Our Staff

Dr. Brian Wright

District Superintendent npdefca.ds@gmail.com

Brian and his wife Bridget have three children Anne, Jacob, and Grace. He grew up in North Dakota and is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the pastors and churches in the Northern Plains District. Brian enjoys the outdoors including swimming, fishing, travel and camping. 


Dr. Steve Austvold

Missions Mobilizer Steve.Austvold@ncdefca.org

Steve works as an NPD Mission Mobilizer along with his wife Kathy.  They live in Fergus Falls, MN.  Their passion is helping churches to become Great Commission Churches.

Kathy Glass

Executive Assistant/Financial Administrator/Conference Coordinator office.npd@midconetwork.com

Kathy has a BSBA & MKTG degree and works PT for NPD. She and her husband Tom have three beautiful girls.  Kathy enjoys flower gardening, pontooning on the Missouri River and spending quality time with her family.

Steven Dunkel

Student Ministries Mobilizer stevendunkel@bethelfc.com

Steven currently serves as pastor of student ministries at Bethel Church, Fargo, alongside his wife Sarah. Steven is passionate about empowering middle and high school students to live out God’s story and equipping staff and lay leaders in student ministries throughout the Northern Plains District.