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We are thankful to have a strong team of dedicated leaders ready to serve you.

Wayne Spriggs District Superintendent

Originally from Canada, Wayne has served through the Christian and Missionary Alliance since 1983.  His experience includes church planting, revitalization, lead pastor, Bible Society District Director, District Superintendent in two districts, transitional pastor, consultant, adjunct professor, and beginning March 1, 2020, CPD District Superintendent.  Wayne’s passion for Christ can be seen in his love for the Church.  His dream is to see Christ’s Church vibrant, effective in reaching lost people, establishing gospel outposts where disciples are being equipped, empowered, and enabled to complete the Great Commission and bring back the King!  Wayne is married to Janet and they have two children.  Contact Wayne at

Shanon Lee Assistant to District Superintendent for Administrative Oversight

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Shanon came to the U.S. for his college education.  After graduation, he worked in the financial industry as a certified public accountant and a controller for 19 years. After being called to full-time ministry, he served as a local church pastor for over 11 years.  He joined the CPD team in 2020 to assist the district superintendent. Shanon and his wife, Jade, have two adult children.  Contact Shanon at

Nathan Edwardson

Nathan Edwardson Special Projects

To be honest, I never really wanted to be a pastor. I grew up in the church and once High School hit, I did anything and everything possible to avoid fake plastic Christianity. And then I met Jesus. As a 22-year old college student wrapping up my senior year at Simpson University, I began the journey to follow Jesus with my whole life. A few years later, that journey led me to plant a church.

In January 2007, my college sweetheart wife, Erica, and I felt God’s leading to plant the Stirring, a young and growing church in Redding, CA.  I love Jesus, family, sushi, film and revival. I am dreaming with God for an awakening not only in today’s church but also in families, cities, and generations. A creative visionary, I integrate my love of music and film with our passion for shaping disciples who will shape the world.  I enjoy life with our four children – Ava, Adiah, Asher, and Alicia. And of course, our big brown dog Jackson. Contact Nathan at

Edgar Castro

Edgar Castro Church Planting & Hispanic Ministries

Edgar was born in El Salvador, Central America. On October 1, 1993, he received Jesus as his Savior.  In 1994, he became a youth pastor for Casa del Alfareo in Downtown Los Angeles. October 16, 2004, he married Bertha N Martinez and they have two children: Nahbi and Adara. In January 2005, he became a pastor of Casa de Dios Church. Beginning in March of 2016 he received the call to work as Hispanic Coordinator for The Central Pacific District. In 2020, Edgar was appointed to lead the CPD in the area of Church Advancement. Contact Edgar at

Karla Tovar  Missions Engagement & Hispanic Partnership

Karla joined the CPD family in October of 2018 and graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2017 with a B.A. in International Relations & Spanish. Every day she has the great privilege of observing people from all over the world grow in their faith for our Lord, Jesus. She is committed to making a difference by showing and sharing the love of Christ to the ends of the earth and is so grateful to be part of a great team! Contact Karla at


Janet Spriggs Administrative Assistant for LO&CC

Janet was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and moved to Canada at the age of 4. She grew up in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Janet was a Registered Nurse until just before her first child was born. She stayed home to raise her children and it was when they were in middle school that Janet started working on a part-time basis doing administrative work for a faith-based homeless shelter. This began her journey of serving in a variety of administrative positions including the Canadian Bible Society and the Eastern PA District of the C&MA.

Currently, Janet is the Office Manager in a church in Pennsylvania, where she enjoys using her administrative gifts to encourage the ministries of the church. Janet is married to Wayne Spriggs, the District Superintendent. Contact Janet at

Brenda Aman Bookkeeper

Brenda is also a part-time district staff member. She serves as bookkeeper for the district office as well as Neighborhood Church of Redding. She has the unenviable job of making sure we color inside the lines financially.  She is in the office one day a week and has rebuilt our entire financial system. Contact Brenda at



Jared Hostetler Youth Point Person

Pastor Jared Hostetler is married to his best friend Jennifer since 2002 and they are blessed with one amazing son, Andrew. Jared has been at Almaden Neighborhood Church since the fall of 2007 and started working with the youth shortly after.

He says, “I, and other youth leaders in the CPD, believe there needs to be more collaboration within youth ministry. Utilizing opportunities to come together like Encounter, youth camps/retreats, youth leaders retreats and luncheons, is just the beginning as we pool our experiences and resources together to reach this generation to attain unity in the fullness of Christ.” Contact Jared at