For nearly 20 years Chad Wheeler has invested his life in mentoring youth, pastoring, music opportunities, and leading teams to serve in Nicaragua and Italy. Driven by God’s love for humanity and our responsibility to extend it in a tangible way, Chad felt compelled to leave a prominent position to start a church in Charlotte after a visit in 2008.
Familiar with the unique needs and perspective of those outside ‘traditional’ church walls, Pastor Chad and his wife sold their home and relocated in 2010. From their home group gathering of 17 in March of 2011, REACH Church was born.
Chad loves leading REACH and creating renewed passion for the unsaved in others. He enjoys playing guitar, bass, hiking and eating Chinese food.
Jenny Wheeler serves as the Worship Director and oversees all aspects of music at REACH. Training and equipping the worship team is her primary focus.
As a songwriter, Jenny’s passion is to create music that empowers others to find their voice and release their sound to God as an act of worship. With engaging lyrics rooted in scripture and an infectious love for God, Jenny seeks to lead REACH to a deeper connection with Christ.
Prior to REACH, Jenny was the Worship Director and student ministries worship coordinator at a large church in PA for seven years. She has been leading worship and performing concerts since 1998. Jenny and Pastor Chad were married in 1996 and have a teenage son, Chase.