Staff

Duane Mabee

Pastor Duane and his wife Karla were part of the original all-volunteer staff when North River Church started in January of 1993, where he focused on adult ministries. In August of 2000, he transitioned out of the business world to become the full-time pastor at North River.

Pastor Duane has a passion to make a difference in the Chattanooga area and to impact the world through missions. He and Karla provide pastoral care for international workers in Taiwan and are keenly interested in the development of the next generation of leaders. 

He studied at Fort Wayne Bible College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Columbia International University.


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Duane Mabee

Pastor Duane and his wife Karla were part of the original all-volunteer staff when North River Church started in January of 1993, where he focused on adult ministries. In August of 2000, he transitioned out of the business world to become the full-time pastor at North River.

Pastor Duane has a passion to make a difference in the Chattanooga area and to impact the world through missions. He and Karla provide pastoral care for international workers in Taiwan and are keenly interested in the development of the next generation of leaders. 

He studied at Fort Wayne Bible College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Columbia International University.


Email Pastor Duane

 

Duane Mabee

Pastor Duane and his wife Karla were part of the original all-volunteer staff when North River Church started in January of 1993, where he focused on adult ministries. In August of 2000, he transitioned out of the business world to become the full-time pastor at North River.

Pastor Duane has a passion to make a difference in the Chattanooga area and to impact the world through missions. He and Karla provide pastoral care for international workers in Taiwan and are keenly interested in the development of the next generation of leaders. 

He studied at Fort Wayne Bible College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Columbia International University.


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Sean Estler

Assistant Pastor of Youth and Children
 
Sean began at North River Church in July of 2018, where he serves as the part-time Assistant Pastor of Youth and Children. He has a passion for the next generation of believers and leaders of the church as evidenced by his desire to see them grow and bloom into Spirit-led and empowered men and women of Christ.

Sean has lived in New Jersey, Georgia, New York, and now Tennessee. He has a passion to see believers rise up in each of these areas, around the nation, and around the world to impact their spheres of influence. He believes  that starts with the church taking care of the current and upcoming generations of young people well by meeting them where they are located, spiritually and geographically.

His wife, Sarah, has a passion for next generation ministries as well as supports him in a plethora of different ways. She loves facilitating growth in young women especially in their understanding of self and guiding them through the difficult times that life poses for them, all the while leading them to a fuller understanding of who God is and how he affects their lives.

Sean studied Youth Ministry at Toccoa Falls College and Bible and Theology at Nyack's Alliance Theological Seminary.