Pastor James is a renown figure of faith and leadership in the Pacific Northwest. In 2010, he found his perfect footing in the Foursquare community, and has since established a church with just 3 faithful visionaries, which recently found its new home in the heart of White Center. Roots Church--planted around the acronym Raising Our Own To Serve--is now a 7 year old growing body. James' heart has always been an active response to seeing spiritual poverty and segregation in his own city. He has made advanced efforts in creating a ministry that reflects the neighboring communities; one that caters to multigenerational families and is sensitive to culture. The illustration of "a church with no walls" is evident in the way he serves and leads a body that directly impacts the local schools and families. He lives with his beautiful wife, Winnie, and their supernaturally handsome son, Ronan. You can always find him frequenting a local Starbucks, sitting with young people over his beloved cup of joe--Venti iced coffee with hazelnut and soy.
Nicole Reyes is a communicator and author who travels and speaks at churches, conferences and events around the world. Her desire is for people everywhere to experience the radical love of Jesus Christ and passionately pursue His plans. She also encourages women to discover their true identity and purpose as they follow Jesus with daring faith.As Director of Liberty Foundation, she works with church planters, community leaders and missions organizations around the world to spread the Good News of Jesus and care for those in need. Prior to her work with Liberty Foundation and Liberty Church, Nicole was on staff at Oasis Church in Los Angeles for 14 years. When Nicole is not traveling, she loves spending time with her boyfriend Ben, her friends and her family. She loves to laugh, and is always up for new adventures!
Ted was raised in Seattle, Washington and came to know Christ as a teenager. He and his wife Dawn (a fellow missionary) have three children: Grace, Mercy, and Daniel. They are based in Longmont, Colorado. As a family, they love to laugh, and reach out to people, and serve at Hope Boulder Foursquare Church.Prior to his appointment as director of Foursquare Missions International in September 2016, Ted served as area missionary of the North America Region, Director of Global Foursquare Disaster Relief, Coordinator of U.S. Missions, and Coordinator of Urban and Multicultural Ministries in the USA. With a master of arts in global leadership and a doctorate from Fuller School of Intercultural Studies, Ted regularly shares on global missions. He has been with Foursquare Missions as an area missionary since 2001 and has been involved in world missions since 1988 when he spent a season in Japan, followed by a number of years in Central Mexico. He has also served as a senior pastor and regional leader of Hispanic churches in Colorado.
Jim Romack serves as the Lead Pastor of New Life Church in Everett, Washington. For over 25 years, Jim has been raising up young leaders, encouraging Foursquare friends throughout the world, while caring for the town he pastors. Jim, his wife Tanya and their daughters are long term residences of Snohomish County. You can almost always find Jim reading Les Miserables, flyfishing, kayaking, and playing racquetball - just not at the same time!
Russ and his wife Ana Maria have been married for 12 years and have six children—Julia, Joey, Clara, Rosie, Annie, and Evie. Their youngest daughter, Evie, has been a particular gift as she was born with Down syndrome. Together, they have been pastoring Eastside Foursquare Church in Bothell, WA since January 2017.Previously, Russ was the Senior Pastor at Living Word in Oak Harbor, WA and was the founding pastor of Grace Street Church in Cambridge, MA. He holds degrees from Boston College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and has served as Chaplain to Harvard University. Whenever possible, he cultivates his great love of fly-fishing.
Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil is a dynamic speaker, author and trailblazer with over twenty-five years of experience in the ministry of reconciliation. Her mission is to inspire, equip and empower emerging Christian leaders to be practitioners of reconciliation in their various spheres of influence around the world.She is an Associate Professor of reconciliation studies in the School of Theology at Seattle Pacific University, where she also directs the Reconciliation Studies program. She previously served on the staff of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for fourteen years as a Multiethnic Ministries Specialist. She earned a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, a Doctorate of Ministry from Palmer Theological Seminary and was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters from North Park University. She is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church and is on the pastoral staff of Quest Church in Seattle. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors for Wycliffe USA and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA. Dr. Brenda is recognized internationally as one of the foremost leaders of reconciliation and was featured as one of the 50 most influential women to watch by Christianity Today in 2012. She is also the coauthor of The Heart of Racial Justice and the author of A Credible Witness and Roadmap to Reconciliation. Dr. Brenda is married to Dr. J. Derek McNeil and they are the proud parents of two young adult children.
Dave Veach is the Northwest Foursquare District Supervisor. He and his wife Windy live in Tacoma a short distance from the District office. Dave and Windy have been pastors for decades, during which time they raised three children, Chad, Bethany and Kyle. They are the proud grandparents to seven grandbabies. In addition to be an amazing pastor, Windy serves as a teacher with the Tacoma School District. Dave endeavors to be resourceful and creative in every area that will help pastors succeed. They are both committed to the long-term health of pastors and their families.
Steve Mickel grew up a Pastor’s kid in Oregon. After graduating from Life Pacific College in 1994, where he met and married his wife of 20 years, he and Suzanne went back to Oregon to plant the Foursquare church in Sisters. In 2001, the Mickel family went to Croatia and served as Missionaries until being called back to Oregon where Steve served as the Executive Pastor of Expansion at Westside Church in Bend, Oregon. In October 2013 Steve became Lead Pastor of Westside Church.
Kyle is the lead pastor at Clearview Foursquare Church in Snohomish Washington. He and his wife Kara came to Clearview in 2013 and have seen significant growth in the church as well as in the community since arriving. Kyle and Kara now have three children; Boston, Beckham, and Berkeley. They believe the purpose of the local church is for people to meet Jesus, and for communities to be defined by Jesus. Their wish is for our congregation to evolve from a "crowd" to a "church" engaging with Jesus every day, people every week, community every month, and the world every year.