The founders of the Vibrant Network are Pastor Kevin McDonald, Pastor Jeremiah Wood and Pastor Dan Braaten. Read their bios below.....
Pastor Kevin McDonald and Pastor Jeremiah Wood both serve as pastors (one as the lead pastor and the other as associate) at Junction City Church of the Nazarene in Junction City, KS. The church averages over 500 people per week. Before serving in Junction City, both served as pastors at Chanute Church of the Nazarene in Chanute, KS. Collectively between their ministries over 400 people have accepted Jesus, 6 new churches have been planted, they have trained hundreds of pastors in church planting, they published a book on personal renewal , many many many have been baptized, and they have been apart of two "turnaround churches" (where the church grew over 100% numerically).
Pastor Dan and Debbie Braaten and their children were unchurched and far away from God. They played in night club bands and were struggling in their marriage. Dan also struggled with alcohol. Among many Christians praying for them was a lady in their community that also invited them to church for many years. In 1983 Dan and Debbie decided to give God a try and started attending the church they had been invited to. God changed their lives, marriage and family. They traveled in Gospel music and evangelism before starting a church in Lee’s Summit Missouri. Their mission has been to help connect the unchurched with God. Dan has been involved in church planting for over 20 years, and now works with the Kansas District to revitalize churches and start new churches. They live in Wichita Kansas with their daughters Ashley and Alexis.