You could say that Jesus is the lead pastor of our church. We believe that Jesus is our true leader and head. We believe that Jesus provides his church with leaders who give their lives to serve and care for the church. Jesus gave the church a few offices to help structure leadership. First, we are lead by what we call elders or pastors. Second, we also have deacons who function in a lead servant role. Third, our members function as an office. We believe that membership at the church is an important commitment that comes with responsibilities to live out the "one anothers" of the faith and to be involved in the direction and decision making of the church.
Fletcher Lang, Lead Pastor
Fletcher is the lead pastor for CoaH Somerville. Fletcher and his wife Megan have two children, Kennedy and Shepherd.
He has been working in ministry since 2005, but has been with CoaH since the summer of 2012. He holds a B.A. in Psychology and Math from Delta State University and an M.Div. from Southern Seminary. Fletcher is currently pursuing a doctorate in Applied Theology also from Southern. He enjoys reading, running, riding his bike, and watching the NBA.
Fletcher is also the Executive Director of the Boston Center for Biblical Counseling.
Emmanuel OkhAredia, Interim Worship Director
Emmanuel is a lawyer and musician. After studying marketing and French at CSU San Bernardino, he moved to Boston to pursue law and make disciples in the city. Emmanuel has a heart for racial reconciliation, enjoys playing basketball, and likes fashion.
Julia Burgess, Kids Leader
Julia oversees the children’s ministry at City on a Hill Somerville. Since first attending church Julia has had a passion for seeing children learn the gospel and come to know and trust Jesus. If you come to CoaH Kids on a given Sunday, you’ll see Julia ensuring everything is running smoothly and her seven year old son, Ben, participating with great enthusiasm. On top of leading CoaH Kids Julia is also a Grants Administrator.
Joanna Lee, Musician in Residence
A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Joanna has been serving at CoaH Somerville since fall 2016. She is passionate about integrating faith and artistry and serving the city as a reflection of Christ's love and grace.