Deb Baggett, CONFERENCE ADMINISTRATOR
Deb graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems in 1986. Immediately after college she began working in the financial industry. She held several security licenses and worked her way up to the Director of Marketing of a Denver-based financial advisory firm. After over a decade in that industry, Deb resigned to be with her two boys to help them navigate their way through middle and high school. She became a career volunteer at that point. Deb served as the President of the Green Mountain High School Football Boosters for three years, then shifted her efforts to Denver School of the Arts and volunteered in their theater program. Deb and her husband John attend The River Church in Lakewood, CO where she sings on the Worship Team. Deb also served as their Treasurer. She grew up in the church and gave her life to Jesus as a young person. Deb loves to serve the Lord and now has the privilege of working as The River Conference’s Administrator. Deb and John enjoy living in Colorado and all that it has to offer. They love to hike the mountains with their dogs and are avid travelers. Their oldest son, Joseph, recently joined the Army and their youngest son, Alex, is an actor / waiter.
Sally Trager, FINANCE MANAGER
Sally is a Certified Public Accountant with extensive experience in church-related finances. Sally joined The River Conference in August 2015. She lives in Lakewood, Colorado with her husband, Ken. They have two children, Kenny who is married to Haley, and Katelyn who attends Azuza Pacific University.
Rick Snodgrass, CHURCH PLANT DIRECTOR
Rick has planted, pastored and mentored pastors for 35 years. He mentored Conference Superintendents in the West, and as Assistant Superintendent, mentored 17 pastors in the PNW Conference as well as many others outside the denomination. He and his wife Patti planted a church in Vallejo CA, Redmond WA., Mt. Vernon WA., and Nampa ID. They are living in Washington State, where Rick is currently the Teaching Pastor and serves as the National Pastor for Christ The King Community Church. Ricks primary educational influences were Northwest Nazarene, Seattle Pacific, Western Evangelical, and Fuller. Rick and Patti have been married for 38 years and have three sons who are married, serving Jesus, and have gifted them with eight grandchildren that make them very joyful.
Dan Bonney, CULTURAL DIVERSITY DIRECTOR
After growing up in the Dominican Republic, Pastor Dan attended college and seminary in the States. Following marriage to Paula, he returned to the Dominican Republic and lived there for 14 years. With their sons, Christopher and Jordan, they came to Spokane Valley in August of 2003. Pastor Dan writes, "One of my strongest convictions is that the church should be a loving and caring family; a safe place where we are encouraged to grow in our Christian faith. Church should be a healthy connection; not only to God, but also to each other and to our community. At OCF this is our goal. We invite you to join us."
Magda Ruano, LATINO MINISTRY COORDINATOR
Magdalena and her husband Salomon have pastored Iglesia Damasco in Caldwell, Idaho for the past nine years. They have one daughter, Belen, who is 11 years old and has been a huge blessing in their lives. She migrated with her parents and six siblings from Mexico at the age of four. Magda grew up in a catholic home but a supernatural healing of her mom brought them to the feet of Christ. She saw that healing with her own eyes which impacted her greatly. Magda has been active in the church her entire life. From the moment she accepted Jesus into her heart, Magda knew that she would be happiest in His service.
Tim Auw, MEG COORDINATOR
Tim was born and raised in Japan, one of seven children to missionary parents. He is a lifelong Christian and recently celebrated 45 years of marriage to his wonderful wife, Karen. Together, they have been blessed with two children and five grandchildren. Tim served on the board of administration at West Valley FMC, as well as, Deer Flat FMC. He has worked with youth ministries and served on pastor’s cabinets. He loves to serve the Lord, and enjoys running the sound systems for Sunday services. Tim is currently attending Outpost Church in Meridian, Idaho, where his son Jeff serves as pastor.
Dan Lincoln, PROPERTY PROJECT MANAGER
Dan has over 32-years experience in a variety of management positions in mining, construction, non-profit, and ministry. He has successfully executed capital projects, community outreach programs, facilities management, and Pastoral care. Dan’s passion for helping others was recognized with the “Service Before Self” Award by the Lake Elsinore Chamber of Commerce. Dan turned his Senior Pastor, Gary Enniss’, vision into the “Serving the City” program focused on helping those in need and resulting in a program with over 496 projects with 24,000 man hours of service. His passion for helping others continued in his roles with Hurricane Volunteer Mobilization Chair for the River Conference, Construction Manager for the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group. Dan and his wife of 36 years, Sue, live outside of San Antonio, Texas.