For my entire Christian life I have had a passion to see the Kingdom of God changing hearts & minds, families and communities, and even nations. My heart is to see the church effectively “re-present” God to the people of our communities.
As pastor, I have made the comment many times, “I was created for this!” I find it to be an incredible privilege to help lead such a wonderful group of passionate lovers of God.
I love to be part of seeing the Church both equipped for today and readied for tomorrow.
I believe each one of us has been created to be in intimate fellowship with our Creator and to worship Him with all that we do and all that we are. Over the years it has been my privilege to serve as worship leader and facilitator in various church settings both in Latin America and here in the Columbia River Gorge.
It is my heart to see healthy, thriving relationships within our church family. Whether leading Women’s Group on Tuesday mornings, or co-leading a marriage course or a parenting class, my hope is that we all become students in God’s school of how to give and receive love.
ELI AND SARAH ZUCK
Eli and Sarah, our new youth pastors, are brand-new newlyweds. Eli grew up in our youth group. He and Sarah met in YWAM, and have ministered to refugees in Berlin. Their joy and zeal for the Lord are infectious! Welcome on board, Eli and Sarah!
I am in awe of the Father’s love for people. Worship, giving encouraging prophetic words, and seeing people set free energize me like nothing else. I enjoy God’s sense of humor and appreciate the times we can all laugh together. Developing relationships that promote a sense of family and community gives me incredible hope for the days ahead.
As a worshiper and lover of Jesus Christ, passion and joy are what fuels my vision for our church, and this generation.
JASON AND DEBORAH IVES
Home Group Leaders
I love listening to God and sharing His words with others. I believe everyone deserves to know the amazing thoughts and plans God has for them! My desire is for people to be empowered to pursue their God-inspired callings and gifts.
WADE AND COURTNEY BERENS
Home Group Leaders
We are a family who wants to love others the way God loves us, with grace, mercy and truth. We live to honor God and those around us. We are trying to keep it real with God and let our hope and our lives tell His story.
ADAM AND ROTHROCK
Home Group Leader
I love to passionately worship God and attract His presence. I think every heart loved by God longs to express its gratitude extravagantly. When God shows up barriers break and we are set free to worship Him in the unique way we were created for!
Home Group Leader
My passion is to see people radically saved, healed and delivered! I love seeing people living out the abundant life Jesus paid for them to enjoy. I love being a part of a culture where we seek to have our identities firmly rooted in God’s love and where we prophetically encourage one another. My desire is to participate with God in bringing heaven to earth by honoring His presence, paying attention to His voice and delighting in Him.
BOB AND ROGERS
Math teacher by day, coffee roaster by night.
I was created with a love for children, and fully embrace the truth children are a blessing from the Lord. As the mom of four children, it is my heart to create a safe environment for them to learn, play and experience the love of God. I love to see the little ones excited to come to church, and encouraged to participate in their own unique ways. In 2008, God stirred my heart for adoption and opened my eyes to the global orphan crisis. I am dedicated to bringing awareness to the crisis, and working to actively alleviate the plight of orphans worldwide.
DON AND JANET DRUMMOND WANZEK
Logistics and Facilities
We’re connected with community projects focusing on helping neighbors help themselves, especially involving environmental and energy saving awareness. Daily we strive to live-forward in the present with His presence within as Godly individuals, spouses, and parents.
Worship. Community. Wholeness. These are the passions of my heart. The longer I walk with Jesus, the more I am convinced of the strength of the Love that holds us, and holds us together. My vision is for non-stop prayer and worship, for healed people who love without restraint, for community that enfolds the broken and outcast with belonging and family. I live to see spontaneous healing and salvation and deliverance as we worship. I live for the manifest Presence of God that changes everything.