Our Team

  • Debi Nixon
    Managing Executive Director for Regional Campuses and ShareChurch
    Debi’s career began in the women’s fashion apparel industry, working for major department stores and as a manufacturer’s rep for a line of women’s sportswear. She and her young family joined the church in 1991 and in 1994, inspired by the vision of being used by God to change lives, transform communities and renew churches, she left her corporate vocation to “be part of something that might change the world” and became Church of the Resurrection’s first Director of Children’s Ministry. Since then, Debi has served in several other roles, including Director of Small Groups, Adult Discipleship Executive Director, and Capital Campaign Development. She is currently a Managing Executive Director helping to serve our Regional Campuses, Partner Churches, and ShareChurch Ministry.
  • Jonathan Bell
    Director of Partner Church Program, ShareChurch, and Academic Collaboration with Saint Paul School of Theology
    After a decade of work in mission and outreach for another United Methodist church in Washington, DC Jonathan returned to his Midwestern roots to “be part of leading and equipping the Church to transform the world” and joined the Church of the Resurrection staff in 2001, as Director of Mission Ministries. Jonathan has served across the Church and around the world, and he is now supporting our network of Partner Churches, our staff’s involvement in a praxis-learning model of theological education with Saint Paul seminary, and our commitment to sharing practical ministry resources for the renewal of the Church here on ShareChurch.com.
  • Kari Burgess
    ShareChurch Communications and Guest Relations Program Director
    Kari joined the Church of the Resurrection staff in 2012. She has a passion for equipping church leaders for the purpose of renewing the Church and was grateful for the opportunity to make the shift from her corporate career to ShareChurch Ministries. Her current role includes marketing and promoting conference and training events, as well as overseeing registration, guest relations and coordinating hospitality volunteers for ShareChurch events. Most recently, she has taken on the launch of ShareChurch.com.
  • Kathy Carter
    ShareChurch Conference and Event Program Director
    In her twentieth year on staff at Church of the Resurrection, Kathy began in Children’s Ministry, where she served for 10 years. She came to ShareChurch “excited to work in an area that focuses on developing strong leaders and investing in the renewal of mainline churches.” Kathy is responsible for the strategic development and oversight of conferences and leadership events.