Teams

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Gateway Teams

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About Gateway Teams


At Gateway, we believe we serve God when we serve others. As both a nonprofit and a church, a huge amount of the work at Gateway is done through our volunteer teams—from volunteers you see opening doors, welcoming children to KidzTown classrooms, or leading worship on Sunday to those you don’t see providing IT support, planting flowers or keeping us organized. See below for the full list of our teams and team descriptions. We are so thankful for our volunteers and we are thrilled you are considering joining one of our teams.



The Application Process


We ask all volunteers to complete an application and background check. This is for the safety of all volunteers and in consideration of the minors we have serving on our teams. Please first submit your application and our volunteer coordinator, Michelle Jackson, will be in touch with you.

Team Descriptions

Awana: Mid-week Children’s Discipleship Program

Our team ministers to children (ages 3 years-5th grade), through a time of Bible study, small group time, games and activities.

Timing: Wednesday evenings, September-May, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Arrival at 6:15 p.m.

Team Leader: Michelle Toczko

Requirements: background check, age 12+.



Building & Grounds Support Team

Our team assists with maintaining Gateway’s building and grounds.

Timing: throughout the week

Team Leader: Lee Spears

Requirements: background check, age 15+.



Communications Team

Assists with managing Gateway communications, including social media and website.

Timing: Varies

Team Leader: Gina Apperson

Requirements: background check, age 15+, interview process.



Communion Preparation Team

This team assists with managing communion supplies, making the bread, preparing trays, and setting up communion tables, tablecloths, and trays in the sanctuary (there is one communion Sunday each month). 

Timing: 1 Sunday/month. Arrival at 8:00 a.m.

Team Leader: Mike Harding

Requirements: Background check, age 18+, member of Gateway.



Connect4 Host Team

Our team serves as the hosts of Connect4, greeting guests and providing materials and assistance to those discovering their next steps at Gateway.

Timing: 1 month on/2 months off. Arrival at 8:30 a.m.

Team Leader: Jennifer Wing

Requirements: Background check, age 18+ older, member of Gateway, interview process.


Early Childhood KidzTown Team

Our team ministers to children (birth-5 years) and their families through Bible stories, worship, prayer, hands-on activities and personal interactions.

Timing: 3 Sundays on/3 Sundays off. Arrival at 8:30 a.m. (for 9 a.m.); arrival at 10:30 a.m. (for 11 a.m.)

Team Leader: Alison Hansen

Requirements: Background check, age 12+, 3+ months attending Gateway.

For more information about serving in KidzTown, please see our KidzTown volunteer page.


Elementary KidzTown Team

Our team ministers to children (kindergarten-5th grade) and their families through Bible stories, worship, prayer, hands-on activities and personal interactions.

Timing: 1 month on/1 month off. Arrival at 8:30 a.m. (for 9 a.m.); arrival at 10:30 a.m. (for 11 a.m.)

Team Leader: Erin Krotz

Requirements: Background check, age 12+, 3+ months attending Gateway.

For more information about serving in KidzTown, please see our KidzTown volunteer page.



Equipment Team Set Up/Break Down

Our team facilitates the Gateway experience by transforming the multi-purpose room into a worship environment on Sunday mornings. The Set Up Team arrives at 7:30 and lays carpet tiles and sets up chairs before the first service. The Break Down Team removes carpet tiles and puts chairs away after the second service.

Timing: 1 Sunday/month. Setup arrives at 7:30 a.m. Breakdown starts at 12:30 and is done by 1:30 p.m.

Team Leader: Don Lawhorn

Requirements: Background check



Gateway Community Theatre

Our team supports the community theater program for the South Riding, Stone Ridge, Aldie, and Dulles South region. Various productions throughout the year.

Timing: Varies

Team Leader: Greg Ogorek

Requirements: Background check



Greeting Team

Our team welcomes people to Gateway at the front doors, assists first-time visitors, and hands out programs at the entrance to the auditorium. Team members also act as ushers, collect the offering, and do an attendance count. Volunteers may choose between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. service.

Timing: 2x/month. Arrival at 8:30 a.m. for 9 a.m. service. Arrival at 10:30 a.m. for 11 a.m. service.

Team Leader: Maryann Sheridan

Requirements: Background check, age 15+.



Hospitality Team

Our team maintains inventory, prepares coffee, sets up refreshments, and act as cafe hosts for Sunday mornings (and occasional Gateway events). Volunteers may choose between serving at the 9a.m. service or the 11a.m. service. Note that volunteers are still able to attend the church service as the cafe is closed during service times

Timing: 1x/month. Must arrive by 8 a.m. for 9 a.m. service and by 10:30 a.m. for the 11 a.m. service.

Team Leader: Debbie Culbertson

Requirements: Background check, age 15+.



Media Team

Our team assists in the production of the overall worship experience, using sound, lights, cameras, and other visual elements.

Timing: 1/x month for both services. 7:30-1 p.m.

Team Leader: Lance Weitzel

Requirements: Background check, interview process.



Missions Team

Our team facilitates serving opportunities through mission trips.

Timing: Varies

Team Leader: Kevin Bellino

Requirements: Background check, interview process.



Next Steps/Blue Wall Team

Our team serves as hosts at the Blue Wall, greeting guests, assisting guests with completing forms, answering questions, and providing materials and assistance to those discovering their next steps at Gateway. Note that volunteers are still able to attend the church service as the Blue Wall is closed during service times. 

Timing: 1/x month. 8:30-10:30 a.m. for 9 a.m. service. 10:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. for 11:00 a.m. service.

Team Leader: Jennifer Wing

Requirements: Background check, age 18+ older, interview process.



Prayer Team

Our team provides prayer covering for services (on Sunday mornings before services), teams and ministries at Gateway.

Timing: 8a.m. Sunday mornings

Team Leader: Ray Schmidt



Safety Team

Our team is responsible for the safety of all those who use our church facility. We plan for emergencies, train all personnel with a role in safety and actively monitor all activities that occur at Gateway.

Timing: Sunday mornings once a month and special events as scheduled.

Team Leader: James Toczko

Requirements: Background check, age 18+, interview process.



Technology Team

Our team performs all system administration and routine maintenance functions necessary to keep church owned IT systems and devices securely operating at a high level of reliability and performance.

Timing: as needed

Team Leader: Mike Culbertson

Requirements: Background check, interview process.



GYM: Youth Ministry Team

Teach and mentor middle and high school youth at gatherings on Sunday mornings and evenings and at other times during the week. Also opportunities to bring snacks, assist with setup and chaperone special events.

Timing: Sunday mornings at the 9 a.m. service or the 11 a.m. service. Sunday evenings. 5 p.m. for Middle School; 7 p.m. for High School

Team Leader: Moises Altamirano

Requirements: Background check, age 18+, interview process.