David is a Resource Development Manager at Boys & Girls Club of Morgan County. 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. Davids favorite scripture verse is: Philippians 3:10 I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death", David enjoys vacationing in Europe; he loves pizza, and is currently reading "White Guilt". David says that serving on the BO Board helps to remind him that board membership is a serious commitment. David wants newly married couples to know that "People change in many ways over time....Be ready for the changes". David joined the Becoming One Board in 2020.
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. Her favorite place to vacation is Tennessee and Kentucky and she loves mexican food! She enjoyes reading food and decorating magazines. Debbies favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for a disaster, to give you a future and a hope". When asked how serving on the BO Board has impacted her she responed: "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". Debbie advises newly married couples to work as a team! Debbie joined the Becoming One Board in 2020.
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. His favorite scripture verse is John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes on him should not perish but have everlasting life". Jeff loves to vacation in Florida, and enjoys eating steak and potatoes. He is curently reading "Who Moved My Cheese". When asked how serving on the BO Board has impacted him, Jeff said: "I am just coming on the BO Board, and hope to help in leadership skills with other married couples" 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". Jeff joined the Becoming One Board in 2020.
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. Julies favorite scripture passage is "Ephesians 6:10-18
10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the s word of the Spirit, which is the word of God.18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. Julie is currently reading research material for her job, and loves reading "Jesus Calling". She enjoys eating seafood and vacationing anywhere near water. When asked how serving on the BO Board has impacted her she replied: "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"! Julie offeres the following advice to newly married couples to "walk your spiritual journey together".
Julie joined the Becoming One Board in 2020.
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. Pastor Angela joined the Becoming One Board in 2017.
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). Her favorite scripture is Isaiah 26:3-4 "You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord himself, is the Rock Eternal". Pastor Jess loves pasta, and vactioning in the Ozarks! She is currently reading "The Martyr's Song". When asked how serving on the BO Board has made an impact on her, she responed : "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". 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"! Pastor Jess joined the Becoming One Board in 2019.
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). Pastor Landon loves to vacation at Disney World, loves tacos, and is currently reading "The Book of Unusal Knowledge". His favorite scripture is Ephesians 2:10 "For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago". Pastor Landon says the being part of the BO Board has given him a deeper love for the concept of marriage. 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". Pastor Landon joined the Becoming One Board in 2017.
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). Suzette is crazy about Mexican food, and is currently reading "The Case for Christ". When the opportunity arises, she loves to vacation at St. Simon's Island. Her favorite scripture is Psalm 86:11-12 "Teach me your way, oh Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify you forever". When asked how serving on the BO Board has made an impact on her, Pastor Suzette said: "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". 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". Pastor Suzette joined the Becoming One Board in 2019.