Rev. Steven Welling, District Executive Minister
Steve has been a pastor and part of the Converge family for over 30 years, serving in Central Baptist in Tacoma, Bethany Baptist in Puyallup, Willow Glen Baptist in San Jose, CA, Kenmore Community Church in Bothell WA, and Northshore Community Church in Kirkland, WA.  He has served as the executive minister since 2006. Before serving in his current role, Steve spent five years as a management consultant with his own company, Journey Consulting, but God's calling brought him back into fulltime ministry. Steve is committed to starting and strenghtening churches and developing leaders of every age and to expand the work of Jesus in and beyond the Pacific Northwest. He is especially interested in communicating,, through writing, speaking and consulting, our positive message of hope and change in Christ. He and his wife Susie live in Washington and enjoy readiing, travel, spiritual formation and spending time with their five grandchildren.

Nate Hettinga, Director of Church Planting
Dr. Nate and Amy have been married since 1988 and have been blessed with six children (the two youngest adopted from Korea). They planted Cascade Church in Monroe, Washington, in 1997, and the church has grown to approximately 1400. More importantly, the daughter and granddaughter churches Cascade has planted have reached many more thousands of lives with the gospel. Nate leads Converge Northwest Church Planting and loves to read, fish, bowhunt and hang with the family.

Glen Douglas, Eastern District Representative
In 2004, while serving in California, Christ placed a burden on Glen’s heart to serve him in a new capacity. He and his wife Mary planted a church in Port Angeles, Washington. The Crossings Church continues and is a vibrant and healthy fellowship. In 2015, Glen and Mary handed the church off and moved to northern Idaho and began serving with Converge Northwest, ministering in the eastern part of our district.  

Susie Welling, PT Office Assistant  

Rob Neumann, Executive Director of Lake Retreat Camp & Conference Center, Adelphia Bible School Administrator
Rob has over 30 years of experience in the camp and conference center industry—20 years in the executive director role in four camps throughout the country. He grew up going to summer camp and spent three summers working at the Lake Retreat in the 1970’s. Because of his history with Converge Northwest, Rob brings with him a valuable connection to the donor support base.

Luke Underhill, Executive Director of Bighorn Ministries
Luke Underhill began his role with Bighorn in May 2003. He and his wife Andrea desire to encourage and support staff to keep their ministry on mission.

Carter Barnes, Fund Administrator, Church Growth Fund
Carter has a background in business, finance, marketing and sales. He and his wife of 47 years, Marcia, have been members of several congregations, and currently attend Bethany Baptist Church, Puyallup, Washington. He stepped up to the role of Fund Administrator in his retirement, and handles monthly reporting, issuing of deposit certifications, among other tasks.

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