Rev. Eugene Cho’s many passions involve leadership, justice, the whole Gospel, and the pursuit of God’s Kingdom here on this earth. He travels throughout the world to encourage churches, non-profits, pastors, leaders, missionaries, and justice workers – whether this happens in churches, arenas, conferences, universities, or as a guest in underground churches, villages, or refugee camps.
Eugene Cho is the founder and former Senior Pastor of Quest Church – an urban, multi-cultural and multi-generational church in Seattle, Washington. After 18 years, Eugene stepped aside at Quest in 2018. He is also the founder and Executive Director of the Q Café, an innovative non-profit community café and music venue which closed due to relocation in 2015.
He is also the founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages (ODW) – a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty.
The vision of ODW is to create a collaborative movement that promotes awareness, invites simple giving (one day’s wages) and supports sustainable relief through partnerships, especially with smaller organizations in developing regions. Since its launch in October 2009, ODW has raised over $7 million dollars for projects to empower those living in extreme global poverty. ODW has been featured in the New York Times, The Seattle Times, NPR, Christianity Today and numerous other media outlets. For his entrepreneurial work and spirit, Eugene was recently honored as one of 50 Everyday American Heroes and a recipient of the Frederick Douglass 200 – included in a list of 200 people around the world who best embody the spirit and work of Frederick Douglass, one of the most influential figures in history. Eugene was also the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Eugene recently released his first book, Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World? He is currently writing his second book which is set to release in February 2020.
Eugene and Minhee have been married for 22 years and have three children. Together, they live in Seattle, Washington.
Brian Barcelona is the Founder and President of One Voice Student Missions, an organization that is reaching thousands of public high school student with the gospel all over America. He is also the author of The Jesus Club, a book on revival in Public Schools. He resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Marcela. They have two daughters, Zoe Rose and Everlyse Rose Barcelona.
Yaseer Handall was born and raised in Mexico City to a Mexican mother and Jewish father. His drug addiction led him to leave home at age 16. He eventually lived in the jungle of Chiapas, Mexico with the indigenous Mayans, until he met a California girl named Monique who soon became his wife. Together, they travelled to the U.S. and after eleven years of addiction Yaseer had a powerful conversion to Jesus Christ. He and his wife became the proud parents of Aidan and Aharon. They have planted and pastored a Hispanic church in the city of San Bernardino, California the for nine years. While pastoring, in 2010 they received a call from God to reach the Native American people of the United States. Yaseer, Monique, and their family left everything to answer this call. Today they both serve as FMI missionaries and Yaseer serves the representative of Missions for the Hispanic District.
Pastor James is a respected figure of faith and leadership in the NWD. 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 9 year old growing body. James's 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.
Jessie graduated from Life Pacific College with her Bachelors in Biblical Studies. She has served in various roles in the local church throughout Southern California and Western Washington. After serving as the Discipleship Pastor of View Church for the past 2 years, she recently planted the second View Church community in the heart of Snohomish, Washington this past January. Jessie’s greatest passion is people. She loves seeing people walk into freedom and understand that they are passionate and gifted for a purpose. In her free time she enjoys the hiking, going to concerts, and drinking craft coffee.
Randy and his wife Sandy have been married for 30 years and have three adult sons. After serving churches in Stanwood, WA and Everett, WA, they have spent the last 16 years serving as the Lead Pastors of a vibrant, multi-ethnic, multi-generational and socio-economically diverse congregation in Beaverton, Oregon, which is focused on serving the community, planting churches, and actively engaging in world missions. Randy is known for his practical teaching, humor, authenticity, and love for the people he serves. In May 2019, Randy was selected as the next U.S. Foursquare President.
Molly DuQue serves as the Lead Pastor of Mosaic Chapel, a non-traditional church plant in Bozeman, MT. Molly has served as a youth pastor and small groups pastor, spent years doing crisis care, and most recently as Executive Pastor of Eastside Foursquare in Bothell, WA. Molly holds a Business Marketing degree from the University of Washington and a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. Molly and her husband, Justin, are passionate about engaging with people far from God and believers that are disconnected from the community of faith. They moved to Bozeman in January 2017 and are endeavoring to plant a church that combines weekly home and community groups with monthly large gatherings. Before becoming a registered nurse, Justin toured for a decade with his rock band, “The Classic Crime.” Molly and Justin have two little girls, Brinly (7) and Myla (4).
Russ Schlecht is currently the senior pastor of Eastside Church in Bothell, Washington. He has a passion for church planting, empowering leaders to redeem their culture, multi-ethnic ministry, and fly-fishing. Russ holds a B.A. in Theology from Boston College and a Master of Arts in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He served as missions pastor and college pastor in Mill Creek, Washington before pioneering a church in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he also served as chaplain to Harvard University. From 2009-2017, he was senior pastor of Living Word Foursquare Church in Oak Harbor, and he served the Northwest District Advisory Council, as divisional superintendent, from 2010-2016. He currently serves on Foursquare’s Board of Directors. Russ and his wife, Ana Maria, have six kids – Julia, Joey, Clara, Rosie, Annie, and Evie.