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).

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

Charity Cleary

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 a Jayden (2012), Charis (2014), and Dylan (2016) and homeschooling her oldest. Charity enjoys baking and any outdoor activity with her husband and kids. In her spare time, she does laundry.

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

Peyton Seate

Youth Director
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Peyton was born in Raleigh and is currently studying Student Ministry at Southeastern Seminary.  He is a Younglife Leader at Millbrook High School and enjoys hunting, fishing, basketball, or anything outdoors. He can’t wait to start working with the students at Midtown!

Erin Wright

Administrative Coordinator
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Erin began attending Midtown in the fall of 2013 and became a member shortly thereafter. She 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 (April 2018) and is 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. She is excited to join Midtown’s staff and serve the congregation!