Meet Our Staff
Justin Hayes became the lead pastor of Dodge City Church of the Nazarene in February 2017. Pastor Justin has over two decades of ministry experience serving churches in California and Kentucky before coming to Kansas.
His passions include leading churches to become growing communities of faith and helping others develop the most amazing relationships with Jesus possible. He earned a master of divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and a doctoral degree in ethical leadership from Olivet Nazarene University.
Pastor Justin married his wife Heather in 1995 and they have had five children: Samantha, Rachel, Natalie, Tommy, & Alison. He loves to travel and faithfully follows the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs.
Mark West is currently in his 15th year of full-time ministry in the Church of the Nazarene and was ordained at the 2010 Missouri District Assembly. He completed the course of study on-line through Northwest Nazarene University and the Missouri District Course of Study. Prior to full-time ministry he taught school for 15 years in California and Kansas as an elementary teacher with his B.S. in Elementary Education from Southern Nazarene University.
Mark joined the DCNaz team in June 2018. He brings to the staff administrative skills and a passion for discipleship training. His areas of responsibility are Discipleship and Leadership Development.
Mark married Theresa in October of 1988. They have 4 children and 6 soon to be 7 grandchildren. He enjoys gardening, working with his hands and fixing things in his spare time.
Pastor DCNaz Español
¡Hola! Somos la Familia Charles, Pastor David, mi Esposa Ada y nuestra Hija Leslie. Llegamos a Dodge City en el 2017 para Ministrar al Pueblo Hispano.
En el año de 1999 Dios me llamo al Ministerio. Un año después estudie en el Instituto Bíblico del Norte, culminando con una Licenciatura en Teología Contemporánea. Desde hace 14 años hemos servido en diferentes Iglesias en México y ahora en Dodge City, siendo nuestra visión la “Restauración de vida” que Dios ofrece para cada individuo. Acompañanos y se parte de lo que Dios desea restaurar en tú vida.
Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before; and God will call the past to account.
- Ecclesiastes 3:15
Worship Arts Director
Theresa West has stepped into the role of Worship Arts coordinator as of August 2018. Programming worship has been one of her greatest passions for the past 28 years. Her BA in piano performance comes from SNU, Point Loma and California State University at Chico.
She and Mark will celebrate 30 years of marriage this year. She is mother to 1 son, 3 daughters, and blessed with 7 grandchildren.
Director of Childrens Ministry
Ana Tallent became the Children's Ministry Leader in July 2018. She was no stranger to the ministry, though. She began volunteering in the children's ministry at DCNaz as a teenager and has helped in numerous kid/youth ministries ever since. In 2010 she was given her first opportunity to actually help plan and lead children's ministry and instantly fell in love with the process and the outcome. What better job is there than to get to work around awesome kiddos and help teach them about Jesus?! :-)
Ana's road to ministry wasn't exactly a straight path, though. God took her through a few different locations, jobs, and life experiences before He led her to full time children's ministry. She truly believes that this was all part of His plan for preparing her for this ministry, though. She received her Associate of Arts degree in children's education in 2006 and worked as a paraprofessional for USD 443 for a couple of years. Then she worked at the Dodge City Public Library as the Teen Librarian and then the Children's Department Coordinator. God also gave her an opportunity to live in California for a short time where she worked at an alternative school for children on the Autism spectrum. Through all of these experiences, God shaped Ana in a way that would prepare her for this current adventure of being the DCNaz Children's Ministry Leader.
Ana married her best friend of 10 years, Kyle Tallent, in 2011 and they have 2 sweet, beautiful blessings named James and Rhiannon. They love to sing, travel, and praise Jesus together.
Kandi Conant has been a member of DCNaz for over 25 years. She accepted the call to counseling ministries in 2018 and completed an Advanced Certificate in Biblical Counseling from Light University in 2019.
Kandi received her undergraduate degree in Education at Mid-America Nazarene University. She was a secondary teacher for 30 years in the public school system.
Her husband of 41 years is Merrill Conant, a family practice physician. They have three married daughters and two precious granddaughters. Kandi’s hobbies include fly fishing, reading and taking pen to paper. Her desire is to love God and love people.
Misty Stotler moved to Dodge City in 1992 from Phoenix, AZ. Then she met her husband, Jim, and they were married on November 26, 1993. They will be celebrating their 25th anniversary this year! Together, Misty and Jim have one child, Christopher.
The Stotler family started attending DCNaz about 9 years ago and have became good friends with many people here. Misty began working for Dodge City Church of the Nazarene as the Administrative Assistant in September of 2015. Before coming to DCNaz she was a Claim Representative for Parker-Haskins Insurance for 5 years.
Misty enjoys reading a good mystery novel (John Grisham), barbecuing on the grill, and just having some quiet time at home. When she has spare time, she likes to catch up on “The Bold and The Beautiful” or “Criminal Minds”.