Pastors & Staff

Jake  Cordell

Lead Pastor

Jake grew up in Concord, North Carolina and has lived in Charles Town since 2015.  He enjoys being with his family, reading historical biographies, Slurpees, running and playing Frisbee golf.  He loves hanging out with his wife, coaching his kids’ teams, and wrestling with his kids (until one of them gets hurt)! 

Lindsay Cordell


Lindsay grew up in Gastonia, North Carolina and has lived in Charles Town since 2015. She enjoys spending the day at the river and working out with friends. She loves cooking, painting, decorating, and is pretty much ok with being known as the “crazy plant lady.” She is always ready to explore new places in this beautiful state of West Virginia (it’s a bonus if those places include local nurseries for more plants!)

Joel  Pyron

Executive Associate Pastor

Joel was raised in Ventura, California. He joined theBridge in the spring of 2020. One of the things he loves about West Virginia is its deep historical roots. Joel’s love language is anything that involves sports- golf, running, basketball and even lawn sports. He enjoys sushi and peach cobbler (just not together). In his spare time he can be found going on local adventures with his family.  

Kimberly Pyron

Executive Administrative Assistant

Kimberly grew up in a small town, Idalia, Colorado. Her favorite foods are steak and vegetables and loves to cook for her family and friends. She enjoys the outdoors and especially loves all the hiking trails close by. Playing board games, drinking coffee and talking with friends are some of her favorite things.  

Dray Lewis

Administrative Assistant

Dray is originally from Martinsburg and attended college in SC. After graduation she accepted a position at a camp across the country in WA. She moved back to WV in June of 2019. She enjoys reading, cooking, anything Marvel, and spending time under the trees.

Kate Acly

Fellowship Ambassador

Kate has been living in West Virginia for over 35 years. She and her husband James are raising 18 kids. She loves walking, journaling, and going to church. She’s an avid gatherer of people and loves having fun. Her motto is, “The more the merrier!” (and “meh”).

April Duffey

Director of Connections

April grew up in Jefferson County and moved back here with her own family as an adult. She has been attending theBridge since 2016- which her youngest daughter says is "Mom's favorite place!" April also loves playing outdoors- hiking, camping, geocaching, and river time all bring her joy. And she is always up for hanging out with friends over yummy food!

Jennifer Satterlee

Missions and Outreach 

Jennifer loves to spend time with family and friends over a good meal or even just a good cup of coffee.  She loves to read, geek out over a good super hero or sci-fi movie and always wishes her toes were in the sand. When she isn't at home hanging out with her favorite people she is out trying to find the cure for her wanderlust.