Ministry Team

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.

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Since 2008

Community Life Pastor

Don Doe

HOMETOWN

Sylmar, California

EDUCATION

BA Religion – Warner Pacific University
MDiv – Anderson University School of Theology

FAMILY

Lori – married in 1978
Three adult children – Randee, Jared, Richard
Six grandchildren

HOBBIES

Reading. Mexican food. Dodgers baseball.

AT MCDOWELL

Since before day one (1995)
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

BS Youth Ministry + Minor Bible/Religion–Huntington University

FAMILY

Kristi – married in 2000
Jake – born in 2002
Luke – born in 2005
Kaleb – born in 2008
Sammy – born in 2015
Janie – born in 2016

HOBBIES

Golf. Disc Golf. Coaching Baseball.

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Since 2009

Missions Pastor

Ryan Chaisson

HOMETOWN

Dunedin, FL

EDUCATION

BS Transformational Christian Ministry – Warner University

FAMILY

Laura – married in 2008
Maggie – born in 2014
Myer – born in 2016
Moses – born in 2018

HOBBIES

Cycling. Golfing. BBQing

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Since 2010

Early Childhood Director

A.J. Gain

HOMETOWN

Widefield, Colorado

EDUCATION

BS Human Development and Family Studies + Theater Acting and Directing – Colorado State  University, Masters of Advanced Studies Infant and Family Practice – Arizona State University

FAMILY

Jason – married in 2016
Genesis Imani – born in 2018
Journey Asa – born in 2020

HOBBIES

Anything Broadway-related (watching, performing, belting soundtracks). Raising chickens. Newborn care and sleep training. Cooking and trying new foods. Reading, writing and editing. Escape and puzzle rooms. And farmer’s markets.

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Since 2013
Interim Elementary Coordinator

Ciera McCain

HOMETOWN

San Jose, California

EDUCATION

Pursuing BA Worship Arts with emphasis in Media + Production – Grand Canyon University

HOBBIES

Calligraphy. Adventures.

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Since 2021
StudentLife Pastor

Sarah Wedel

HOMETOWN

Fort Worth, TX

EDUCATION

BA Psychology – Baylor University

FAMILY

Kyle – married in 2018

HOBBIES

Exploring new coffee shops + restaurants. Being outside. Walking around a new city.

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Since 2018
Hospitality Pastor

Alyssa Dees

Hometown

split between Plainfield, Indiana + Jacksonville, Florida

Education

BA Interior Design – University of Central Oklahoma

Family

Tanner – married in 2011
Dogs: Ezra (mini-goldendoodle) Dixie (beagle mix)

Hobbies

My dog (Ezra) goes with me everywhere. Rollerskating. Skiing. Jeeping. Home remodeling projects and design.

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Since 2021
Worship/Creative Pastor

Lindsey Haugen

HOMETOWN

Oklahoma City, OK

EDUCATION

BA Business Management – Harding University

FAMILY

Kyle – married in 2004
Knox – born in 2011
Ruby – born in 2015

HOBBIES

Travel. Adventures. Being outside. Movies.

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Since 2021

StudentLife Pastor

Chip Taylor

HOMETOWN

Denver, Colorado

EDUCATION

BS Biblical Studies – Mid America Christian University

FAMILY

Lori – married in 1994
Leah – born in 2001
Caleb – born in 2002

HOBBIES

Coaching. Woodworking. Golfing. Fishing. Football.

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Since 2019

Ministry Support Team

StudentLife Assistant

Heather Amis

HOMETOWN

El Paso, TX

EDUCATION

BBA Business – University of Texas El Paso

FAMILY

Cody – married in 2003
Rylan – born in 2010
Kellen – born in 2012

HOBBIES

Caddying my boys’ golf tournaments. Lunching with girlfriends. Netflix + chill. Singing.

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Since 2012

Facilities Assistant

Matt Costa

HOMETOWN

Quincy, Massachusetts

EDUCATION

North Quincy High School

FAMILY

6 Older Brothers – Jake, Zac, Neil, Daryl, Kyle, and Tyler, Mom is Ann and Dad Is Russ

HOBBIES

Basketball. Soccer. Web Development. Repairing Lamps. Hanging with my twin dogs Tyson and Daisy.

AT MCDOWELL

Since 2021
Trailhead Coffee Barista

Kaiya Hinbo

HOMETOWN

Alberta, CAN

EDUCATION

Senior at Desert Mountain High School. Will attend Grand Canyon University and major in hospitality and minor in business management.

FAMILY

Parents: Joe and Gray
Sibling: older sister + BFF – Jayda

HOBBIES

Thrifting vintage clothes. Fun adventures + road trips. Going to the gym.

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Since 2015

Front Door Ministries

Pam Millar

EDUCATION

BFA Graphic Design – Wichita State University

FAMILY

Emily – born in 1998
Madie – born in 2000
Bryce – born in 2003

HOBBIES

Hiking. Lake/beach time. Laughing with friends.

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Since 2014

 

Trailhead Coffee Barista

Matt Bjorklund

Hometown

Spicer, Minnesota

Education

BS Secondary Education – St. Cloud State University; MA Educational Leadership – Arizona State University

Family

AnnMarie – Married in 2016
Alex – born in 2008
Gracie the Pug and Jingles the Cat

Hobbies

Coaching. Making lattes. Podcasts.
At McDowell: Since 2016
Facilities Director

Ken Crosser

FAMILY

Christy – married in 1978
Kyle – born in 1991

HOBBIES

Family. Being creative.

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Since 2018

Finance Director

Jeni Keane

HOMETOWN

Madison, Connecticut

EDUCATION

BBA Accounting – James Madison University
MBA – Thunderbird

FAMILY

John – married in 1999
Samantha – born in 2000
Jessica – born in 2002

HOBBIES

Teaching financial literacy to foster youth. Pet therapy. Gardening. Cooking.

AT MCDOWELL

Since 2015

Trailhead Coffee Barista

Aiden Moore

HOMETOWN

Tacoma, WA

EDUCATION

Junior at Scottsdale Christian Academy. Will attend University of Hawaii and major in marine biology.

FAMILY

Parents: Jeremy and Kate
Sibling: younger brother – Trey

HOBBIES

Video games. Cars. Animals.

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Since 2016

Office Manager

Florentine Cobb

HOMETOWN

Springfield, MO

EDUCATION

Accounting + Data Processing – Draughon Business College
Writing – Missouri State University

FAMILY

Steve – married in 1990
Chloe – born in 2001

HOBBIES

Walking. Reading. Thrifting. Adventures in dining. Tweaking my house. Movies. Beach.

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Since 2013

Trailhead Barista

Jennifer Pearce

HOMETOWN

North Augusta, South Carolina

FAMILY

Whitney – married in 1991
Jordan – born in 1995
Braden – born in 1999
Milo – my precious dog

HOBBIES

Traveling. Cooking. Baking. Crafting.

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Since 2019

 

Production & Technical Arts Director

Stephen Storto

HOMETOWN

Chandler, AZ

EDUCATION

BA Art Studies – Arizona State University

FAMILY

Sydney – married in 2016
Victoria – born in 2021

HOBBIES

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

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Since 2020

Ministry Interns

Worship Intern

Elijah Hills

HOMETOWN

Terre Haute, Indiana

EDUCATION

Pursuing B.S. in Worship Ministry at Huntington University

FAMILY

2 younger siblings + parents

HOBBIES

Photography. Hiking. Boxing. Concerts. Songwriting. Cinematography.

AT MCDOWELL

Since 2022