Dan Cole Senior Pastor
Dan Cole, Central's Lead Pastor, has been in full time Christian ministry as a pastor in the Church of the Nazarene for nearly 32 years. He has served congregations in Illinois, Colorado, California, New Mexico, Indiana and Nebraska. Pastor Dan assumed responsibility as Lead Pastor at Central Church in February, 2008 after serving as Executive Pastor at Crossroads Community Church in Goshen, Indiana. He has a passion to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, proclaiming the Good News of hope and life transformation to all who will receive it. His vision for the church can be summed up very simply - "Connecting People with God! - that's what we're about!" Dan and his wife, Roxanna, have four adult children and six grandchildren all living in Indiana.
John Mowery Worship Arts Pastor
John's desire is to see the body of Christ truly experience heartfelt, life changing worship. He began leading church music in 1962 and has been at Central since 2002. John brings a broad based background of church hymnology, contemporary songs and a Southern Gospel, family quartet background into a unique mix of blended worship. John is the husband of a lovely and gifted wife, Donna who is a vital part of his ministry. They have three grown children and five grandchildren. John's hobbies include golf and electronics.
Trent Johnson Youth Pastor
A child of the midwest, Pastor Trent Johnson has lived in the region his entire life. After growing up in Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Iowa he attended MidAmerica Nazarene University where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Ministry. Most importantly, though, MNU is where he met the love of his life, Bethany (Gooden) Johnson. After they both graduated from MNU, they lived in Olathe, Kansas while Trent attended Nazarene Theological Seminary, working on his Masters Degree in Christian Education. Pastor Trent came to Central in May, 2010. He currently serves as Youth Pastor. Trent says, "We love it here and are excited to be following God's call on our lives."
D'Anne Means Children's Pastor
D'Anne graduated with an Elementary Education / Early Childhood degree from Southern Nazarene University and holds a Masters Degree in Elementary Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. D'Anne has 30+ years in working with children. She taught school in grades K-5 for many years and acted as elementary principal for 8 years. D'Anne felt a call to ministry and has been a children's pastor in the Church of the Nazarene since 1989. During many of those years she has been bi-vocational, teaching or working as a principal at the same time. D'Anne is a ventriloquist and has spoken at many camps and children's gatherings. D'Anne is passionate about winning children to Christ and discipling them as they grow into young men and women of God. D'Anne and her husband, David, have five children.

Sondra Billingsley Office Administrator

Sondra has served as Central's Office Administrator since May, 2000. Her attention to detail keeps our church operating smoothly and efficiently. She has been a member at Central for the past 36 years. She and her husband, Tom, have been married for 32 years and have three adult children and one granddaughter - "my earthly joy!" Sondra has served Central in Children, Youth, and Stewardship Ministries and currently serves as Co-Director of Women's Ministries. She loves the Lord and wants to follow His path for her life no matter where it may lead - Proverbs 3:5-6.

2011-2012 Board Members

Tom Billingsley, Jr.
Brent Blythe
Ron Boschult
Lori Daquila
Dan Drabenstot
Jeff Edwards
Steve Fisher
Cory O'Connell

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Ministries Directors

Stewardship & Administration Director - Dan Drabenstot
Worship & Planning Director - Pastor John Mowery
Buildings & Properties Director - Tom Billingsley
Evangelism & Outreach Director - Pastor Dan Cole
Adult Ministries Director - Sherri Stratton
Youth Ministries Directors - Pastor Trent Johnson
and NYI President - Jeff Edwards
Children's Ministries Director - Pastor D'Anne Means
Nazarene Missions Director & NIM President - Lori Daquila

Omaha Central's Church Staff