Our Staff

Here at Smithfield Christian Church, our ministry functions through the gifts, talents, and service from many more people than those who are technically on staff. We are a team passionate about leading our church towards truly loving like Jesus.

Joe Thompson

Senior Minister

Joe is originally from Seaford, VA, and grew up highly involved in his (and Beth’s) home church, Northampton Christian Church, in Hampton, VA. Joe graduated from Johnson University in 2002 with a BA in Bible & Youth Ministry/Preaching and served in Youth Ministries in VA and NC. Joe also graduated from Kentucky Christian University in 2017 with a MA in Religion. He and his family joined Smithfield Christian Church in September 2014. Joe is married to Beth, and they have two children, Brennen and Allie. Joe also loves woodworking and family trips to Busch Gardens.

Ashley Rebhun

Next Steps Minister

Ashley graduated from the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Va) with an Interdisciplinary Studies degree with a concentration in Writing, specifically trauma writing through memoir and poetry. Ashley joined the staff of SCC in 2022 as the Administrative Director and then transitioned to the Next Steps Minister in 2023, overseeing administration, Life Groups, and volunteers. Ashley is married to Jeff and they have two children, Brianna and Joshua.

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