ABOUT EXPEDITION

TO SEE LIVES TRANSFORMED, LIVING OUT THE VALUES AND PRIORITIES OF JESUS

OUR STAFF

DONOVAN CHRISTIAN

LEAD PASTOR / ELDER

Donovan is married to his sweet and lovely wife Shelly. He also has two incredible sons, Caleb and Luke. He has a Bachelors in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University and a Masters of Divinity from Phoenix Seminary. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking, mountain biking and most sports. He also likes good BBQ, dabbling with photography and the word “wonky.”

AMERICA BENITEZ

OFFICE ASSISTANT

I have been volunteering at Expedition for youth ministry for a couple of years now. I love playing sports especially volleyball. I have two dogs who are my world and best friends. In my free time I like to listen to music, go paddle boarding and or go fishing with my siblings. 

DAVID HAGEMAN

WORSHIP LEADER

Dave is married to his better half, Tanya and and is a father to his beautiful daughter Lennon and his two sons Liam and Layton. He is a graduate of the New Life School of Worship, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Christian Studies and Worship Leadership from Grand Canyon University. Dave enjoys camping, fishing, “mechanicing”, reading, writing music and a good nap.

 

SARAH MARTEL-LEE

ADMINISTRATION

As a mom of 3 littles, I am a professional multitasker. I spend time in strategic planning, program management, and the ever-present administrative work. I also love words – writing them, editing them, using them to tell stories and communicate ideas.

SHELLY CHRISTIAN

CHILDRENS DIRECTOR

Shelly is an Arizona native who can’t imagine living anywhere else. She married her high school sweetheart and has two boys. They love playing games and watching movies. Camping is a favorite pastime and traveling to explore new places. Shelly has her Bachelors in Psychology from Grand Canyon University. She desires for kids at Expedition to understand that God loves them and that they are an important part of our church family!

ELDERS

JIM GRAHAM

ELDER

GARTH LINKEY

ELDER

GARY JONES

ELDER

CLAYTON NUTTER

ELDER

DEACONS

BRETT CARTWRIGHT

FACILITIES TEAM LEAD

LAURIE BRUNSON

FINANCE TEAM LEAD

SHEILA CORNETT

GUEST SERVICE DEACON LEADS

RUBEN & RITA VASQUEZ

EVENT TEAM LEAD

BURT WEST

VISITATION TEAM

CAROL SHELDON

BENEVOLENCE TEAM LEAD

LAY LEADERS

KIM WEST

CHRISTIAN COUNSELING / WOMEN'S MINISTRY

JIMMY LEE

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT