Northern Missouri Leadership Team

District Superintendent:  Dr. M. Ray Brewer

Assistant Superintendent: Reverend Tracy Cook

District Treasurer:  Reverend Paul McDonald

District Secretary:  Reverend Lindy Carnett

District Youth Director: Reverend Ryan Christopher

Lake Maurer Retreat Center Director:  Bunny Hartzler

District CE Director: Bunny Hartzler

District Men's Director: Jeff Arp

District Women's Director: Kristi Weyer

District Girls Ministries Director: Allison Weedin

District Royal Rangers Director: Gary Riley

District Senior Adult Ministries Director:  Diana Lewis

Marriage Ministries Director: David Heintz


District Presbytery

Section 1: Les Clark          
Section 2: Tom Ragsdell   
Section 3: Scott Mays       
Section 4: Doug Cline       
Section 5: Del Wyer           
Section 6: Mike Neff         


Dr. M. Ray Brewer - District Superintendent

Ray’s two best decisions were to respond to the Lord’s call for salvation at age 5, and to ask Kim Smith (Brewer) to marry him in 1976. Ray and Kim have been blessed with two sons—Brandon and Jason. Brandon, a medical student at the University of Missouri, lives with his wife Emily in Columbia, Missouri; Jason and his wife, Faith, live in Springfield, Mo.  

After receiving the M.Div. degree from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in San Francisco, Ray joined the staff of Tiffany Fellowship Assembly of God in Kansas City as Youth Pastor in 1978 to work with his father, Dr. Paul Brewer. He became Tiffany’s Senior Pastor in 1986, and completed his D.Min degree through Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1989, and was elected as District Superintendent in 2007.

Ray represents the third generation of Pentecostal preachers in the Brewer family, and celebrates the grace of God in that every family member for five generations has testified of a saving experience with the Lord Jesus Christ!

In his spare time Ray collects nativity sets and frequents used book stores.

Reverend Tracy Cook - Assistant Superintendent


Reverend Paul McDonald - District Treasurer

Rev. Paul R. McDonald serves Northern Missouri District AG in a dual position as District Business Administrator and District Treasurer. Paul has served as interim pastor for six churches in the Northern Missouri District. He also is a chaplain for Boone Hospital.

After graduation from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO, Paul received a Masters of Divinity in Bible at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a Doctor of Ministry Candidate at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Paul was ordained with the Northern Missouri District Council in 1989. 

Pastor Paul and Cindy McDonald have served in full-time church ministry for 30 years, first as youth pastors under Dr. M. Ray Brewer at Tiffany Fellowship in Kansas City, MO, for 10 years. From 1994 to 2000, Paul pastored at Christian Life Center, Decorah, in Northeast Iowa. It was a small congregation who had lost their church building, and he brought them hope and stability as they grew. He also was interim pastor for a neighboring assembly for over two years, in Cresco, IA.

In 2000, Paul took his wife and two children up the “Al-Can Highway” 4500 miles to pastor the largest Assembly of God church in Fairbanks, Alaska. While there, he spent some time as interim pastor to another small congregation. After eleven years of fruitful labor, he resigned in September of 2011, to come “home” to Northern Missouri. 

Paul and Cindy have a daughter, Melia (Isaiah), and a son, Brenden (Taylor).  All four met and became credentialed ministers while at Central Bible College. Presently, Melia and Isaiah Jesch are ministering in Northern Missouri where Isaiah is pastor of Nelsonville AG. They recently left the staff of Evangel Temple in Springfield MO after seven years. Brenden is a full-time assistant pastor at Faith Church in Peru, IL. Taylor also serves her church with youth ministry, young adults, small groups, and singing on the worship team. 

Paul and Cindy have two grandchildren, Tobiah Jesch (age 5) and Julia Jesch (18 mo.), who are a delight and treasure to their Nana and Papa. In his spare time, Paul enjoys a good cup of coffee, reading, hunting, fishing, golfing, and playing with his grandchildren.