The Assistant Superintendent serves as an executive superintendent who focuses on conference operations, property related issues, legal issues, financial advancement for local churches, and serves on the conference administrative team.
Rev. Mark W Douglas
Assistant Superintendent // Colorado District Leader
Mark currently serves as Assistant Superintendent and the Colorado District Leader. He has been active in pastoral leadership for 27 plus years – pastor, church planter, denominational regional & national board of directors member, and numerous other roles. Mark was owner and CEO of Mark W Douglas LLC – a leadership development & consulting, live production, and construction company. He has a passion for education and teaching in the college and university environment. To that end, Mark is currently an Adjunct Faculty member at a state University in Pueblo Colorado teaching in the areas of religious studies and philosophy with a particular focus on moral reasoning (ethics). He also taught at three community colleges in OH and CO. Prior to graduating from Northern Seminary with a MDiv in 1999, he worked as a District Executive, Camp Director, Professional Fund Raiser and Director of Support Services (responsibilities included accounting and finance) for the Boy Scouts of America in WV and OH. Mark has been accepted into and will begin a DMin in Contextual Theology at Northern Seminary in June 2024.
Mark and Judy have been married for 39 years. They are the parents of two daughters, one son-in-law, soon to be second son-in-law, and two grandsons. Mark and Judy reside in Pueblo CO. Prior to arriving in Pueblo in 2019, they made their home in OH and WV (land of Mark’s birth).
District Leaders work in concert with the Superintendent to implement the missional objectives of the conference. They lead the Life-Giving Leadership learning communities and assist local churches, leaders, and BOA’s with administrative and organizational structures. District Leaders regularly encourage and counsel pastors, planters, and lay leaders in their districts.
Rev. Julie Gray
Julie Gray has a life-long love for the Church, and a passion for the Bride of Christ to be a healthy instrument of transformation in the world. Her 30+ years of ministry in diverse and multi-cultural churches have expanded that passion to include people of every language, nation, tribe and race that will be gathered around the throne of God. Her education includes time at Central Christian College of Kansas, Seattle Pacific University, Fuller Theological Seminary, Free Methodist Ordination coursework, and a Certificate in Spiritual Transformation from the Transforming Center, in Wheaton, IL. Julie is currently Sr. Pastor at Phoenix Life Church, married to Marvin for 32 years, and loves to spend time visiting her kids and grandkids scattered across the country.
Rev. James Leman
Rev. Rick Snodgrass
North Texas District
Rick has planted, pastored, and mentored pastors for over 35 years. He mentored Conference Superintendents, and as Assistant Superintendent, mentored 71 pastors in the PNW Conference as well as many others outside the denomination. He and his wife Patti planted churches in Vallejo CA, Redmond WA, Mt. Vernon WA, and Nampa, DI. They live Granbury Texas where Rick serves as North Texas District Leader and as Director of Church Planting and Multiplication for The River Conference. Rick serves on the board of Impact, a multiplication movement where he has coached and mentored several micro churches and impact community leaders. Rick also coaches business owners and CEOs in organizational health as a way staying connected to the secular market place where the voice of Jesus needs to be heard. He works hard every day to walk out his life purpose to, “be living proof of a loving God to a watching world”. Ricks primary educational influences were Northwest Nazarene, Seattle Pacific, Western Evangelical Seminary, Regent and Fuller. Rick and Patti have been married for 43 years, have three sons who are married and serving Jesus and have been blessed with 9 grandchildren.
Rev. Ryan Stoops
Rev. Heather Baker Utley
South Texas District