Pastors & Staff

Joe Pursch

Senior Pastor
Joe's life verse is 2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come" Joe has been in vocational ministry for 30 years. He is a graduate of California State University Long Beach (B.A. Psychology) and Talbot Theological Seminary at BIOLA University (M.Div Bible Exposition) . His passion in ministry is to  open God’s Word and encourage God’s people verse by verse so that believing hearts become more like Jesus and seeking hearts find Him. Joe is married to his wife Tina, and has five daughters and a son. 

John Jesberger

Pastor of Student Ministries
John's life Verse: Romans 12:2  "Do not be conformed to this world,[a] but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." John will graduate from Great Northern University in the spring of 2024 with a bachelor's In Youth and Family Ministry. His passion is to come alongside parents, by teaching God's word to the students so that they will love God, glorify God, and love others, thus making committed disciples who will make disciples. 

Liz Craciun

Worship Director
Liz's life verse is Philippians 3:8-9  " Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. ... that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith." Liz received her Bachelor's degree from Corban University, where she majored in education and studied music and biblical studies. Her ministry passion is to lead God's people into authentic, life-changing worship that exalts His Name and transforms hearts and minds. Liz and her husband, Filip, have been blessed with three sons and one daughter. 

Mary Segalla

Director of Children's Ministry
Mary's life verse is Psalm 16:11 “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Mary possesses a B.A. as well as a Masters in Education from Gonzaga University and has over 15 years of ministry and teaching experience with children.  Her ministry passion is to ignite a passion in children to know, love and serve Jesus Christ through imparting Biblical substance, encased with the understanding of child development and vibrant and engaging educational practices. Mary is the mother of 10 children from around the world and Nana to 4. 

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Joyanne Lincks

Book Keeper

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"The saying is trustworhty: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. "
1 Timothy 3:1

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Mike Danielson


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David Carpenter

Vice Moderator

Keith Bolster


Paul Stevens


David Lincks


Filip Craciun


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