The following are the officers for the class of 2022-2025, who were voted into office during our Congregational Meeting on July 17, 2022. Asterisk indicates previous service in the role at NSF.

2022 Officers


Jim Beers*

Jim and his wife, Debbi, have been members of NSF since 2010. They are active members of a weekly fellowship group, and also serve on the NSF Care Team. Jim has previously served on the session at NSF and was originally ordained as an Elder at Grace Presbyterian Church in Georgia. He is a CPA and currently does part-time consulting and client management work. Jim and Debbi are both involved in prison ministry, Debbi through The Next Door at Moccasin Bend and Jim through Metanoia at Walker State Prison. Jim and Debbi have been married for over thirty-two years and have six children and now fourteen grandchildren.


Rodger Piersant*

Rodger and his wife, Suzanne, were married and moved to Chattanooga forty-seven years ago. They have two married sons and four granddaughters, all living in Chattanooga. He’s been in executive leadership and/or business ownership all of these years and retired from full-time ownership last June. He currently runs the nonprofit leadership school, the Brock Center. He and his wife live downtown and were one of the six couples from Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church who founded NSF. Rodger has served as an Elder from the church’s beginning, and actively on the session for fourteen of its eighteen years.

Ben Pitts

Ben and his wife, Jean, will always remember the date that NSF started because the first Sunday services were a week after their wedding while they were on their way back from their honeymoon. They attended the second Sunday services and have been at NSF ever since. They have loved fellowship groups and Sunday School, and they have really appreciated the influence of the youth ministry and its leaders in the life of their daughter, Almeda. Ben is a commercial real estate broker, Jean is an artist and homemaker, and Almeda is a high school student at Chattanooga Christian School. They live in North Chattanooga.

Carson Royal

Carson and his wife, Kate, joined NSF in 2008. Carson has previously served as a deacon, fellowship group leader, and childrens Sunday school teacher. He is an attorney at Harriss & Hartman Law Firm. Carson and Kate live in North Chattanooga with their four children: Holden, Tuck, Charlie, and Mills.

Barry Smith

Barry and his wife, Gail, moved to Chattanooga in July 2019. They settled on NSF as their new home church by that fall and joined as members in the spring of 2020. They are active members of a Hixson fellowship group and also serve on the NSF Care Team. Barry has taught for the Men's Discipleship Breakfast and the adult Sunday School. He is a Regional Director for the PCA's Metanoia Prison Ministries. Here he recruits, trains, and encourages mentors for incarcerated Christians in correctional facilities in the Tennessee Valley and Northwest Georgia. He also serves as the National Coordinator for MINTS Seminary-in-Prison.


George Carpenter

George and his wife, Sylvia, have been married since October of 2020. George came to NSF four years ago for the Fellows Program, and has been a member since 2020. This past year, he spent time volunteering with the middle school youth group, and is now the Middle School Youth Assistant at NSF. George is also a personal trainer at Kyle House Fitness.

James Myers

James and his wife, Hillary, have been at NSF since 2005. From 2016 to 2018, James was the facility manager for NSF. He currently works at HomeServe as their facility manager. He and Hillary have two girls, Isla (11) and Charlotte (4).


Travis Randolph*

Travis and his wife, Tara, have been members of NSF for over 10 years. He has served previously on the diaconate at NSF, and has also taught children's Sunday School. Travis grew up in the Chattanooga area and served in the USAF before returning to Chattanooga where he earned an MBA and began working at Southern Champion Tray. His current role is Strategic Initiatives Manager. The Randolphs have two young children, Parker and Emma, who keep him busy, but after bedtime you’ll find him milling and building in his garage workshop.

Steve Wilson*

Steve and his wife, Jamie, have been married for 20 wonderful years. They have two kids, Reagan (16) and Ryan (14), in high school at CSAS. They have been members at NSF since 2015. Steve has served at NSF as a deacon, fellowship group leader, and discipleship group leader. He currently works as an operations leader and performance improvement coach. He enjoys serving as a deacon as it affords him opportunities to help others.