Staff

Lindsey Williams

Head Pastor
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Lindsey is a native of Raleigh, and has always been in love with his hometown. The son of a local politician, university professor (Go Pack!), and deacon in a downtown Baptist Church, he has always had one foot in Old South spirituality and the other in New South progressivism. It was at UNC that he met his wife, Kara Whiteside from Rocky Mount. After working for IBM in the Research Triangle Park for a couple of years, he sensed a call to pastoral ministry. He moved to Charlotte, where he received his Masters of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. After seminary, he served as an Associate Pastor at Uptown Church in Charlotte for 5 years, where he focused on outreach, mercy ministry, small groups, and pastoral care. After seeing the impact of church planting in the Charlotte area, and assisting in the oversight of two church plants, he became convinced that there is no better way to advance the kingdom of God than through church planting. His love for the urban context, commitment to seeing the kingdom of God expand through a local body of believers, and the unswerving belief that “there’s no place like home” have led him back to Raleigh. Lindsey & Kara have been happily married since 1998, and have 3 children-Austin (2004), Marion (2005), and Ann Lauren (2009).

You can find Lindsey on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

A special thank you to Baley Reeves, a Midtowner and the creative mind behind 715 West Photography for taking our staff pictures!

Duane Davis

Assistant Pastor
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Duane is the son of an army chaplain and moved around all over the country when he was younger.  He has spent most of his adult life in North Carolina–teaching English at a number of schools and serving as a pastor at several churches.  Duane has been married to Julie, a native of New Orleans, since 2001.  They have four children—Aidan (18), Abby (16), Stephen (14), and Jonathan (8)–and one dog, Ruby.  Some of his favorite books are: The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene, The Complete Poetry of George Herbert, and Telling Secrets by Frederick Buechner.  He often confuses himself for Hamlet, and—when not reading—you are likely to find him gardening or listening to Bob Dylan.

Sarah Breazeale

Director of Children's Ministry
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Sarah and her husband, Dan, have 3 boys (ages 19-23), 2 cats, and 1 dog.  Throughout her career, Sarah has been a high school guidance counselor, an elementary school librarian, a homeschool teacher, volunteered teaching ESL and parenting classes.  A recent empty nester, she is excited to have a whole new crop of little ones to love and teach about our very great God!  Sarah also delights in meeting, encouraging and serving alongside Midtown’s parents.

Charity Cleary

Assistant Director of Children's Ministry
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Charity been a member at Midtown since moving to the area summer 2016.  She is currently a homemaker, mom to Jayden (2012), Charis (2014), Dylan (2016) and Nora (2020) and homeschooling her two oldest. Charity enjoys baking and any outdoor activity with her husband and kids.  In her spare time, she does laundry.

Kyle Doss

Youth Directopr
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Kyle Doss has been involved in some form of youth ministry since he was 18.  12 years later, he has been a small group leader, a camp counselor, a wilderness guide and an interim student pastor.  He finds the most joy when students live up to their full potential and find a connection with God.

Jason Harrod

Worship Director
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Jason is a Durham native whose love of music was nurtured by his Grandmother, who sang and played guitar and who introduced him to the music of Doc Watson and Fats Waller.  Jason recently returned to the Triangle after a decade living in New York City, where he was music director for a church on Manhattan’s Lower East side.

An award-winning singer/songwriter, Jason has been both a finalist in and a judge for Merlefest’s Chris Austin Songwriting contest, and in 2010 was selected as a spotlight performer at the Healdsburg guitar festival, sponsored by Acoustic Guitar Magazine. In 2012, Jason received a Fulbright grant to teach songwriting to students in Greece. He loves performing and tours often in the States (and occasionally abroad). Jason will be recording an album of original hymns in May.  You can find out more at jasonharrod.com.

Erin Wright

Administrative Coordinator
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Erin began attending Midtown in the fall of 2013 and became a member shortly thereafter.  Over the years, she has been a member of Midtown’s Hospitality and Mercy Teams, volunteered in Children’s Ministry, served on and co-lead Midtown’s Welcome Team, hosted several women’s Bible studies and has lent her cooking and baking expertise to a variety of Midtown gatherings, including the 2016 Women’s Retreat.  She has also served as a Client Advocate for one of Midtown’s ministry partners, Gateway Women’s Care.

Erin and her husband, Adam, moved to Raleigh from Williamsburg, VA, where, once upon a time, they both worked for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.  Erin enjoys being a mom to Simon (2018) and her twins, Abe and Ben (2020).  Originally from Northern NY (the part where Adirondack chairs come from), she loves baking, history and British murder mysteries and is good at driving in snow.  Midtown’s admin since 2019, Erin thoroughly enjoys working with the staff and serving the congregation.

Katherine Brown

Interim Marketing Director
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Katherine started attending Midtown in 2012 and became a member in 2014. She has served on the Women’s Planning Team and traveled to Albania twice on the Midtown Mission’s Team. Katherine is married to Jared Brown, a member since Midtown’s beginning in 2009, and together they have two daughters.