our staff


  • lead pastor & his wife, Daniel & patricia houck

    Pastor Daniel (and Patti) were elected in December 2017 as the Lead Pastors.  They have four daughters ranging in age from 17 - 27.  Pastor Daniel has a genuine heart for hurting and lost people so he wants to grow Gateway using his ministry gifting and abilities with people.  Pastor Daniel wants to make known God's amazing saving grace, rich mercy and all encompassing love that He has provided for everyone through his Son, Jesus Christ.

  • Pastor Ryan Nevil, Youth Pastor

    Pastor Ryan became an ordained minister in June of 2016. 

    Ryan and his lovely wife, Alyse,  are excited to be ministering to the youth of this body and believe that the Lord has great works in store for the teens!  Pastor Ryan and Alyse have four boys, Elijah, Giovanni, Lincoln, and Oliver. 

    In May 2018, Pastor Ryan accepted the position of Area Representative with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). He is excited to continue his ministry with the youth of Ashtabula County.

  • brian wright, worship leader & 

    jean wright, administrative assistant

    Brian grew up at Gateway Church.  Brian has held several leadership positions over the course of his Christian walk.  He has been the Music Minister at Gateway Church since 2000. Brian's desire is for all to worship God in freedom-without fear of man-and encourages all to worship “on earth as it is in heaven.”

    Jean also grew up at Gateway Church.  She has worked in various organizations; however, she feels that this position at Gateway Church is the most satisfying work.  Brian and Jean have two children, Jason, and Amanda, and one granddaughter, Freya, all living in TX. 

  • Judy Miller, business office

    Judy has been running the Business Office since 2012.  She is a C.P.A.  and has held a position in the local area as a C.P.A. since 1989.

  • roger herron, maintenance supervisor

    Roger has been the Maintenance Supervisor here at Gateway Church since 2012.  We are blessed with his knowledge of maintaining a building and necessary repairs.