Matt Ortiz

Digital Media Pastor | Technology Director

Matt comes to us from the state of Pennsylvania where he considers several towns home: Erie, Bedford and Philadelphia.

He graduated from Valley Forge Christian College with a degree in Pastoral Counseling, but quickly found himself more involved in the IT and web development. After being an IT manager for a counseling firm for over 5 years he landed a dream job at The Travel Channel as a Front-end Web Developer.

Still having a passion for God and His Church, when Matt learned of an open position at NCC he quickly jumped on it. Now as our Digital Pastor Matt heads up our Web & IT department.

Matt and Kellie were married in 2004 and have a fun and energetic household with three kids Ellie, Keaton, and Brianna.

Outside of work Matt can be found chasing after the kids, playing bass, building MORE websites, and watching Eagles football!

Andy Pisciotti

Lead Creative

Andy was born and raised in upstate New York. He graduated from SUNY Brockport with a degree in Broadcasting and spent several years working as an AV Specialist for a hospital in Syracuse before relocating to DC in 2009 to join the NCC Protégé Program. After completing his Protégé year, Andy fulfilled a God given dream by joining NCC full-time as a Visual Storyteller. He married his wife Juleigh in March 2015.

Andy is passionate about storytelling by living great stories personally and telling great stories through media and art that help people encounter God. He loves the Field Notes Brand, film, Settlers of Catan, and sports, specifically the Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Braves, and Syracuse Orange. If he's not watching a game, he's probably out seeking a new adventure on his motorcycle. 

Josh Thomassen

Graphic Designer/Digital Artist

Josh grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota as well as Springfield, Missouri (plus a little time in Europe between those).

Directly before joining the team at NCC in 2014, he worked as a full-time freelance graphic designer for about 5 years working primarily with non-profits, churches, and ministries.

He loves all things design, drinking chai (coffee every now and then), spending time with his family, and traveling.

He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, Mandi and their two kids, Kate and Chase.

Dave Tress

Media Producer

Dave is the Media Producer at NCC, filming and delivering the messages for weekly services. He also works with the Media Team to film and edit creative elements for the services and ministries at NCC. 

Dave grew up near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He went on to graduate from The Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio with a BFA specializing in Film and Video. He became a Videographer and Editor working at ID8 Creative in Vestal, NY, as well as with their sister company Favorite Color in NYC, creating many corporate and commercial productions. While in Vestal, he was very involved with his local church on their media team, as well as serving in the young adult ministry. Most recently, he spent a year in Lancaster, PA, doing freelance video work. 

Dave believes that he was “created to be creative”, so when Pastor Mark said that "the church should be the most creative place on the planet”, he knew this was the place for him. He loves to spend time with friends, as well as create through drawing, writing, and making films. He currently resides on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Cristina Gore

Media Associate

Cristina was born and raised in Washington DC, so she is a bit of a unicorn. She attended Eastern University, where she studied Spanish and Communications. However, during her years at Eastern she discovered her love for video production while filming lip syncing music video parodies with her college friends.

Soon after, Cristina created a Youtube channel as a outlet through which to grow her video production skills, but also as a space to create compelling and entertaining content. She spent over a year as a freelancing Video Producer creating video content for Skipper Films, HelloGiggles, Body&Soul and a few others. After completing a year as a Protégé at NCC, Cristina was thrilled to join NCC full-time as a visual storyteller. She is passionate about glorifying God by telling stories through powerful and compelling visuals.