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Our Staff

These are the members that currently serve on staff and oversee specific areas of practical service in the church.

Matthew Evert

Worship Team Leader |

Matthew is the Worship Team Leader at Hampton Roads Fellowship. He is a Hampton Roads native, born and raised in Yorktown, VA, and grew up attending church on the Peninsula. It wasn't until 2013 however, upon discovering Hampton Roads Fellowship, that the Lord revealed the significance and fundamental importance of the local church. With a passion for music and a propensity to serve, he labors with the worship team to lead HRF corporately in song every week. Matt lives in Newport News with his wife Clarissa and their three young boys.

Tara Hayes

Fellowship Kids Team Leader | 

Tara is the Fellowship Kids Team Leader for Hampton Roads Fellowship. Tara graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2013, where she met her husband Matt. While dating the Lord led them to Hampton Roads Fellowship and they have been humbled and encouraged to grow in grace alongside their church family here. Tara has a background in Children and Youth Ministry as well as Preschool Education and has been blessed by serving the church in this area. Tara and her husband live in Newport News with their two children: Levi and Lily

Shaina Joyce

Member Care |

Shaina oversees Member Care at Hampton Roads Fellowship. She has lived in the Hampton Roads area since 2012. Shaina graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2004 and spent 11 years serving in the US Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer. She lives in Newport News with her husband Kevin and three boys: Asher, Silas, and Ezra.

Nathan Kambic

Facilities Team Leader |

Nathan is the Facilities Team Leader for Hampton Roads Fellowship. His desire is to use God's gifts to sustain and encourage the body through upkeep and improvement of God's physical assets. Nathan truly enjoys problem solving and creating unique and thought provoking things. One of the ways he enjoys serving is relishing with other brothers and sisters in a good project were is the home or at the church building. He has been a professional chef, a mechanical contractor and currently works for the Air Force. He is married to Rachael and has two boys, Dexter and Titus.

Colin Tucker

Finance Team Leader |

Colin is the Finance Team Leader for Hampton Roads Fellowship. He is a graduate of Robert Morris University and Boston University, obtaining degrees in Business and Project Management. The Lord has created in him a deep desire to follow Him and to serve in the local church. He lives in Newport News with his wife Myisha and four girls: Elise, Olivia, Leah and Carissa. 

Elaina Vazquez-Thompson

Hospitality Team Leader |

Elaina is the Hospitality Team Leader of Hampton Roads Fellowship. She received her Master's of Urban Ministry from Moody Theological Seminary Chicago, IL in 2008. Soon after graduating she moved to Florida to serve as a Community Development Missionary in Coconut Grove, Miami. She met her husband, Asquith, while they were serving together. They desire to grow in the knowledge of the gospel, church planting and the importance of the local church to one day plant a church in Barbados. They live in Newport News with their son,  Malachi.

Adam Wise

A/V Team Leader |

Adam is the A/V Team Leader at Hampton Roads Fellowship. He enjoys learning about technology and tinkering with gadgets. His desire is that the technology used at HRF would be as transparent as possible so that the focus can be on God’s Word as it is sung, prayed, preached, proclaimed, and seen. Adam graduated from the Ohio State University with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and currently works for NASA. He lives in Newport News with his wife, Jamie, and their 3 children.