Lead Team

Ministry Staff

James Wagstaff

Lead Pastor

Danny Bote

Associate Pastor

Rick Frye

Director of Finance and Communications

Silas (Si) Wood

Care Pastor

Michael Fen

Outreach Minister

Stephen Wood

Student Minister

James Merkley

Worship and Creative Arts Minister

Sheri Voigt

Associate Children's Minister

Support Staff

Charlotte Skinner

Membership/Financial Administrator

Jenni Gooch

Ministry Assistant


The overseers and shepherding leaders of NMC are the Elders (Acts 20:28, Ephesians 4:11-12, James 5:14, 1 Peter 5:2). The Elders work as a team and are individually accountable to the purpose and vision of the church, one another, and the church body. You will see our Elders at North Metro teaching many of our classes  and elective Bible studies, advising the ministry staff, and prayerfully supporting all aspects of our church life. To contact the elders at North Metro, send an email to [email protected]. I Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9.

The elders are Dan Bechtold, Danny Bote, Jim Copeland, Rico Figueroa, Larry Kelley, Paul Luna, Jeff McAlister, Kevin Miller, Kyle Norton, Dr. Larry Van Vleet, James Wagstaff, and Silas “Si” Wood.


Deacons are the servants of the church (Acts 6 and 1 Timothy 3:8-13). They generally operate “behind the scenes” to assist with various ministry needs, and to manage benevolent requests and handle the administration of the Lord’s Supper. To contact the deacons, send an email to [email protected].

The deacons are Dan Cummings, John Davis, Todd Fields, Walt Slade, and Rick Warren.