AREA LEADERS

Area Leaders collaborate with the churches in their region to provide leadership toward our vision of gospel saturation. Areas work together to strengthen one another through retreats, Soma School, and shared learning as well as plant new churches through Soma Sending regional residencies.

CHUCK GSCHWEND
Soma South

 

Chuck is an elder and led the church planting residency that helped birth The Crossing Church in Paragould, Arkansas back in 2012. Chuck and Lindy have 3 children. When he’s not practicing law in Jonesboro, Chuck loves to coach church planters and pastors drawing from his years of pastoral experience.

SHANE ENGLAND
Soma South

 

Shane is married to Becky, his wife of 22 years. Together hey have 3 children. Shane and his family moved to Nashville, Tn in 2010 to plant Resonate Church. We desire to see Jesus made much of in the “Christ- haunted” south. Resonate has been part of the Soma Family of Churches since 2013.

BRAD WATSON
Soma West

 

Brad serves as an equipping elder of Soma Culver City in Los Angeles, California, where he lives with his wife and their three children. Brad is also the Director of Content for Saturate. Globally, he has the privilege of coaching and resourcing church leaders on how to form gospel-centered communities that love God and serve their city.

KEVIN PLATT
Soma West

PAUL DEAN
Soma West

 

Paul led the planting and establishing of Alathia Community Church in 2005. Alathia became Soma Issaquah in 2010. Paul holds a Ph.D. in U.S. History from Washington State University. He leads a missional community in the Issaquah Highlands, Washington.

JUSTIN WESTCOTT
Soma Pacific Northwest

 

Justin planted and now pastors Soma Federal Way which was commissioned from Soma Tacoma in early 2015. He is the proud father of three children, Judah, Joiya, and Josiah with his high school sweetheart turned lovely wife, Darianne.

JEFF VANDERSTELT
Soma Pacific Northwest

 

Jeff is the founder of Soma and the lead teaching pastor at Doxa Church in Bellevue, WA.  Jeff is on the leadership team of Saturate the Sound, a local church collective focused on gospel saturation in the Puget Sound. Jeff has authored SaturateGospel Fluency, and Making Space. He and Jayne, his wife, have three children; Haylee, Caleb, and Maggie.

BEN CONNELLY
Soma Central

 

Ben Connelly is Director of Training for Saturate and Soma. After 19 years serving in local churches together, Ben and Jess now serve disciple-makers and planter couples across the world, as well as churches/ organizations with a desire for sending. They live in Fort Worth, TX with their three kids, and host short-term foster placements, each on his/her way toward reunification or adoption.

DUKE REVARD
Soma Central

 

Duke serves a dual role as the Executive Director of both Soma and Saturate. He gives directional leadership and oversees development and implementation of Soma’s key initiatives and walks with leaders and churches as they pursue greater strength, long-term health, and effectiveness in ministry. Duke lives in Fort Worth, TX with his wife Caroline and his three daughters: Lily, Evangeline, and Isla.

SCOTT OSBORNE
Soma Northeast

 

Scott is an elder at Redemption City Church in Chesapeake, Virginia. Scott is the father of 4 children.

MIKE ELY
Soma Midwest

 

Mike has been involved with Soma since 2006. Domnica and Mike planted and multiplied house churches in Romania along with adopting their two children while living there as missionaries from 2005-2011. He worked in a mega-church as the Discipleship / MC pastor upon returning to Detroit and in 2016 planted Soma Detroit. Mike is bi-vocational and loving it, running a construction management business with his wife while leading Soma Detroit.

AARON GOODRICH
Soma Midwest

 

Aaron Goodrich is a pastor and visionary leader of Soma Grand Rapids.  He is bi-vocational as a Licensed Professional Counselor and has a passion to work with leaders to help them stay emotionally and spiritually healthy.  He lives in Grand Rapids Mi with his wife Glori and they have three children, Caiden, Jackson and Porter.

DAWSON JONES
Soma Europe

 

Dawson Jones pastors Cirkev Bratská Nitra in Slovakia. He is is a beloved son of the King, married to Laurel, and has three kids: Vivien, Lucia, and Augustine.

YOSHITO NOGUCHI
Soma Japan

 

Yoshito Noguchi pastors Soma Fuchu in Fuchu, Tokyo and serves to form Soma family of churches in Japan.  Yoshito lives in Fuchu, Tokyo with his wife Ami and three children: Yuka, Nanaka, and Atsuto.

ATANASIO SEGOVIA
Soma Latin America

 

Atanasio Segovia serves as the Director of Familia Soma. He oversees and is building out the full Soma Family expression for Latinos. Atanasio lives in Leon, Mexico with his wife Sunshine and his two sons: Noam and Pablo.