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.”
Tennison Shetler - Worship/Discipleship Pastor
Tennison is originally from Oregon, but has called many places home through the years. He’s passionate about leading God’s people into authentic and intentional praise/worship, thinking deeply about our faith, and seeing people surrender to Jesus’ invitation to follow Him.
Tennison has been married to his favorite person (Danielle) for a couple of decades and together they’re working on raising 5 very interesting humans.

Shelly Christian - Children's 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!
Sarah Martel-Lee - Spiritual Formation Director
As a mom of three 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.
America Benitz - 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.  


Donovan Christian
Jim Graham
Clayton Nutter
Garth Linkey
Gary Jones