Sr. Pastor, Dan Ford: Pastor Dan and his family came to NextStep Fellowship in May 2011. He and his wife Shannon have two young boys and a baby girl! Pastor Dan has been in ministry for over 25 years, holds a Biblical Foundations certificate, a Bachelor of Arts in Theology with a specialization in Biblical Languages, and an Advanced Master of Divinity degree from Multnomah Biblical Seminary. In his early years of ministry Dan served as the Director of Media for Northwest Community Church in Phoenix, Director of Systems and Assimilation at New Hope Community Church (Portland, OR), Associate Crusade Director for the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association, and more recently as Administration Pastor at the Fairview Church of God in Seattle, and Online Business Manager for United Way of King County.
Family Ministries Director, Shay Pendergraft: As the Family Ministries Pastor, Shay serves the church and community by providing leadership in all aspects of Family Ministry (Ensuring that all the ministries of the church function together as a family), as well as leadership development, assimilation, small groups, board and corporate development, online development, church management, outreach, and caring for, recruiting and training leaders to do the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:11-13).
Board of Elders:
Chairman, Kevin Sheely
Vice-Chairman, Dale Davenport
Elder, Marcus Pendergraft
Nursery Director, Shannon Ford
Children’s Ministry Director, Max VanValey
Worship Team Leader, Andy Neis
Finance Director, Joan Flynn
Lifegroup Coordinators, Dale and Lori Davenport
Greeter Ministry Leader, Jay Brunner
Welcome Ministry Leader, Sue VanDyke
Hospitality Ministry Director, Cindy Sheely
Social Media Ministry Leader, Nikki Neis