Meet Our Team

Jesus called his followers to a life of service. Our staff leads the way, but we can’t be the church without you. We’re a family here at Northeast, and like a family, we all pitch in. We invite you to serve with us!

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Tyler McKenzie

Lead Pastor

Jason Shreve

Lead Pastor: Weekend Experience & Growth

Tomara Brown

Executive Pastor: Communications & Outreach

Melinda Gividen

Executive Pastor: Spiritual Formation & Care

Jon Lee

Executive Pastor: Family & Prayer

Michael Mihalyov

Executive Pastor: Organizational Health


Shawna Donahue


Megan Fleming

Executive Administrative Assistant

Beverly Gillespie


Tim Nischan

Financial Administrator

Dave Rupp

IT Director

Bethanie Talbot

HR Director

Campus Operations

Rodney Burris

Campus Operations Director

Donna Guanella

Campus Operations Staff

Corban Herrara

Campus Operations Staff

David Ricci

Campus Operations Staff

Clover Traughber

Campus Operations Staff

Spiritual Formation & Care

Melinda Gividen

Executive Pastor: Spiritual Formation & Care

Kari Clark

Director of Volunteer Development

Rich Cottrell

Connections Associate

Jennifer Holden

Care Associate

Richard Mosqueda

Spiritual Formation Team Lead

Allison Pecore

Spiritual Formation & Care Administrative Assistant

Family & Prayer

Jon Lee

Executive Pastor: Family & Prayer

April Berry

Kidzone Director

Colin Lyman

Elementary Volunteers Leader

Trevor Marshall

Youth Worship Leader

Jamie McKinney

Early Childhood Director

Katherine Reed

Youth 6/8 Pastor

Taylor Starr

Family Ministries Administrative Assistant

Jacob Stewart

Youth 9/12 Pastor

Lindsey Weber

Elementary Ministry Leader

Weekend Experience & Growth

Jason Shreve

Lead Pastor: Weekend Experience & Growth

Aaron Crane

Clifton Worship Pastor

Geoff Gittli

Audio Engineer

Jon Hoffman

Broadcast Producer

Lindsay Keck

Family Ministry Director Clifton Campus

Joey Keck

Clifton Campus Pastor

Reda Logsdon

Clifton Administrative Assistant

Corbin Marshall

Worship Arts Team Lead

Lindsay McKenzie

Worship Arts Associate

Mac Stephens

Technical Director

Todd Stinson

Deaf Pastor


Tomara Brown

Executive Pastor: Communications & Outreach

Madison Atkinson

Global Outreach Director

Rosemarie Arsenault

Communications & Outreach Administrative Assistant

Leslie Bowman

Outreach Associate

Kris Eldridge

Local Outreach Pastor


Tomara Brown

Executive Pastor: Communications & Outreach

Matt Gaither


Avery Michaels

Content Creator

Lisa Middleton

Data Administrator

Sydney Strnad

Communications Team Lead

Jonathan Thomas

Video Director


Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust.
-Acts 14:23

Governance Model

Northeast is fortunate to have a strong staff, including a leadership team and Lead Pastor that actively govern Northeast operations. The Elder team functions as the final layer of governance which establishes policy, conducts the ministry of prayer, practices the ministry of the word, and performs oversight of pastoral matters.  Through governance, the Elders at Northeast are unified to provide strategic direction and to hold the Lead Pastor accountable for the health and wellness of every aspect of Northeast.

“Now the overseer must be above reproach,…”   Acts 3:2-13

“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good….”  1 Corinthians 12:7-11

Elders Team

Elders are engaged Northeast Stakeholders equal in authority and possessing diverse gifts, knowledge, and experience that serve up to a 4 year term.  Our Elder team is called to live out the following biblical core values:

  • Above Reproach (1 Timothy 3)
  • Teachable Spirit (Proverbs 12:1)
  • Humble Spirit (Isaiah 66:2)
  • Strong Biblical Knowledge (Psalms 119:66)
  • Commitment to Tithe and to Teaching God’s Word (Leviticus 27:30)
  • Unified/Team Approach (Colossians 3:14)