Our Leadership

  • Ted Evans

    Ted, and his wife Linda, came to Central Church of Christ (as it was then called) in 1991 and has been serving as an elder since 1992. Ted is a retired science teacher and Linda is a retired social worker. They have been married 37 years and God has blessed them with two children, both in their 30's and one precious grandson. Their daughter, Rebekah, is a child psychologist and is married to Asad, a psychiatrist. Their son, Sam, is an environmental attorney and his wife, Rebecca, works in tour logistics for Trek Travel. At two years old, Daniyal, Rebekah and Asad's son, is the joy of both his parents and grandparents.

  • Chuck Stewart

    Chuck and his wife Connie have been married almost 38 years and have 3 grown children, 6 grandchildren and are expecting another grandchild early this year. After attending High School in Walker County and finishing college they spent most of their adult lives in Birmingham. Chuck retired in 2013 from Walter Energy after a 36 year career with the mining company and the family splits time between Birmingham and the lake. Early in their marriage they were members at West Concord Church of Christ in Hueytown, where Chuck served as the church treasurer for several years. After moving to Hoover they attended both Hoover and Homewood Churches of Christ. Chuck and Connie began attending Woodland Trace about 10 years ago. Even though they spend most of their time in Birmingham, they love Woodland Trace and make the drive from Birmingham to be a part of the congregation. Chuck's goal, especially since retirement, is to serve the Lord in any way that he can and to help others to know and love the Lord.

  • Casey Vague

    Casey, his wife Lorayne, and their four children have been part of The Trace since its inception, where he served initially as a deacon and currently serves as an elder. They have been married 32 years, and have been active in the Jasper community since moving here in 1984. Over the years he and his family have been involved in small group ministry at Woodland Trace and mission work through The Trace in Baja, Mexico. The Vagues have four grown children. Braden and his wife, Allison live in Nashville with their children, Corbin and Vivienne. Chesley and his wife, Dana live in Birmingham. A daughter, Amie' is in Memphis and their youngest daughter, LilIie lives in Nashville with her husband, Brandon.


    Casey is the founder of Southern Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Associates in Jasper, where he currently practices orthopedic surgery with his four partners. While he and his wife enjoy hunting, fly fishing, biking, and traveling, more of their time recently is spent with their two grandchildren in Nashville, TN.

  • Ken Watson

    Ken,serves as the Vice President of Suburban Propane in Huntsville, Alabama. He, and his wife Rhonda, have two daughters, Abby and Emily, and one grandson.