Leadership & STAFF

We have a passion for people, our city and our world. Our leadership culture is characterized by worship, the love of God, and a genuine call to ministry. These core values have been shaped by our rich history of energetic and dedicated team members. We are always pressing forward in our call to love God and love others.

  • Stephen Townsend

    Lead Pastor

    Pastor Stephen inspires and motivates others to grow in their relationship with Jesus. He is passionate about seeing people experience the love of Jesus and having their lives transformed by this love. Pastor Stephen desires to see individuals and families enter into life-giving community, experience personal growth and development, and extend themselves in meaningful service as they operate in the fullness of their God-given spiritual gifts.

    In the fall of 2003, Pastor Stephen and his wife, Kari, moved to Greensboro after spending five years planting churches in Asia. Initially reaching out to international students and families in the Greensboro area, they partnered with Piedmont International Church to provide a comfortable church setting for international students and families. Pastor Stephen became the lead pastor of Piedmont International Church in 2008.

    Pastor Stephen is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and earned his master's of divinity from Regent University. He and Kari reside in Greensboro with their four children - Josiah, Nathan, Ella, and Addilyn.


  • Michael Shamberger

    Executive Pastor

    Michael serves as the executive pastor as he provides oversight to the church's operations. He is a graduate of UNC-Greensboro and holds a master's degree in counseling from NC A&T State University. Michael and his wife, Cynthia, have two grown children, six grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

  • Jennifer Hunter

    Kidz Quest Director

    Jennifer's love of God and the Bible, mixed with her creative spark, allow her to effectively and soundly teach children about God. As the Kidz Quest director, she takes great joy in making learning fun and relevant for all ages. Jennifer, a former classroom teacher, works hard to ensure that the children know the love of Jesus and can effectively share this love with others.

  • Andrew & Jacqui McDowell

    Student Ministry Leaders

    Andrew and Jacqui are the student ministry leaders at PIC. They both love working with young men and women. They have dedicated their lives to investing in the youth of PIC and in their classrooms as teachers. Their mission is to see every young person equipped to carry on a healthy, growing relationship with Jesus Christ.


  • Ben Shamberger

    Worship coordinator

    Ben coordinates our different worship teams as they lead our church in praise and worship each Sunday morning. Ben also leads one of the weekly worship teams in addition to playing the guitar and drums.