U.S. Church Planting



US Church Planting Executive

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Jeff’s role is focused on increasing Stadia’s capacity to make a greater impact in U.S. church planting. He has partnered in planting churches in Georgia, across the U.S. and globally. Jeff lives in the Atlanta area with his wife, Lisa, and two daughters, Madison and Macy.

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West Coast Director

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As West Regional Executive, Nathan implements Stadia’s overall strategy in the western U.S., focusing on partner development, U.S. church planting, global church planting and Stadia advancement. Before coming to Stadia, Nathan played a key role in our Global Church Planting strategy as a Compassion International Church Relations Director. He also has first-hand U.S. church planting […]

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Northeast Regional Director

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Toney, and his wife, Stacie, have been in ministry for over 25 years. The majority of Toney’s ministry has focused on planting new churches in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. Stacie has been in Children’s ministry for more than 20 years and currently serves the church they started in Pittsburgh, PA as Children’s Pastor. Toney and Stacie […]

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Senior Director of Planter Development

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Craig is a strategist, teacher, leader and coach. Having started a church himself, he is passionate about developing the next generation of leaders who will start, grow and multiply even more effective churches.  He lives in Sacramento, California with the cutest girl in his 4th Grade Sunday School class who he has now been married […]

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Project Manager

Dawn and her husband Matt planted Journey Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky in the fall of 2017. She enjoys working behind the scenes and in the details. In her role with Stadia, she provides support to the team leading projects in our U.S. church planting. Dawn and Matt have been married since 2002 and have […]

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Project Manager

Wesley Bolden has ministry training and experience in church revitalization, campus ministry, senior leadership and church planting. In addition to his role as a Stadia Project Manager, he is also the lead planter and teaching pastor at Tri-Cities Church, a multiethnic church in East Point, GA, and a Stadia church plant. He is passionate about […]

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Collaboration Catalyst

Before arriving as Stadia’s Collaboration Catalyst, Nick served 20 years in corporate America as a Sales & Marketing executive at Fortune 500 companies. He left the corporate arena in 2003 and joined the staff of Kensington Community Church, in Troy, MI, where he served as their Director of Church Planting. Most recently, Nick served as […]

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Southwest Regional Director

In April of 2010, after 13 years of youth ministry, Nate and his wife, Vanessa, planted New City Christian Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 2016, Nate started a church planting network in Albuquerque.  Around the same time, he sent out Abiel Diaz from New City to plant a Spanish speaking church in Albuquerque. With […]

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Project Manager

After years of preparing, planning, and praying, Emily and her husband, Abiel, planted Ciudad de Gracia, a Spanish-speaking Stadia church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in January of 2017. Having first-hand experience of starting churches, Emily’s desire is to partner with church planters to help them be the very best for their community. Her other full-time […]

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