Leadership

STAFF AND ELDERS

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.

Paul Brooks-Dudgeon

Associate Pastor of Worship Arts

Paul is a Pacific Northwest local who grew up in the church. He loves music and it is his heart's desire to lead God's people in excellent and engaging worship. He is a graduate of Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, with a degree in General Ministries. Paul also spent a year of study honing his worship skills at Calvary Chapel School of Worship in Costa Mesa, California. In 2018, Paul married his wife, Sarah. In 2019, the Lord blessed them with their son, Deacon, and in 2021, they were blessed with their second child, Marlow.  It is Paul's prayer and hope to help God's people understand worship as the musical praise we bring to God on Sundays, and also as our way of life throughout the week as we prove to be the loving hands and feet of Jesus to others.

Joe Ballard

Associate Pastor of Adult Discipleship & Campus Care 

This guy has a big heart and a big job. Joe facilitates our small group ministry and he also oversees the care of our campus. 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 a graduate of 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.

Marti Darcangelo

Church 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. Marti oversees the office operations and helps with the 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.

Sarah Brooks-Dudgeon

Children's Ministry Director

Sarah oversees all Children's Ministries at North Coast Family Fellowship, and is a mighty partner to NC Pre. Sarah's desire is to see kids of all ages and stages encounter the life-changing love of Jesus Christ. With a Master's Degree in Secondary Education, Sarah has a background of teaching inner-city, public school students and children with special needs. She leads a team of dedicated NCFF volunteers who create dynamic, memorable, and life shaping experiences through the various programs that happen throughout the week.

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.

Brenda Ingram

Administrative Office Assistant

Brenda loves to help visitors to NCFF’s front office truly experience the joyful life of following Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 is one of her favorite Bible passages with the emphasis on always being joyful for God and thankful to Him in all circumstances. Brenda has a strong background in office management and small business ownership. Additionally, Brenda has a passion for artistic painting, wood working, reading, and walks on the beach with her husband, Tim. They are both thrilled to be residents of the North Coast of Oregon and part of the NCFF family.

Elders

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 Lead Pastor. If you would like to learn more about the role of our elders or communicate with them, please contact our church office.

Jon Bletscher| Chair
Mike Regner | Vice Chair
Dennis Gantenbein | Secretary
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Ron Marks
Mark Kenny
Jim Pierce

Ira Krizo
Brent Boles
Jay Thurman
Gary Boles