Meet Our Team

As the Pastor who planted Blue Ridge Community Fellowship in 2020, Matt Schell serves as Senior Pastor to all who connect with this growing community of believers and call Blue Ridge their home. Pastor Matt carries and casts the vision of this church to be a New Testament church – A body of believers that is called to awaken people from all walks of life to the reality of Jesus Christ and life in his kingdom. Pastor Matt has a heart for diversity and how God brings unlikely people together in the most unlikely ways.  God has allowed him to taste and experience the vastness, beauty and diversity of the Kingdom of God—and he shares that gift with others.

Pastor William serves alongside Matt Schell as a Pastor of Blue Ridge. He came to our church family, after 2 years of prayer and seeking direction from the Lord as to he and his family’s next steps in ministry after 17 years serving on staff in another local church. William has many years of experience as a Pastor and Worship Leader in diverse groups of people; and has been involved in planting multiple churches and ministries in the USA and other countries. He and his family help lead us in our calling as a New Testament church. His heart is simply to love and care for people from all walks of life, and to point them to Jesus Christ and life in His kingdom.

Valerie Marshall is our Blue Ridge Kidz Director. As someone who grew up around church ministry her entire life, she has a real heart and vision for the children of Blue Ridge. She graduated from Bible college in 2016, and now as a mother of two herself, she has insight and a passion for making Christ a reality to the children of Blue Ridge. We love every child that comes through our doors, and we are excited to have a leader for them that shares the same love. Here at Blue Ridge we know the importance of raising up children in the Lord and the power that comes from them learning to hear His voice and walk in obedience. If your children become involved in our children’s ministry, you can be sure that Valerie and our BR Kidz volunteers will be covering you and your family in prayer.

Nikki Kelley serves Blue Ridge in many areas such as administration, communication, social media, women’s ministry, congregational care, and as a helping minister to our Pastors. She is wife to Noel Kelley and a mom of 8. Her heart is to love people by making them feel welcomed and seen when they come to Blue Ridge. Her passion is to see people set free and connect them to our various ministries here at Blue Ridge.

Leslie Hall serves Blue Ridge in an executive role. She is very gifted in overseeing Blue Ridge Community Church finances and stewardship in day-to-day operations. Additionally, Leslie is directly involved in HR staffing and leadership in several areas including women’s ministry and co-leading a Kingdom Group along with her husband “Ski”. God has used Leslie greatly to ensure the financial stability of Blue Ridge. She is a woman of prayer and intercession, and serves regularly on our Altar Ministry Team on Sundays along with “Ski”, praying for and ministering to people during the after service ministry time.