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.  


Lenae Ross

Executive Pastor

Lenae was born and raised in California before enlisting in the Air Force, where she met and married her wonderful husband, Benjamin (who continues to serve on active duty). They are the proud parents of 5 amazing kids! Lenae has a B.S.in Psychology and a M.Div. through Wesley Seminary (Indiana). She is passionate about helping people grow in their faith and be empowered to join in what God is doing in their hearts, relationships, and community. Lenae loves visiting new places with her family and catching up with friends over coffee. Pastor Lenae is being sent out next spring to plant Hope Rising Community Church in Annapolis on Easter 2020. 



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.


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.