Dr. Joshua R. Ziefle | Director
In addition to serving as the Director of the CCTF, Dr. Joshua R. Ziefle is Dean of the College of Ministry at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. Originally from New Jersey, he completed a BA in History from Houghton College before matriculating in the MDiv program at Princeton Theological Seminary. His academic interests in religious history culminated in a PhD in American Church History from Princeton Seminary. During his doctoral studies he served for six years as the youth pastor of Nassau Christian Center (A/G).
Here at Northwest, Dr. Ziefle has taught courses in both the College of Ministry and the College of Arts and Sciences. He is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and serves the Northwest Ministry Network as an appointed presbyter. Together with Dr. Don Ross, he is the author of the recently published A Tale of Two Churches: Why Being Both Missional & Pentecostal Matters (2018). Dr. Ziefle enjoys reading, teaching, and reflecting on topics related to history and theology. He and his wife Rachel currently live outside of Seattle.
Nick Steinloski | Youth Forum Lead
Nick has been a speaker and church leader for over 20 years. He is a graduate of Northwest University and has served as Youth Pastor in the Puget Sound for a span of 15 years before becoming the Student Ministries Pastor at Bethany Community Church (Non Denom.) in Seattle, WA where he was on staff for 11 years. Nick runs a ministry called Pacific which encourages and equips Youth Leaders from around the Pacific Northwest. He also started a video conferencing ministry called Youth Ministry Musings where he gathers youth pastors from around the U.S. to engage in Q&A with some of the leading voices in Youth Ministry. Nick currently works as the Director of Ministry for Northwest University’s Center for Calling and Theological Formation while also leading Children, Youth, and Family studies in the College of Ministry at Northwest University.
Destiny Kennedy | Program Leader
Destiny has been with the Center for Calling and Theological formation since 2018. She is a graduate of Northwest University with a bachelor’s degree in General Ministries and a master’s degree in Bible and Theology. Destiny and her husband Nathan have pastored middle school and high school students for the last five years on Seattle’s East Side and in the California Bay Area. Her favorite activities include being outdoors, listening to podcasts, and eating good meals with family and friends!