Staff

Emily Hendrickson

Experience Pastor


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.

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Chris Douglas

Worship Pastor


Chris Douglas is a worship pastor and songwriter who is passionate for Jesus and His kingdom. Chris’s music is born out of the worship life of the local church.

Chris’s love for music led him to Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA, where he earned a BFA in Musical Theatre. Graduating in 2010, Chris left the theater stage and pursued a calling in ministry. Over the last decade of ministry, Chris fell in love with the Alpha Course, speaking locally and internationally at Alpha weekends and teaching on the gift of healing.

Chris, his beautiful wife, Kathryn, their daughter, Ryan, and puppy, Cooper, live on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

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Jay Jay Janes

Production Director & Senior Production Engineer


Jay Jay 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. Jay Jay 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.

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Krista Back

First Impressions Director


Krista is originally from Michigan, so she will instinctively hold up her hand and point to show you the specific place if you ask! Krista has a BA in Communications from Spring Arbor University, as well as both a Masters of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Leadership from Grand Canyon University. Before joining NCC she spent almost ten years in marketing and communications for organizations around the country. Her favorite parts have always been the science and strategy behind marketing, but also the fact that it is a ton of fun to work as a team to accomplish the projects. At NCC, Krista oversees Hospitality and Connections across all locations, and works to create a first impression environment that is welcoming and comfortable for all NCC attenders.

Krista loves traveling, good food, social media analytics, and millennials… and given the opportunity will excitedly geek out about any of these topics. Also, it is probably best not to try to identify her by her hair because she will frequently alter her hairstyle and color purely because she enjoys change.

Krista lives on Capitol Hill with her huge Great Dane Vormund.

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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. They live on Capitol Hill with their son Luka.

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 chicken wings, notebooks, film, and sports, specifically the Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Braves, and Syracuse Orange. He's also constantly on the hunt for the best chicken wings in DC, which he records on his blog: District of Wings

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