Chris Douglas is a worship pastor and songwriter who is passionate for Jesus. Chris’ music is born out of the worship life of the local church.
Chris has been leading worship since the age of 14. His love for music led him to Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA where he received a BFA in Musical Theatre. Graduating in May of 2010, Chris left the theatre stage and went on staff as a worship leader at Truro Church in Fairfax, Virginia. During his time at Truro, Chris fell in love with the Alpha Course. He was privileged to travel to London, UK and Kiev, Ukraine with Alpha, and was also able to be a speaker at DC Region Holy Spirit Retreats.
After a year and a half of ministry at Truro Church, Chris joined the staff of National Community Church. He, his beautiful wife, Kathryn and their puppy, Cooper live in Washington, D.C.
Weekend Experience Director
Emily Hendrickson hails from the southern portion of the country and her accent will prove it. At the University of Tennessee, she served under the leadership of Coach Pat Summitt with the Lady Volunteer basketball team winning two National Championships. Before moving to DC, Emily directed the student ministry at Sevier Heights in Knoxville. She then joined the NCC team initially as a part of the Protégé Program in September 2011. Emily leads the charge with making our weekends happen across all of our locations as she oversees the Creative and Sermon Planning Team. As someone driven by seeing life change, Emily is passionate about reflecting the purpose and personality of Jesus. You can usually find her tuned into ESPN or enjoying a competitive game of cornhole.
Jay Jay Janes
Production Director & Senior Production Engineer
Jayjay grew up all over as a Navy kid. He started touring as a guitar tech and production manager at age 16 and continued until him and his wife Veronica had their two daughters, Eva & Sierra. Jayjay toured with MXPX and Blink 182, but since 1999 has been working in production in ministry contexts. In his spare time, he loves working on guitars, hanging with his family and eating thai food.
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.