Pastors and Staff

Roy Baker

Lead Pastor

Roy was born and raised in West Virginia. He has an associate degree in Criminal Justice from Southern WV Community College.

He received his bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University in Social Work with a minor in Sociology. He completed Institute of Biblical Studies program getting 22 hours of graduate level seminary training through Reformed Theological Seminary.

He married his wonderful wife Chrissi on April 27, 2002 and has 2 beautiful girls Morgan and Madison.

Roy was on staff with Cru for 16 years and was the Campus Director at WVU for 8 years. He has been the Lead Pastor since April 2018. He is passionate about helping people understand the love of Jesus and growing in their relationship with God.

He also enjoys Taco Bell, skateboarding, playing guitar, sports, and having fun!

Craig Biondi

Pastor for Worship

Craig is driven by his passion for congregational singing and encouraging God’s people to use their artistic talents for His glory.

Originally from Texas, he was ordained to Gospel ministry at Liberty Park Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama in 2010, and has served in churches large and small across the country. Above all else, Craig hopes to inspire the people of CMA to be a singing church, proclaiming the truth of the Gospel through songs old and new.

Craig studied music at the University of Texas at Austin and the Hartt School of Music (Hartford, CT), from where he holds a Master’s degree in classical composition. Craig is a professional composer and arranger, and in addition to serving at CMA, is typically engaged with commissions from performing organizations (mostly colleges, high schools). “For some reason, God gave me this compulsion to compose music that doesn’t always fit in the ‘church’ atmosphere. Being involved in the secular fine arts space also gives me an opportunity to be a light to an often-skeptical group of people.” You can hear some of Craig’s music at telltalemusic.com.

Craig married up big-time in 1999, and he and his amazing wife Lynsey have three children, Lula, Jubal, and Milimo. Craig loves telling Dad jokes, hiking, grammar, Mexican food, and corny science fiction movies

Will Coulson

Pastor for Ministry & Prayer

Will oversees all prayer ministry here at CMA. He and his wife Marie both grew up in Ohio.

They were friends for a long time before they got married. After being married, they moved to Georgia where Will attended and graduated from Toccoa Falls College. He received a B.S. in Bible and Theology with a Minor in Counseling. In 1983 they moved to Morgantown and Will (ordained 1985) became the youth pastor for 10 years. It was a wonderful time of the Lord’s blessing. After that, by the leading of the Lord, Shammah Christian Services (Christian counseling ministry) was established in 1994. He continues to this day as director/counselor. The Coulsons love to worship and serve the Lord, play games, fish, be with family & friends, and have a good time. They are looking forward to seeing how God will advance His Kingdom as they serve the Body of Christ. Romans 15:13!

Brent Liberda

Associate Pastor

Brent’s first career was in forestry, and he became a believer while working in the mountains of North Idaho.

His career path led him to an Alliance church in Prattville, AL, where he was baptized, discipled, and felt God’s call to missionary service. While completing educational requirements for missionary service at Crown College of the CMA, he met his wife Lisa, and soon after marrying they pursued God’s call to cross-cultural ministry with the Pueblo Indian nations in New Mexico. After a decade of church-planting ministry in the Pueblos, they transitioned to overseas service and spent the next decade in missionary service in Mongolia. Due to health issues they were not able to remain in Mongolia and were redeployed to Paraguay. Unfortunately, the health issues pesisted and the Liberdas had to leave Paraguay and transition to stateside ministry. Fortunately, this change brought them to CMA Church. Pastor Brent oversees Missions, Outreach Ministries, and Community Groups. He and Lisa are delighted have the opportunity to serve and to be part of this church family!

Heidi Amsler

Director of Children’s Ministries

Heidi has a passion for everything and all things kids! Since the time she was little, she has known she should be a teacher.  

She followed God’s leading in her life and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from a wonderful Christian College in Indiana: Grace College. She also worked hard to obtain a master’s degree in Education from Marygrove College in Detroit. Heidi has taught in the public schools for a total of 13 years.

While living in Chicagoland, Heidi took a break from teaching and felt God calling her to work at a church. There, Heidi was able to use her talents in a new setting and found so much joy in teaching children stories from the Bible and how much God loves them. Heidi served at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park for eight years, initially as the Associate and later as the Director of Children’s Ministry.

Heidi has a desire to see our youngest ones grow in the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ our Lord. She finds it a joy to partner with parents as they rear strong children in the fear of the Lord. Heidi married her husband, Clayton, in 2005 and they have three beautiful girls – Hannah, Megyn and Kate. Heidi loves to mentor young women, is a voracious novel reader, and scrapbooks when she has time.

Dustin Tawney

College & Career Ministry Intern

Dustin leads our C2 College and Career Ministry at CMA. Dustin loves helping college students walk with Christ during this important time in their lives. He loves hiking, playing games, cheering for the Mountaineers, and most of all, the Dallas Cowboys (America’s Team!).

Shawna Smith

Office Manager

Linda Book

Executive Secretary

Ian Morley

Technology Consultant

Larry Elmo

Custodian

Our Elder Board

Harlan Amandus

Kenton Colvin

Craig Falkenstine

Scott Gillum

Rich King

Fred Marstiller

Bruce McClymonds

Warren Myers

Head Elder

Chris Oliver

Don Oliver

Mark Patton

Ramsey Persing

Ed Pollock

Tim Smith