Staff


Meet Our Staff

Daryl McCready

Lead Pastor

Daryl was born in Crisfield, MD but has lived in Berlin for most of his life. He is the founding Pastor of SonRise Church. He is most passionate about helping people get connected to Jesus, helping them grow to be more like Jesus, and teaching and quipping them to share their faith in Jesus with others. His favorite things are his wife, family, and cooking.  

Keith Hammer

Executive Pastor of Finance & Discipleship

Keith was born and raised in West Orange, New Jersey. He left there to attend college at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He joined the SonRise staff in August of 2016. His greatest passion is to use his God-given gifts and talents for the advancement of God’s Kingdom. Teaching God’s Word, Strategic Planning, Team Building, Leadership Development and Project Management are at the top of his list. His favorite hobbies are playing cards, doing puzzles, and going on cruises with his wife Janice.

Carl Moyer

Executive Pastor of Operations & Ministry

Carl is originally from Aberdeen, Maryland and started working at SonRise in 2016. He is most passionate about preaching and teaching God’s word. He loves seeing people come to know the saving knowledge of Jesus. Some of his favorite hobbies include cooking, woodworking, and spending time with his wife and kids.  

Ethan Holloway

Youth & Family Pastor

Ethan is from Poquoson, Virginia and started working at SonRise in April of 2019. He is most passionate about seeing the gospel “click” for people. He loves watching the response and the passion of someone who has just encountered Jesus. He loves to play all sorts of sports, you name it and he will play it! He also loves spending time with his wife and two Labrador Retrievers.

Tim Robinson

Worship Pastor

Tim is originally from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and started working at SonRise in July of 2011. He is most passionate about helping to usher people into the presence of God during Praise & Worship & equipping His followers to share their faith in His Son Jesus. In his free time you can find Tim playing sports and spending time with His family.

Paul Nitz

Teaching Pastor

Terri Budd

Finance Manager

Terri is from Chincoteague, Virginia and started working at the church in May of 2003. She has been with SonRise since the beginning and was one of the members of the Church plant team. In ministry she loves seeing how meeting Jesus changes the lives of people time and time again! Her favorite hobbies include fishing and boating with family, Nana and Pop time with her precious grandkids, and cooking meals and enjoying family time together.

Jenna Esposito

Media/Program Director

Jenna grew up in Berlin, Maryland. She graduated from Stephen Decatur High School and Salisbury University. She joined the SonRise staff the Summer of 2007, after volunteering for several years. She is most passionate about learning people’s stories and especially when she has the opportunity to help share those stories with our church. Her favorite hobbies are boating with her family, crafts, and being in bed by 10pm.

Dona Jung

Media Assistant

Dona is originally from Myerstown, Pennsylvania and started working at SonRise in May of 2015. She is a professional photographer and is most passionate about capturing the events at SonRise. Her favorite events to capture are the baptisms. In her free time you can find her taking pictures of nature in Ocean City or out on the boat with her family.

Briana Lynch

Administrative Assistant

Bri is originally from Arizona and started working at SonRise in 2016.  She loves the people at SonRise and serving is one of her biggest passions. She is grateful to be a part of the Church’s faithful work for God’s kingdom. Some of her favorite things are spending time with her husband and 2 daughters, going to the beach, iced coffee, Chick-fil-A, and cooking!

Heather Taylor

Children's Ministry Director

Heather is from East Hartford, Connecticut. She started working at SonRise in January 2021. She is most passionate about seeing children excited to come to church! Her favorite hobbies are walking, napping, and movie nights with her family.

Neil Helgeson

Property Manager

Neil is from Crisfield, Maryland and started working at SonRise when they purchased the facility in July 2016. He is most passionate about repurposing all of the buildings so the Lord can reach future generations and in doing so getting new folks plugged into the King’s Craftsmen Team. He loves spending time with his grand kids and he also volunteers at Eastern Shore Hall of Fame Museum at Delmarva Shorebirds Stadium.

Traci McCready

General Manager of  Open Hand Thrift Store

Traci grew up in Parsonsburg, MD and moved to Berlin in 1995 when she married Daryl. She started working part time in January of 2017 in preparation for opening Open Hand Thrift  on April 1st 2017. She is most passionate about making God known, meeting practical needs, and seizing every opportunity to share the love of Jesus.

Pam Wilson

Assistant Manager of Open Hand Thrift Store

Pam has lived in Maryland all of her life. She moved to Berlin with her husband, Ken, in 2006 and they started attending SonRise in 2010. She began working at Open Hand Thrift Store when it opened in 2017. She is most passionate about helping young women know and understand that God has a plan and a purpose for their lives. She does this through mentoring, discipling, and Bible Studies. One of her favorite things is plants. She loves rooting, planting, and caring for plants. She also loves to read biographies, historical fiction, and the Bible, especially the Old Testament.

Tasha Carrigan

Assistant Manager of Open Hand Thrift Store

Tasha was born in Crisfield, MD and moved to Berlin when she was 4. She started working at SonRise in May of 2021. She is most passionate about loving others the way that Jesus does. Some of her favorite hobbies include baking and cooking.