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Pastor & Staff

Andy Searles

Lead Pastor

Carer. Connector. Consistent.

Andy has served as Pastor of Church Together since the church's inception in 2014. He is an established bridge-building leader who loves pulling people together to make an impactful difference around Central Florida. He loves to preach, teach and nurture people towards their God given potential.

Additionally, Andy currently serves in the following official areas of community life.

  • Pastor Andy is also the Chaplain for Orlando’s Major League Soccer Team, Orlando City, where he has helped players and coaches become winners off the field since the club's formation.
  • His work in professional sports expands to him being a founding board member of the Pro-Soccer Chaplains Association, a group committed to accrediting, equipping and uniting soccer chaplains around the country. 
  • He serves as a Chaplain within the Casselberry Police Department, through which he distributes care to law enforcement personnel and our local community, and serves as a founding member of the Police Foundation Board ( 
  • Andy serves on the Board of Directors for Leadership Seminole ( leads the annual Leadership Summit, bringing together some of the County’s most dynamic leaders to sharpen regional leaders.
  • He is the Chairman of the Board of Nayba US, a global ministry that empowers and helps churches quantify their community impact through the "Nayba Journey" ( and has a passion for helping support the local church worldwide.
  • Locally he offers leadership to the Sports for the Kids Board (
  • Andy is co-host of the bi-monthly uber local podcast "What's Up, Casselberry" ( and is a regular on air guest on The Shepherd Radio.

He has previously been actively involved in the local school system, where for several years, he served as a member of the School Districts Business Advisory Board and, most recently, on the School’s Equity Board.

Pastor Andy is a strategic thinker, a sought-after speaker, and has an uncommon ability to connect people together for significant purposes. He values truth, diligence, integrity, commitment, and laughter and yearns for the Kingdom of God to come on earth as it is in heaven. Sacrifice and submission impress him, and people of hope and vision energize him.

Andy was born, raised, and educated in the United Kingdom. He married Tracie in 2000, and they have two fantastic children, Bethany and Jonathan.

Tracy Salzer


Kind. Honest. Conscientious.

Tracy became the Administrator of Church Together in 2018. She has worked in the accounting field for over 25 years and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at UCF in 2018 and also earned her CPA licenses in 2021.  
Her duties mainly involve overseeing the finances, church budget, payroll, and handling the church records. She also assists with coordinating, planning, and executing church events and services.  
She and her husband have been married for close to 30 years, and have been blessed with two sons, one daughter, one granddaughter, and a grandson arriving in January 2024. Her hobbies include maintaining a 90-gallon saltwater aquarium and nurturing plants which have taken over her home.

Michael Himes

Worship Leader

Michael has over two decades of worship leading experience and has been with Pastor Andy at Church Together from its beginning. He is passionate about using music to help bring others closer to God. During the week, he teaches band and orchestra at Lake Como School in Orange County. His heart for teaching fits in with Church Together’s mission for ministering to our community. Michael and his wife Heather have been happily married since 1998 and stay busy raising three wonderful children- one in college, high school, and middle school.

Stephanie Jones

Family Ministry Director

Relatable. Resourceful. Softhearted.

Stephanie joined the Church Together team in the summer of 2023 as the Family Ministry Director. She teaches the “Jump!” program for our kids every Sunday and loves to incorporate our lessons into games and crafts. She also hopes to help develop the youth program in a way that helps cater to every age group.

Stephanie has been working with children and youth for the last 10 years, previously leading summer camps, after school programs, and youth groups.  She finds so much joy in just having fun with them, and helping them see how much they’re worth and how much God loves them.

Steph has been married to her husband Brandon for over 4 years and they are blessed with a beautiful daughter, Ophelia. They love to go to Disney and dress up, and the Sesame Street friends have become a part of their family now. They are very excited to be a part of the Church Together family and are looking forward to see what God has in store for them.

Adeemir & Helena Dacenay

Community Life Directors

Outgoing, Pet-Loving, God-Fearing

Adeemir and Helena serve Church Together by supporting our family life ministries.

From Bible studies to potlucks, if it involves people getting together they are involved. The majority of their efforts are centered around making sure every individual knows that Church Together is more than just a service. It means connecting to God and divining into a meaningful community with one another.

Adeemir has served in family ministries for over 10 years and is excited to bring that experience to the life of the church. Helena holds two masters degrees and in the words of her husband “keeps us focused and goal oriented, so that we can serve the church in the best way possible…she is also amazing.”

Both of our leaders are bi-vocational, but that doesn’t stop them from being invested and available! It just means that their calendar skills have to be top notch, which is exactly what the role calls for.

Adeemir and Helena have one dog, one cat, and a baby on the way!

James Buettner

Technical Director

Creative, Compassionate, Collaborative

James oversees all of the technical aspects of our worship services and events. This includes assisting with audio & visuals each Sunday, managing our website and mobile app, and creating graphics & designs.

James holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and has over 15 years of experience in the areas of digital media. web development, & communications. In addition to his involvement at Church Together, he currently serves as the Senior Director of Digital Marketing at Wycliffe Bible Translators in Orlando, Florida.

In his spare time, he enjoys long runs outside in the Florida heat, cooking & learning new recipes, and reading thriller & fantasy novels.


Darryl Coppenhaver
Linda O’Reilly
Dr. Christina Langdon
Tracy Salzer
Frank Bartas
Pastor Andy Searles
Bishop George Cope – Vision Orlando
Mark Tjernagel – CFO of Cru
Pastor Sean Copper – Unfolding Word