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Leadership: Team Members

Doug Burleigh is an Associate with both Centered and the International Foundation. He worked with Young Life for over 25 years, five of those as President, and started Young Life's work in the former Soviet Union. He is a key figure in planning the National Prayer Breakfast and has spoken at prayer breakfasts in other countries all over the world.  Doug is the author of Jesus Changes Everything, which is based on a lifetime of teaching how following key principles of Jesus really can change everything. Doug lives with his wife in Annapolis, Maryland, and they have four adult children and 16 grandchildren.  

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Doug Burleigh
Senior Associate


Karen’s passion is building deep relationships in Jesus, and bringing together current and emerging leaders. Working with Members of State, marketplace leaders and young adults, she seeks to build fellowship around grace and reconciliation.  Karen leads a post graduate Women’s Fellows Program, and facilitates intergenerational discipleship groups locally and state-wide. She also directs and hosts the Take Root Podcast, sharing God’s stories in the lives of His people. Karen earned a BSN from the University of Washington, with a career in nursing and then teaching at Bellevue College and Bellevue Christian High School. She also led a Women and Youth Initiative for the Luke 12:48 Foundation before joining Centered in 2014. She is married, mother to three adult children and grandmother of two.

Karen Johnson
Senior Associate


Jeff attended the University of Washington and Seattle Pacific University and graduated with a degree in Biblical Literature. He worked with Young Life for 30 years as an Area Director and Regional Director. He works with civic and marketplace leaders across the Pacific Northwest and invests in college students and young professionals. Over the last several years, Jeff’s focus has been on building relational infrastructure for city transformation throughout Washington state and the Cascadia region. He lives in Spokane, WA with his wife, and their four married children and 11 grandkids all live nearby. 

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Jeff Vancil
Senior Associate

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Jordan is a current senior at the University of Washington pursuing his BS in Computer Engineering and has worked in a variety of settings including youth ministry, computer science, and visual arts. He has a passion for machine learning, nutrition, and fitness, and is currently working on research at the UW to use computer vision to diagnose mental health disorders. Joining the Centered team in 2023, Jordan aids the executive director in administrative tasks, communication, and event management.  

Jordan White
Administrative Coordinator

Wes has served with Centered and The International Foundation for over 40 years. He assists the National Prayer Breakfast by coordinating the scheduling and hospitality for international leaders from over 160 countries; in Washington state, he works with elected officials and marketplace leaders on prayer breakfasts and facilitates fellowship groups. His purpose in all this is to lift up the name of Jesus and follow the great commandment to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and your neighbor as yourself. Wes is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University and Talbot Theological Seminary and lives in Seattle with his wife, Nancy; they have two children and six grandchildren.


Wes Anderson

Leadership: Testimonials
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Garrick Pang brings a wealth of experience to Centered, having been a pastor, business owner, chaplain, and athlete. His extensive service spans various roles, including 15 years as Pastor at Delta Community Baptist Church, Honorary Wing Chaplain at McChord Air Force Base and Chaplain for the Seattle Sounders. For 8 years, he taught marriage enrichment workshops and seminars to our military and first-responder communities.  Garrick also served on the mission field for 6 years using soccer as a platform for sharing the message of hope in more than 20 countries, highlighting his passion for global connection and spreading the love of Christ. Additionally, Garrick's background includes owning an event planning company with his wife, Anna, working in a hearing aid technology start-up, real estate, and collegiate soccer coaching. Alongside his wife and three sons, Garrick finds joy in family, faith, and his love for soccer, golf, and playing the saxophone.

Garrick Pang
Executive Director

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