Meet the lead team at Visalia Naz
Michael DeBoef is our Lead Pastor, which means he preaches almost every Sunday. He also oversees the church board and board of elders. He received his Bachelors degree from MidAmerican Nazarene University and his Masters of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary. He is also an Ordained Elder of the Church of the Nazarene. In his spare time, Michael can be found playing basketball in the church gym. Michael and Sara are married and have five children.
Wil Hobbs oversees the operations in all matters 'behind the scenes" such as finances, facility, HR, IT, and Family Groups. He is married to Wendy, and they have three children.
Dan Boswell loves to make sure the senior adults know they are of great value to the kingdom and the local church. Dan and his team spread this message and the love of Jesus through home and hospital visitations, bible studies, and the 8+ weekly events and the monthly luncheons and dinners that the 55+ group at Visalia Naz offers. Dan and his wife Brenda are happily married with no children.
Dave Spaite is the leader of our Saturday Night service, and loves to preach and lead worship. Dave is an avid climber, biker, and whitewater rafting guide, and can often be found traveling to nearby hot springs with his wife, Kristi.
Daniel Spaite (a.k.a. "Spaite") hangs out with, serves, disciples, and advocates for the teens of Visalia Naz and the community through youth events, youth group, weekly high school visits, and other avenues. He is married to Hannah and they are raising a lovable shih tzu named Clarence.
Kyle Kounter oversees (almost) all things music and arts at Visalia Naz, which includes Sunday morning worship services, videos, and graphic design projects. He is married to Taylor, and they have no children (yet!)
Heather Henderson oversees and directs our Naz Kids department, which includes camps, events, classes, times of worship, and more, directed at both children and parents. She has a desire to see families thrive. Heather has four children.
Karen Macklin is the "numbers cruncher" at Visalia Naz, and serves Visalia Naz english congregation, VCO & the Lahu ministries. Karen has two children and several wonderful grandchildren.
Judy Hart assists our church pastors, volunteers, and various ministries with anything they need in regards to church and community events. Judy and her husband, Fred, enjoy a quiet home life in Squaw Valley.
Jay Belt represents Naz Sports, the Visalia Naz sports program, to the community. Jay works with hundreds of families year-round who sign up their children to be a part of Naz Sports, and he loves to see kids experience the love of God through compassionate adult leaders and coaches during their time in the program. Jay and his wife Donna have three great kids and several grandchildren.
Dee Flynn assists Jay Belt in serving local families through Naz Sports. Dee and her husband Ed enjoy involvement in other areas at Visalia Naz such as youth group and the music & arts team, and they have three children.
Henry Stoops supervises all things tech at Visalia Naz. He runs sound for weekend services, maintains and updates sound and lighting gear, trains other volunteer technicians, and more. He and Marseha are married and have a beautiful baby girl named Aubrey.
Heather Denman oversees the youngest children at the Naz, along with her team of staff and volunteers. She has a heart for ensuring that young children feel loved and cared for.
Glenn Farris is a counselor, head usher, and the safety team leader at Visalia Naz. He carries the role of making sure people feel safe and secure during weekend events and services. Glenn and his wife, Myriam, have two boys.
Jackie Ruiz is our expert in all things social media, which includes Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She plays a huge role in updating events and other pages on our website. Jackie and her husband, Frank, raise a house full of children!
Mike Freitas wears a multitude of hats, and can be found helping at Naz Sports events, teaching kids classes, cleaning classrooms, and more. Mike loves to praise God through music, and has a soft spot for NASCAR racing.