Naeem Fazal is the founding pastor of Mosaic Church. He is a Pakistani, born and raised as a Muslim in Kuwait. He came to the United States in 1992 after the Gulf War. That same year, Naeem had a supernatural experience with Christ that changed the course of his life. He graduated from the College of Charleston in 1998 and joined the pastoral staff of Seacoast Church where he led several ministries. In 2006, with the help of Seacoast Church and ARC, he planted Mosaic Church in Charlotte, NC. He is the author of Ex-Muslim and often speaks at conferences, churches and events. He and his wife Ashley have two amazing children, Asher and Nurah, and unfortunately three cats.
Mike Smith is our Executive Pastor. He oversees the business administration of the church as well as volunteers and our men’s ministry. He and his wife, Jennifer, are empty nesters! Their daughter, Caroline, is a graduate of North Greenville University and their son, Andrew, currently attends Western Carolina. Mike spends his newly found free time doing construction projects around his house.
Kristin Young is our Experience Pastor. She oversees creating environments that make people feel special from your first visit through becoming a Mosaic Maker. She is also on the teaching team. She and her husband, Peter, love family movie nights with their daughters, Marlee and Margot. Kristin is an excellent girl mom because she is often found playing dress-up in her own closet.
Ashley Fazal is our Community Pastor. She works to equip our community and serve our city through local and global outreach, small groups and our youth ministry. She and Pastor Naeem enjoy eating sushi and watching superhero movies with their teenagers, Asher and Nurah. Ashley is also our unofficial resource librarian because she loves reading and always has a resource to share.
Quenisha is our m.Kids coordinator. She oversees the Sunday experience for our families and kids from birth through 5th grade. In her free time, you might find Quenisha showing off her best moves in a dance class, spending time with family or shopping for yet another Mickey Mouse item to add to her collection.
Russell is our production director. He oversees all of the technical aspects of our services, which works well because he prefers to be behind the camera making everything look good. In his free time, he can be found appreciating philosophy, indie films and listening to vinyl records.
Ariane is one of our trustees, providing insight and speaking wisdom into our finances. She has been attending and serving at Mosaic since 2016. Ariane is a senior director of marketing and is currently working on hr MBA at the University of NC. She loves spoiling her dog Twix, traveling internationally and bringing her Puerto Rican flair to monthly lunch club with her friends.
Sheldon is one of our trustees, providing insight and speaking wisdom into our finances. He has been attending Mosaic since 2016 with his wife, Mai, and their daughters, Micah and Noah. Sheldon has worked in a variety of fields with a focus on promoting diversity and inclusion. He started a financial literacy group that coaches thousands of individuals on various personal finance topics. He loves to travel the world with his family and is a strong Duke fan, despite being surrounded by misguided Carolina fans.
Josh is one of our trustees, providing insight and speaking wisdom into our finances. He is the CEO of Ekos, a software company here in Charlotte. He and his wife, Lindsay, have been attending Mosaic since 2011. They enjoy taking family trips to Disney with their 3 children.