MEET THE TEAM...
Adam Whitescarver - Executive Director
Adam does not have a neat, clean testimony of coming to Jesus and his life suddenly being made all-better. Instead, he had major struggles with his own sin and found connection with God through prayer to be the vital difference that transformed his everyday life. Over time, this led to Adam teaching others some of the practical techniques he found useful for building actual relationship with Jesus, and this eventually ended up landing him on the staff of several different churches and ministries over the years where he saw God do some incredible things through the unified prayer and worship of His people.
Raised to be a businessman, Adam says he’s in ministry somewhat by accident—“it was certainly never my plan.” He holds a bachelors in Communications from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Masters in Film and Television Production from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA.
At ChattHOP, Adam is responsible for the vision and direction of the ministry as well as oversight of things like the budget and fundraising. However, he still manages to conduct many of the retreats and trainings ChattHOP has to offer, and is actively involved in several of the networks of prayer meetings happening around town. He has a passion to see churches and individuals possess vibrant prayer lives that help them make a difference in whatever sphere of influence God has given them.
Adam enjoys reading a myriad of subjects, watching movies, teaching, singing, most every kind of history, yard work (strangely enough his yard’s appearance does not necessarily reflect this), and his family. He and his wife, Stephanie, live in North GA with their three young children where they are active members of their local church and frequent shoppers of Costco and Aldi.
MickiAnn Harris - Spiritual Formation Director
People often ask Micki Ann how prayer became so vital to her. Her answer is ...desperation.
In seasons of great need all through her life, she has turned to God and found him faithful. While desperate prayers will undoubtedly continue to rise, a joyful intimacy and ever deepening communion with God now keep her continually rooted in the place of prayer and convinced of the power of prayer.
Arising from this friendship with God, and among the company of others, Micki Ann has experienced and witnessed the healing power of God and the peace of maturing faith.
She longs for this in the lives of all those she knows.
Micki Ann has been in active ministry for 35 years as a trained lay counselor, teacher, serving in many and varied church leadership positions, and as a member of a vibrant healing prayer ministry. She also oversees the training of her church’s prayer ministry teams. She has invested in the lives of young moms, children, youth and adults. These ministry opportunities have been served alongside raising a family and a lengthy career in home education.
Micki Ann has been on staff at ChattHOP since its inception in 2010 and currently serves as Spiritual Formation Director overseeing retreats and trainings held at our facility and throughout the city. Her delight is in seeing Sons and Daughters grow in wholeness and deep connection to God --this is her aim when planning a retreat experience, praying with others, or training a team of prayer ministers. Micki Ann also finds great joy in searching out Scripture and then sharing the bounty through a teaching, conversation, or a blog post.
Micki Ann and her husband Chuck have four grown children, two of whom are married, and one amazing granddaughter. They live in Sequatchie County nestled in the woods where beauty abounds. If you can’t find Micki Ann, try looking outdoors - she will be sitting on the deck in a patch of sunlight enjoying all that nature has to offer - probably staring and thinking, with a glass of iced tea, a book and a notepad close by.
Matthew Macaulay - Worship and Creative Development Director
Matthew moved to Chattanooga in 2015 from London, England and is husband to the beautiful Micah and father to Eliana. Having received a call from God at a young age to give his life to worship as a part of the “priesthood of believers”, he has never turned back and continues to live pursuing what God is doing on the earth today.
Matthew loves to make music, write songs and spend time in the company of others with the same passions and desires. He has been ministering to others and leading teams in many different contexts and countries for over 18 years. As our director of worship and creative development he has a deep desire to see the creative communities of Chattanooga come to life and thrive. Out of this desire he has helped launch an initiative called The Union, and spends much of his time helping this community grow and develop into something that will bring long lasting change to our city.
Matthew also serves on Pastoral Staff, alongside Micah at the Mission, Chattanooga and leads worship most weeks at the Mission, Redbank.
He loves to cook and eat great food, is an avid Manchester United fan and is seeking to live and see others live in the freedom, joy, and fullness of God’s goodness.