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Gateway Branson Staff

Check out the team here at Gateway Branson!

Wayne Yost (Wangel)

Lead Pastor

As Lead Pastor, Wayne is responsible for the overall vision and direction of Gateway Branson Church, leads our staff, and does everything else to keep Gateway Branson Church running. You may see Pastor Wayne teach on a Sunday morning but you will always see him teach his Deeper Life study! 

Official Sounding Stuff:

  • Wayne was born in Joplin, Missouri but his parents moved quite a bit when he was young. He returned to the area as a teenager and has been here ever since.

  • Wayne married the joy of his life in 1986; her name is Nikki and together they have two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jerron and Zeke/Caleigh.

  • Wayne graduated high school in Sarcoxie, MO, attended Central Bible College, and is still trying to graduate from the School of Hard Knocks.

  • Wayne spent 25 years as a carpenter in the Springfield, MO area before coming to us as pastor.

Fun Sounding Stuff:

  • Wayne is all about Michigan University "Go Blue"!

  • Watching anything from Mel Brooks/The Carol Burnett Show is Wayne's jam! 

  • Fried Chicken...snack or meal...is a bridge over troubled water. 

  • Wayne sleeps with his eyes open...remember that if you are talking to him and he's not responding!


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As Lead Pastor, Wayne is responsible for the overall vision and direction of Gateway Branson Church, leads our staff, and does everything else to keep Gateway Branson Church running. You may see Pastor Wayne teach on a Sunday morning but you will always see him teach his Deeper Life study! 

Official Sounding Stuff:

  • Wayne was born in Joplin, Missouri but his parents moved quite a bit when he was young. He returned to the area as a teenager and has been here ever since.

  • Wayne married the joy of his life in 1986; her name is Nikki and together they have two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jerron and Zeke/Caleigh.

  • Wayne graduated high school in Sarcoxie, MO, attended Central Bible College, and is still trying to graduate from the School of Hard Knocks.

  • Wayne spent 25 years as a carpenter in the Springfield, MO area before coming to us as pastor.

Fun Sounding Stuff:

  • Wayne is all about Michigan University "Go Blue"!

  • Watching anything from Mel Brooks/The Carol Burnett Show is Wayne's jam! 

  • Fried Chicken...snack or meal...is a bridge over troubled water. 

  • Wayne sleeps with his eyes open...remember that if you are talking to him and he's not responding!


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Jason Moshier (Leroy)

Associate Pastor

As Associate Pastor, Jason works behind the scenes to make sure Gateway Branson runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Pastor Jason and his wife also head up the Restore program at Gateway Branson. You may also see Pastor Jason teach on Sunday. 

Official Sounding Stuff:

  • Jason grew up in a small town in Illinois called Abingdon which was famous for it's toilet factory and the tallest Totem Pole in the United States east of the Rockies.  Jason and Donna have lived in the Ozarks since 2006.

  • Jason is married to Donna with six kids, 13 grandkids, and three dogs.

  • Jason attended Carl Sandburg College in Illinois

  • Jason works at NARMC EMS as the Clinical Quality Chief, and has served as a Campus Pastor at Brand New Church as well as the Grow Pastor and Campus Pastor of Gateway Branson 

Fun Sounding Stuff:

  • (Favorite Sports Team) Chicago Cubs

  • (Favorite movie/TV Show) Braveheart,  Remember the Titans and anything NCIS

  • (Favorite Snack or meal to eat) Pizza in any form

  • (Fun Fact about you)  Got married on Halloween by Elvira with the wolfman in attendance.

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As Associate Pastor, Jason works behind the scenes to make sure Gateway Branson runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Pastor Jason and his wife also head up the Restore program at Gateway Branson. You may also see Pastor Jason teach on Sunday. 

Official Sounding Stuff:

  • Jason grew up in a small town in Illinois called Abingdon which was famous for it's toilet factory and the tallest Totem Pole in the United States east of the Rockies.  Jason and Donna have lived in the Ozarks since 2006.

  • Jason is married to Donna with six kids, 13 grandkids, and three dogs.

  • Jason attended Carl Sandburg College in Illinois

  • Jason works at NARMC EMS as the Clinical Quality Chief, and has served as a Campus Pastor at Brand New Church as well as the Grow Pastor and Campus Pastor of Gateway Branson 

Fun Sounding Stuff:

  • (Favorite Sports Team) Chicago Cubs

  • (Favorite movie/TV Show) Braveheart,  Remember the Titans and anything NCIS

  • (Favorite Snack or meal to eat) Pizza in any form

  • (Fun Fact about you)  Got married on Halloween by Elvira with the wolfman in attendance.

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Caleb Pipkin (K-Dub)

Programming Pastor

Caleb oversees Gateway Branson’s creative production. This involves our weekend programming to create church services that people love to attend. You can also catch him speaking from time to time on Sunday morning. 

Official Sounding Stuff:

  • Caleb was raised in India but has been in southwest Missouri ever since he was a teenager. 

  • Married to Elisabeth and has one child named Jaya. 

  • Graduated from Evangel University with a major in film and a minor in broadcasting with an emphasis on the Bible.

  • Caleb worked as the Media Director for the non-profit Elevate Branson until 2020.

Fun Sounding Stuff:

  • Caleb’s favorite sports teams are the Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Blues and Alabama Crimson Tide … ROLL TIDE ROLL! 

  • Brave Heart is his go to movie. Popular belief is that Star Wars is his favorite movie. 

  • The midnight snack that he sometimes craves is a beef jerky with cheese and chocolate milk.

  • Yes, he really did grow up in India and no they do not eat chilled monkey brains.

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Caleb oversees Gateway Branson’s creative production. This involves our weekend programming to create church services that people love to attend. You can also catch him speaking from time to time on Sunday morning. 

Official Sounding Stuff:

  • Caleb was raised in India but has been in southwest Missouri ever since he was a teenager. 

  • Married to Elisabeth and has one child named Jaya. 

  • Graduated from Evangel University with a major in film and a minor in broadcasting with an emphasis on the Bible.

  • Caleb worked as the Media Director for the non-profit Elevate Branson until 2020.

Fun Sounding Stuff:

  • Caleb’s favorite sports teams are the Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Blues and Alabama Crimson Tide … ROLL TIDE ROLL! 

  • Brave Heart is his go to movie. Popular belief is that Star Wars is his favorite movie. 

  • The midnight snack that he sometimes craves is a beef jerky with cheese and chocolate milk.

  • Yes, he really did grow up in India and no they do not eat chilled monkey brains.

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Cathy Brown (Mrs. Cathy)

Children's Director

Cathy oversees our Kids Quest program. Kids Quest wants to inspire all kids to explore God and grow in understanding more about Him. Cathy also oversees childcare during the other programs Gateway Branson offers. 

Official Sounding Stuff:

  • Born and raised in Boonville, MO.
  • Married to her husband for 39 years-two children both married and one granddaughter who is 14 months old. My son and daughter-in-law reside in Springfield, MO and my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter reside in Cassville, MO.
  • Graduated from Boonville High School and graduated from Central MO State University with a bachelor of science degree in Psychology-Rehabilitation.
  • Has supported children and adults with special needs and their families for 39 years. Since January 2020, I have been the Kids Director for Elevate Branson/Gateway Church.

Fun Sounding Stuff:

  • Favorite sports team: KC Chiefs and Cassville Wildcats as my son-in-law is one of the football coaches.
  • Favorite TV shows: Big Bang Theory and home improvement shows on HGTV.
  • Favorite foods: hummus and raw vegetables, cheese and crackers, mixed nuts, and chocolate. 
  • Fun fact: Enjoys being outside walking, gardening, kayaking, and camping
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Cathy oversees our Kids Quest program. Kids Quest wants to inspire all kids to explore God and grow in understanding more about Him. Cathy also oversees childcare during the other programs Gateway Branson offers. 

Official Sounding Stuff:

  • Born and raised in Boonville, MO.
  • Married to her husband for 39 years-two children both married and one granddaughter who is 14 months old. My son and daughter-in-law reside in Springfield, MO and my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter reside in Cassville, MO.
  • Graduated from Boonville High School and graduated from Central MO State University with a bachelor of science degree in Psychology-Rehabilitation.
  • Has supported children and adults with special needs and their families for 39 years. Since January 2020, I have been the Kids Director for Elevate Branson/Gateway Church.

Fun Sounding Stuff:

  • Favorite sports team: KC Chiefs and Cassville Wildcats as my son-in-law is one of the football coaches.
  • Favorite TV shows: Big Bang Theory and home improvement shows on HGTV.
  • Favorite foods: hummus and raw vegetables, cheese and crackers, mixed nuts, and chocolate. 
  • Fun fact: Enjoys being outside walking, gardening, kayaking, and camping
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Lindsey Thompson (Worthy)

Worship Leader

Lindsey leads our worship team here at Gateway Branson. Lindsey oversees scheduling, song selection, and spiritual growth for the worship team. The whole worship team is composed of volunteers, including Lindsey!  

 Official Sounding Stuff:

  • Grew up as a city girl outside of Chicago and settled in the beautiful Branson Ozark’s at 18!

  • Andy is my better half, we have 4 amazing kiddos at home, Lily, RJ, Karlin, and Finley

  • Light House Career Academy (2005) Cosmetologist 

  • Many life experiences in leadership, however, nothing is greater than serving the Lord!

Fun Sounding Stuff:

  • Not a sports fan, bring on the tent camping and campfires!

  • Any type of Christian series, specifically “Before The Wrath”

  • Anything without mushrooms!

  • Coffee=life

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Lindsey leads our worship team here at Gateway Branson. Lindsey oversees scheduling, song selection, and spiritual growth for the worship team. The whole worship team is composed of volunteers, including Lindsey!  

 Official Sounding Stuff:

  • Grew up as a city girl outside of Chicago and settled in the beautiful Branson Ozark’s at 18!

  • Andy is my better half, we have 4 amazing kiddos at home, Lily, RJ, Karlin, and Finley

  • Light House Career Academy (2005) Cosmetologist 

  • Many life experiences in leadership, however, nothing is greater than serving the Lord!

Fun Sounding Stuff:

  • Not a sports fan, bring on the tent camping and campfires!

  • Any type of Christian series, specifically “Before The Wrath”

  • Anything without mushrooms!

  • Coffee=life

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