meet the team

national network of women ministers team

Crystal Martin

National Director

Crystal Martin has served with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, U.S.A. for over 20 years on the local campus, overseas, as Chi Alpha Internationals Director, and currently as Cross-Cultural Mission Director at the National Chi Alpha Ministry Center. Crystal is the co-creator of The World Missions Summit, a partnership between Chi Alpha and AGWM designed to launch a missions movement in our generation. The phrase coined by Crystal, “Give a year and pray about a lifetime,” gives students a tangible starting place to fulfill their missionary call.  

Crystal graduated from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona and earned a master's degree in Leadership from Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri. Crystal is a fourth-generation minister in the Assemblies of God, ordained in 2013; recently becoming an associate pastor on the the pastoral staff of Central Assembly of God (Springfield, MO). Throughout her ministry career, Crystal has worked to create big footprints for the next generation of women and to advocate for women at all levels of church leadership.She and her husband, E. Scott Martin, have two sons and a daughter-in-law.

“Our goal is that women are holistically trained in every aspect of ministry to be ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Taylor Alberini

Executive Assistant/Operations Coordinator

Taylor Albertini graduated from West Virginia University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology & a minor in Leadership Studies, and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Evangel University. She has a heart for those in ministerial leadership and is looking forward to growing in her calling as a young woman minister.

In addition to her role with the Network, she serves as the Cross-Cultural Missions & Field Administrative Coordinator at the National Chi Alpha Ministry Center.

Saehee Duran

Training Coordinator

Saehee Duran, ordained with the Assemblies of God, is the lead pastor at Life360 Intercultural Campus. Alumna of Central Bible College (2013) and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (2016), she is currently working on the Doctor of Ministry at Southeastern University. Her leadership platform extends to the AG U.S. Missions Board, Evangel University as an adjunct faculty and an alumni board member, Korean-English Fellowship as the vice president, and her city as a police chaplain. Her passion is preaching, training, and opening doors for future generations to be obedient to God's call to ministry. She is a proud mother of three bi-racial children and a blessed wife of Dr. Damon Duran, the founding pastor of her church, her greatest mentor, best friend, and champion!

Beth Backes

Advocate Coordinator

Beth is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and served for twelve years in urban church planting in New York, Minneapolis, and Seattle. She holds a Master’s degree in Ministry Leadership from Northwest University and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Southeastern University.  Beth works on the leadership team at the Northwest Ministry Network serving 1,400 ministers and 350 churches as the Director of Pastoral Care and Credentialing. She also leads the Network of Women Ministers in the Northwest and hosts conferences and leadership cohorts for over 380 women in ministry.


She enjoys preaching and teaching on leadership development to equip this generation to take the hope of Jesus to the world. Beth lives in Snoqualmie, Washington with her husband and they have two adult children.  In her free time, Beth enjoys traveling, hiking in the Pacific Northwest mountains, and eating chocolate!

Fay Niemann

Strategic Planner / Facilitator for NWM District/Network Directors

With thirty years of pastoral experience, Fay energetically engages, encourages, and equips people to reach their full potential in Christ. Along with her pastoral experience, Fay served as the first elected female regional presbyter in the Alaska Ministry Network for eight years, the 2012 “General Presbyter Representing Ordained Women” for the NW Region, and is a current committee person for the National Network of Women Ministers. Dr. Niemann’s educational pursuits include a BA in Cross-Cultural Communications (North Central University), a Master in Religious Education (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), and a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry in Leadership (Assemblies of God Theological Seminary). One of Fay’s greatest joys is spending time at their wilderness cabin with her husband of twenty-seven years, Chuck, daughter, Nicole, and miniature schnauzer, Rocky.

Nicky Stade

Communications Coordinator 

Christina Vincent

Under 40 and AG Universities Facilitator

Nicky is an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God and currently serves on the pastoral staff at RefugeOC in Orange, CA. Whether speaking at camps, retreats, conferences, or church gatherings, she loves to see transformation in the lives of others. Along with the Network of Women Ministers, she serves as the Elected Secretary of the SoCal Network of Women Ministers, and is enrolled in the Professional Studies Program at Vanguard University, pursuing her BA in Theology.

Addicted to coffee and planning, she regularly uses and shares organizational methods on her YouTube channel. Nicky and her husband Jason, have been married over two decades and have two young-adult sons and a teenage daughter.

Christina (Ketchem) Vincent, ordained with the Assemblies of God, obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry from Central Bible College (2003), served as Pre-Teen Youth Pastor at Mesa First Assembly and as Junior High Youth Pastor at Phoenix First Assembly (now Dream City Church). She recently graduated with a Master of Divinity from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (2017) and is currently the Student Life Coordinator at AGTS. Working with the Network of Women Ministers team, she continues to focus her ministry endeavors on the next generation of leaders as the Under 40 and AG Universities Strategist.


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