Central Staff

Directional Leadership Team

  • John McKinzie

    Lead Pastor

    "I don't mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection! But I keep working toward that day when I will finally be all that Christ Jesus saved me for and wants me to be." - Philippians 3:12 (NLT - 1st edition)

  • Mark Lunsford

    Executive Pastor

    "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths."
    - Proverbs 3:5-6

  • Carlos Ortiz

    Staff Development Pastor

    "Dear brothers and sisters,when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing." - James 1:2-4

  • Aaron Alexander

    Creative Pastor

    "Since God chose you to be the holy people He loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience." - Colossians 3:12

Central Leadership Team

  • Robert Jordan

    Campus Pastor

    "Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end."
    - Ecclesiastes 3:11

  • Broc Jahnke

    Lead Care and Support Pastor

    "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus."
    - Philippians 2:3-5

  • Josh Wright

    Lead Student Pastor

    "We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the lord, about his power and his mighty wonders." - Psalms 78:4

  • Launa Vaughn

    Communications / Missions Pastor

    "Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is my command - be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
    - Joshua 1:7-9

  • Damon Passons

    Lead Children's Pastor

    "Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people." - Colossians 3:23 (NLT)

  • Angela Linz

    Lead Connections Pastor

    "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, no anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 8:38,39

Central Support Staff

  • Libba Tullos

    Young Adults Pastor

    "Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically."
    - Romans 12:10-11

  • Eric Haley

    Worship Production Pastor

    "For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes." - Romans 1:16

  • Todd Mead

    Re:Generation Pastor

    See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him. 1 John 3:1

  • Joe Brosseau

    Children's Curriculum Pastor

    Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. - James 1:2 NLT

  • Linda Jewell

    HR Director

    "So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God for he cares about you." - 1 Peter 5:6-7

  • Craig Bunck

    Lead Creative Designer

    "Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry." - James 1:19

  • Dave Smith

    Video Production Director

    "Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love." - 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

  • Josh Story

    Lead Operations Director

    "The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord." - Proverbs 18:22 (NLT)

  • Casey Meharg

    Operations Director

    “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” -1 Timothy 4:8

  • Jacob Paukovitz

    Finance and Information Systems Director

    "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God - this is your true and proper worship." - Romans 12:1

  • Brandon Darwin

    Operations Coordinator

    "For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." - Jeremiah 29:11

  • Roger Terhorst

    Operations Coordinator

    "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." - Joshua 1:9

  • Penny Martin

    Hope Leadership College Director

    “The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.” - Lamentations 3:22-23

  • Dave Bopp

    IT Coordinator

    "He will not constantly accuse us, nor remain angry forever. He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve. For his unfailing love toward those who fear him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth. He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west." - Psalm 103:9-12

  • Ashley Paukovitz

    Communications Project Director

    "Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly..." 1 Corinthians 13:13 (The Message)

  • Sarah Tolbert

    Grow Administrative Assistant

    "So humble yourself under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you." - 1 Peter 5:6-7

  • Stephanie Jordan

    Student Ministry Director

    "Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13

  • Derek Milton

    Technical Production Director

    “But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship Him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24

  • Mark Ellis

    Audio & Lighting Coordinator

    "If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." - Romans 10:9 (NLT)

  • Katrina Davis

    Operations Assistant

    "Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take." - Proverbs 3:5-6

  • Marcus Goree

    Creative Video Producer

    "The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps" - Proverbs 16:9

  • Adam Roye

    Creative Production Director

    "For I know the plans I have for you,” says the lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

  • Kristin Ballantyne

    Staff Development Assistant

    "So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit... -Colossians 1:9-11

  • Jenn Van Dahm

    Information Systems Assistant

    "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

  • Angie Wilson

    Connections Assistant

    "The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” - Deuteronomy 31:8

  • Tasha Ray

    Student Ministry Administrative Assistant

    "He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together." - Colossians 1:17

  • Tamra Applegate

    Children's Administrative Assistant

    "For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength." - Philippians 4:13

  • Patrice King

    Graphic Design Assistant

    "...being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ ." Philippians 1:6 (NKJV)

  • Suzanna Vandever

    Outreach Coordinator

    "Each of you should use whatever gifts you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms." - 1 Peter 4:10

  • Bridgette Bervig

    Data Entry/Front Desk Receptionist

    "Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all He has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." -Philippians 4:6-7

  • Kristi Passons

    Curriculum Coordinator

    "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others." - Philippians 2:3-4

  • Debbie Arnn

    Curriculum Coordinator

    "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws." - Ezekiel 36:26-27

  • Lisette Summers

    Print Coordinator

    "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31

  • Shirley Robert

    Finance Clerk

    "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" - Jeremiah 29:11

  • Linda Story

    HR Clerk

    "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:5-6

Residents

  • Tre Davis

    Production Resident

    “But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” - Romans 5:8

  • Ron Smith

    Video Resident

    “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors though him who loved us.” - Romans 8:37