Planting Roots Worship Team
Kayla AtkinsWorship Team Lead
Lynette StewartWorship Admin Assistant
Mary Beth GuntherMusician
Lynette is an Army wife and mother of 2. Currently stationed at Fort Gordon, Georgia, Lynette is active in local church ministries with her family and military community. She is Sarah’s right hand gal and her organizational skills help to keep all of us staight and pointed in the right direction.
Mary Beth Gunther
Mary Beth is a Retired Army Bandsmen and an Army Chaplain wife. Currently stationed at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Mary Beth is a gifted singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist who is active in leading worship in various ministries. Recently, Mary Beth discovered her love for percussion instruments.
Married to her childhood sweetheart, a Marine Corps Officer, Dawn is a full-time mother of 3 and currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Though she has always been passionate about worship, it was only 4 years ago that she picked up the bass for the first time and has been loving it ever since! She is active in the Chapel worship team ministries.
As a Retired Army Officer, Suzanne is particularly passionate about serving and building up military women and spouses. Currently stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and married to an Retired Army Officer, she is actively involved in various Chapel ministries and faithfully brings her passion for worship (with multiple instruments and harmony vocals) to the Throne.
A Tennessee native, Missy is married to an Army Chaplain and is currently stationed at Ford Hood, Texas. She is a homeschool mother of 2 and is active in her community encouraging and building up other homeschool moms and military wives. Missy is passionate about worship, both vocally and as a pianist, and continues to serve in this capacity wherever the Lord plants her.
Rachel Hill is a singer-songwriter and musician who enjoys bringing stories and emotions to life through song. She began writing and performing as a teenager and has served on several worship teams over the years.
Rachel’s love for songwriting grew in depth and significance after the passing of her infant son in 2005. Rachel said this about the role that music played in her healing process: “As I poured out my grief into the songs I was writing; God answered my need for peace and healing by reminding me of the hope of eternity I have because of salvation through Jesus.”
As an artist for, Operation Encore, Rachel has had the opportunity to play her original songs in support of various military organizations including: Snowball Express, Warrior Family Symposium, and American Legion Auxiliary. Rachel writes songs in many different genres and was placed on the “Ones to Watch” list by the Nashville Songwriter’s Association.
Rachel currently lives in Georgia with her, U.S. Airman, husband of 16 years, her fun loving nine year old daughter, and a cuddly maltipoo. She has a songwriting album and three singles available on Amazon or Itunes.