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Jay & Donna Hostetler, MinistryWave founders

Today’s church leaders are faced with strategic decisions for attracting young families, growth, leadership transitions, and often, intense week to week ministry management. These are areas MinistryWave is ready to assist through Coaching, Ministry Evaluations, a Deep Dive or a Next Gen Renovation.  MinistryWave is ready to help you with a customized approach specific to your leadership and church needs.

Jay and Donna have served in full-time ministry roles in the local church. They identify with the day to day challenges and the rewards of advancing the ministry. They totally get it.  Having lived in California, the Midwest, Florida and traveling extensively across the U.S., they love the relationships and the opportunities they’re given to work with leaders and advance ministry.


is a 35 year veteran in ministry as a full time pastor in Chicago, San Diego, and Holland, MI. His passions are in teaching and coaching other leaders. During his ministry tenure he has served as an adjunct professor of Christian Education at Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA and Northpoint Bible College, Grand Rapids, MI, and as a consultant for two Christian publishers. His travels include time with John Maxwell as a guest lecturer, moderating for Leadership Network and speaking for Christian Communication Network, International Network of Children’s Ministry, David C. Cook, and Group Publishing. He enjoys a good round of golf, watching his fav–the Pittsburgh Steelers, and reading leadership books.


has served alongside Jay in ministry. Her roles have involved a variety of capacities but her passion is in providing motivation for paid staff and children’s ministry volunteers. (If your team needs recruiting help, call her–she’s got ideas!) She has also been the Creative Director for Starry Host Design, advising churches with children’s facility design or environments. She coaches children’s ministry leaders and loves to spend a day roaming with her camera, at the beach near the waves, or watching her hometown team, St. Louis Cardinals.


has 15 years of full time ministry experience, a B.A. in Bible and a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Denver Seminary. Todd has been a presenter and consultant at Group Publishing’s KidMin Conference and loves coaching leaders in the areas of NextGen ministry, Worship leading, as well as managing transitions, leading teams, and staff development. He loves spending time with his wife Jen and their two boys Braden and Carter. He enjoys playing music with the bands at church, going to movies, and is a huge fan of the Denver Broncos.


grew up in the Los Angeles area, and has nearly two decades of ministry experience in the local church.  He has served full-time in youth and family ministry both in southern California and in Hampton Roads, Virginia .  He now currently resides in Tacoma serving as the NextGen Pastor at Rainier View Christian Church.

He enjoys a great cup of coffee (or three) daily, reading, and exploring outdoors.  He is married to Amy and they have two kids, Carter and Cobie.  They enjoy crossing off visits to National Parks on their family summer vacations, watching the latest Marvel movie together, and of course bleeding purple and gold watching the Lakers.

Do you need help at your church? We’re ready to serve you. Call us at 616-218-8895.

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