Our Lead Team

Meet our executive team who collectively drive Alpha USA's vision and strategy. Along with our national and regional staff, our executive team works with churches across the country to make Alpha accessible to anyone, anywhere.


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We are pleased to announce that Craig Springer will become the Executive Director of Alpha USA on November 15th. Todd Proctor, John Wentz and Dane Sanders will continue to form the Lead Team with Craig at its helm. Craig has a strong personal history with Alpha from his time at Willow Creek Church (he was the Lead Pastor of the first campus to start Alpha) and Cherry Hills Community Church where he currently oversees Adult Ministries and is a Teaching Pastor.  Sam Wolgemuth and Chris Sadler will both continue as AUSA Board Members to ensure this is a smooth transition.

Craig has a deep passion for the local church and a broad personal church background including Vineyard churches, Willow Creek, evangelical Presbyterian churches, and church planting. As a result, he views Alpha as a vital tool for all churches.

We believe that Craig's operational experience and leadership will usher Alpha USA into an exciting new phase of increased fruit, and that he is the right leader "for such a time as this".

We are grateful that we were directed to Craig, that he was willing to prayerfully consider and accept this position, and we believe that God has a great future ahead for Alpha USA. We hope you will join us in praying for God's continued blessings on this ministry.


Mark Emery
Chairman, Alpha USA


Chris Sadler
National Director

Chris is the team leader with ultimate responsibility to the Alpha USA board. He has been a member of the Alpha International board for ten years, and has now been building relationships with mega church leaders in the USA. Chris’ global Alpha experience uniquely qualifies him to lead Alpha USA.

 

Todd Proctor
Church Networks Director

While he was the senior pastor at Rock Harbor Church in Southern California, Todd moved from being an Alpha skeptic to an enthusiastic supporter. He plays a valuable role on the ground in developing innovative ideas for strategy, vision and prayer, and developing networks with senior church leaders, key partners and donors.
 

John Wentz
Ministry Director

John oversees all church facing staff and activity, including regional directors, specialty directors and central training staff. He develops best practices for training, assisting and coaching churches. John and his team oversee church partnerships and the evolution of the regional office model.

 

Dane Sanders
Development Director

Dane is a noted author and speaker, who recently joined Alpha to head up the development effort for the United States. Before joining Alpha, Dane was a fundraiser for Biola University, a professor at Westmont College and a pastor at Rock Harbor Church in Southern California.