Meet the Staff

Church Staff

Matthew McDaniel

Senior Pastor

Matthew, his wife Jana, and their four children, Aidan, Emma, Madeline, and Olivia, moved to Florida in 2012. After 16 years of serving in full-time pastoral ministry, Matthew moved to South Florida to become involved in Jana’s family’s business in Boca Raton. They found Boca Raton Community Church in 2017, and have considered it home ever since. Matthew now serves as the Senior Pastor at Boca Community. He and his family love the joy, life, and community that is fostered here and are committed to seeing it advance in the years to come. He has a passion for teaching and for all generations to study God’s Word together. Jana is involved in the Women’s Ministry and volunteers with BocaKids. Their children can also be found serving in different capacities around the church on Sunday mornings and throughout the week.

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Cameron Free

Executive Pastor

Cameron is passionate about helping people connect in authentic relationships that lead to spiritual transformation. He grew up in South Florida and met his wife Sarah at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. Cameron leads our Groups Ministry, which includes Study, Equip, Serve, and Outreach Groups. He also helps lead our CityLead, ChurchLead, and WorldLead initiatives, using leader development to transform lives, communities, and ministries both locally and around the world. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with Sarah and their son Carson, singing too loud, Apple products, and a good cup of coffee.

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Clay Hecocks

Worship Pastor

Clay has served in a worship and leadership capacity for most of his life. He is an accomplished keyboardist (undergraduate studies at University of Michigan and graduate studies at University of California Santa Barbara-piano performance), songwriter and arranger, and has led and taught worship at numerous national and international venues. Clay has recently written a book titled The Framework of Worship which addresses many of the issues that ministry and worship leadership face in today’s culture.

Clay and his wife, Sheri, have three adult children and three adorable grandkids.

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Carl Crispin

Groups Director

Carl and his wife Lori are originally from Michigan and moved to Boca Raton in 2003 shortly after getting married on the beach in Ft Lauderdale. He has been on staff at Boca Community since 2018. Carl’s ministry background includes several years of working with College Students, Young Adults and Young Married Couples. In addition to his responsibilities as the Groups Director, Carl and Lori also lead the Young Professionals group and enjoy mentoring young men and women in the church.

Carl, Lori, and their daughter Elsie enjoy spending time together at the beach.

Carl’s life verse is Ephesians 3:20-21. God can do more than we can ask or imagine and only He deserves the glory.

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Bill Mitchell

Coaching Pastor

Bill Mitchell serves as the Coaching Pastor at Boca Raton Community Church, following a previous career in commercial and residential real estate for 25 years. He facilitates monthly CityLead events focused on developing ethical business practices, challenging professional men and women across the world to transform their communities through the workplace. In addition, through WorldLead, he has helped to strategically mentor hundreds of leaders from over 35 countries in various global non-profit agencies. Bill, his wife Elizabeth and their family consider it a high honor to serve at Boca Raton Community Church.

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Bill Hood III

Young Adults & School Pastor

Bill has a passion for seeing God’s Church transform the South Florida area. He grew up in Boca Raton but is no stranger to the cold as he spent 4 years at Wheaton College in Illinois. After studying Christian Education, he joined the staff at Boca Community to pour back into the church and school that invested so much in him.

Bill loves seeing the interconnectedness of the body of Christ and gets the opportunity to foster generational discipleship by overseeing our Young Adults Ministry and the students at Boca Christian School. One of his favorite times of the week is helping lead worship on Sunday mornings as he sings (and sometimes dances) in awe of his Savior.

Bill and his wife Natasha met at Boca Community and have two children who fill their family life with joy, laughter, and energy. As a family, they enjoy ultimate frisbee, the great outdoors, and lots of board games.

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Danielle Sherbondy

BocaKids Director

Danielle loves to work with children of all ages. She began her career 25 years ago working in the medical field with a focus on pediatrics. She has since transitioned to education and continues to work with and serve the children in our community.

Danielle and her husband have three wonderful children.

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Ali White

BocaKids K-5 Coordinator

Ali was born and raised in Boca Raton and graduated from the University of Florida. She is currently obtaining her Master’s of Divinity from Fuller Seminary. Her heart is that all children would come to know how loved they are, both by the Lord and by the church. Ali and her husband Johnny met at Boca Community right before the COVID shutdown. They have a Lab Mix puppy named Oliver. They all enjoy sports, games, and the outdoors. Ali’s life verse is Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you hope and a future.”

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Donna-Kay Davis

BocaKids Pre-K Coordinator

Donna-Kay grew up at Boca Raton Community Church where she came to know the Lord at a young age, attended Boca Raton Christian School from third through twelfth grade, met and married her wonderful husband, William, and raised their four terrific kids. Donna-Kay has a background in psychology and a master’s degree in clinical social work specializing in children and families. She loves kids of all ages, having worked with preschool through high school-aged kids while volunteering at church and homeschooling her children.

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Pedro Heizer

Middle School Coordinator

Born in Niteroi, Brazil, Pedro immigrated to the United States in 2000 with his family. Pedro has a tremendous passion for reaching and discipling the next generation of students to grow in their faith and to truly understand the gospel. He and his wife, Kim, met while serving with students and love to serve the next generation together. He is currently working on his Divinity Degree from Grimké Seminary and in his free time he loves reading, playing video games, and brewing the best cup of coffee on this side of the equator.

His life verse is Mark 8:36, “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?” This verse serves as a constant reminder to him that following Christ is more important than anything else we can gain in this world.

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Daniel Salisbury

High School Coordinator

Daniel is a Boca Raton native with a heart for seeing people grow in Christ. He’s an outdoor enthusiast, a fan of most sports, and has started to enjoy reading a lot more thanks to his wife, Juliana. He is passionate about helping others know, love, and serve Jesus. He served as a leader for our Young Adults ministry and is now looking to make a meaningful impact in the BocaStudents High School Ministry.

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Len Visser

Head of Christian School

Mr. Visser joined Boca Raton Christian School in 2003 after teaching for 10 years in Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta, as well as a Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership from Covenant College. Mr. Visser has served Boca Christian in many capacities, including teaching various grades, coaching, and administration. He and his wife Mary Jo have been married since 2004 and have four children.

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John Lucas

WorldLead Faculty

John has over 30 years experience as an entrepreneur in Financial Services. He moved from Texas to South Florida for business reasons in 1993. That same year John and Debby joined Boca Raton Community Church. It was a church mission trip to Haiti in 2002 that changed John’s life. He found his purpose and passion in international ministries. John feels humbled by the opportunity to be a part of WorldLead. John’s partner in ministry is his wife Debby. They have been married since 1975.

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Kim Heizer

Communication Director

Kim was born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. She moved to South Florida to attend Palm Beach Atlantic University and graduated with a B.A. in Graphic Design. She has been a part of the Boca Community family since 2014 and has been working as the church’s graphic designer ever since. Kim met her husband, Pedro, while serving with the Student and Young Adult ministries. Her goal is to use her gifts of design, marketing, and creativity to help the church communicate the gospel message clearly and effectively. Kim enjoys photography, spending time with friends, laughing too loud, and singing constantly.

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Tim Goodchild

Technical Director

Tim is a native Floridian who grew up in Fort Lauderdale through his teenage years, then moved to upstate New York with his family, where he worked in the emergency medical field. Since then he has moved back to sunny South Florida where he has worked in the audio visual industry for over 20 years. Tim enjoys reading, fitness, time with family, and anything involving the ocean.

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Debbie Winston

Women's Director

Debbie hails from New England, born and raised in Manchester, NH. She lived in many different states before settling in South Florida in 1989, where she began a career in the financial services industry, retiring after a 25-year career.

With a heart for Jesus, and helping women, she has served as a Sunday School teacher, participated in various women’s ministries, and now serves as our Women’s Ministry Director. Debbie loves to spend time with her three beautiful grandchildren, go to the beach, cook, and travel. She and her husband, Bob, reside in Parkland.

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Caitlyn Hood

Lead Coordinator

Caitlyn is all about expanding the Kingdom of God here on earth and applying her passion for event planning, communications, and building relationships to do so. She is the coordinator of many of our leader development ministries; including CityLead Boca, CityLead, and ChurchLead.

Caitlyn grew up on the west coast of Florida and relocated to South Florida where she received a B.A. in Communication from Florida Atlantic University. She met her husband Caleb at a Boca Community small group and they have settled in Delray Beach. Caitlyn loves leading small groups for young adults and girls in the church community, singing, sewing, and all things involving the beach.

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Elizabeth Mitchell

Ministry Leader

Elizabeth Mitchell is part of the leadership team of Boca Raton Community Church, serving alongside her husband, Pastor Bill, and an enormously talented staff. She frequently travels overseas as part of the faculty of WorldLead to train and mentor leaders involved in the non-profit world. Elizabeth also serves on the leadership teams of ChurchLead, CityLead, and Women’s Ministry. No global adventure or ministry opportunity, no matter how spectacular, tops spending time with their children and five grandchildren here in South Florida.

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Stephanie Burklin

Groups Coordinator

Stephanie is a Boca Raton native and serves as the Groups Coordinator. She joined the Boca Community staff in 2018 after completing an 8-year career as a professional ballet dancer with “Ballet Magnificat!”, where she had the privilege of performing in over 20 different countries while sharing the good news of Jesus through the company’s productions. Today, she can be found organizing the details behind the scenes for the church’s Groups and many church events. She is passionate about seeing people experience the love of Jesus and the transformation that comes through living in a strong community with other believers.

When not at the church offices, Stephanie teaches ballet classes at “Many but One” and choreographs for local high school productions. In her spare time, she loves a good cup of coffee, slow Saturday mornings, time with family and friends, tacos, and a good Netflix movie over dinner.

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Gaby Brito

Groups Assistant

Gaby was born in New York but moved to Florida at a very young age and was raised in Boca Raton. She attended Florida Atlantic University and graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies. With a heart dedicated to spreading the message of Jesus through community engagement, she enjoys being able to bring people together so that they can know him and experience the power of community. Gaby loves going for long nature walks, spending time at the beach, eating sushi, and traveling.

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Janet Ross

WorldLead Assistant

Janet grew up in New Jersey, where she met her husband Ian and they both worked as physical therapists. God moved them to Florida in 1994, and they came to Boca in 2004. They joined Boca Community and started serving wherever God called them. She has served with the kids, women, and outreach. Missions has always been a big part of her life growing up, and Ian grew up on the mission field, so choosing to assist in WorldLead was not a difficult choice. Janet desires to use the gifts God has given her to serve our WorldLead partners. They have four wonderful children, who have all graduated from Boca Raton Christian School.

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Joanne Wilson

Webmaster

Joanne grew up in New Jersey and has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Rutgers University. She was a software developer for IBM before “retiring” to start a family. She now serves the church and school in the area of software support.

Joanne and her husband Les have been married since 1979. They have two daughters and a growing number of adorable grandchildren. Her life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.”

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Christine Coakley

Business Office Administrator

Christine originates from Lowell, Massachusetts where she received her B.S. in Accounting. She later moved to South Florida and joined the Boca Community family in 2016. Christine serves with our First Impressions Team, CityLead team, and is involved in our Women’s Study Groups. She enjoys walking, hiking, biking, and skiing.

Her life verse is Philippians 4:6-7, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

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Melissa Cooper

Worship Assistant & Scheduling Coordinator

Melissa was born and raised in Grand Haven, Michigan. She graduated from Clearwater Christian College with a B.S. in Special Education and taught for 14 years in Lakeland, Florida. She and her family moved to South Florida in 2021 and currently serves in our BocaKids and Awana ministry. She enjoys reading, playing disc golf with her husband, Jason, and going to the beach with their two daughters. 

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Sasha Luginin

Facilities Director

Sasha originates from Kazakhstan. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting before immigrating to South Florida. Her family started attending Boca Raton Community Church in 2015. Sasha and her husband, Slava, are leaders in our Russian Speaking Study Group. She also serves on our Prayer team and is involved in many other ministries. Sasha loves spending time with her family and friends, gardening, cosmetology, cooking, and spending time at the beach.

Her life verse is Psalm 84:2, “My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.”

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Slava Stepkin

Maintenance Director

Slava is originally from Kazakhstan where he studied Finance. He received his Bachelor’s Degree before immigrating to South Florida with his wife, Sasha. He and his family started attending Boca Raton Community Church in 2015. He leads the Russian Speaking Study Group with his wife and is heavily involved with many different ministries and events throughout at Boca Community. Slava and Sasha have two amazing children, Christine and Daniel. He loves learning and working on construction projects, building things, and spending time with his family and friends.

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Francois & Karen Vosloo

Ministry Leaders

Francois and Karen Vosloo are from South Africa and have been with the church since 2017. They are passionate about our Lord Jesus and desire to see people follow Him and live out their calling to the fullest. Leader Development, Disciple-making, and Prayer is their main focus. They have been missionaries for 45 years and have 2 married sons and one granddaughter.

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