Church Planting & Renewal Webcast Panelists

Panelists for Stories of God's Grace While Planting in a Pandemic

Josh Kines is a graduate of William Carey University (B.A. Biblical Studies) and of Reformed Theological Seminary (M.Div. w/ emphasis in counseling). He married Emily Howton in 2001 and they have 6 kids: Anne Elise ('05), Ava ('07), Jak ('09), Matthew ('11), Carter ('13), and Grant ('15). Josh has been involved in starting new churches from the very beginning of his ministry. He has had the privilege of being involved in starting new churches in Nashville, TN, Madison, MS, Bogota, Colombia, and Arequipa, Peru. He has a passion to know God and to make Him known wherever the need for Bible loving, Christ exalting churches exists. The Kines family moved to Lafayette in June 2015 to plant churches in Acadiana.  Parish Church was launched in August of 2016 and the Lord has been graciously growing this fellowship ever since.

Lead Pastor, Iron Works Church, West Chester PA. Robbie  Schnidtberger is deeply passionate about seeing Jesus' disciples open up their lives, practicing hospitality, and talking about their faith with others. As our pastor, Robbie focuses on setting the vision for the church, preaching, and developing leaders. Before planting Iron Works in 2017, Robbie served churches in various capacities in Pittsburgh, Kennett Square, and Wilmington, Delaware. He did a M.Div at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary while interning at a church plant in Pittsburgh.

Robbie and Jennifer got married in 2008 and have two boys. They love how living in downtown West Chester helps all parts of their life intersect. You could find them walking, or enjoying either one of the many parks or restaurants in town.

Robbie also served on the editorial team for Heal Us, Emmanuel: A Call to Racial Reconciliation, Representation, and Unity in the Church, which has been named a must read on the subject of racial healing.   

John St. Martin -Planting Pastor, Resurrection Church, Fargo ND. ohn was born and raised in Minnesota. He has worked as a small business owner, college campus minister, and most recently he served at Grace Presbyterian Church in Sioux Falls, SD as their Assistant Pastor for Church Planting. He is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato (B.S. Management) and Covenant Theological Seminary (Mdiv). John is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America.

John has been married to his wife for 12 years and they have three daughters. In his free time, John enjoys disc golf, board games, and road biking.

Tag Tuck is Pastor Pastor, at Word and Table Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville VA.

Tag is a veteran of the United States Air Force where he was a saxophonist in the band playing all kinds of music. For the past 5 years he has been a pastor at Grace Community Church north of Charlottesville.

Over the years he has been privileged to be part of churches of all shapes and sizes, from an American church plant in Germany, to a small conservative congregation, to a large established city church, and most recently a church that attracts both suburban and rural attenders from two neighboring counties.



Chris Vogel, MNA Ecosystem Director. Chris is from Lancaster, PA and settled in Wisconsin 31 years ago, after seminary (Columbia Graduate School, now CIU) to pursue a Ph.D. at Marquette University. While a graduate student, he assisted with a church plant on Milwaukee’s eastside, and then took a small core group to plant a church in Waukesha, a suburb of Milwaukee in 1992. Through the years Chris has been actively involved in church planting and credentialing in Northern Illinois Presbytery and, since 2005 in the Wisconsin Presbytery. He is now the chair of the Pastoral Development Committee for the Presbytery. Chris served as the planter and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Waukesha (later moved to Delafield, WI) for 26 years. In 2017 Chris became the Director of the On Wisconsin Network and then in 2018 he transitioned from the senior pastor role to become the Director of NXTGEN Pastors, a new work that provides presbyteries and networks the mechanism to create mentored cohorts to be trained in the soft skills necessary for pastoral health. Chris also serves Mission to North America as the Director of Ecosystem Development. Chris and Janet have been married 36 years, have three children: Jenny is married to Sam Brown, (Assistant Pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, TN) and they have three wonderful sons, John works in Milwaukee for PBS, and Michael (married to Emma) is an RTS-O hybrid student in the On Wisconsin program, and has been called to be the interim pastor at Harvest Community Mission in Madison, WI.