Meet our Leadership Team!

1 Thessalonians 1:8 is a powerful accolade of a church on mission.  “For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and in Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything.”  Our name is a reflection of the heart and passion of our leadership team.  Exēcheō, in the original Greek, comes from this passage, meaning “to sound forth”.  We are church guys.  We have sat where you sit, both in senior leadership staff roles and as lay leaders.  We are passionate about helping churches execute your vision and your mission towards more intentional kingdom impact through life transformation and community impact.  We believe strongly that every church, regardless of size, style, denomination, or location has a great opportunity to “sound forth” the power & love of Jesus.  Execheo exists to collaborate with you in this great mission.

Daryl Cripe

Lead

Daryl left a career within Universal Studios / Universal Music Group to move into full-time ministry; serving the local church.  Daryl had the privilege of serving 10+ years on the leadership teams of three highly strategic churches focused on intentionally reaching and growing disciples.  Those years included roles in the areas of leadership, volunteer development, worship & production, communications, strategic planning, facility development, and capital campaigns.  Daryl has also spent the past seven years partnering with a couple hundred churches of all sizes, styles, and denominations across the country in the areas of strategic growth planning, vision campaigns, executive coaching, facility design, weekend evaluation, technology design, and discipleship.  Daryl is passionate about churches being intentional in building cultures of evangelism and discipleship.  Daryl lives in the suburbs of Indianapolis with his high school sweetheart Danna and their two children, all-things-live-theatre Makayla & all-things-engineering-robotics-coding-building Rylan. Daryl loves to laugh and is slightly obsessed with dark chocolate.

Aaron Asay

Lead

Aaron has served the local church from the inside for over ten years. As the Executive Pastor at Calvary Christian Church in Omaha, Nebraska, he has seen the direct correlation between financial stewardship and vision as they have taken bold steps over the past six years – steps that have allowed them to see growth in all areas of the church.  Aaron also spent three years serving hundreds of churches “from the outside” in the areas of technology, strategic planning, facility design, vision campaigns, and staffing.  He is passionate about developing leaders within the church who personally own a “whatever it takes” approach to reaching more people for Christ.  Aaron lives in Omaha with his wife, Katie. Together they have three children, Aiden, Owen and Iyla.

Jeff Vandergiessen

Lead

Jeff spent eight years in senior leadership at Mars Hill Church in Seattle developing the church’s multisite strategy and leading the church from a single location to fifteen locations throughout the western US.  During his time, he served on the leadership team that raised over $15M for twenty four campus plants/re-plants as they navigated perpetual seasons of growth.  In 2012, Jeff responded to God’s call to move to Chicago and partner with churches across the country.  He now works with one hundred plus churches per year in areas of vision clarity, campaigns, strategy formation, project development, and technology.  He, his wife Cassi, and four young children live in the NW suburbs of Chicago.