• John K. Nagle | Lead Pastor

    Pastor John is a highly relational pastor with a great love for God, his family, our church and the coastal community where we live. John is a graduate of Biola University and Dallas Theological Seminary. He is known for his Bible teaching that seeks to make God's truth understandable and applicable to daily life. John is a vision-caster for NCFF and is committed to developing Christ-like leadership. He and his wife, Becky, believe the North Coast of Oregon is where God has called them to live and share the life-transforming story of Jesus.

  • Michael Hague | Executive Pastor

    As executive pastor at NCFF, Mike wears a lot of "hats." He is a graduate of Pacific Christian College and Pepperdine University. Mike provides behind-the-scenes leadership and support to our staff and congregation. His duties include HR, financial oversight, facilitating discipleship ministries and overseeing community outreach. Mike, his wife Eva, and their three sons, have made the North Coast of Oregon their home since 1996.

  • Brandon Read | Associate Pastor of Student Ministries

    Brandon is driven by his desire to help students build a community that is all about loving God and others. He is a graduate of Christian Leadership University and has 10 years of experience leading student ministries within coastal regions such as our own. At NCFF Brandon gives vision and direction to middle school and high school students as well as to college age young adults. Brandon, his wife Jessica, and their son Will, love the North Coast and know that God has called their family to serve students and their families within our community. He also loves to explore the outdoors with a camera in hand and to surf whenever he can.

  • Joe Ballard | Facilities

    This guy has a big heart and a big job. Joe’s job is to care for our campus. Things at NCFF stay looking good and working correctly because of him. To do this, Joe works with all kinds of volunteers to ensure that our facilities and grounds are safe and ready for life changing ministry. Joe’s heart is all about providing loving ministry to people. He is known for encouraging everyone and is always the first person to help anyone in need. Joe is also a student at Convergence, a ministry school designed to develop godly pastors and church leaders. Joe, his wife Amy, along their two girls, Chloe and Hannah, have been part of NCFF since 2017.

  • Dr. Gil Kinch | Congregational Care Pastor

    Dr. Gil grew up in a missionary family serving in Costa Rica. He is a graduate of Covenant College (where he met his wife, Patty) and received his Doctoral Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Denver Seminary. Gil is the founder of Seascape Counseling (serving the North Coast) and is also the Congregational Care Pastor here at NCFF. His duties include providing leadership to "Legacy" which is our ministry to adults who have been over the road, learned a lot and have a lot to offer. Gil also oversees our compassion ministries to people within our church and to the community in which we live.

  • Sarah Brooks-Dudgeon

    Sarah's desire is to see kids of all ages and stages encounter the life-changing love of Jesus Christ. As a graduate of Western Washington University, Sarah has an educational background of teaching inner-city, public school students and children with special needs. Sarah serves alongside Eva Hague in providing leadership to NCFF's Children's Ministry. Together, they lead a team of dedicated volunteers who create dynamic and memorable life shapping experiences that not only each kids about Jesus on Sundays, but also teaches them important Bible memorization and discipleship skills through NCFF's midweek program to children called "AWANA."

  • Marti Darcangelo | Office Administrator

    Marti is the warm smile, kind heart and true 'answer person' that greets you the moment you walk into the office. She has a background in office management and business ownership. As the administrative assistant to our lead pastor, Marti oversees the operation of the main office. This includes weekly publications, volunteer coordination and behind-the-scenes organizational aspects of events and Sunday worship gatherings. Marti will direct you to the person that can help you when you find yourself in need or are looking for a place of significant service. She and her husband, John, delight in living on the North Oregon Coast.


Collectively, as a team, the elders of NCFF are the highest level of leadership authority and responsibility, under Jesus, in our church. They are chosen on the basis of their Christlike character, their example of humble servanthood and their ability to spiritually lead. It is the desire of our elders to guide the direction of our church by discerning the Lord's parameters for NCFF's overall ministry. The elders empower the church staff with the freedom to lead their individual ministries within those parameters, working under the daily oversight of the Executive and Lead Pastors. If you would like to learn more about the role of our elders or communicate with them, please contact our church office. Our current elders are:

Mike Regner | Chair

Forrest Koch | (Vice Chair)

Dennis Gantenbein | Secretary

Jon Bletscher

Ron Marks

Loren Stock

Mark Kenny

David Nikula


Jim Pierce