Our Team

Chris Jessen

Lead Pastor

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Chris Jessen is the Lead Pastor of Two Rivers Church in Chattanooga. Before planting 2RC Chattanooga, Chris was the Pastor of Students at Two Rivers Church Knoxville for seven years.

Chris grew up in Knoxville, TN and attended the University of Tennessee to study business and English. After an internship with a student ministry in Knoxville, Chris attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he received his Master’s of Divinity in 2006.

Chris has been married to Katie since 2006 and they have four awesome kids: Oliver, Joshua, Samuel, and Claire.

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Jon Teague

Family and Teaching Pastor

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Jon Teague is the Family and Teaching Pastor at Two Rivers Chattanooga. Before joining the team at 2RC Chattanooga, Jon was on staff at Two Rivers Church Knoxville for ten years. During those ten years, Jon served in many roles including middle school pastor, worship/creative pastor, high school pastor, and family pastor.

Jon is a native of Chattanooga with degrees from Middle Tennessee State University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He’s been married to Katie since 2002 and they have three daughters: Annie, Hope, and Norah.

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Brantley Robinson

Worship Arts Director

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Brantley Robinson is the Worship Arts Director at Two Rivers Church. Before coming to 2RC Chattanooga, Brantley was the Tech Director and a Worship Leader at Two Rivers Church Knoxville. Along with serving as the Worship Arts Director, you can find Brantley working at Guitar Center in Chattanooga.

Brantley has married Emily in 2010 and they live in Ooltewah.

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WENSLY DESTINÉ

Student Ministry Director

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Wensly Destinè is the Student Ministry Director at Two Rivers Church. Before coming to 2RC, Wensly was on Student Staff with Young Life at McCallie/GPS High Schools.  He is a senior at UTC studying Public Administration Non-Profit Management. Along with serving as the Student Ministry Director, you can find Wensly playing basketball or hanging out with his dog Titan.

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Cindy Schertzer

Office Administrator/ Communications

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Cindy Schertzer is the Office Administrator.  She comes with many years experience as a legal secretary and administrative assistant.  She is married to Terry and together they have three grown children and one granddaughter who is currently the joy of their life.  Cindy loves the outdoors, spending time with friends, reading, watching movies and scrapbooking.

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Krystie Primus

Kid’s Ministry Director

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Krystie Primus is the Kid’s Ministry Director at Two Rivers Church of Chattanooga. Before this, Krystie was a stay at home mom to her three children, Jaxon, Cooper and Maggie. During this stint as a stay at home mom, Krystie led MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) for 5 years and taught English online for a year.

Krystie was born and raised in Port Orange, FL then moved 30 minutes away to graduate from Stetson University with a degree in Business and minors in Education and Managing Information Systems. Shortly after graduating college, Krystie married Brad. They moved seven times in three years, then finally landed in Ooltewah in 2013!

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BROOKLIN HUNLEY

Finance Assistant

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Brooklin Hunley works as the Finance Assistant. She grew up in South Florida, and moved to Tennessee in 2014. Brooklin has a bachelors degree in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University and a masters degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.  Brooklin has been married to Travis since 2016, and has a son named Liam.  In her free time, Brooklin loves drinking coffee, hiking, kayaking, reading, eating breakfast foods, and binge watching Netflix.

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ELDERS

Ron Pankratz

Elder

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Ron has been married to his wonderful wife, Shelly, for 18 years. They have three children- Luke (15), and identical twins, Kennedy and Morgan (12). His walk with the Lord began around age 5-6 when his mother led his to know Jesus. However, it was not until January 1, 1996 that he gave it all to God. His involvement with 2RC stretches back to the very first informational meeting about the plant. His family heard about the vision and have been “in” since that moment.

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Isaac Lockman

Elder

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Isaac has been married to his best friend Katie for five years. They have two sons, Wilder (2) and Wells (6 Months). He grew up in a small community church, where he remembers accepting Christ at age 7. Life ebbed and flowed in the years following, and it wasn’t until college that the Lord became personal to him. Two Rivers has given his family such opportunities to serve their friends. Once a month, playing ring toss with the kids in Room 4. Throughout the week, he is fortunate enough to meet with our men for Fight Club. And on Sundays, they host a young families small group where they have been able to get to know some of their dearest friends and be known by them. God has always been generous with his love, but never has he felt such a part of the body as now at Two Rivers.

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Kyle Casey

Elder

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Kyle has been happily married to Emily for three years, with their daughter Ellison (1). He is an Oncology Nurse Practitioner. He came to Christ in college when his mother had a near death open-heart surgery. Soon after, he began attending Two Rivers Knoxville and started serving in the High School Ministry where he met Chris Jessen. After several years of serving, Chris approached him about moving to Chattanooga to help plant the church. With prayer, the Lord confirmed He was also leading Kyle and he served as Operations Director from 2013-2016. God continues to use this church in the Casey’s lives. They love Two Rivers and look forward to continuing to serve God here.

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Bryan House

Elder

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Bryan has been married to Susan for 31 years, where the Lord has blessed him with what Proverbs 18:22 calls a “good thing”. They have three daughters who have married and delight in Jesus! The Lord continues to be so kind to them and has given them 2 grandsons; they are believing God for 8 more! The Holy Spirit opened Bryan’s eyes and drew him to Himself at age 24. From that day, His grace and mercy have been new each day. He served in men’s ministry at his home church for 30 years, prior to moving to Chattanooga in 2012. Currently, He is serving in Fight Club where he is honored to weekly spend time with the men in our church. Bryan and Susan also enjoy greeting once a month. They are encouraged by what God is doing in Two Rivers and are committed to serve his people in whatever capacity God leads.

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Bob Gamble

Elder

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Bob was married for 33 incredible years. His wife, Missy, passed away in 2017. Richard, his son is 26 years old and married to his daughter in law, Courtney. Bob has a precious grandchild, Benaiah, who is 2 1/2. He was saved as a child at the age of eight during a Sunday morning service. His faith journey as a child through his formative school years was tough as his mother was diagnosed  with Schizophrenia shortly after he was saved. Through it all, he experienced the faithfulness and grace of a loving heavenly Father. Bob says he has arrived, broken like all of us, but by God’s grace He is conforming him into the image of our Savior, Jesus. At 2RC, he’s been blessed to serve as a group leader, as part of the leadership team, and also involved with both the greeting and prayer teams.

Chris Jessen

Elder

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Katie and Chris have been married for 10 years. They have four amazing children: Oliver (9), Joshua (8), Samuel (6), and Claire (4). He gave his life to Jesus after a series of stupid decision as a sophomore in high school. When God called him into His family, he immediately sensed a calling into ministry. Chris hit “snooze” on that calling- and it wasn’t until he was studying Business at the University of Tennessee that he finally took that calling seriously. He is the founding and Lead Pastor of Two Rivers Church. Before serving here, Chris spent 7 years, primarily in Student Ministries. He was also a campus pastor, and Family Ministries Pastor as well.

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Jon Teague

Elder

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Katie and Jon have been married for 15 years and have three daughters: Annie (12), Hope (9), and Norah (7). He has the privilege of serving as the Family and Teaching Pastor at Two Rivers Chattanooga. Prior to his time in Chattanooga, he was on staff at Two Rivers Knoxville for ten years. During those ten years, his roles included middle school pastor, worship/creative pastor, high school pastor, and family pastor. He is a native of Chattanooga and holds degrees from Middle Tennessee State University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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