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.
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.
Director of Leadership 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.
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Dr. 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.
Director of Network Development
Preston Ulmer is the director of network development for CMN. Before joining CMN, he served in ministry for years as a youth pastor, young adult pastor, and lead pastor, and earned his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. This experience and education led him and his family to plant Discover Church in Denver, CO, in 2016. At the same time, Preston also founded a ministry called The Doubter’s Club, which has expanded to multiple locations and states since its inception. In 2017, Preston was a part of the CMN Field-Based Team, traveling to AG colleges and universities to discover and develop the next generation of church planters.
Communications and Content Strategist
Dustin Evans oversees the communication strategy for CMN’s social media, marketing, email campaigns, and websites. He brings 7 years of communications experience to the CMN team. Dustin has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Evangel University and is passionate about making the depths of Scripture accessible to others in new ways. Fun fact: Dustin is one of the most-followed users on Pinterest, with roughly 2.6 million followers on the platform.
CMN Launch 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.
Assistant to Director of Strategic Partnerships
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. She is passionate about building community and developing leaders and loves serving in a role where she can live out both passions.
Network Development 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.
Assistant to Director of Leadership Development
Cheryl Greenaway serves as the administrative coordinator for the Director of Discovery and Development. Raised in a pastor's home in the South, Cheryl has spent her whole life in ministry. She and her husband, Chuck, started serving in full-time vocational ministry in 1999 and have ministered in New York City, Ohio, and Florida. For the last five years, Cheryl and Chuck have been a part of the leadership team at James River Church in Ozark, MO. They currently live in Ozark with their three amazing teenagers, Philip, Jackson, and Alison, and their very sweet dog, Buckeye.
Resource Development Manager
Yisrael Vincent serves church planters by helping develop relevant and accessible tools for their ministry. Previously, he has pastored in the local church, served with the national office of Chi Alpha, and taught as an adjunct professor for Evangel University. Yisrael graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a degree in accounting before moving to Springfield to earn an M.Div. from AGTS where he met his wife, Christina. Currently, he is working on completing a Ph.D. in Biblical Theology and Interpretation.
Assistant to Director of Operations
Dom Federici serves as the administrative coordinator for the Director of Operations. He graduated in 2018 from Evangel University after studying Leadership and Business Management. Before officially joining the team, Dom served CMN as an intern for a semester during his senior year of college. He is passionate about leadership, church health, and kingdom growth and loves serving in a role where they all come together.
Gabrielle Nichols serves as event manager for the CMN team. She attended Evangel University and Missouri State University where she studied Business Management and Leadership. She has experience working within the local church and a background in production and event management. Gabrielle has a passion to see and be a part of God’s Kingdom moving forward and loves working with a team that embodies the same mission.
Matching Fund Specialist
Christian Rodriguez serves as the matching fund specialist and relationship coordinator for the CMN funding team. He graduated from Central Bible College with a B.A. in Youth Ministry in 2013 and went on to serve in the local church before joining CMN. Christian has a passion for developing leaders and seeing their God-given visions come to life, and he loves working with planters across the country to help them pursue their purpose.
Assistant to Director of CMN
Phoebe Salgado serves as the special projects coordinator and administrative coordinator for the director of the Church Multiplication Network. She attended Evangel University where she studied Communications. Phoebe and her husband, Richard, are passionate about growing the next generation of leaders and the local church.
Assistant to Director of Network Development
Tyler Gibbs serves as the administrative assistant to the Director of Network Development. He graduated in 2019 from Evangel University with a degree in Business Management. Before joining the team, Tyler served CMN as an intern during his final semester in college. He is passionate about leadership, building relationships with church planters, and helping them get connected to the network.
Church Planting Directors Coordinator
Chi Alpha Partnership Coordinator
AG Coaching Coordinator
New Birth Church
Allison Park Church
City First Church
James River Church
Gateway Fellowship Church
National Community Church
Emmanuel Christian Center
River Valley Church
North Central University
New Life Covenant
AG National Black Fellowship
Hispanic Task Force
Southern Latin District
AG Office of Hispanic Relations
Church Planting Director
Central Hispanic District
Texas Louisiana Hispanic District
Family Christian Assembly (Penitas, TX)
Iglesia La Mision (Nyack, NY)
Southern Pacific District