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About CMN



We believe that every community deserves a healthy, Spirit-empowered church. Not just any church, but a place of worship that has been adapted to the needs of the community and is led by someone who is passionate about the people who live there.

One size doesn't fit all. We believe that God works through a variety of church models. Whether you live in the city, the suburb, or the country, He still wants to work in your community.

Thinking about planting a church? Connect with us. It's our mission to equipfund, and network leaders in the church with the ultimate goal of multiplying the Kingdom across the United States.

Our Partners


Assemblies of God Church Plants Since 2008

CMN Staff

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Chris Railey

Director of CMN

Dr. Chris Railey is the senior director of Leadership and Church Development at the AG National Office. He previously pastored New Community Church in Mesquite, Texas. Under his leadership, the church grew 600 percent to 600 people in just three years. Chris graduated from Evangel University with a B.A. in Biblical Studies, and went on to receive his M.A. in Counseling and M.DIV from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Chris also received his D. Min in Organizational Leadership from AGTS. Read Chris's full bio here

John Jay Wilson

Director of Operations

John Jay Wilson studied government at Evangel University and worked for two United States Senators in Missouri, John Ashcroft and Kit Bond, right out of college. After joining a team to help plant North Point Church in Springfield, MO, John Jay served as the Administrative Associate there until he accepted a position at the AG National Office as Administrator to the General Superintendent. In 2011, he joined the Church Multiplication Network team, and now serves CMN as the Director of Operations. John Jay also has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Evangel University.

John Davidson

Director of Discovery & Development

Dr. John Davidson helps to coordinate church planting and leadership development among current and future ministers. Prior to serving at the AG National Office, John served in multiple pastoral roles, including many years on the pastoral staff at The Oaks Fellowship in Red Oak, TX. John served in higher education as the director of The Oaks School of Leadership and as a faculty member at multiple universities. He is a graduate of Evangel University and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, where he earned a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies.

Mike McCrary

Director of Funding

Mike McCrary comes to our team with proven experience in church leadership. He has served both on church planting teams and as senior leadership in established churches for 20 years. McCrary received his D. Min in Missional Leadership from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Before that, he graduated from Central Bible College with a B.A. in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Studies, and went on to receive his MATS and MDiv from AGTS.

Dustin Evans

Communication and Content Strategist

Dustin Evans handles communication strategy for CMN’s social media, event marketing, email, and website. He has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Evangel University, and brings 4 years of communications experience to the CMN team. Dustin is one of the most-followed users on Pinterest, with nearly 2.7 million followers on the platform.

Carol Getty

Special projects Coordinator

Carol Getty coordinates event logistics for the Center for Leadership and Church Development and handles administrative duties for the Senior Director. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Penn State University and was a teacher for several years - including homeschooling her daughter. Fun facts: Carol has had breakfast at the White House, been in a cow milking contest, and married an NFL player, not in that order!

Joe Licavoli

Special Projects Coordinator

Joe Licavoli is the project coordinator for CMN Launch events. He has a B.S. in Church Leadership from Evangel University. Joe's long-term goal is to plant a church on Long Island, NY, where both he and his wife, Gabby, are from. Joe felt the call to plant a church after a CMN Start event at Central Bible College, so CMN has and will always be a huge part of his life.

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Gina Schlagel

Administrative Coordinator

Gina Schlagel serves as the administrative coordinator for the team. Originally from Utah, Gina recently moved to Springfield from Colorado and comes with a strong background in administrative support, project management, and event coordination.

Jordan Deese

Special Projects Coordinator

Jordan Deese serves as the project coordinator for CMN START. He graduated from Evangel University in 2017 with a B.A. in Church Leadership, and served as a CMN Intern before officially joining the team. Jordan has a passion for the local church and leadership and loves serving in a role where both aspects are so intertwined.



Travis Skavhaug

Matching Fund Coordinator

Travis serves church planters in the Matching Fund application process and works to support their ongoing connection to the CMN family. Before joining CMN, he worked as a youth pastor and lead pastor with a passion for church planting. Travis graduated from Trinity Bible College with a B.A. in Intercultural and Biblical Studies, along with a Minor in Business Management, and went on to earn a M.A. in Christian Ministries from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.


CMN Lead Team


CMN Field-Based Team