RESCUE HOUSE LEADERSHIP
MATT & LAUREN HUDSON
Lead Pastor and Wife
Matt Hudson is the founding and lead pastor of Rescue House Church, a multi-campus movement of God in the triad of North Carolina. His unique approach to sharing the Word of God and its practical application in our daily lives is igniting the church, so that lost people cross from death to life and continue taking steps to follow Jesus.
Lauren is originally from Philadelphia, PA and proud of her northern roots. She studied Psychology at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in 2007 and Master’s degree in 2008.
Pastor Matt and Lauren have two sons, Shapiro and Miller, and recently had a baby girl, Merrick, in March 2018. The Hudsons enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing sports, and doing outdoor activities.
Julie has been a part of Rescue House since our launch in 2010. Initially hired as the Children’s Director, Julie has transitioned into several roles and now serves as the Executive Pastor, where she loves serving our entire church organization. She is passionate about developing and directing leaders, and seeing the local church grow, so that lost people cross from death to life and continue taking steps to follow Jesus.
Julie’s favorite calling in ministry is being a wife to Curtis, mom to Caitlin and Landon, and “Mimi” to Hayden. She also loves going on outdoor adventures and traveling!
Chris Holbrook grew up in the Triad of North Carolina, and his family has been a part of Rescue House since 2013. Chris is passionate about people meeting Jesus and taking next steps in their faith to follow Him. Chris joined the staff in 2015 as the Campus Pastor of Rescue House Mocksville, overseeing all operations, leadership, and community events at the Mocksville Campus. He has recently transitioned to the Creative Pastor role with a passion to engage people with the truth of the gospel.
Chris, his wife Jessica, and their three boys Jonah, Jude, and Luke reside in Mocksville, NC.
GERARDO MANCILLA “PASTOR G”
Pastor G serves as our Student Pastor, where he invests in students 6th-12th grade and their families. He is originally from Atlanta, GA where he received dual Bachelor’s degrees in Biblical Studies and Preaching from Point University. He also received a Masters degree from Johnson University in Strategic Ministry. Pastor G has been on staff at Rescue House since 2015.
Pastor G and his wife, Morgan, have a heart for students and families. They love watching students and families meet Jesus and have their lives transformed. They both enjoy sports, the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.
Luke’s primary role at Rescue House is to provide direction for the Worship Ministry. It is his overarching desire to build a worship culture that bleeds the vision and values of Rescue House. Outreach is one of his greatest passions, and he enjoys the opportunity to lead others through serving.
Luke was raised in Kernersville, NC, where he currently resides with his wife Anna and daughter Elloise (“Lil’ Weezy”). Their family has a passion to see all ages experience Jesus in such a way that it changes their lives. The Cope’s enjoy spending time with family and friends, home cooked meals, and getting outdoors.
Next Generation Director
Jessie grew up in Davie County, North Carolina and was one of Rescue House’s first students in our Student Ministry back in 2010. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University in 2017 and felt called back to Rescue House, so that she can fully invest in the next generation as our Next Generation Director.
She has a passion for the next generation of the church and for creating a fun environment for them to meet Jesus, build relationships, and grow a strong foundation in their faith that will carry them beyond grade school – just as our student ministry did for her!
WSL Kids House Director
Kristen was born and raised in Starke, FL. In the summer of 2015 she felt God preparing and calling her into ministry. In 2016, Kristen and her family moved from FL to NC, in order to be a part of Rescue House Church. Since then, she has had the honor of leading our Kids House Ministry at the Winston Salem Campus. Kristen is passionate about pointing kids to Jesus and enjoys seeing them excited about Church.
Kristen is a brand new connoisseur of coffee (with lots of cream). Her and her husband, Harry, live in Mocksville and are the proud parents of Anniston, Truett and Parker. Go Duke!
James has grown up in the Triad and surrounding areas and graduated from Forsyth Tech in 2003 with a degree in computer networking. He and his wife, Laura, have been a part of Rescue House Church since 2014. Laura was actually the first person to accept Christ at our Winston Salem campus. After serving four years as the Winston-Salem Production Director, James is now the Technical Director. He oversees the technical and production operations church-wide and has a passion for putting the gospel on display in the most excellent way through technology.
James enjoys spending time with his wife, relaxing with his dog, Lyla, playing disc golf, and serving as the hands and feet of Jesus at Rescue House Church.