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Lead Pastor 

Scott Haulter

I am Scott Haulter and I am a part of the team that started Catalyst Church in 2009. I have been in full time ministry for over 20 years now. I am a graduate of Kentucky Christian University with a B.S. in Preaching and Bible and years later went back to get my M.A. degree from Johnson University in New Testament with an emphasis in Preaching. 


I have been married 20+ years to Holly Haulter. We met in our Undergrad time and she just knew she wanted to marry me from the 1st time we met. We have two wonderful girls, Isabella and Peyton and they are keeping us on our toes these days. 


I hear a few things that make me different from most ministers are; I love a good cigar, great friends and solid bourbon. I have a 2nd degree black belt and have had 2 amateur MMA fights.  I also have enjoyed most physical sports. (Soccer doesn’t count) 


I believe there is God’s Part, My Part and Your Part to grow in a real relationship with Jesus. I do My Part knowing God will do His Part and pray you will do Your Part. 


I teach a very scripturally driven, historically accurate and culturally educated sermon. When we start first with trying to understand what the Author’s Intended Meaning (AIM) for the scripture is, it really begins to make more sense and shows how both the Old Testament and New Testament are tied together. 


Minister of Discipleship 

Richie Goad 

Richie came to Catalyst in June of 2022 as our Minister of Discipleship.  He works primarily with our Connection Groups and Youth Ministries.  Before coming to Catalyst Richie was a minister in Southwest Virginia for 10 years.  He holds a B.A. Degree in Preaching and Youth Ministry and a M.A. Degree in New Testament Research with an emphasis on Preaching, both degrees from Johnson University.  Richie loves sports (Go Hokies), hunting, music, and hanging out with family & friends.  


Director of Elementary Student Ministry

Holly Haulter

Holly is married to Scott and they have two teenage daughters. She has been serving as a part-time Children’s Ministry Director at Catalyst since 2009. When she isn’t serving here, she works as a psychologist for charter schools and in private practice. In her free time, she enjoys yard work, baking, and decorating. 



Director of Early Childhood Ministry

Amy McMahon

Amy was born and raised in a small town in upstate New York. She graduated from SUNY Geneseo, where she earned her degree in both elementary and special education, as well as her master’s degree in reading instruction. After moving to North Carolina, she taught at an elementary school in Guilford County. She has since homeschooled each of her three children at some point. She was part of the Catalyst Church launch team and preschool volunteer team in 2009. True to its mission, she has found Catalyst Church to be, in her words, “real people loving real people for real, in pursuit of the real Jesus.” Aside from teaching, Amy enjoys hiking, ice skating, reading, and spending time with others.  


Assimilations Director 

Kathie DeFord 


Audio and Visual Engineer 

Ron Barrans


Music Director 

Wes Lauterbach



Richard Rogers



Brian DeFord 



Bill McMahon

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