Meet Your District NextGen Reps

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Kimberly Dirman – National NextGen Representative

Phone: (714) 985.9925 (office)

Northwest District

NextGen Website:

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)

North Pacific District

Areas Covered: Oregon, Southwest Washington and Alaska

District NextGen Rep: Shannon Kapp

Phone: (971) 808-5811 (district office)

Pacific Southwest District

NextGen Website:,

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.

Phone: (808)959-7700 (o), (808) 315-0281 (c)
Twitter: @Bunny_Correa
Instagram: @bunnyandholi

Brittany Johnstone (Mainland)
Besides guacamole, chicken wings, and the Pittsburgh Steelers, Brittany is passionate about serving, influencing, and raising up a generation of world changers. Planning and executing camps for over 150 churches is one of the many highlights for Brittany as she serves the Pacific Southwest District. Throughout camps, she and her team are committed to create programs and services that encourage kids and youth in finding who Christ has created them to be. Brittany and her husband, Colton, currently serve at their local church, Abundant Life, in Menifee, CA, running the young adults ministry and administration. In their free time they enjoy skiing, cooking, and thrifting.
Phone: (714) 985-9925
Twitter: @mrsbjohnstone

Distrito Hispano del Suroeste

NextGen Website:

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.

Phone: (818) 338.0757 (district office)
Twitter: @jcvallejo_

Southern California District

NextGen Website: and

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.

Phone: (805) 498-16000
Twitter: @ashton_fish

Central Pacific District

NextGen Websites:,, and

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.

Phone: (775) 230.1360 (cell)
Twitter: @chriswhiteis

Gateway District

NextGen Websites:,,

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.

Phone: (605) 209-1105 (cell)
Twitter: @ShawnMichael

Heartland District

NextGen Website:

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.

Phone: (563) 424-5515
Twitter: @ChadIGarrison

Northeast Atlantic District

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.

Phone: (440) 985.2020
Twitter: @leslikling

Southeast District

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

MidSouth District

NextGen Website:

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.

Phone: (661) 205-0857 (NextGen Group Contact)
Instagram: @wendyalinanolasco