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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 also serves as the national director of the Church Multiplication Network, which has helped start more than three thousand new churches in the last nine years. Chris and his wife, Cara, were the founding pastors of New Community Church in Mesquite, TX, a church that experienced rapid growth and significantly impacted the community. Chris graduated from Evangel University with a B.A. in biblical studies, and went on to receive his M.A. in counseling, a master’s of divinity, and a doctorate of ministry in organizational leadership from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Chris lives with his wife, Cara, and their three boys in Springfield, Missouri.

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.

Jordan Deese

Special Projects Coordinator

Jordan Deese serves as the project coordinator for CMN Launch. 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.

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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.

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Amanda Berger

Matching Fund Admin

Amanda Berger serves as the administrative coordinator for the Director of Funding. She graduated from Evangel University in 2017 with a B.A. in Biblical Studies. Amanda is a also a volunteer community engagement pastor at Life360 WestGate. She is passionate about building community and developing leaders and loves serving in a role where she can live out both passions.  

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Blake Curry

Administrative Assistant

Blake is the assistant to the Director of Operations on the CMN Team. He will receive his B.A. in Church Leadership from Evangel University in the Spring of 2018, and he plans to continue on to get his Master's. Blake is very passionate about leadership and the local church. When he is not working he faithfully serves at his local church. He has traveled locally and nationally to lead worship, and is a contracted songwriter.

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Alex Ferren

Special Projects Coordinator

Alex Ferren serves as the project coordinator for CMN Start and the Multiply Cohort. He graduated from Evangel University in 2016 with a B.S. in Church Leadership and is working on a M.A. in Theological Studies at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Alex and his wife, Cassie, have been married since 2017 and reside in Springfield, Missouri.


CMN Lead Team


CMN Field-Based Team