Our Team

If you have any questions about our church, please reach out to a member of our staff. 

They would be more than happy to help in any way they can! 

Chris Shumate - Pastor

Chris has served as pastor at Oak Street since 2016. He and his wife, Michelle, are both originally from Greeneville, TN. They have been married since 2008 and have three children: Avery, Nolan, and Hayden. Chris is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and a two-time graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv & DMin).


aaron Bunton - Youth Director

Aaron was born and raised in Elizabethton and graduated from Science Hill High School. He spent several years working as a youth ministry intern in Huntington, West Virginia, where he met his wife Emily. Aaron and Emily have a son, Ray, and a daughter, Sunny, who keep them on their toes at all times. They joined Oak Street in July of 2018 and haven't looked back!


Nathan Mauger - Worship Director

Nathan is originally from Orlando, FL, but has called Tennessee home now for several years. He trusted in Christ as a teenager and soon began using his musical skills for the Lord. He is a student at ETSU where he is studying business and actively involved in the BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministries). He’s had years of formal and informal music training and plays the piano, guitar, and bass guitar.

Trena Green - secretary

Trena is originally from Elizabethton and is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, with a bachelors degree in Business Administration. She and her husband, Mike, have been married for 35 years. Trena has been a church secretary for 30 years, having served at Oak Street for the last 21 years.