O U R L E A D E R S H I P
Adam and Natascha Kling: Lead Pastors
Since 2006, Adam and Natascha Kling have served as youth and associate pastors in Arizona and Tennessee. Adam has been in full time ministry since 2006 and Natascha has grown up in a church planter's home and has been active in ministry since she was 15. They have seen hundreds of students and adults come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and are passionate about loving those who feel like there is nowhere to turn or don't feel comfortable in a "church" setting. Through their journey, they have had a new dream birthed in them to plant a church in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Adam and Natascha are in their early 30's and have one daughter named Eden. Adam is an ordained minister. They love the outdoors, hunting, mountain biking, running, and anything that involves fresh air! With God’s vision, and gracious partners to help along the way, they hope to see their city changed, their community loved and each individual they reach eternally transformed.
JOSHua AND ROByN KACKLEY:
ASSOCIATE/YOUNG ADULTS PASTORS
Joshua Kackley and his wife Robyn serve as the Associate and Young Adults Pastors at Urban Hope Church. They met at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary where they received their Bachelor’s Degrees in Theology coupled with hands-on ministry training. Previously, Joshua worked in ministry as an IT and Media director, where he also found his love for the creative side of church. They recently moved from Little Rock, Arkansas to Flagstaff, Arizona after seeing how God was moving through Urban Hope Church! They love eating delicious food, trying new coffee shops, and hiking. They are excited to be a part of reaching the city of Flagstaff!
Mychal and Nikki Semprun: INTERNSHIP DIRECTORS
Mychal (pronounced Michael) and Nikki Semprun are the Internship Pastors at Urban Hope. They have been married since 2014. Mychal graduated from the Multiply School of Ministry in 2014 and Nikki graduated the same year from Grand Canyon University with a bachelor's degree in psychology. They have been in ministry for the past 5 years doing youth, college, and children's ministries. They are very excited to be a part of Urban Hope Church. With hearts to build a community of believers that function both in and out of the church, and building up pastors in through Urban Hope’s school of ministry. They believe breaking down walls between the church and community will bring the two worlds together. They plan to share Christ with the Flagstaff community by being a part of their world and inviting them into ours.
Ethan and Mikali Fortner: youth ministries
Ethan and Mikali grew up in Northern Arizona. Ethan received his certificate of ministry with the Multiply School of Ministry in Prescott Arizona. Before embarking on the journey of Urban Hope Church, Ethan led the Jr. High student ministry within the internship, led worship and was deeply involved with the Sr. High ministry. He has a heart and desire to see students meet God the same way he did. Mikali has been involved with Student Ministries ever since she was old enough. She has a passion to hear student’s story and being the person they need for the season of life they are in. She was very involved in her youth group as a Student leader. They got married in September of 2018 and are ready for the journey ahead. Ethan and Mikali’s heart for Urban Hope is to see every youth student find their God given purpose, and see students meet with God in the same manner they did. They both truly have a heart to change the world around them, and can't wait to see the youth of Flagstaff "Rise Above" the darkness.
Beth Ann and Stephen Hernandez:
kids ministries and videography
Beth Ann and her husband Stephen grew up in Prescott Valley, Arizona and got married in 2014. Beth Ann has a heart for children's ministries and has been involved in serving for over ten years. Her husband Stephen is a very talented musician and videographer and they both have a passion for their ministries. He is excited to not only worship with music, but with outreach videos. Beth Ann will be overseeing children's church and nursery and she is very experienced with all ages. She can't wait to show little ones the true heart of God in an exciting way.
KEN O’BRIEN: DREAM CENTER DIRECTOR
Ken O’Brien was brought to the Urban Hope team in 2015. He received his pastoral credentials through the completion of the Multiply School of Ministry. Ken has a heart for reaching the homeless, addicted, and abused. Ken feels called to assist by focusing on their relationships with Christ while equipping them with new and useful life skills. As director, the Flagstaff Dream Center is Ken’s main focus. The Dream Center is a Christ based recovery program whose goal is to repair lives and empower people through the love of Jesus Christ.
ALAN McCORKLE: COMMUNITY GROUP/MEDIA PASTOR
Alan was raised in Chino Valley, Arizona where he grew up and eventually came to Prescott Life Church. In 2015 he gave his life to Christ and joined the Multiply School of Ministry where he received his credentials as a minister. During this internship, he felt God calling him to something greater in Flagstaff where he joined Urban Hope Church's staff.
His love for community, life and enrichment outside of church led him to use his passions to lead the community groups at Urban Hope Church.