Kimberly Dirman – National NextGen Representative
Phone: (714) 985.9925 (office)
NextGen Website: thenwd.org
Areas Covered: Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota
District NextGen Rep: Christina Wagaman
Christina Wagaman is the District Cradle-to-College Representative and has been involved in youth ministry since 2003. She has a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and a minor in Global and Urban Ministries from Seattle Pacific University.
Christina currently is bi-vocational serving on the District Team as well as in her own private nutrition practice. She has a heart to see young people come to know Jesus and experience His grace, love and transforming power.
Phone: 253.284.1674 (district office)
Areas Covered: Oregon, Southwest Washington and Alaska
District NextGen Rep: Shannon Kapp
Phone: (971) 808-5811 (district office)
Areas Covered: Hawaii, Arizona, and parts of Southern California, Nevada, and Utah
District NextGen Reps: Bunny Correa (Hawaii) and Brittany Johnstone (Mainland)
Bunny Correa (Hawaii)
Bunny (a nickname that stuck) has always been energetic. She’s passionate about what she loves – her family, kids, young adults, the Church, the Patriots, and the color purple. She’s equally passionate about what she doesn’t love – sharks! It’s a great story. Serving Jesus is her greatest joy. Basically raised in the Church, her personal encounter happened after some turbulent years. But God used every part of those years to birth a deep love for teens and a desire to help them find and navigate their way in this world. She believes lives are touched most significantly through camps where kids see they don’t stand alone and are emboldened to connect themselves to the real power source, Jesus Christ.
NextGen Website: distritohispano.foursquare.org/nextgendhs
Areas Covered: California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah
District NextGen Rep: Juan Carlos “JC” Vallejo
Juan Carlos is currently in the process of discovering how he can best contribute to the world and the kingdom of God. He had the experience of growing up in multiple cities throughout Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties in Southern California, and as a part of a Foursquare missionary family in Bolivia, El Salvador, and Paraguay. Juan Carlos has served as a worship director and as a youth and young adult pastor. In 2014, he graduated from Life Pacific College with his B.A. in Biblical Studies. JC loves football (soccer), food, freshly roasted coffee ground at the right size for the intended brew method at the right temperature with the correct ratios of water to coffee… and above all is passionate about learning and studying effective communication to share the message of Jesus, loud and clear. He lives in Temple City, CA, with his wife, Hailey, and their pet betta fish, Spiderman.
Areas Covered: Southern California
District NextGen Rep: Ashton Fish
Ashton serves as the NextGen Director for the Southern California District of Foursquare Churches, where he plans camps and assists over 130 churches in youth, kids and young adult ministry. Ashton married the love of his life, Tori, in August 2015 and they live in Ventura Beach. He created and co-authored a book titled, “SoCAL SQUAD.” SoCAL SQUAD is a book and relational movement based on the 4 foundations of who Jesus is: Jesus is our Savior, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, Healer and Soon and Coming King. Currently, Ashton is an associate pastor at The River Community Church in Ventura, CA, and is attending Portland Seminary, pursuing his Masters in Divinity.
Areas Covered: Northern California, Nevada and Utah
District NextGen Rep: Chris White
Chris is a husband to his wonderful wife, Vanessa, and a proud father of Josiah and Noel. He serves as the Central Pacific District NextGen Rep. Chris has served in ministry since 1999 in many different capacities, from children’s and youth through college, as well as camp ministry. He began at Valley Christian Center in Fresno, where he completed the School of Leadership Development (SOLD program) through Life Pacific College. He has a heart to serve God and His children, no matter the age. Chris has also had the privilege to speak around the west coast at many camps and to many denominations. Chris asked Jesus into his life at camp when he was 17-years-old. He loves camps and has a passion to see all generations come to know Jesus.
Areas Covered: Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri and Eastern Wyoming
District NextGen Rep: Shawn M. Shoup
Shawn is a husband to Deanna and father of seven. He loves playing with new technology and is very much at home on the web 2.0 playground. He is a worship leader, musician and singer/song-writer, playing on stage and in many venues since junior high school. He has been actively involved in NextGen ministry since the year 2000, a graduate of Christ for the Nation Institute’s Advanced School of Youth Ministry. He has been in the NextGen role for the Gateway District since fall of 2010.
NextGen Website: HDNextGen.com
Areas Covered: Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa
District NextGen Rep: Chad Garrison
Chad has served in ministry since 2001 as a multimedia director, youth pastor, senior pastor and currently serves as the NextGen Coordinator for the Heartland District. Husband of Lindsay, and father of 3, he currently resides in Indianapolis, IN, and serves as Lead Pastor to Illuminate Church in addition to the Heartland District. Chad loves Jesus, family, sports (football & basketball in particular), discipleship and all things geek.
Areas Covered: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Kentucky
District NextGen Rep: Lesli Klingenmeier
Lesli has been serving in NextGen Ministry since 1997 after making a radical life and career change from Occupational Therapist to children’s pastor! Lesli has a passion for NextGen Discipleship with a strong emphasis on building strong foundations in kids that continues through young adults. Lesli especially enjoys training children’s ministry leaders, directing NextGen camps, and encouraging and resourcing NextGen leaders. Lesli has been on a variety of missions trips in the states and abroad, training children’s leaders and coordinating children’s community outreaches. Lesli’s favorite season is summer, where you can find her either on the golf course, coaching a youth softball team, or enjoying time with her family.
Areas Covered: North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Florida
District NextGen Rep: Marcus Ellington
Marcus and Starr Ellington have been happily married for 11 years and have two wonderful children, Joshua and Judaea. Marcus is eager to see a generation that is passionate about the word of God and enthusiastically living out God’s standard in their lives. He is an engaging communicator who loves to challenge people to live what they believe. Marcus previously served the Southwest District of the Foursquare Church as the NextGen Coordinator as well as Senior Pastored, Lighthouse Church, in San Clemente, CA. During his leisure time, Marcus enjoys fishing with his son and spending quality time with his family.
Phone: (704) 412-5900
Areas Covered: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico
District NextGen Rep: Wendy Nolasco
Wendy is a life enthusiast and foodie. Her passionate heart for Jesus and commitment to serve His plans and build His Church has led her to serve at New Life Church for over a decade.
Wendy is a dynamic, creative, and life-giving communicator and teacher of the bible. Along with her public creative communication she can also be found in deep conversation with just a few inquisitive hearts. Wendy loves to build healthy disciples, capable leaders and release the potential within those around her—she calls these “light bulb moments” the fuel in the tank for the journey ahead.
In a word, Wendy is a pioneer, called by God to take the lead for the expansion of the Good New of Jesus Christ, to multiply disciples, leaders, and communities of faith.