Our Pastor


Peter Vandenberg

Peter has been the Pastor of Rutherwood Baptist Church since November 2017.

He trusted Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 13 during a Revival in a Baptist Church in Laurinburg, N.C.

Peter did not surrender to God’s call into ministry until 2012, under the pastoral leadership of Toby Oliver. 

He has been married to his wife, Wendi, for 29 years. They have four children; Andrew, Peter, William, and Samuel. 

He and his wife have called Boone, NC their home for 32 years and were both on the Track Teams in college at Appalachian State University.

Our Secretary & Youth/Children's Ministry Director


Sarah Poovey

Sarah has been our secretary since February 2018 and our Youth/Children's Director since September 2018

She trusted Christ as her Savior at the age of 13, when she was at youth camp. 

Sarah was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL and moved to Boone in August of 2017. 

She has a Bachelor's degree in Christian Studies from The Baptist College of Florida. 

When Sarah is not at work or church, she enjoys spending time with her mother, brother, and sister and her Basset Hound Homer.