Leadership at C3 Church Naples Florida

Wayne Neller - Lead Pastor - waynen@c3naples.org

The adventure continues. That's the way our Pastor views his walk with Jesus. God broke in to Pastor Wayne's world on March 7,1979 and from that day forward his life has been nothing short of a glorious adventure. A veteran of the ministry, Wayne has served within Traditional and Contemporary settings for nearly 30 years. As President of New Wine Ministries International, Pastor Wayne has helped establish and provide oversight to over 170 churches and pastors in 7 countries. Wayne is an author, addictions professional, and guest speaker who feels compelled to use any and every occasion and circumstance to share the incredible love of Jesus with which he has become so familiar. Pastor Wayne is a teacher who loves to "unpack" the Bible for those who are searching for real answers to real questions. Wayne will often be heard saying, "It's time to stop 'playing' church and 'be' the church.” He currently lives in Bonita Springs with his wife Marie.

Justin Hanneken - Teaching Pastorjustinh@c3naples.org

Justin Hanneken trusted Jesus as Savior & Lord in 1999 at age 17. He is husband to Karena for 12 years. Justin is dad to 5 kids: Gloria, Bryce, AJ, Cece and Kenzi. From 2003-2011, Justin & Karena served in youth ministry at Taneytown Baptist Church in Maryland. In 2004, he graduated with his bachelor's degree from University of Maryland Baltimore County in Religious Studies. In 2012, he graduated with his Master's degree in Youth Ministry Leadership from Huntington University. Currently, Justin serves as a missionary with New Mission Systems International in Ft. Myers, FL. He leads Ends of the Earth Cycling, a ministry that exists to promote and resource global youth ministries. To date, Ends Cycling has hosted 23 Christ-centered bike rides, with over 400 participants, and have raised almost 1/2 a million dollars for missions. Justin began serving as Associate Pastor at C3 in July 2015. In mid-2017, he transitioned to a part-time Teaching Pastor role. He and Karena are excited to be part of a Real Church for Real People. To God be the glory!

Gene Simco - Associate Pastor - genes@c3naples.org
Gene Simco

Gene arrived at C3 as an author and martial arts instructor interested in Jesus. Having also been a musician, he began serving here on the worship team and was soon called into full time ministry. Since the middle of 2015, Gene devoted himself to study within New Wine Ministries’ School of Theology. Once completing school and other requirements,he was ordained a Pastor here at C3. He currently serves as Associate Pastor while also overseeing the worship team. He continues his work as an author, but now on a different subject – he recently wrote “Mark 4 Millennials”: a translation and commentary of the Gospel of Mark in modern language. 

Karalee Griffith - Youth Directorkaralee@c3naples.org

When Karalee was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up it was tie between becoming a nurse, teacher or a missionary.  Again in high school Karalee was faced with that very same question again, this time she had figured it out.  After spending time in the Estero Fire Explorers Karalee found her passion in Emergency Medicine and decided to pursue that path.  In 2014 Karalee graduated from Estero High School and was awarded the Fire Chiefs Association Scholarship which she was able to use toward EMT school.   She is now enrolled at Florida South Western State College working toward her degree in to become a traveling nurse.  In addition to finding her passion in helping people and her love for children she spent time working as a nanny before being called in her current position as secretary at C3.  She is now not only fulfilling her dream of becoming a nurse but now also as a teacher as the Children’s director with the wonderful opportunity to bring and share God’s love into young children’s lives.

Alex & Anna Herron - Worship Leaders
Alex is from Kentucky and a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. He moved to Florida in 2008. He was saved in 2001 and God has given him a vast variety of skills that as of August in 2016, he has put to good use as the store manager of C3 Thrift. Since 2012 he has been entertaining as a solo vocalist in SWFL. He enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, riding his Harley and bacon.  

Born in Scotland, Anna moved to Michigan with her parents and brother at the age of 10 and then Florida 9 years later. Growing up a Presbyterian PK, Anna has always known God but truly accepted Him at the age of 14. She has been a mixed martial arts instructor, personal trainer and worked in offices as well but God has called her to serve and her goal in life is to be as helpful as possible in all circumstances and to do so in His name. She is now assistant to the lead pastor, full time mom and also enjoys bacon.

God guided them to C3 Church in 2013 while looking for a church to get married in and then showed them why He called them there. Alex and Anna both serve on the worship team and are currently enrolled in The School of Theology together as well. They have a beautiful daughter named Harper and she thankfully also enjoys bacon.

Alex is from Kentucky and a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. He moved to Florida in 2008. He was saved in 2001 and God has given him a vast variety of skills that as of August in 2016, he has put to good use as the store manager of C3 Thrift. Since 2012 he has been entertaining as a solo vocalist in SWFL. He enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, riding his Harley and bacon.

 

Born in Scotland, Anna moved to Michigan with her parents and brother at the age of 10 and then Florida 9 years later. Growing up a Presbyterian PK, Anna has always known God but truly accepted Him at the age of 14. She has been a mixed martial arts instructor, personal trainer and worked in offices as well but God has called her to serve and her goal in life is to be as helpful as possible in all circumstances and to do so in His name. She is now assistant to the lead pastor, full time mom and also enjoys bacon.

 

God guided them to C3 Church in 2013 while looking for a church to get married in and then showed them why He called them there. Alex and Anna both serve as worship leaders at C3 and are currently enrolled in The School of Theology together as well. They have a beautiful daughter named Harper and she thankfully also enjoys bacon.