Saturate seeks to be a catalyst for the gospel movement happening in North America and beyond. We equip everyday disciples to proclaim Jesus, be the Church, and participate in His mission until every woman, man, and child has a daily encounter with Jesus. We choose kingdom wins over egos, logos, and silos by uniting churches, organizations, and denominations for the vision of seeing gospel saturation.

Jesus is Better

His Church is More

His Mission is Everyday

Gospel Saturation

What We Do and How We Do It

Disciples | We inspire, resource, and encourage everyday disciples in the gospel, community, and mission.

Leaders | We resource, train, and empower leaders to form communities that make disciples who make disciples. 

Church Plants  | With the Soma Family of Churches, we provide cohort-based immersive equipping that recruits, assesses, trains, and sends church planting teams to birth missional community shaped churches.

Existing Churches & Organizations | We come alongside to provide comprehensive training around gospel fluency, missional communities, and everyday discipleship.

Our Team

Jeff Vanderstelt

Executive Director & Founder

As the visionary leader of Saturate and the Soma Family of Churches, Jeff Vanderstelt gets to spend his days doing what he lovestraining disciples of Jesus to make more disciples of Jesus and equipping the Church in the gospel and missional living. Additionally, Jeff is on the leadership team of Saturate the Sound, a local church collective focused on gospel saturation in the Puget Sound. Jeff has authored Saturate, Gospel Fluency, and Making Space.

He and Jayne, his wife, have three children: Haylee, Caleb, and Maggie. Connect with Jeff at his website www.jeffvanderstelt.com or on twitter @JeffVanderstelt.

Sara Parker

Projects & Events

Sara serves alongside the Saturate team by providing project management in the areas of content development and events. She lives in the Atlanta, GA area with her husband and son and enjoys hiking, connecting over people’s stories, and cooking for people that she loves.

Adam Hillyer

Director of Content and Storytelling

Adam Hillyer serves as Saturate’s Director of Content and Storytelling. He’s been capturing video training of Soma and Saturate’s leaders for almost a decade. He and his wife live in San Francisco and serve alongside Citizens Church, a Soma church in the city. Before moving back to CA, he was on staff at Doxa Church in Bellevue giving leadership to Student Discipleship and Missional Communities. Adam recently completed his MA in Ministry Leadership from Western Seminary.

Jessica Pohle

Executive Assistant to Jeff Vanderstelt

Jessica Pohle lives in Bellevue, WA where she serves as executive assistant to Jeff Vanderstelt. She is passionate about supporting kingdom work from behind the scenes, assisting leaders and churches as they develop everyday disciples.

Board

Chuck Gschwend

Chuck Gschwend is passionate about enjoying, declaring, and displaying the grace of Jesus. Chuck lives in Aledo, Texas and is married to Lindy. They have three children: Charlie, Billy, and Kate. Chuck is the Director of Culture and Spiritual Formation for The Eden Project based in Dallas, Texas. Chuck also serves on the board for TinMan Ministries, and is the Spiritual Director of the Saturate and Soma Board of Directors.

Duke Revard

Executive Director of Saturate and the Soma Family of Churches

Duke serves as the Executive Director of Saturate and the Soma Family of Churches. At Saturate he gives directional leadership and oversees development and implementation of Saturate’s key initiatives. He serves in a similar capacity as the Executive Director of Soma, where he splits his time between leading Soma and walking with leaders and churches as they pursue greater strength, long-term health, and effectiveness in ministry. Duke lives in Fort Worth, TX with his wife Caroline and his three daughters: Lily, Evangeline, and Isla.

Jeff Tikson

Jeff has an MBA from the University of Virginia and 30+ years working with nonprofits as a board member, staff person, and consultant. He has also worked with national media companies like Time Life and Doubleday Bookclubs, helping create Christian products for a broader audience.

Today, Jeff focuses on smaller nonprofits that welcome his operational and fundraising experience to help create a more effective, strategic, and financially secure ministry.

Jeff and his wife, Peggy, have been married for 30 years and live in northern Illinois. They have three sons and one daughter-in-law.

Susan Eakin

Susan is a senior consultant at Decker Communication and has worked with many of Decker’s top clients, including AT&T, Google, HGST, Hilton, Riverbed, Salesforce, Trip Advisor, and YouTube. Susan is a well-known speaker in the San Francisco Bay Area and often speaks on parenting, anger management, and discipline. Prior to Decker Communications, Susan worked as an Account Executive at Google Networks. Susan has over ten years experience in the technology industry. Susan enjoys hiking, fishing, and enjoying the mountains with her husband, Andrew, and three kids.

Jeff Vanderstelt

Executive Director & Founder

As the visionary leader of Saturate and the Soma Family of Churches, Jeff Vanderstelt gets to spend his days doing what he lovestraining disciples of Jesus to make more disciples of Jesus and equipping the Church in the gospel and missional living. Additionally, Jeff is on the leadership team of Saturate the Sound, a local church collective focused on gospel saturation in the Puget Sound. Jeff has authored Saturate, Gospel Fluency, and Making Space.

He and Jayne, his wife, have three children: Haylee, Caleb, and Maggie. Connect with Jeff at his website www.jeffvanderstelt.com or on twitter @JeffVanderstelt.

Robert Thongsavanh

Robert Thongsavanh is currently a CEO and Managing Partner of multiple healthcare companies in Dallas, TX. He has been married to Charme for 10 years and they have two daughters, Hannah and Naomi. Robert was a former church planter with Acts 29 for 5 years. He has a passion to disciple young leaders and walk beside them in their marriages to focus on strong leadership health. Robert is also a board member of the Zenas Foundation, a non-profit organization that partners with other ministries in Latin America

Shaun Alexander

Shaun Alexander is an alumni and All American running back from the University of Alabama, NFL MVP with the Seattle Seahawks, and an award-winning author of The Walk and Touchdown Alexander. He and his family now partner with different organizations to share the message of Jesus, Fathering, Marriage, Community, Leadership, Manhood, True Success, and the power of a TEAM through their ministry Amazing Grace Families. Shaun and his wife Valerie have 11 children and live outside of Washington DC in Northern Virginia.