Next Gen Staff
Next Generation Ministries Coordinator
Email Ryan Clements
Ryan serves as the single point of contact and clearinghouse for all matters related to Next Generation Ministries. The Coordinator works with staff and mission partners to ensure that activities and programs are developed, implemented, and completed on time, accurately and with excellence.
Acting Executive Director, Pinelands Center
Email Cassandra Ferrigno
Cassandra Ferrigno has overseen the efforts of revitalizing Pinelands Center for the last two years, bringing much needed updates to the facilities and steadily expanding the program offerings. Prior to her work in her current role, she served on the Future with Hope Team.
Next Generation Staff Action Team
Hector A. Burgos
Director of Connectional Ministries and Acting Executive Director of Next Generation Ministries
Email Hector A. Burgos
Hector serves as the steward of GNJ’s vision and mission leading the Connectional Ministries team and ensuring alignment of resources with the vision. He oversees the strategic ministry plan for Next Generation Ministries.
Gateway South District Superintendent and GNJ Cabinet Liaison for Next Generation Ministry
Email Myrna Bethke
Myrna is responsible for the supervision of the 63 churches in the Gateway South District. She champions coaching within the Conference. The Gateway South District is an exciting and diverse area for ministry as we reach out to transform the world. As a part of the Next Generation Staff Action Team, Myrna serves as the liaison to the cabinet of GNJ.
Director of Worship and Director of IGNITE
Email Eric Drew
Eric Drew is a worship leader, songwriter and coach. He is passionate about bridging the rich traditions of the church into a new generations, spaces, and sounds. In 2017 Eric released his first full-length album of worship music, Center of It All. As a part of the Next Generation Ministries staff team, Eric serves as the director of IGNITE.
Director of New Disciples, GNJ Coordinator for Campus Ministry
Email Trey Wince
Trey has served as pastor of Kingston UMC, College Director (serving students at Vanderbilt, Belmont and Lipscomb Universities), Director of Young Adult Ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville and international missions coordinator with Joshua Expeditions. As a part of the Next Generations Ministries Team, Trey serves as the point person for Campus Ministry.