meet our staff

  • lead pastor, dr. steve grieme

    Steve grew up in Florida, graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Steve spent 10 years on staff at a church outside of Seattle, WA and he became the Lead Pastor at Central in June of 2018. Steve loves the local church, loves telling people about Jesus and what Jesus is doing in his life, and helping people understand how a relationship with Jesus impacts all aspects of our everyday lives. Living and growing in a relationship with Jesus is the one thing that defines his ministry. Steve oversees the Preaching/Equipping here at Central and leads the way in shaping the vision God has given our church.

    Steve also serves on the board for Rural Church Youth Ministries and spends time each week training pastors in Sierra Leone, Africa. Part of his mission in life is to make disciples here locally, throughout our country, and all over the world. When Steve is not at church you can usually find him hanging out with his wife, Stephanie, and their three kids, Emma, Bree, & Pierce. They enjoy a good hike, going to the beach, finding a good book at the library, but most of all, time together.

    Click here to email Steve.

  • administrative pastor, ethan white

    Ethan loves making other people successful as the Administrative Pastor at Central. He oversees the First Impressions Ministry and our Central Groups ministry and also tries to help out with as much other stuff as he can. Though Ethan grew up in church, he went off to college doubtful of whether God exists. However, God proved him otherwise, and that realization was revolutionary. Where he struggled with insecurity and significance, he realized that Jesus had died for him, to pay for his sin, giving him infinite worth. And where he struggled for purpose and meaning in his life, God gave him the exciting adventure of living in His truth and sharing His love with everyone else. After graduating, he spent two years in campus ministry with the Navigators, where he met his wife Melissa and then went on to Dallas Theological Seminary. Ethan never had the goal of being a church pastor, but when he was given the opportunity at Central after he and Melissa had been members for 4 years, he discovered his true calling. Ethan loves having fun at work!


    In addition to his best friend Melissa and their kids—Noah, Grady, Alex, and Rachel—some of the things he really love are the New York Mets and baseball in general, hiking/camping, reading, being healthy, and music, and their German shepherd mix, Aria   

    Click here to email Pastor Ethan.

  • next gen pastor, brian davis

    Brian’s passion for ministry began during his college years. After pursuing various career paths, Brian realized that God’s will for his life was to surrender to full time ministry. God continued to guide Brian through the mentoring of other Christian leaders and through prayer. After being involved in many different areas of ministry, Brian realized his passion for kids ministry. Currently, Brian serves as the Next Gen Pastor and has the opportunity to use his gifts to invest in the lives of the kids from birth through 12th grade in our ministry. His energy and creativity facilitates exciting times of worship and Bible study for kids on a weekly basis and through seasonal events.


    Brian has many skills that contribute to his ministry and to him just being an all-around fun guy. Brian never passes an opportunity to sing loud to his favorite songs… especially if it is for karaoke. He wishes he could destroy all pine cones. He is an award winning poet. He once ran a marathon without training; although, he wished he trained for it after crossing the finish line.  Brian considers himself somewhat of a philosopher. One time he was in a theological debate with his friends, and when one of his friends mentioned something about “normal,” he then said, “But what is normal?” It was super deep. Brian is not a coffee drinker. There was once a time when he was tricked into drinking coffee. He thought he was drinking a funny smelling hot chocolate, but he’ll never make that mistake again. Brian doesn’t get the chance to snowboard too often, but when he does, he jumps on the opportunity and loves it! Many of times, he has taken a “red eye” snowboarding bus trip to a mountain… It is called “red eye” for a reason, because when the tiredness hits you, you have red eyes and bags under your eyes that get mistaken as Gucci bags. These skills and more are what make Brian so great with kids, and lastly, his video gaming skills are second to most!

    Click here to email Pastor Brian.

  • worship leader, randy field

    Randy is currently servicing as interim worship leader at Central. Growing up in North Carolina, Randy has now called Hampton Roads home since 2009. Randy has sang and played bass guitar with several southern gospel groups over the past 20 years, but now enjoys using his love of music to help lead Central into a mindset of worship each week. As a self-professed avid Sylvester Stallone fan, Randy claims that everything he knows about life has been learned from the Bible or from Rocky Balboa. He enjoys watching hockey, football, baseball and doing celebrity voice impersonations for anyone fortunate enough to listen. If Randy isn't at Central, you'll more than likely find him hanging out at home with his wife Angel and their 4 daughter, Ashlynn, Harper, Ella and Sadie.

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  • financial administrator, ANGEL FIELD

    Angel grew up in North Carolina and came to Virginia in January of 2009 and found Central in July of that same year. She and her husband Randy have 4 girls (Ashlynn, Harper, Ella, & Sadie) Angel’s desire for Central is to see lives transformed by the power of the Gospel and see them devoted to following Jesus. When Angel isn’t serving at Central, you can find her baking or watching The Great British Baking show. She also LOVES peanut butter and coffee.

    Click here to email Angel.

  • communications director, janna robertson

    Janna has been at Central her whole life with the exception of her time in college at Cedarville University in Ohio. Janna started working in the church office after graduating college and has grown to love the church even more. Her passions in her job are graphic design, stage design, researching new skills and methods to promote the local church, creative arts, worship, and decorating for VBS and writing/acting in the VBS drama. Her desire for Central is to see our body of believers truly impact their communities in Portsmouth and Hampton Roads for Christ. For Central to not only meet physical and emotional needs of our community but most importantly, the spiritual need. In her free time, Janna loves going to the beach and any water sport, playing music, hiking and camping, taking road trips to visit friends, and watching Netflix.

    Click here to email Janna.