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.

Jeff MacLurg

Executive Pastor

Jeff loves being part of Jesus’ church. That love over his 40 years of ministry has brought him and his wife, Joan, to pastor churches around the Seattle area, Washington’s Yakima Valley, southern Wisconsin, and now here at North Coast since June of 2023. As NCFF’s Executive Pastor he helps coach the staff, guides the small groups ministry, preaches a bit, and generally fills in wherever Pastor John says, “Go to it!” He thoroughly enjoyed his schooling at Multnomah Bible College and Dallas Theological Seminary. Jeff and Joan have six grown children and (so far) three granddaughters and one Golden Retriever. When not at church, you might find Jeff and Joan enjoying long walks around the Gearhart seashore when Jeff isn’t running the local beaches, kayaking the local estuary, pursuing an elusive fish, or hiking a new mountain trail. 

Kellan Peterson

Associate Pastor of Next Gen Ministries

Pastor Kellan is from the west coast through and through. He grew up in Southern California, lived in Seattle, and now resides in Seaside. He’s served in all sorts of ministry jobs from kids, youth, and young adults, including a lead pastor position. All of this makes him well suited to be the Next Gen Pastor at NCFF. He received his Master’s from Talbot Theological Seminary and he and his wife, Carolyn, have been married since 2011. He’s committed to getting people to love God and each other. When he’s not actively doing ministry you’ll catch him playing board games and throwing axes, sometimes both at the same time.

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;  in 2021, their second child, Marlow; and in 2023, their third son, Asher.  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.

Sarah Brooks-Dudgeon

Children's Ministry Director

Sarah oversees all Children's Ministries at North Coast Family Fellowship, and is a mighty partner to NCPre. 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.

Joe Ballard

Campus Care 

This guy has a big heart and a big job. Joe 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, and his two girls, Chloe and Hannah, have been part of NCFF since 2017.

Marti Darcangelo

Lead Administrator

Marti is the warm smile, kind heart, and true 'answer person' that greets you the moment you walk into the office. She works directly under the Lead Pastor, heads up financial operations, and helps with the behind-the-scenes organizational aspects of Sunday mornings. She and her husband, John, delight in living on the North Oregon Coast with their rescued pups, Roman and Dublin.

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

Office Manager/Event Coordinator

Brenda loves to help visitors to NCFF’s front office truly experience the joyful life of following Jesus. One of her favorite Bible passages is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 with the emphasis on always being joyful for, and thankful to, God in all circumstances. Brenda has a strong background in office management and small business ownership. She and her husband Tim love living on the North Coast of Oregon and being part of the NCFF family.


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
Ron Marks
Mark Kenny
Jim Pierce

Ira Krizo
Brent Boles
Gary Boles
Grant Dickau
Jeremy Youngquist