Directional Leadership

Lead Pastor

Matt Anderson

HOMETOWN:

Birmingham, Alabama

EDUCATION:

BA Business Administration + Christian Ministries — Anderson University

MA NonProfit Leadership/Theology — Wesley Seminary (Indiana Wesleyan University)

FAMILY:

Robin – married in 1998

Connor – born in 2001

Calvin – born in 2004

Charlie – born in 2010

HOBBIES:

Travel. Golf. Running/Hiking.

AT MCDOWELL:

Since 2008

Community Life Pastor

Cameron Lippert

HOMETOWN

Hays, Kansas

EDUCATION

BS Organizational Leadership — Fort Hays State University

MA Theology — Grand Canyon University

FAMILY

Kelly – married in 2009

Knox – born in 2013

Silas – born in 2016

Amelie – born in 2018

HOBBIES

Trail-running. Paddle boarding. Coffee. Reading in the rain (like all my fellow 4s).

AT MCDOWELL

Since 2010

Worship Pastor

Joe Webb

HOMETOWN

Huntington, IN

EDUCATION

Huntington University BS in Youth Ministry and minor in Bible and Religion

FAMILY

Kristi, Jake, Luke, Kaleb, Sammy, Janie

HOBBIES

Golf. Disc Golf. Coaching Baseball.

AT MCDOWELL

Since 2009

Ministry Team

Missions Pastor

Ryan Chaisson

HOMETOWN

Dunedin, FL

EDUCATION

Warner University

FAMILY

Married to Laura with three kids: Maggie (2014) + Myer (2016) + Moses (2018)

HOBBIES

Cycling. Golfing. BBQing

AT MCDOWELL

Since 2010

Elementary Director

Justin Rodriguez

HOMETOWN

Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Biblical Studies from Grand Canyon University

FAMILY

Married to Emilee since 2020

HOBBIES

Hiking. Snowboarding. Fishing.

AT MCDOWELL

Since 2019

Community Life Pastor

Don Doe

HOMETOWN

Sylmar, California

 EDUCATION

BA-Warner Pacific University, MDiv-Anderson University School of Theology

FAMILY

Married to Lori. Three children (Randee, Jared and Richard) and six grandchildren.

HOBBIES

Reading. Mexican food. Dodgers baseball.

AT MCDOWELL

Since before day one (1995)
StudentLife Pastor

Chip Taylor

HOMETOWN

Denver, Colorado

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s from Mid America Christian University

FAMILY

Wife – Lori

Daughter – Leah

Son – Caleb

HOBBIES

Coaching, woodworking, golfing, fishing, football

AT MCDOWELL

since 2019

Worship/Creative Pastor

Lindsey Haugen

HOMETOWN

Oklahoma City, OK

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree from Harding University

FAMILY

Married to Kyle with 2 kids, Knox & Ruby. They also have a sweet dog named Pepper!

HOBBIES

Love to travel, try something adventurous, be outside and a big movie buff!

AT MCDOWELL

Since 2021

StudentLife Director

Sarah Wedel

HOMETOWN

Fort Worth, TX

EDUCATION

Baylor University (2015)

FAMILY

Married to Kyle for three years, and we have two doggies at home.

HOBBIES

Love exploring new coffee shops and restaurants around the Valley. I also love being outside and walking around a new city.

AT MCDOWELL

Since 2018

Ministry Support Team

StudentLife Assistant

Heather Amis

HOMETOWN

El Paso, TX

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Texas El Paso

FAMILY

Husband: Cody, Kids: Rylan and Kellen

HOBBIES

Caddying my boys’ golf tournaments, lunching with my girlfriends, Netflix and chill, singing!

AT MCDOWELL

Since 2012

Community Life Assistant

Whitney Fancher

HOMETOWN

moved a lot! East Coaster mostly.

EDUCATION

Communications major at Arizona State

FAMILY

Cory, Grayson, Camden, and Collins

HOBBIES

Bible Studies. Reading. Sleeping. Sitting around our kitchen table with friends eating yummy food.

AT MCDOWELL

Since 2009

Front Door Ministries

Pam Millar

Pam Millar, What do you like to do when your not at work?

I enjoy hanging out with friends, hiking, being creative, scoring a great find at a garage sale and spending time with my 3 teenagers.

What’s playing on your iPod?

I love all kinds of music, so it’s always changing. I do enjoy Country, so Dierks Bentley, Billy Currington, Rascal Flatts and Garth Brooks are a safe bet.

Favorite TV shows?

I love shows that can make me laugh out loud! Some of my favorites are: Modern Family, Big Bang Theory, The Middle, The Grinder and Friends.

If you could vacation anywhere, where would you go?

I love to travel and explore new places and try new things. It’s always a bonus if it’s a tropical destination with a great beach!

What is your favorite season and why?

I love Fall… a crispness in the air, football, camping, colorful leaves, hayrides and bonfires. Now, instead of experiencing most of these things in September and October I just have to wait until December.

Fun fact about you?

I’m from Kansas and went to Wichita State University, so that makes me a Shocker!

Office Manager

Florentine Cobb

HOMETOWN

Springfield, MO

EDUCATION

Draughon Business College, Missouri State University

FAMILY

Married to Steve (1990) with one daughter, Chloe (2001)

HOBBIES

Walking, reading, thrifting, tweaking my house, movies

AT MCDOWELL

Since 2013

Finance Director

Jeni Keane

HOMETOWN

Madison, Connecticut

EDUCATION

Undergrad at James Madison University (VA), MBA at Thunderbird (AZ)

FAMILY

Married to John, daughters: Samantha, 21 Jessica, 19

HOBBIES

Financial literacy teaching to foster youth, pet therapy, gardening, cooking

AT MCDOWELL

since 2015

Production & Technical Arts Director

Stephen Storto

HOMETOWN

Chandler, AZ

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Art Studies at Arizona State University in 2013

FAMILY

Married with one daughter.

HOBBIES

Videography, Video Editing, Weightlifting, Hiking, Reading, Video Games, Biking, Baseball, Volleyball.

AT MCDOWELL

Since Mid-2020

Facilities Director

Ken Crosser

HOMETOWN

Phoenix AZ

EDUCATION

Yes

FAMILY

Married to Christy. Son Kyle is married to Stefanie with grandkids Levi and Hunter.

HOBBIES

Family and being creative.

AT MCDOWELL

Since October 2018
Trailhead Coffee Barista

Leah MacCallum

HOMETOWN

Tampa, FL

EDUCATION

Pursuing a Nonprofit Leadership and Management degree at ASU

HOBBIES

I love the outdoors (hiking, backpacking, camping, kayaking, etc.) I also love thrift shopping, sudoku puzzles, and going to the beach.

AT MCDOWELL

since March 2020

Trailhead Coffee Manager

Kyle Wedel

HOMETOWN

Wichita, KS | Knoxville, TN | New Orleans, LA

EDUCATION

BA in Intercultural Studies and Student Ministry from Lincoln Christian University | Currently working on a Master of Divinity from Phoenix Seminary

FAMILY

Married to Sarah Wedel, and we have two dogs, Paisley and Winnie

HOBBIES

Reading presidential biographies, watching Survivor, checking out new coffee shops

AT MCDOWELL

Since 2018

Ministry Interns

Worship Intern

Ciera McCain

HOMETOWN:

San Jose, California

EDUCATION:

Grand Canyon University, BA in Worship Arts with an emphasis in Media & Production

HOBBIES:

calligraphy, taking adventures

AT MCDOWELL

February 2021