The New Church Ministry staff are called to train, equip, assist, and multiply emerging and affiliating congregations and leaders.
Minister of New Church Strategies
Terrell McTyer is Minister of New Church Strategies at New Church Ministry, a call he accepted in August 2016. Terrell oversees the recruiting, assessing, and equipping of new church leaders and is responsible for Leadership Academy and other training activities.
After a transformative experience at Leadership Academy, Terrell started Manifestation Christian Center in the Kansas City area in 2014, which was named the 2016 Outstanding Mission Partner for restart Transitional Housing Facility via One STEP Worldwide Ministries. Terrell is also the chair for the new church ministry effort for the Greater Kansas City Region, for which he developed a strategic plan for teaching, equipping, and multiplying new pastors and churches and where he has been influential in helping several new churches begin to affiliate with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Assistant Minister of New Church Strategies
Jose Martinez serves as Assistant Minister of New Church Ministry.
He also created a ministry as an Incubate participant with the National Benevolent Association called StoryWagen. Additionally, he is co-planter of Multi Nation Christian Church, which is the largest and only Haitian Ministry in the Midwest for the Disciples of Christ and along with planting MissioKC Church. Co-vocationally, he is an endorsed Protestant Chaplain, at the 139th Airlift Wing in St. Joseph, Missouri and a chaplain with Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
He has served in different capacities in ministry from the regional level to local congregations by bringing innovative and entrepreneurial ideas about the shifting paradigm of church. His mixture of talent, tenacity, and experience has helped him in all contexts of ministry, which was recognized by the Air National Guard in 2016 by awarding him the Samuel Stone award.
Jose looks forward to bringing that same energy to his role as the Associate Minister of New Church Ministry and edifying the missional culture in the teaching, equipping, assisting, and multiplying of leaders within the CC (DoC) movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.
Minister of New Church Ministry Coaching
Joi Robinson oversees the Coaching program for New Church Ministry. In this capacity, she recruits and trains coaches that reflect the demand of New Church Ministry and the diversity of Disciples to walk alongside New Church pastors and leaders as they move through the various stages of the new church process. To help them remain on track and accountable for the goals they have set for themselves and their new church plant, Robinson matches New Church pastors and leaders with experienced coaches who – through prayer, encouragement, active listening and strategic questioning – provide support to New Church pastors and leaders as they encounter the various aspects of church planting.
Services Support Assistant
Laura Ginn supports the Minister of New Church Strategies at New Church Ministry with administrative tasks. In this role, she schedules travel arrangements, manages reports, contacts, and projects, processes expenses, and coordinates event logistics. Laura also assists in maintaining digital assets and social media content.
New Church Coach
Sandy Harvey has been a pastoral coach with New Church Ministry since 2014. Initially working with transitional church pastors, Sandy now works exclusively with pastors who are at the concept stage to those who have been with their church for 10 years. In addition, Sandy has been facilitating Leadership Academy for two years and is excited about equipping new church pastors with skill and insight to successfully launch and grow their ministries.
New Church Coach
Jorge “Joey” Cotto describes his role at New Church Ministry as one of “listening to the realities and concerns of pastors, in order to “help them discover and identify the best strategy” to execute their vision.