2023-24 Multipliers Learning Community Roster

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Thu/Fri - Denominational Leaders

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Lance Hurley
Executive Director, Ignite Church Planting Chicagoland

Bio for Lance Hurley
Lance Hurley is the Executive Director of Ignite Church Planting. His church planting journey began in Manteno, IL with the Christian Church of Manteno, which he served as a church planter and pastor for 19 years.
In 2000, he began working with Ignite. Since 2001, 47 churches have started in and around Chicagoland. These churches have been started in multiple towns and cities. The past 3 years Ignite has emphasized multi-cultural planting: launching a Farsi speaking church and 2 Latino churches.
Lance lives in Bourbonnais, IL with his wife, Darla. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Lance enjoys reading, hunting and riding motorcycles.

Wed/Thu - mOS Texas LCMS Leaders

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Peter Burroughs
Missional Engagement Coordinator, Salem Lutheran Church

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Wed/Thu - Emerging Texas LCMS Leaders

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Scott Sundbye
Minister, First Lutheran Church

Pastor of First Lutheran since 2016, served Faith Lutheran from 1997 to 2016.

Wed/Thu - Emerging Texas LCMS Leaders

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Scott Sundbye
Minister, First Lutheran Church

Pastor of First Lutheran since 2016, served Faith Lutheran from 1997 to 2016.

Wed/Thu - Emerging Texas LCMS Leaders

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Scott Sundbye
Minister, First Lutheran Church

Pastor of First Lutheran since 2016, served Faith Lutheran from 1997 to 2016.

Wed/Thu - Emerging Leaders

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Jack Czerwinski
Worship Pastor/Communications Director, Hillcrest Bible Church

Hey! My name is Jack. I have a wife and a son who is 8 weeks old. I have been at Hillcrest serving the people of God there for 3 years. I love theology, coffee, board sports (longboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, etc.) and board games (everything from ticket to ride, to Captain Sonar, to Scythe). Pretty much any activity that includes friends I would be down.

Thu/Fri - Denominational Leaders

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Bruce Pfadenhauer
Regional Executive Director, Open Bible Central

Bruce was the Lead Pastor of four churches over 26 years. Then in 2010 Bruce became the Regional Executive Director for Central Region of Open Bible Churches. He oversees churches and ministers in 9 states in the Heartland from Minnesota down to Texas. He is also a Certified Coach and leads a team of coaches who provide coaching to pastors, spouses, and other church leaders. He has also been serving as a church health consultant with Natural Church Development since 2005. He is married to Robin and they have two adult children and two grandchildren. Bruce enjoys reading, tennis, golf, and evening walks with his bride.

Mon/Tue - Global Methodist Church Leaders

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Joshua Maschino
Worship Leader, Aldersgate Church

I'm 20 years old. I love to lead worship and talk with other people about our faith walks and how to grow in them. My favorite hobby would be disc golf but anything else competitive I can't get enough of. I'm currently an ice scream scooper for a small business in my home town and enrolled full time in Saginaw Valley State University.

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Matthew Brown
Associate Pastor, Aldersgate Church

Associate Pastor with Aldersgate Church (GMC).

Mon/Tue - CGGC/ECC Leaders

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Billy Saunders
Associate Pastor, Ridgeway Fist Church of God / CGGC

My name is Billy. I have attended Rigedeway First Church of God since I was 5 years old. Growing up in the church has given me the opportunity to fill many roles such as Associate Pastor, deacon, church council president, sound guy and leader the 7th- 12 grade youth group along with my wife. When I'm not fulfilling duties at the church I am working full time at Kokosing Construction. In my free time I enjoy working on cars, riding my motorcycle and most importantly spending time with my wife and two teenagers William and Emily.

Thu/Fri - Nazarene Leaders

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Micah Johnson
Campus Pastor, Crossroads Community Church

My name is Micah and I am originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan. I received my call to ministry at age 22. At that time, I began studying at Nazarene Bible College. A year later, I started my first ministry job at Crossroads Community Church as an executive assistant. Shortly after, I became an associate pastor at our Mishawaka Campus. In July of 2023, I took over as the Mishawaka Campus Pastor. I am finishing my degree with Trevecca Nazarene University. When I'm not working or studying, I enjoy taking walks with my husband, Alex. We are proud pet parents to our cat, Saleh.

Thu/Fri - Denominational Leaders

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Kevin Starkey
Church Planting Director - Central Region, Open Bible

Kevin Starkey is the Church Planting Director for Open Bible Central but has spent much of his thirty years of ministry with students and young adults. He is passionate about seeing young Millennials and Gen-Z purposefully engage with their circles of influence to plant communities that meet each specific need. Kevin is a licensed coach and loves to help people discover the potential that God has placed in each of us. Kevin and Lori have four grown children, three married, and two grandchildren.

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Lance Rhoades
Senior Pastor, Tree of Life Open Bible Church | Open Bible East

Lance Rhoades is the senior pastor of a church he planted in the urban context of Pittsburgh. Tree of Life Open Bible Church is now a thriving church and mission center providing religious programming alongside of larger scale benevolent programming such as an early child education center, a robust afterschool center, the largest food pantry within the city limits, a free clothing store, and recovery programming. Lance is also the executive director of the South Pittsburgh Opioid Action Coalition, which networks partners, agencies, and community members to address the overdose epidemic in the city. Lance & his wife live in the city with their 3 children (10, 13, 15). Lance is enrolled in a Doctor of Ministry program at The King's University

Thu/Fri - Nazarene Leaders

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Brad Thompson
Lead Pastor, Be Hope Church

Brad currently serves as Lead Pastor of Be Hope Church in Beavercreek, Ohio. Before Be Hope, he helped launch a new church, The Table (Joliet, IL), where he served as Lead Pastor. Brad and his wife, Janelle, have been married 19 years and have two hungry teenagers, Carter and Miles.

Mon/Tue - Denominational Leaders

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Juan Zamora
Associate Pastor/Pastor of missions, Our Redeemer Lutherab Church

Pastor Juan is a graduate of Concordia Seminary and received his call as Pastor in 2012. The Zamora’s make their home in the city of Hurst. In recent years, Pastor Juan has assumed the role of Apostolic Missionary to DFW through the T2C2 Mission Network and Evangelist Trainer lead for Area B of the Texas District. In this role, he has helped and will continue to help develop of new Hispanic missions in DFW. Serving alongside several congregations and leaders to develop and advance the mission that Jesus Christ gave us. Pastor Juan also enjoys serving as President of the Hispanic Missionary League, which seeks to promote the growth of Hispanic mission and equip Hispanic pastors in the LCMS throughout the United States.

Wed/Thu - Returning Texas LCMS Leaders

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Michael Dorn
Senior Pastor, Trinity Downtown

Michael Dorn has served as Senior Pastor of Trinity Downtown since 2005. Outside of his role at Trinity he has served as an officer on the Board of Regents of Concordia University Texas, as Secretary of the Board for Lutheran Church — Canada, and as a Texas District Circuit Visitor, along with various other boards and committees of the wider church.
Michael received a Master of Divinity Degree in 1991 from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. Before going into ministry, Pastor Dorn was educated in industrial electronics, electrical engineering, production management and business administration. His continuing education courses have focused on leadership, executive training, and governance-related topics. Michael is a 4th gen. pastor.

Wed/Thu - Returning Texas LCMS Leaders

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Jake Boessling
Campus Pastor, Concordia Lutheran Church

Hi! I was born in Houston Texas, attended Concordia University Irvine to be trained as a Director of Christian Education. Then I was placed at Christ's Greenfield Lutheran in Arizona where I served for 16 years, becoming a pastor about five years ago. During that time I met Nicolette, who I have been married to for 16 years and we have three wonderful children. About two years ago, I accepted a call to Concordia University Texas. I enjoy good food, traveling, watching my children play sports, and disciple making 🙂

Thu/Fri - Nazarene Leaders

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Remington Anksorus
St. Pete Campus Pastor, Crossroads Community Church

The year was 1983. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space, the Hot Pocket blessed the public’s palate for the first time, and Remington J. Anksorus was born in the Midwest heartland.

Remington grew up in the church and came to Christ in his teens. He never wanted to be a Pastor. But after God’s relentless pursuit, he answered a call to ministry in his 20s and began working at the church he was attending.

In addition to church ministry, Remington has had a career in marketing, political consulting, and higher education administration. Today, he leverages those experiences as the St. Pete Campus Pastor for Crossroads Community Church — the very same church he began serving at in his 20s.

Thu/Fri - Nazarene Leaders

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Tim Fisher
Lead Pastor, Crossroads Community Church

Tim Fisher has been the Lead Pastor of Crossroads Community Church for 10 years. Tim and his wife, Danae, have been married for 23 years and have two teenage boys, Carter and Jake. In his spare time, Tim enjoys attending sporting events, traveling and being a part-time taxi driver for his kids.

Thu/Fri - Alliance Leaders

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Jay Guadalupe
Lead Pastor, CMA Barceloneta Pueblo Puerto Rico

Jay Guadalupe is husband of Yelitza Morales, father of Aracelis Guadalupe (10 yo), was born in San Juan, P.R. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications and a postgraduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Universidad Sagrado Corazón. Currently pursuing a master's degree in Pastoral Counseling at the Seminario Teológico de P.R., he serves as a bivocational Pastor at the Alianza Cristiana Y Misionera church in Barceloneta Pueblo. Additionally, he works as the Director of Integrity for the Platform for Social Impact organization in Puerto Rico.

Wed/Thu - Emerging Texas LCMS Leaders

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Keith Aschenbeck
Pastor - sole, Grace Lutheran VIctoria

Sole Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Victoria, TX. Husband of our wonderful preschool director. Father of three sons and one daughter. Have worked in ministry now for 25 years and during that time have also served as a missionary to rural native Alaskan villages for four years, and as an Army Reserve Chaplain for twelve years.

Thu/Fri - Denominational Leaders

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Greg Brower
Classis Leader, Great Lakes City Classis

Greg Brower is the leader of a network of reformed churches spread across the lower half of Michigan and the Cleveland metro area with a focus on developing leaders, strengthening existing churches, and planting new churches. Prior to this role, he served as the pastor of Zion Reformed Church who were instrumental in planting two new congregations in Michigan, a church in Kenya, and supported a church planting movement in Nepal.

He is married to Rachel Brower and together they are raising three sons and a daughter, seeking to teach them to love Jesus, their neighbors, and hiking in the mountains.

Wed/Thu - Emerging Leaders

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Brooke Anderson
Youth Director, Vintage Grace

Hello! My name is Brooke and I am a youth director at Vintage Grace overseeing the middle school ministry! I have volunteered in middle school ministry since i was a Sophomore in High School, and now on the amazing path of working in youth ministry! In my last year of college I became a youth resident at Vintage Grace, and after graduating from Arizona State University this last May, I came onto staff full time as the middle school director and feel so grateful God put me on this amazing journey in ministry!

Wed/Thu - mOS Texas LCMS Leaders

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Chad Bresson
Pastor, The Table of Los Fresnos

Chad is the pastor of The Table of Los Fresnos, Los Fresnos, Texas, launched in Sept. of 2019, and chartered as an LCMS church in June, 2021. He's been married to Emily for 29 years, has two grown children, Noelle and Luke, and has been living in the Rio Grande Valley since 2013. A graduate of Cedarville University ('82), in a former life he worked as a radio news guy for 25+ years, primarily in the Dayton, Ohio area. He previously served as a pastor in Dayton, Ohio and Brownsville, Texas. He's been an administrator, teacher, and trainer in the Antioch School of Church Planting and Leadership Development (a TEE school out of Ames, IA), and a Bible exposition workshop facilitator in the Simeon Trust Workshops.

Wed/Thu - Emerging Leaders

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Wilson Flores
Senior Pastor, Dayton Harvest Foursquare Church

My name is Wilson Flores and I am the Senior Pastor at Dayton Harvest Foursquare Church in Dayton, Ohio. My wife, Yeliani, and I were called by God to plant a church this year in our city. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, but moved to the beautiful state of Ohio at age 17 for college. My wife and I are both graduates of The Ohio State University. I am also a self-taught musician who had been serving the Lord in the worship ministry for over a decade until the Lord had different plans for me this year. My wife and I love serving our community and the people in our city.