Meet the Leadership Team

Community Upward Sports promotes character and self-esteem in every child, while teaching sportsmanship, athletic skills, and respect for authority in every situation. As our league’s 6th year of existence, with three hosting churches, we are continually seeking ways to enhance our league to best serve our players and their families, how to expand our outreach and overall improve the sports ministry. In order to do so, we have an extremely active leadership team who meets monthly and is proactive in being hands-on in all aspects of the Community Upward Sports League.

 

Daniel Everhart

Daniel Everhart

League Director

Daniel oversees all areas of Community Upward Sports and maintains communication between Upward Unlimited and our league. He also works closely with coach, cheer, and referee commissioners as well as the marketing team to make sure we deliver the best sports experience possible while maintaining the integrity of Upward Sports Mission.

Heidi Everhart

Heidi Everhart

Assistant League Director / Director of Children's Ministry: Friedberg Moravian Church

Heidi is the Director of Children’s Ministry for Friedberg Moravian Church. Upward Sports is a responsibility of her ministry and works with Daniel to ensure that the league operates within the church’s mission. She also assists with daily operations and communications. 

David Brann

David Brann 

Coach Commissioner: Hopewell Moravian Church

David serves as the point person for the coaches whose teams play at Hopewell Moravian Church. He equips our team of volunteer coaches with the knowledge and encouragement needed be a successful coach to his/her players.

Sean Burchette

Sean Burchette

Assistant League Coach Commissioner

Sean helps the coach commissioners at all of our league’s facilities. He is an additional resource for our team of devoted volunteer coaches. 

Carly Johnson

Carly Johnson

Cheer Commissioner

Carly’s focus is recruiting and equipping the cheerleading coaches within the Community Upward league. She provides communication to the cheer coaches throughout the season regarding responsibilities and provides training to coaches. 

Amanda Lambert

Amanda Lambert

Halftime Devotion Commissioner

Amanda is responsible for testimonials, devotions and activities that take place during halftime between games. She works with volunteers in preparing to present God's word to players, cheerleaders, parents and fan in attendance. 

Cory Lamber

Cory Lambert

Assistant Coach Commissioner

Cory focus is recruiting and equipping basketball coaches within the Community Upward league. He provides communication to the coaches throughout the season regarding responsibilities and provides training to coaches. 

Laura Overcash

Laura Overcash

Marketing and Communication Commissioner: Photography & Media

Laura oversees all the media communication of the Community Upward league including signage, electronic communication, social media and printed materials. She additionally coordinates the photography ministry portion of the league and supervises all photographers located at our game day facilities. 

Sherri Phillips

Sherri Phillips

League Prayer Commissioner

Sherri oversees the prayer ministry of our league. Her initial focus is on recruiting willing individuals to commit to 100 days of prayer that will span the length of Community Upward Sports’ ministry. Additionally, she gathers the official list of prayer requests for the league and shares these with our prayer partners volunteers.

Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson

League Referee Commissioner

Chris’ focus within the Community Upward league is training our volunteer referees. He has a pivotal role in shaping each referee to enable a fun, but fair, sports experience for every participant.

Jim Newsome

Jim Newsome

Senior Pastor: Friedberg Moravian Church

Dan Nelson

Dan Nelson

Associate Pastor: Friedberg Moravian Church

Walter Bishop

Walter Bishop

Pastor: Hopewell Moravian Church