Who We Are
The Relational Discipleship Network (RDN) is a Missions organization committed to helping churches make disciples of Jesus. We accomplish our mission relationally through coaching, training, and online community groups.
Meet The RDN Team
Mark “Moose” Bright
RDN Director / Vision & Leadership
Mark entered into full time ministry in 1996 after graduating from Calvary Chapel Bible College where he met his wife, Lisa. Mark started working in Post Falls, Idaho for Chuck Missler’s ministry, Koinonia House. Mark and Lisa attended Real Life Ministries, which at the time was meeting in a movie theater.
Mark and Lisa have four children who also grew up at RLM. In August of 2011, Mark accepted the role of Executive Pastor at a church in Tennessee. Over the next decade, that church grew from 3,500 to 6,500 in attendance and also planted three churches. He continued his education earning a Masters of the Arts of Ministry in 2019.
Mark has a passion for being and making disciples of Jesus’ following his teachings and methods.
Connections & Next Steps
Mark serves as the Connections & Next Steps Coordinator for the Relational Discipleship Network. Mark graduated from The University of Mobile with a Bachelor of Arts degree and then earned a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. After serving in churches in Texas and Georgia, Mark served as the Discipleship Pastor at Redemption Church from 2002 to 2019. Mark has a passion for helping churches identify, equip, and release disciple-making leaders. Mark has been married to Heather since 2002. He and Heather have three amazing daughters, Elyssa, Natalie, and Victoria.
Lisa Missler Bright
Admin & Accounting
Lisa takes care of office administration, coaching groups coordination, database and billing for the Relational Discipleship Network. Lisa Missler Bright has two college degrees, one from UCSD and a degree in Biblical Studies from CCBC. She ran her father’s ministry for six years and has continued in voluntary ministry roles for the past twenty years. Lisa has just recently become an empty nester having raised her four children over the past 25 years. Lisa’s knowledge, heart to help and detail oriented mindset makes her the perfect fit for the RDN team.
Website & Resources
Jason Tenney is on the Relational Discipleship Network (RDN) team. He was on staff at Real Life Ministries in Post Falls Idaho from 2008 – 2017 where he was on the Church Training & Development team. Jason attended North Idaho College with a Commercial Art major. He and his wife Alisa have 4 children (Riley, Alison, Katie & Emily) and 1 grandchild (Oliver). They live in northern Idaho and love spending family time together enjoying the great outdoors.
Communications and National Events Coordinator
Sherri Miles is the Communication and National Events Coordinator for the RDN. She has had a fulfilling and impactful ministry career with Real Life Ministries with over 20 years of service, spanning across Children’s Ministry, Adult Discipleship, and Women’s Ministry. Her involvement in developing the DiscipleShift trainings highlights her commitment to fostering growth and discipleship within the church community.
As the National Events Coordinator for the RDN, Sherri plays a crucial role in organizing and overseeing major events. Her passion for encouraging, empowering, and developing disciple-making leaders underscores her dedication to nurturing the spiritual growth and leadership skills of individuals within the church.
Her personal motto, “Forced Joy is Better than Genuine Depression,” unveils her philosophy of choosing positivity even when faced with difficulties. This mindset, rooted in Christ and a relational understanding, has played a part in her ability to lead, encourage, and inspire others in their spiritual journeys. Even at life’s stumbles, her laughter adds to her authentic personality.
Beyond her role, Sherri treasures time with her husband Craig, her adult children, grandchildren and enjoys adventure and nature.
Serving in several different ministries over the course of his life, Mark mainly served at Koinonia House (the ministry of Chuck and Nancy Missler) for 16+ years. Mark helped develop one of the first Internet Christian broadcasting websites, a large Christian e-commerce store, and an online Bible Institute.
Spending time with his wife Amy and their children and grandchildren is one of Mark’s favorite pastimes. Growing up in North Idaho has also allowed Mark to be an avid outdoorsman. He enjoys hunting, fishing, motorcycles and just spending time in the woods. Mark also has a sense of adventure and has traveled across the U.S. and many other countries around the world.
Both Mark and his wife Amy enjoy serving with the RDN team and being a part of what God is doing in His Church around the world.