Staff

Dr. Michael JohnsonFounder and Executive Director

I love, love, love that we labor together in joy and mutual appreciation. This is the kind of team I have always dreamed of - unified, together attacking the problem of "slacker discipleship."

Rev. Cathy HastieDirector of Mission Expansion

The best part of my job is getting to see how God is working in and through different churches to make disciples of Jesus Christ. It is humbling to serve these churches.

Megan LaFollettCommunications and Resourcing Lead

The variety of work required by my role on the Ascending Leaders team fits my desire to always be learning. But the best part of my work is finding and telling the stories of what God is doing through earnest leaders helping people grow closer to Him.

Teri WatsonAccounts Assistant

It may sound boring, but I enjoy working behind the scenes. I am thankful to be able to serve the Ascending Leaders community by helping to ensure we are good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.

Ellie TowExecutive Assistant

The best part of my role is knowing that I am contributing to the Kingdom via the mission statement of Ascending Leaders. If my work is done well, it enables the ministry to focus on the process of making disciples via coaching, teaching, and resourcing.

Sunny HyunGraphic Designer

It is an honor for me to do God's work with my friends who love God. I want the kingdom of God to expand through our efforts.

Katie BestDiscipleOn Community Manager

I feel extremely blessed to be working with the Ascending Leaders and DiscipleOn! team to further the Kingdom of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! What an awesome responsibility to handle the details for the communities. I enjoy using my gifts and skills to encourage people to disciple others for Him!!

Tara ThomasGrant Researcher and Writer

I am happy to be working with Ascending Leaders to locate additional funding for the great programs and services they offer. I look forward to seeing additional growth for the organization.