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District Staff

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

Mike Mitchum Mike Mitchum Leadership Development

Mike has served as a local church C&MA pastor for 35 years.  He joined the CPD team in 2015 to head up Leadership Development. He is happy to serve in this role, encouraging and training leaders in the Central Pacific District. Mike and his wife, Robin, have two children and five grandchildren.  Contact Mike at

Nathan Edwardson

Nathan Edwardson Emerging Leaders

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

Frank Harding District Treasurer

Frank is a native Californian, born and raised in Los Angeles. He served in the Air Force in Vietnam in 1964-65.  After returning home he attended UCLA from 1972-1976.  He served in many volunteer political organizations over the years, worked in the legislature and was appointed by two past Governors to senior positions in state government. He worked in banking, real estate finance and real estate investing for private and public pension funds for a number of years.

While a member of Gateway Fellowship Church in Sacramento Frank served on the Board and he and his wife, Brenda, successfully directed a food distribution effort that eventually served 8,000+ meals per month to the needy.  He and Brenda are currently members of The Pointe Church of Antelope.  Frank was chosen by Dexcom as CPD Treasurer in August of 2018. Contact Frank at

Roberta Miller Administrative Assistant to Leadership Development

Roberta is a part-time district staff member. Her main job is to maintain the official records for those in the licensing, ordination and consecration progress.  She also keeps the district’s databases up to date.

Working with Mike is a natural fit for Roberta.  She was his administrative assistant for 20 years while he was the senior pastor at Cordova Neighborhood Church. Roberta still splits her time working at both the district and the church. Contact Roberta 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


Patty Herrera Special Needs Ministry Consultant

Patty has been the Children’s Director at Foothills Church for the past 14+ years. She is formerly a teacher of the deaf and taught at the California School for the Deaf, Riverside before becoming a Program Specialist for San Bernardino County Schools and an instructor at California State University, San Bernardino. She has a BA and MA in Communicative Disorders and credentials to teach the deaf and learning handicapped. Patty attended Western Seminary. On a personal note, she and her husband, Steve are celebrating our 40th anniversary this year. They have one son, Nathan, who has special needs. Contact Patty 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