Nebraska District Officials

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Myron T. Powell

District Superintendent

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.

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Myron T. Powell

Myron T. Powell

District Superintendent

Steve Showalter

District Secretary

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

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 instore for them.

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Larry Daugherty

Larry Daugherty

Section 1 Presbyter

Eugene Alphin

Section 2 Presbyter, Multicultural Ministry Director

No Bio available.

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Eugene Alphin

Eugene Alphin

Section 2 Presbyter, Multicultural Ministry Director

Phil Alley

Section 3 Presbyter

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 two 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 janitor.

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

No Bio available.

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David L. Showalter

David L. Showalter

Honorary Board Member

Lucas Kirkpatrick

Bible Quizzing Coordinator

No Bio available.

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Lucas Kirkpatrick

Lucas Kirkpatrick

Bible Quizzing Coordinator

Elton Tiger

Children’s Ministries Director

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

No Bio available.

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Kathy Siegler

Kathy Siegler

Children’s Ministries Secretary

Joseph Gastineau

Global Missions Director

In 1967 my wife and I moved to Streator, IL to begin a Home Missions work. We pastored there for 21 years.  We also assisted in starting a work in Ottawa IL. While in Illinois, I served as Sectional Youth Leader for several years than as Sunday School Director.

October of 1988 found us in Omaha NE.  I assisted Bro. David Showalter for 13 years.

I now am pastor at Revival Tabernacle, Bellevue NE.  I have served as Sunday School Director and now serve as Global Missions Director for the NE District.

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Joseph Gastineau

Joseph Gastineau

Global Missions Director

Angela Showalter

Ladies Ministry President

I was raised in a preacher’s home with five siblings and grew up to marry Steve Showalter in 1994. Together we have two children, Natalie and Austin, who bring joy to our lives almost daily. We currently Pastor Apostolic Life Center, downtown Omaha where I am a sign language interpreter for the deaf and a teach Sunday School when needed. I also work full-time at Nebraska Medicine as a Registered Nurse and obtained my degree over 29 years ago at Indiana State University, I’m a transplant to Nebraska, have enjoyed working in Ladies Ministries for over 20 years and I love desserts!

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Angela Showalter

Angela Showalter

Ladies Ministry President

Michelle Anthony

Ladies Ministry Secretary

No Bio available.

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Michelle Anthony

Michelle Anthony

Ladies Ministry Secretary

Russell Wolf

Mens Ministry Director

No Bio available.

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Russell Wolf

Russell Wolf

Mens Ministry Director

Maxwell Smith

Prayer Coordinator

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

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

Trevor Wilder

Youth President

Pastor Trevor Wilder begin serving at The Church of Omaha as a Sunday School teacher in 2014. In 2016 he and his wife, Tabitha were asked to lead the student ministry. He also began playing the bass guitar and singing on the praise team in 2014.

He felt the call the preach in 2013 and became The Church of Omaha’s Student Pastor in 2017. He received his UPCI local license in 2016 and his general license in 2017.

In addition to serving as Student Pastor, Trevor serves administratively at his church. From reading books to playing numerous board games, Trevor enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. He has served the Nebraska District Youth President since 2017.

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Trevor Wilder

Trevor Wilder

Youth President

Nate Meuller

Youth Secretary

Pastor Nate Mueller began working in ministry at 12 years old, serving as a Sunday School Teacher. As he grew, he became involved in music ministry by learning the drums, and now the bass.

He felt God call him to preach in 2011 and became New Life UPC's Youth Pastor in 2014. He received his UPCI Local License in February 2016 and advanced to his General License in June of 2019.

Pastor Nate Mueller was voted in as Assistant Pastor in July 2019. He enjoys serving New Life UPC with his wife, Rachel. He also serves the Nebraska District as Youth Secretary since 2018.

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Nate Meuller

Nate Meuller

Youth Secretary