Nebraska District Officials

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Myron T. Powell

District Superintendent
district_supt@neupc.org
Myron and Shannon Powell were raised in apostolic-pentecostal homes and began serving in various church ministries at young ages. Myron began preaching at the age of 14 in 1987 and would preach his first revival two years later. Shannon was involved in music, choir, and actively involved in her youth ministry. And the two of them would meet at Gateway College of Evangelism (now Urshan College). They married in 1993 and continued their ministry together, serving in many different capacities including youth pastor, assistant to the pastor, new believers ministry, sectional youth leader, district youth secretary and youth president. In 2000, Myron and Shannon re-started a church in Caribou, Maine and founded Solid Rock Worship Center, where they pastored for ten years before moving to Omaha, NE. In 2010, the Powell’s moved halfway across the country to assume the pastorate of The Church of Omaha (TCOO), where they continue to serve presently. Myron has served as a sectional presbyter (2011-2015) and district superintendent (2015-present). Shannon is a licensed mental health professional counselor, and brings her gift of executive analytical skills to serve TCOO administratively. In 2016, TCOO launched two preaching points: one in Papillion, NE and the other a French-African multicultural church. Today, both churches are self-governing, and TCOO has since launched a preaching point in Blair, NE. The Powell’s serve to edify and equip the saints for the work of the ministry, and have trained over 40 saints to become certified Bible study teachers. In the past two years, over 80 new people have been taught a Bible study. <a href=”http://bishopsblog.org”>bishopsblog</a>
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Myron T. Powell

Myron T. Powell

District Superintendent

Steve Showalter

District Secretary
district_sec@neupc.org

My name is Steve Showalter and I pastor Apostolic Life Center in Omaha, NE.  Angela and I met in the early 80s when her father, a UPCI minister, was transferred to Omaha with the US Navy.  We married in 1994.  We have a daughter, Natalie, and a son, Austin.

I attended Texas Bible College from 1989-1991.  After I returned to Omaha and worked in our church which was pastored by my father.  I have worked as a Sunday School teacher, church youth director, and church secretary/treasurer.  I assisted my father and was elected co-pastor in 2011.  In 2016 my father resigned the pastorate and I became the pastor.  I am also the author of “Escaping Fantasyland.”

I served the Nebraska District as the Men’s Ministry Secretary and Men’s Ministry Director.  In 2020 I was elected to serve as the District Secretary.

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Steve Showalter

Steve Showalter

District Secretary

Larry Daugherty

Section 1 Presbyter
presbyter_sect1@neupc.org

Larry and Larissa Daugherty have been married for 22 years. They have five wonderful children: Robyn, Katlyn, Ian, Aaron, and Caleb. As first-generation Pentecostals, they first got into the UPCI church in 2003, after Larissa came home from serving in Operation Enduring Freedom. Larry got involved in Bible studies during his time as Mr. Mom, ultimately leading to their baptisms in August 2003. Since then they have served in the North Platte church as Sunday School teachers, Youth leaders, Ushers, Treasurer, and Assistant Pastors. In 2016 they accepted the call to pastor ACTS UPC in Scottsbluff, NE. In 2019 they became Section 1 Presbyter, and in January of 2020, they accepted the pastorate for Apostolics of Alliance. Throughout their time in ministry, they have enjoyed raising their family, sharing His gospel, traveling, and living for the Lord. They look forward to what the Lord has in store for them.

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Larry Daugherty

Larry Daugherty

Section 1 Presbyter

Eugene Alphin

Section 2 Presbyter, NAM Director
presbyter_sect2@neupc.org

No Bio available.

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Eugene Alphin

Eugene Alphin

Section 2 Presbyter, NAM Director

Phil Alley

Section 3 Presbyter
presbyter_sect3@neupc.org

Phil and Shawnelle have been together since 1984. After Phil completed his service in the U.S. Air Force, they married in 1988. They have two married children, Michelle (and Sam) Gossett and Justin (and Jennifer) Alley, and three grandchildren.

After their New Birth experience in 1985, they spent the first 23 years of ministry focused on Youth and Sunday School on Local and District levels. Together, they have served Apostolic Grace Fellowship for three-plus decades in every area of ministry from Board Members to janitors.

Pastor Alley has been licensed with the United Pentecostal Church, International since 1994. In 1996, they began serving as Assistant Pastor, then in 2007, became co-Pastor, and in 2016 became the Pastor and First Lady of Apostolic Grace Fellowship and were Ordained in 2017.

Shawnelle earned her Master’s Degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Nonfiction along with an Advanced Writing Certificate in 2018 and is currently an instructor at several area Universities.

The Alley’s pastor Apostolic Grace Fellowship, in Fremont, Nebraska with a heart for God and his people. Together they have served Fremont and surrounding communities, in Truth and with love, for over 35 years.

Pastor Alley also serves the Nebraska District UPCI as the Section 3 Presbyter.

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Phil Alley

Phil Alley

Section 3 Presbyter

Elvin Anthony

Honorary Board Member

No Bio available.

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Elvin Anthony

Elvin Anthony

Honorary Board Member

David L. Showalter

Honorary Board Member, Mentoring Ministry Director
hon_presbyter@neupc.org

I was first associated with the State of Nebraska in the early 1950’s, as a boy of 2 or 3 years old attending a church in Bellevue pastored by Bro Worley Davis.

Bro Jerry Tiller became pastor just prior to our move to Alaska in 1955. While in Alaska, we met and were pastored by Sis Agnes Rich, from 1957-1959.

We returned to Nebraska in 1959 and once again attended the church in Bellevue, pastored by Bro Jerry Tiller.

In 1966, I left for Bible College in Portland, Oregon. After graduation, my wife, Jeanie, and I came back to Nebraska and settled in Grand Island to assist Sis Agnes Rich, as Assistant Pastor, from 1969-1978. The church was located on Division and Vine Streets and was hit by lightning in 1968 and burned down. We helped tear-down the old building and rebuild in a new location on Oak Street. The lumber from that church was ‘reused’ in the new building.

In 1978, we moved to Omaha, NE to pastor Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church until 2016 when I transitioned the Pastorate to my Co-Pastor Steve Showalter, where I remain as Pastor Emeritus.

I have served in various offices in the Great Plains District as well as when Nebraska became its own district in 1976.

The offices that I have held are:
Sectional Youth Secretary (1973), District Youth Secretary (1976), District Foreign Missions (Global Missions) Director, District Home Missions (North American Missions), District Presbyter-at-large (1983) and District Presbyter for Section 3 (1999), Chairman of Christian Life Camp Board and District Secretary (1999-2008).

I currently hold the office of Honorary Board Member since our 2019 District Conference.

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David L. Showalter

David L. Showalter

Honorary Board Member, Mentoring Ministry Director

Lucas Kirkpatrick

Bible Quizzing Coordinator
biblequiz_cor@neupc.org

No Bio available.

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Lucas Kirkpatrick

Lucas Kirkpatrick

Bible Quizzing Coordinator

Elton Tiger

Children’s Ministries Director
childrens_dir@neupc.org

Hello!  I am Elton Tiger, Children’s Pastor at Bethel Christian Ministries in Bellevue, NE and Children’s Ministry Director for the Nebraska District UPCI.

I am married to my wonderful wife, Jackie.  We have known each other since we were little kids when our father’s worked together in the United States Air Force.  We lived in Alaska together in 1979, where my wife was born. We later were all stationed in Germany  together where we spent a lot of family time together.  We reconnected in Nebraska in 1995, and had an instant connection.  We were married young, in 1999 and started our family almost immediately.  We have 5 daughters, and as of October 2020, 1 son-in-law!

I was baptized in a home fellowship group in 1999 by my father.  I served God off and on for the next couple of years.  In 2003, my wife and I fully committed to serving the Lord and began regular attendance at Bethel Christian Ministries.  I worked in several different ministries early on including prison ministry, sound ministry and sunday  school.   Through the next several years I found my passion working with the children.  I took over as Children’s Pastor at Bethel in 2010, where I continue to minister.  While there have been many highlights since starting my ministry with children, the most impactful has been our VBS.  In 2017 we rolled out our 1st VBS, it ran for 3 evenings. The following year, we decided to run a 5 full day  VBS,  which was a  huge success. We had approximately 100 children register, with an average of 85 each day in attendance.   In 2019, we had  130 registered  children,  averaging 105 each day, of which more than 50% were not from our local church.  By the end of the week, we had 9 children receive the Holy Ghost!  Due to COVID we were unable to have our VBS in 2020, but plan to have it in 2021!

This led me to follow the calling God had on my life and pursue my local license.   I obtained my local license with the UPCI in 2017, and then my general license in 2018.

I became the Nebraska District Children’s Ministry Secretary in 2017 and currently serve as the Nebraska District Children’s Ministry Director.

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Elton Tiger

Elton Tiger

Children’s Ministries Director

Kathy Siegler

Children’s Ministries Secretary
childrens_sec@neupc.org

Although raised in church, Kathy did not get into this wonderful Apostolic truth until she was in her twenties.

My husband James was 18 years old and I was 17 years old when we got married and we were married 36 years before his passing. We have three grown children and two beautiful granddaughters.

In October of 2009, we were voted in as pastor and wife of Apostolic of Alliance in Alliance Nebraska. Together we served Apostolic of Alliance for ten years until my husband’s passing in 2019. I have also served in many other aspects but the most rewarding was serving with my husband doing bible studies.

Currently, I am a licensed minister of the United Pentecostal Church International, the Pastor of Apostolics of <span class=”il”>Alliance</span>, prayer representative for section 1, and the children’s ministry secretary for the Nebraska District.
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Children’s ministry is more than a position for her. The children of today need love and as much of Jesus and scriptural learning as we can give them. This world is out to get and corrupt our children and if we do not reach them, the world will. Kathy’s heart is to reach every child possible.

You can help Children’s Ministry do more to reach our children in the Nebraska communities by giving a donation to Children’s Ministry today. You will be blessed!

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Kathy Siegler

Kathy Siegler

Children’s Ministries Secretary

William Johnson

Global Missions Director
gm_dir@neupc.org

My name is William Johnson Sr, I met my lovely wife, helpmate, and closest friend Lyn Schottle in Mesa, Arizona, in
1983, while stationed there with the USAF. We were married in 1985 (35 Wonderful Years ago.) We have two Children
(Rachel Hayes and William Johnson Jr.) They are both married.

I am originally from Sacramento, CA. I finished High School In 1975 and immediately enlisted the USAF, where I served
for 20 years. I retired as a Master Sergeant in March of 1996. In 2000 I received my bachelor’s degree in Elementary
Education with a secondary in Middle School Education from Peru State college, NE. I am a Certified Teacher for the
state of Nebraska. I taught Middle School Science for Omaha Public Schools (OPS) for 18 years. I retired from OPS (and
teaching) in May of 2018.

In July of 1994, while in the USAF, I found the Lord Jesus Christ, and received the Holy Ghost. I was Baptized in Jesus’ Name
in September of 1994 at Bethel Christian Ministries in Bellevue NE.

Ministerial background:
I served at Bethel Christian Ministries as an Usher, Deacon, Home ministry cell Leader, Musician, Sunday School Director,
Assistant Men’s Fellowship Director, Adult Discipleship class teacher, and Elder.

I received my Local Minister License in Nebraska in 2000, my General License in 2021, and my Ordination in June of
2022.

I served the Nebraska District as the Director of the Board for the Nebraska UPC Christian Fellowship Campground, and
as Assistant Sunday School Superintendent.

I served for one year as an Assistant in Missions (AIMer) in the country of Belize, Central America. While there, I served
as Pastor of the Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church and Bible School.

Upon returning from the mission field, I returned to Bethel Christian Ministries Church in Bellevue NE, to serve Pastor
Justin Anthony as Elder, Musician, and Discipleship Class teacher.

I then temporarily transferred to the Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church of Seward NE, where I served under Pastor
Timothy Daywitt as an Assistant to the Pastor for 4 years.

I then transferred permanently to Revival Tabernacle Church in Bellevue NE where I currently serve under Pastor Joseph
Gastineau as Assistant Pastor.

Upon the passing of Pastor Joseph Gastineau, I was elected as Pastor at Revival Tabernacle. Since then, we have changed the name of the church to “The Sanctuary Apostolic Church.”

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William Johnson

William Johnson

Global Missions Director

Julie Fessenden

Ladies Ministry President
ladies_pres@neupc.org

Pastor Julie Burkhart Fessenden received the Holy Ghost and was baptized at the age of 9. After graduating in 1987 she moved to Hannibal, MO to attend college. There she met Bishop Wilson Fessenden and they married in 1988. She graduated from Hannibal-LaGrange College with degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education in 1991. After the birth of sons Timothy in 1992 and Andrew in 1995, she began pursuing her Master’s Degree. She graduated with a degree in Educational Technology from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 2003. Matthew joined the family in 2006 and in 2011 she received her Specialist’s Degree in Educational Administration from William Woods University. In 2010 the Fessenden’s became pastor at New Life. In 2019 Julie received her ministerial license and was elected pastor of New Life UPC. She serves as Music Director and is active in the teaching ministry.

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Julie Fessenden

Julie Fessenden

Ladies Ministry President

Michelle Anthony

Ladies Ministry Secretary
ladies_sec@neupc.org

No Bio available.

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Michelle Anthony

Michelle Anthony

Ladies Ministry Secretary

Russell Wolf

Mens Ministry Director
mens_dir@neupc.org

No Bio available.

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Russell Wolf

Russell Wolf

Mens Ministry Director

Timothy Daywitt

Mens Ministry Secretary
mens_sec@neupc.org
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Timothy Daywitt

Timothy Daywitt

Mens Ministry Secretary

Maxwell Smith

Prayer Coordinator
wnop_dir@neupc.org

I am a licensed minister at The Life Church of Lincoln. Where I am the finance pastor, assisting as the local prayer director, as well other capacities when necessary.

I am the Section 2, as well as the Nebraska District Prayer Coordinator.

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Maxwell Smith

Maxwell Smith

Prayer Coordinator

Michelle Gossett

Promotions Director
promotions@neupc.org

I was born into the Apostolic faith. My parents are Phil and Shawnelle Alley, who Pastor Apostolic Grace Fellowship, In Fremont NE.

I received the Holy Ghost in 1999 at the age of 7 while attending a Children’s Church Service at our annual family camp meeting. I was Baptized in Jesus name 4 days later and have been involved in ministry for my entire life.

I grew up working weekends, along side my parents, at the previously owned campgrounds in York, Nebraska. Some of my most valued memories are working to update the old machine shed building into a beautiful and inviting Children’s Tabernacle, cleaning up the camp grounds in preparation for our family and youth camps and of course the services and unity building fellowship that followed at those meetings.

I was involved in teaching Sunday school from around the age of 10. During the ages of 9-14 I was involved in Bible Quizzing. As a Freshman in High school I helped create the youth team at our local church in Fremont. I was a part of this youth team until I graduated high school and left for Texas Bible College (TBC) the fall of 2010, where I graduated with my associates in Theology in 2012. I met my husband, Sam while at TBC, who also graduated from TBC with an Associates Degree in Music.

We were married in 2012 and moved to the Austin, TX area, where we attended Hope Family Fellowship, pastored by Sam’s father, Andy Gossett. While attending Hope, I was involved in Sunday School, Praise Singing and anything else that was asked. As home mission church plant it was all hands on deck. My husband was the Music Director of Hope.

In 2015 we moved back to Nebraska and attended The Church of Omaha. While there, Sam was heavily involved with the Music Team and I was involved in Sunday School, teaching life groups and as a couple we led the Hyphen Group.

In 2018, I became the Nebraska District Promotion Director. It has been an honor to work with and beside the amazing leaders of the Nebraska District and one I am excited to continue doing.

We had our miracle baby, a daughter, in 2016 and were blessed with our surprise baby boy in 2019. I am a full time, stay at home mama and view this as my greatest ministry to date.

In February 2019 God called us Apostolic Grace Fellowship, my home church. Sam is Music Director and I am the Sunday School Director and our Out Reach Coordinator. We are involved in teaching Bible Studies and teaching Life Group Lessons. I have a heart for worship and love expressing my gratitude at His goodness, as it was once taught to me, “God is good, all the time, for it is His very nature.”

God has blessed me abundantly and I will forever be grateful!

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Michelle Gossett

Michelle Gossett

Promotions Director

Chase Alphin

Youth President
youth_pres@neupc.org

No Bio

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Chase Alphin

Chase Alphin

Youth President

Marshall Wirtz

Youth Secretary
youth_sec@neupc.org

No Bio

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Marshall Wirtz

Marshall Wirtz

Youth Secretary