Dream City College exists to see the next generation become all that God has called them to be. We are passionate about stewarding the call of students into full-time ministry. We are raising up the next generation of ministry leaders through hands-on ministry experience and Christian higher education through our partner, Southeastern University.
Elise Wood is the founder and director of Dream City College. An ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, Elise is a pastor, writer, and speaker. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Bible and Theology from Southwestern Assemblies of God University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Evangel University. Both Assemblies of God preacher's kids, Elise and her husband Blare were married in December 2011. Elise has a passion to see the next generation fulfill the call of God on their lives for the cause of Jesus Christ.
Blare is the Lead Youth Pastor at Dream City Church. He has a heart to see the next generation transformed by Jesus. Blare is passionate about training and equipping the current and future generation of youth pastors in youth ministry strategy and philosophy.
Brinlee is the Children’s Pastor at Dream City Church. She majored in Church Leadership, and is very passionate about seeing kids develop a relationship with Jesus Christ from a young age. She is excited to see college students use their calling in ministry.
Steve is the Development Director for the Phoenix Dream Center. He and his wife Teri are very active in Foster Care in Arizona. They have had 17 foster kids in their home in the last 3 years and recently adopted a 1 year old out of the foster care system.
Adam is the Director of Worship Ministries at Dream City Church. He is a worship leader, speaker, and singer-songwriter. He and his wife Benita have 4 girls. Adam is excited to see college students use their gifts to elevate the name of Jesus!
Tristan is the Media Director at Dream City Church. Tristan loves getting to see people encounter God in a real and powerful way. He loves serving with others that have a passion for God's transformational power, and he is excited to work with the next generation!
Mark is an award-winning actor, director, scriptwriter and collegiate educator. He has a Master of Arts in Educational Theater from New York University. Over the last 17 years, he has written and produced over 200 original theater pieces at Dream City Church.
Alyssa is the Administrative Assistant of Dream City College. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Theology from Grand Canyon University. Her passions are cultivated through leading others into worship and serving in various ministries at Dream City Church. Alyssa has a huge heart for investing in our college students and is grateful to do life and ministry alongside them.
Josh Blackford is the Director of Young Adults at Dream City Church. He attended 3 years of ministry school from 1999 to 2002. With over a decade of full time ministry experience as associate pastor, youth, and children’s ministry, Josh and his wife Kelly are passionate about seeing the next generation come to know and follow Jesus.