Our Staff

Meet Our Team

Shane Valenstein

Lead Pastor

Shane started working in ministry when he was 19 years old as a youth pastor. He has a passion and desire to see people engaging in an active relationship with Jesus Christ. He leads the church by getting himself out of the way and seeking out God’s will. Shane has grown up in Baltimore all his life and has been married to his wife Lauren since 2013. They welcomed their daughter, Camden, into the world in August of 2016. Shane loves being active, playing sports, drinking coffee, and spending time with people.  

svalenstein@cityonahillmd.org

Nicole Kessler

Executive Pastor

Nicole was born and raised in Baltimore, MD.  She has been ordained in the Church of the Nazarene since 2014, though she has been serving in ministry since she was 18 years old. Nicole has been married to her awesome husband, Dan, since 2010. They have two children; a daughter, Payton, and a son, Emmett.  Nicole is excited to be the newest member of the City on a Hill staff.  Her favorite parts of ministry include building relationships, watching people grow closer to Christ, and sharing the Word of God. She loves coffee, going to the movies, and good food.  

nicole.kessler@cityonahillmd.org

 

Anthony Stoute

Worship & Tech Leader

Anthony started in worship ministry as a youth worship leader in 2014. He has a passion for leading people to Christ through music and relationships. He serves as the worship leader at City On A Hill and helps oversee sound, lighting and technology. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Olivia, since July 2016. In his free time he enjoys restoring his 1967 Mustang, fixing computers and singing random songs throughout the day.

anthony.stoute@cityonahillmd.org

Josh Dunbar

Youth Minister

Josh Dunbar is a college student studying to be a youth pastor while currently holding his local minister's license. He is passionate about helping young people develop their faith in Christ just as his own youth pastor, Shane Valenstein (current lead pastor), did for him. Josh enjoys restoring classic cars and being in the outdoors doing things such as rock climbing and hiking.

josh.dunbar@cityonahillmd.org