised in Asheville, NC. He attended NC State where he received a B.S. in Environmental Science. He and his wife, Annie, were married in 2016. Then Bobby began the Master of Divinity program at Reformed Theological Seminary in 2017.
Marilyn Spencer
Marilyn Spencer joined Ballantyne Presbyterian in 2003 and serves as the church's Treasurer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and IRS Enrolled Agent. She is married to Jake and the mother of two young children.