Leadership & Staff

At Missio Church we practice what is referred to as an “Interdependent Leadership” model. Simply defined, God gives the gift of leadership to the Church and calls a plurality of elders with complimentary abilities and functions to serve Him collectively to equip God’s people to carry out His purposes in the world (Ephesians 4:11-12). The primary metaphor to describe the New Testament Church is the “body” comprised of individual members serving as differing parts (I Corinthians 12:8-27) with Jesus Christ as the only appointed “Head” of His “body”. Furthermore we see the model of leadership established in the very nature of our Triune God; (1 Corinthians 12:4-7) three distinct persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) with three distinct roles, acting in complete interdependence with one another. Interdependent Leadership is not only biblically grounded in God’s design for His body, and modeled by His very nature, but it also emphasizes the “heart” that God desires for His leadership (Matthew 20:20-28).


Currently, Missio has four elders, each having a variety of complimentary functions and gifts, who lead together under the authority and headship of Jesus Christ. No one man has more authority than the other, but instead, each mutually submits to and empowers the others to lead where they are most gifted. This provides a high level of accountability, cultivates humility and trust, and gives confidence to the body to know that the elders must collectively be convinced of God’s will for the church before acting.


We realize our structure of not having one primary leader is not normative. However we believe that Interdependent Leadership, collectively leading out God’s mission for His Church, can more completely mobilize and disciple the body to carry out its destiny in the world.

Elders

Adam Bregou

Elder/Pastor | Email Adam

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Bernie Elliot

Elder/Pastor | Email Bernie

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Levi Pancake

Elder/Pastor | Email Levi

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Jordan Stinziano

Elder/Pastor | Email Jordan

Deacons

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Justin Baratta

Deacon/Pastoral Assistant | Email Justin

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Ed Butler

Deacon | Email Ed

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Reynier Martinez

Deacon - Iglesia Misional | Email Reynier

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Nate Maxfield

Deacon/Pastoral Assistant | Email Nate

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AJ Watling

Deacon | Email AJ

 

Support Staff

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Kody LaBarthe

Pastoral Assistant | Email Kody

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Amanda Policastro

Ministry Assistant | Email Amanda

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Michele St. James

Ministry Assistant | Email Michele