Tara Beth Leach is the Senior Pastor at First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena (“PazNaz”) in Southern California. She is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University (B.A. Youth Ministry) and Northern Theological Seminary (M.Div.).
She is a regular writer for Missio Alliance and has contributed to other publications such as Christianity Today, Christian Week, The Jesus Creed, The Table Magazine, Reflecting the Image Devotional, Renovating Holiness, and most recently a chapter in The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective with other contributors including N.T. Wright, James D.G. Dunn, Scot McKnight, and Bruce Longenecker. Her chapter is entitled “The Symphonic Melody: Wesleyan Holiness Theology Meets New Perspective Paul.” Tara Beth is also the author of the Beacon Hill Press book, Kingdom Culture and the InterVarsity Press book, Emboldened.
She has two beautiful and rambunctious children, Caleb and Noah, and has been married to the love of her life, Jeff, since 2006.
Brad Williams is a pastor, speaker, church planter, leader, and coach, currently serving as lead pastor at Summit Spokane, a growing church with two locations in Spokane, Washington.
Passionate about church planting he serves as the director of Foursquare Multiply West Coast, and is the Global City Coordinator for Foursquare's efforts in New York City. He and his wife Cheri have been married for over 20 years, have two daughters in college and one in high school and they are blessed to call the Pacific Northwest "home".
Jacob is the lead pastor at The Heights Church in Airway Heights, WA. He grew up in nearby Cheney, served in the Marines and attended Eastern Washington University where he met his wife Kym. Along with their two boys Wyatt and Camden, they planted The Heights Church in 2013. They enjoy being involved in their unique community, where they have been living out the church’s vision to help people follow Jesus. Jacob and Kym are very involved with Foursquare Multiply and love coaching young leaders to plant the Gospel and love their communities.
Chad Veach is a leading voice to this generation, who travels both nationally and internationally. He has devoted his life to loving God, loving people and building the local Church. Chad has authored the book, “Unreasonable Hope” and most recently “Faith Forward Future". After 15 years of ministry, Chad is now pioneering Zoe Church LA. Chad and his wife Julia serve as Lead Pastors in Los Angeles, CA. They have four beautiful children together: Georgia, Winston, Maverick and Clive.
Janelle Ibaven recently moved to Cambridge, MA to serve Harvard University as a Foursquare Chaplain. Originally from Pasadena, CA, Janelle graduated from Life Pacific College ('02) with a B.A. in Biblical Studies. Following her college graduation, Janelle served as a youth minister in Los Angeles before relocating to Whidbey Island, Washington. During her ten years in the North West, she served as a Children's Pastor before assuming an Executive Pastor role, in which she pastored young adults and military families and facilitated community partnerships. In 2013, Janelle returned to Southern California with a team of two young adults to plant a church. For four years, Janelle mentored young leaders in Los Angeles and led a church that met throughout the city, introducing people to Jesus through conversation, community, and culture.
Joe Wittwer is the Lead Pastor of Life Center Church in Spokane, Washington. After beginning his career as a youth pastor in Eugene, Oregon, Joe was appointed pastor at Life Center in 1978. During his tenure, Life Center has grown from about 40 members to serving an average of 3,800 each Sunday. The congregation is committed to helping people find and follow Jesus. In addition, the church has planted, or supported the planting of, 17 new churches.
Originally from Sweet Home, Oregon, Joe graduated from Northwest Christian College in Eugene (now Northwest Christian University) with a B. A. in Theology, and was the class valedictorian. He later earned a Master of Arts in Theology from Whitworth University in Spokane. Married in 1975, Joe and Laina have 5 children and 9 grandchildren.
Regan is 3rd generation Senior Pastor at Gillette Christian Center in Gillette, Wyoming. Regan and his wife Cassandra began leading Gillette Christian Center in February 2015. Today the church is growing, serving the community with outreaches, sending international missions teams, and cultivating a move of transformation and purpose to Gillette’s residents. Regan and Cassandra have a 2-year-old daughter, Hadley.
Javier serves as the lead pastor of New Life Church in Sunnyside, WA, which he launched with his wife Gina in 2016. Up until 2002 Javier had been lost in a lifestyle of gangs, drugs, and alcohol that eventually led to his incarceration, where he met Jesus and dedicated his future to serving the lost. In 2014 the Alvarez's felt called to move ‘back home’ to Sunnyside and make a difference for Jesus. Their hearts desire is for God to use their lives to bring hope to the hopeless with the message of Jesus Christ.