Leadership at C3 Church Naples Florida

Wayne Neller - Overseer - waynen@c3naples.org

The adventure continues. That's the way our Overseer 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.

Gene Simco - Lead 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. In 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. Gene has a passion for the study of theology and the Greek language. 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.  As Karalee entered the work force to put herself through college, it was in this transition that she found her true calling, as a youth director and administrative assistant here at the church.  Her love of children has allowed her to cultivate a culture of love among the children and foster their love of Christ.  She oversees all youth under the age of 18 at the church managing the youth group and children’s programs including our monthly parent’s night out.  She is now fulfilling her dream of being a teacher while now also serving in ministry as the youth 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.