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Meet The TEAM

Nick Blevins

Nick Blevins

Co-Founder | Instructor | Coach | Consultant

Nick and his wife Jennifer have been married for over a decade and are blessed with their 3 kids- Isaac, Mackenzie, and Paige. Nick serves on the leadership team at Community Christian Church and leads the NextGen Ministry staff team. Nick loves to help church leaders work on their ministry (not just in it) and he is a certified Church StratOp facilitator, helping churches walk through the proven strategic planning process of StratOp. You can find his writing, free resources, and weekly interviews with family ministry leaders at nickblevins.com.

Kenny Conley

Kenny Conley

Co-Founder | Instructor | Coach | Consultant

Kenny, a 20-year veteran of kids and family ministry, currently serves as the NextGen Pastor at Mission Church in Gilbert, AZ. His passion to see the next generation come to know and follow Christ propels him to constantly rethink how the church approaches ministry to kids, students and their families. Kenny loves to network and collaborate with ministry leaders around the world to push ministry to new levels. Kenny writes at iamnextgen.com and childrensministryonline.com.

Kevin Monahan

Kevin Monahan

Co-Founder | Instructor | Coach | Consultant

Dr. Kevin Monahan is the Executive Pastor at Journey Church in Lake Worth, FL.  With over 25 years of ministry experience, he has ministry expertise in working with kids, middle school, high school as well as college student and young adults. Kevin has been married to his wife, Meghan, for over 18 years and has three children:  Jacob, Aidan and Olivia. He has a Master of Divinity in Counseling, as well as a Doctorate in Adolescent Development. He enjoys playing guitar, remodeling homes, playing soccer and equipping this generation to impact the world for Christ.

Meet Our Instructors

Jon Birkmire

Jon Birkmire

Jon is the Next Generation Pastor at Anthem Church in Gainesville, Florida. He also works with North Point Ministries as a coach for other NextGen leaders inside of their network of churches. Jon is passionate about coaching church leaders to be more strategic in the way they lead their ministries to reach people no one is reaching and measure what really matters.

Erin English

Erin English

Erin English has served in kid and family ministries for 17 years, most recently as Kids Ministry Director at Westside Family Church in Kansas City. She is passionate about the potential of the family and helping to engage, equip and encourage ordinary people to do extraordinary things with the gifts and talents God designed them with to point kids and adults alike to Christ. She has been married to her college sweetheart, John, for 20 years and together they are raising four creative and fun-loving kids.

Ally Evans

Ally Evans

Allyson has been married for 26 years with two kids and has been on staff at Life.Church for 17 years. She is passionate about the power of small groups and the relationship between the church and the home.

Cindy Fiala

Cindy Fiala

For just short of 15 years, Cindy has served as a pastor to kids and families at local churches in New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado. Cindy has a dream to see churches reach more families, create cultures that are champions for 1000 Generations, and leaders who are constantly preparing for the church of the future. Learn more about Cindy at cindyfiala.com

John Huber

John Huber

John Huber has been serving in youth and family ministries for over 20 years and is passionate about seeing the next generation love, become like and share Jesus in a personal way. In his role as Executive Family Pastor at Westside Family Church in Lenexa, Kansas, John oversees the vision, strategy and structure of ministry for kids, students and families.

Kelly Stockdale

Kelly Stockdale

Kelly is a 10-year veteran in NextGen ministry who got her start as a volunteer preschool director. Throughout her ministry, she’s helped start two church plants, has served in a portable church environment, and has served in both larger and smaller church contexts. Currently, Kelly serves as the NextGen Director at Grace Hill Church in Collierville, TN. She’s passionate about helping churches leverage their environments to make it easier for kids and families to connect. Kelly is married to Jason (who is also in ministry!), and they have 4 kids. You can connect with Kelly at kellystockdale.com.

Will Hutcherson

Will Hutcherson

Will Hutch has worked with kids and teenagers for 13 years, from 5 students in a small rural church to 10 years serving as a NextGen pastor at a multisite church with 4 campuses. Most recently, he started a non-profit partnering with parents and educators to help heal despair in teens through school assemblies and parent seminars. In addition to speaking, Will is director of Next Gen at Mission Community Church in Fort Myers and coaches youth pastors/workers.He is passionate to see the next generation come to know Christ and partner with church leaders to reach young people in new ways. He lives in the sunshine state with his wife, Arianne, and children, Liam, Reese, and Kinsley.

Lisa Molite

Lisa Molite

Lisa Molite is the Elementary Director at Community Christian Church in White Marsh, MD. She has been leading in ministry for over 15 years and is passionate about creating irresistible environments for children. Lisa created ReadySetSunday.com, a resource for children's ministry leaders who want to create great environments through decor and sets.

Jarrod Harris

Jarrod Harris

 Jarrod currently serves as the Elementary Director at Mission Community Church in Gilbert, AZ. He is passionate about the next generation, developing and empowering leaders within the church, and raising the level of excellence and intentionality behind each experience that is created for kids and families. 

Gina McClain

Gina McClain

Gina McClain has led children’s ministry for 17 years, including 10 years at Life.Church in Oklahoma City, and 8 years at Faith Promise Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. Currently, she serves as the nextgen pastor at Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Gina teaches, mentors, and writes on the topic of ministry leadership and personal development. She and husband Kyle have three kids.

Dan Doerksen

Dan Doerksen

Dan leads the Family Ministries team at the Winkler MB Church in Manitoba, Canada. He is currently pursuing an MA in Organizational Leadership and loves talking about all the behind-the-scenes aspects of ministry – systems, structures, strategies, etc. His favourite people are his wife, his 7-year old daughter, and his two 3-year old twin boys. You can read more from him at dandoerksen.me

Justin Herman

Justin Herman

Justin lives with his family in Southern California and hosts the Controlled Chaos Podcast. He is passionate about helping people tell stories and to help people discover what is true, unique and exciting about their lives so they can gain new perspective.

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