Paul Nixon

Paul was an early leader in the multi-site movement, planting a second campus for Gulf Breeze UMC back in the late 1990s and helping to launch a third campus there in 2002.  He is a coach, consultant, professor and author of 11 books and has helped hundreds of churches retool for the future. 



Beth Estcok

Beth is a master coach, and can help your judicatory or network to create a customized coaching system with trained coaches.



Lynne Alley Grant

Lynne has the distinction of having led a successful church plant and a successful turn-around of a large, historic downtown church.  She knows both challenges.  Lynne has also worked with denominational advocacy ministry in LGBTQ+ issues.

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Rachel Gilmore

Rachel understands what it means to successfully plant a progressive/evangelical church as a woman and a Millennial in a denominational culture dominated by the sensibilities of Baby Boomers.  She has also worked as a national denominational leader in church planting, with a specialty in assessing and resourcing planters.



Craig Gilbert

Craig has led worship ministry in a congregation with ten distinctive worship services.  He is a seasoned coach around worship design and renewal. He is coauthor with Paul Nixon of the 2021 book Launching a New Worship Community.


Stewardship Advisor

Gary Shockley

Gary has helped churches raise tens of millions of dollars for ministry expansion across the years.  He serves as an advisor to Epicenter in matters of stewardship.


Finance Manager

Sandy Gutting

Sandy is an expert of hospitality training and accounting.  She oversees Epicenter Group's finance and customer relations.


Operation Manager

Justin Kan

Justin is a former educator specialized in management and educational linguistics.  He's in charge of Epicenter Group's operation and digital communications.


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