Leadership

THRIVE Cape Cod is a collaborative initiative of the pastors and congregations of Cape Cod's evangelical Christian churches.  Participating churches and links to their websites are listed on the About page. 

If you have questions or need additional information about THRIVE, click HERE to email a THRIVE representative.

The annual THRIVE Conference is held at Cape Cod Church, located at 1205 Nathan Ellis Hwy (Rt 151) in East Falmouth.  The conference is co-hosted by Pastor Ben Feldott of Cape Cod Church (508-540-6884) and Pastor Doug Scalise of Brewster Baptist Church (508-896-3381).

Conference Directors

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Ben Feldott - Cape Cod Church

Pastor Ben Feldott moved to the Cape and founded Cape Cod Church with his wife, Tammy, in 1992 - less than a year after getting married! Growing up in Springfield, MA, Ben came to faith in Christ as a child. Later during his teenage years he began speaking in his youth group and at a local rescue mission, experiences that led to a lifetime calling to preach. After High School he attended Bible college in Boston, earning a degree in theology & pastoral ministry. Father of three daughters and one son, Ben spends his spare time indulging his love of reading, cheering for his kids at sporting events and enjoying life on Cape Cod..

Ben's passion for leading and teaching at Cape Cod Church can be felt throughout the CCC community. He enjoys the challenge of communicating eternal truth within the secular culture of New England as well as finding creative ways to drive home relevant and practical teachings on Sunday mornings. This can include a moving story from our community, humor drawn from the latest headlines, or a message from the latest songs on the radio - but it always means something people can live out in their daily lives.

Ultimately Ben says, "The 'Full Life' is discovered in Living Fully for Christ!"

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Doug Scalise - Brewster Baptist Church

Pastor Doug Scalise began his ministry at Brewster Baptist Church on October 1, 1995. Doug and his wife, Jill, have been married since 1989 and they have two sons, Nathan, who is a graduate student in Music Composition at Binghamton University in New York and married to his wife Zoe, and Greg, who is a senior at Harvard College. Born in Boston and raised in Brookline, MA, Doug is the son and grandson of pastors.

Dr. Scalise graduated cum laude from Colby College ’86 in Waterville, Maine where he double majored in American Studies and History and Boston University School of Theology ’89 (Master of Divinity in Biblical and Historical Studies). He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree in Preaching from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1999. Doug’s primary ministry interests are preaching, leadership, equipping people for ministry, spirituality, and making disciples. Several themes at the core of Doug’s philosophy of ministry are sharing God’s love, grace, and mercy and the joy we have in Jesus while serving God and others.

Outside of BBC, Doug enjoys playing baseball with the Orleans Pirates in the Veterans Baseball League of Cape Cod in the spring and fall and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Brewster Whitecaps in the Cape Cod Baseball League. Doug likes watching the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, and Celtics, movies, especially comedies and classics, reading good books, going for long walks with Jill, and spending time with family and friends.

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Conference Visionary - Clive Calver

Clive Calver is well known both in England and America as an evangelical leader, instructor, author and worldwide speaker. Through the early 1970s, he founded and led the groundbreaking mission group “In the Name of Jesus” (ITNOJ) as well as English Youngsters for Christ, and was a founder of the Spring Harvest group of Christian Conferences in England. From 1983 to 1997, he led the Evangelical Alliance of the UK, serving as the primary spokesman for the British evangelical movement and appearing frequently on BBC as well as American news shows. 

Clive served as the President of World Relief, a worldwide charity dedicated to empowering local churches to serve the most vulnerable, from 1997-2005. From 2005-2016, he was the Senior Pastor of Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel, CT, a church heavily involved in serving the Newtown, CT community following the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012. He has authored more than 20 books, including Alive in the Spirit  (2006) and Dying to Live (2009). 

While leading the Evangelical Alliance of the UK, Clive was part of the widespread renewal of the Church across England that came in part through Spring Harvest, an ongoing series of yearly gatherings of England's evangelical Christians - an initiative on which THRIVE Cape Cod is loosely modeled.

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Thrive Administrator - Executive Director, Vision New England

Charles is the Executive Director of the Evangelistic Association of New England (formerly Vision New England), a 130 year-old organization dedicated to serving the Church of New England by hosting micro-conferences to connect Christian leaders and believers, share best practices and learnings, foster collaboration and accelerate the mission of the Church in New England.

He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Cheswell Consulting LLC, a boutique technology consulting firm based in NH. Prior to this role, Charles served in a variety of senior leadership positions at GE Capital, PepsiCo and Transamerica.

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Conference Coordinator - Tom Maine 

Tom has served as the Director of Spiritual Development at Cape Cod Church since 2014, joining the church staff after completing a 31-year career in the US Coast Guard.  As Director of Spiritual Development he oversees all adult discipleship programs including visitor assimilation, discipleship classes, men's and women's ministries, small groups, and Starting Point. Additionally, he manages the missions program for the church and "other duties as assigned."

Tom and his wife, Annette, have been Cape Cod Church members since 2007.  They have two grown daughters, Sara and Hannah, and two perfect granddaughters, Mackenzie and Madelyn.  Tom's passions include discipling men, playing golf, and bacon.

Contact:   thrive@capecodchurch.com    508-640-6884