Meet the Expand NW Team
In 1995, Sean married Angel, the love of his life. They now have four children together: Annabelle, Anthony, Emily, and McKenna, as well as an amazing son-in-law, Taylor. Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Sean moved to Orange Country, California where he was introduced to Jesus as a teenager. Having his path radically altered by the life-changing hope of Jesus, he made the decision to attend Hope International University, where he earned a BA in Biblical Studies and Church Growth.
Sean served for ten years as a student ministry pastor in both Northridge, California and Tigard, Oregon. In 2004, Sean and Angel planted a church with Expand Northwest where he served as the lead pastor for ten years. Sean has been the Executive Director for Expand Northwest since 2011.
Sean and his family live in Tigard, Oregon. He enjoys a strong cup of bold roast coffee, a good day of surf at the Oregon coast, and spending quality time with his family. His passion is to see Jesus Christ exalted and the kingdom of God expanded through encouraging and equipping of God’s people.
Gary has been the Treasurer since 1999. He is an accomplished business owner / consultant and teaches as an adjunct professor at George Fox University. Gary serves on the staff at Canby Christian Church as a Financial Administrator. Gary and his wife, Ellen, live in Canby, OR, and have two grown children and two beautiful grandchildren.
Summer Shore is co-founder of Revive Ministries, a writer, speaker, and co-host of the Experience Revival podcast. She has been on-air personality in Christian radio for the past 6 years. Summer has been speaking and teaching for 18 years, using humor and real-life experiences to connect with women, speak to their hearts and draw them closer to God. She also enjoys singing and leading worship whenever she can. Summer and her husband, Jake, have been married for almost 20 years and have 3 boys that keep her on her toes! Summer loves spending time traveling and going on adventures with her family, especially if it involves going to her favorite Cuban restaurant. When she’s not on the air or working with Revive, you’ll find her curled up in a fuzzy blanket with mug of chai tea and, you guessed it, a Hallmark movie.
Melissa is a writer, speaker and co-founder for Revive Ministries, as well as, co-host of the Experience Revival Podcast. Melissa has a Master’s degree in Theological Studies from the Austin Graduate School of Theology and spent 12 years church planting in Oregon with her husband, Jason. She has 20 years of experience in leadership development, event planning, small group discipleship and establishing women’s ministries. She enjoys hiking and kayaking the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two teenage daughters. Melissa has a passion for helping others experience God’s kingdom and desires to equip God’s people for their calling.