Our Team

David Maurer

David Maurer

David has served in various capacities, working with non-profits throughout Central Indiana.  He has been married to his wife Jennifer for 35 years; they have 2 married children and 2 grandchildren. David is a member at Redeemer Presbyterian Church.   David wants newly married couples to know that "People change in many ways over time....Be ready for the changes". 


Joined the Becoming One Board: 2020

Favorite Scripture:  Philippians 3:10

How has serving on the BO Board impacted you? "Serving on the BO Board helps remind me that board membership is a serious commitment."

Deborah Dorris

Deborah Dorris

Debbie has been married to Wayne for 22 years, they have 3 kids  Joy, son in-law  (Kevin) Josh, and Andrew, as well as 2 adorable grandchildren (Grace and Elijah).   Debbie is a member at Grace Pointe Church of the Nazarene, where she serves in the nursery, helps with church community events, is a counter, greeter, and loves to help new people get acclimated to the church. Debbie advises newly married couples to work as a team!  


Joined the Becoming One Board: 2020

Favorite Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11

How has serving on the BO Board impacted you? "The institue of marriage seems to be under attack these days. It is so importnat to encourage couples when we can. I am excited to be part of a ministry that is devoted to helping couples".

Jeff VanWinkle

Jeff VanWinkle

Jeff has been married to his wife Julie for 8 years, they have 3 daughters and 1 son between them, as well as 5 grandaughters. Jeff is a member of Eastview Christian Church. Jeff offers the following wisdom to newly married couples: "Trust and Communication"-- Communication is most important. Now with that, ask yourself "do they really understand what I am saying".  


Joined the Becoming One Board: 2020

Favorite Scripture: John 3:16

How has serving on the BO Board impacted you? "I am just coming on the BO Board, and hope to help in leadership skills with other married couples" 

Julie VanWinkle

Julie VanWinkle

Julie is the Director of The Magdalene House in Martinsville Indiana. She is a member at Eastview Christian Church and has been married to her husband Jeff for 8 years. Between them they have 3 daughters, 1 son and 5 granddaughters.   Julie offeres the following advice to newly married couples to "walk your spiritual journey together". 


Joined the Becoming One Board: 2020

Favorite Scripture:  Ephesians 6:10-18

How has serving on the BO Board impacted you? "I just joined the board and can't wait to see what is in store for me. The impact will be that I will be part of something that can make couples marriages stronger, that is amazing"!

Reverend Angela Alvarado

Reverend Angela Alvarado

Pastor Angela serves as the BO Financial Manager. She is an Ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene, and serves as Transformation Pastor at Intersection Community Church.  Pastor Angela is married to her husband Steven, who is also an Ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene, they have 3 children and 2 son in-laws. 


Joined the Becoming One Board: 2017

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Reverend Jess Hodge

Reverend Jess Hodge

Pastor Jess serves as the Worship Leader for Fishers Point Community Church in Indianapolis IN. She is an Ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Jess has been married to Riley for 5 years, they have 4 children Susannah, Jeremiah Josh, and Lydia and son in-law (Preston).  Pastor Jess offered  these words of wisdom to newly married couoples: "Take special time for each other every week. Discover what makes your spouse feel special and do that often"! 


Joined the Becoming One Board: 2019

Favorite Scripture:  Isaiah 26:3-4

How has serving on the BO Board impacted you? "Being divorced from an abusive husband and now married to someone who treasures me, I'm blessed to participate in a marriage ministry and give hope to others who have come from places of brokenness". 

Reverend Landon DeCrastos

Reverend Landon DeCrastos

Pastor Landon is the Lead Pastor of Fishers Point Community Church in Fishers, IN. He is also a Church planting Coach and the Chairman for the Mission Strategy Team of the Indianapolis District Church of the Nazarene (council for church planting initiatives).  Pastor Landon and his wife Kara have been married for 15 years and have 2 kids (Josiah and Lynae).   His advice to newly married couples is: "It's not about you...nor is it about your happiness. God unifies us in marriage for the purpose of holiness".  


Joined the Becoming One Board: 2017

Favorite Scripture:  Ephesians 2:10

How has serving on the BO Board impacted you? Being a part of the BO Board has given him a deeper love for the concept of marriage. 

Reverend Suzette Slade

Reverend Suzette Slade

Pastor Suzette is the Co-Pastor of Jesus Network COTN, a registered organic church.  She is also the Associate Pastor at LifePointe COTN, a student at Nazarene Bible College, and a Real Estate Agent.  Pastor Suzette and her husband Pastor Eric have been married 31 years, and have 2 sons and a daughters in-love (Kristopher & Kayleen and Brenden). Her words of wisdom for a newly married couple are: "Pray together every single day and say I love you just as often. Be each others biggest cheerleaders and greatest supporters". 


Joined the Becoming One Board: 2019

Favorite Scripture: Psalm 86:11-12

How has serving on the BO Board impacted you? "It is a true privilege and I consider it refreshing to be part of a team who believes in marriage. This has given me a greater awareness of how much this ministry is needed as well as a burden to do all I can to help and support its mission".