To be a community of authentic followers of Jesus Christ,

who faithfully honor God through worship, discipleship, relationship and service.

We are a casual, coastal and Christ-centered group of Jesus’ disciples who love spending time together. Engaging worship, a relevant Scripture-based teaching and time to share, laugh, pray and serve together in a laid back environment. Our weekly worship gatherings usually last around 75 to 90 minutes, but you will often find many people coming early or staying afterwards to hang out and talk or share a cup of coffee. We also gather in smaller groups throughout the week and participate in many community activities together.

CCVC was birthed through the vision of Jon and Cathy Chester to plant a church that is all-inclusive and welcoming.  Jon and Cathy relocated to Wilmington from Columbus, Ohio to plant CCVC in June, 2012. Four months after their arrival, Jon passed away very unexpectedly.  Committed to the call that God had given them, Cathy stepped up to the role of Pastor and continued to follow the vision God had put before her and Jon. 


Cathy chester

Founding Senior Pastor

Cathy is a retired Special Education teacher and the sibling of a brother affected with disabilities. She grew up on Long Island, NY, and moved from Columbus, Ohio. Cathy is very proud of her daughter Lauren and even more importantly of her grandchildren, Caleb and Julia who live in Ohio. 



Matthew Lappin

Executive Pastor


Pastoral Advisory Council Members:

Chris Todd

Joanne Jones

Brandy Headley