Leadership

Executive Team

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Dan Kellogg

Founding Pastor

Dan is the founding pastor of Gold Creek. He and his wife moved here over 20 years ago to start a church after serving in three other congregations. He now has over 35 years of ministry service. He and Audrey have two grown kids.

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Larry Ehoff

Senior Executive Pastor

Larry Ehoff has been at Gold Creek Community Church since 2005. He is a pastor with a love for the organization and development of leaders. He has a heart for Missions with an extreme desire to provide for the less fortunate in our world.

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Alex Johnson

Executive Pastor

Alex has a passion for seeing people grow in their faith in Jesus as well as grow as a leader.  Alex joined the Gold Creek staff after 10 + years in the corporate world bringing his experience and passion around being a learning leader to our team. 

Campus Pastors

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Brian Dickison

Woodinville Campus Pastor

Brian is the Woodinville Campus Pastor and has been on staff at Gold Creek since 2006. His heart is for the people of Woodinville and leading a charge of Jesus in the local community.

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James Culin

Lake Stevens Campus Pastor

James is the Lake Stevens Campus Pastor and has been on staff since 2016. He felt God directing him to the PNW from CA and more specifically… Lake Stevens! His goal is for people to experience God. Once you experience God, you cannot walk away unchanged.

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Jose Solorio

Spanish Campus Pastor

Jose is the Hispanic Ministry Pastor of Gold Creek en Español. He and his wife Maribel came to Gold Creek in November 2014 and started the Spanish Campus in 2015.

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Jake Haber

Lake Stevens Associate Pastor

Jake has been passionately involved in ministry for over 12 years.  He is grateful for the opportunity to create spaces for others to have deep and meaningful encounters with God.

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Steve Lucero

Woodinville Associate Pastor

 Steve is the Associate Pastor at Gold Creek Woodinville. He has been in ministry for 9 years and is passionate about loving people and developing teams.

Family Ministries

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Stacy Philpott

Global Family Pastor

Stacy is our all campus Family Pastor and leads our amazing kids and youth ministry team. Stacy’s passion is helping students and parents connect with one another and helping foster a continued growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Brian Long

Woodinville Youth Director

I have attended Gold Creek Woodinville since 2017 and got involved with the junior high and high school ministries shortly after starting to attend. I graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2018 with an Elementary and Special Education degree but God decided to take me in a different direction. When I am not working with the youth I love hiking, camping, and being outside and exploring nature. I am also a big fan of all the Seattle sports teams and love to play sports also.

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Haylee Funston

Mill Creek Youth Pastor

Haylee is our Encounter Student Ministries Pastor. Haylee strives to show our youth who Jesus is and the radical impact He can have on their life. She loves being a witness to God’s presence within the community of our high schoolers and middle schoolers. 

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Jimmy Long

Mill Creek Bridge (4th-5th grade) Pastor

Jimmy is the Bridge Kids Pastor. He loves showing who God is to the next generation and making it fun to learn about God. He has grown up in the Mill Creek area and graduated from Cedar Park in Bothell.

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Jordan Lee

Mill Creek Children's Pastor

Hi my name Jordan Lee, I grew up here at Gold Creek Community Church and I am now the 1st – 3rd grade Kid Zone Pastor here. I am married to my beautiful wife Vanessa and we have two little boys Eli and Luke. 

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Liz Lamb

Woodinville Children's Pastor

Liz is the Children’s Pastor for our Woodinville Campus. Liz and her husband Kevin have four beautiful boys; Asher, Knox, twins Mason, and Hudson. She and her family love sports and the outdoors. If she isn’t watching one of her two older boys sporting events you will find her and her family hiking Mt. Pilchuck or camping on Orcas. Liz comes to us with five years of ministry experience. Her passion is for Kids and Parents and loves to come alongside families as we traverse this crazy thing called “parenthood”. She is so excited for what God is already doing for families at our Woodinville campus and feels blessed to be part of the Gold Creek community. [/read]

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Kyler Barnes

Mill Creek Youth Pastor

As the Middle School Pastor, Kyler loves to teach and empower 6th – 8th graders as they come to the age where they take ownership of their faith.  He enjoys coming alongside parents and helping navigate the pre-teen years, especially by providing situations for fathers to spend quality time with their kids, (through fishing).

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Mariah Klar

Lake Stevens Children's Pastor

Pastor Mariah is the Lake Stevens campus’ Children’s Pastor. She is passionate about helping children create their own individual relationships with Christ and teaching them how to live it out on a daily basis.

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Sara Carbajal

Mill Creek Preschool Pastor

Hi, I am Sara and have been married to Ruben since 2006.  We started coming to Gold Creek at one of the most difficult and painful times in our life. 

 

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Connect

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Cheryl Scheffer

Compassion Pastor

Cheryl is the Compassion pastor at Gold Creek Community Church. She has a heart for reaching the hurting and helping people in their times of need. She loves to get coffee with people and hear their story. 

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Jesi Bolen

Connections Pastor

Jesi is our Connections Pastor and oversees all of our Connect groups. She started on staff as assistant Tweens Pastor, which led her to a passion for helping new families get connected. 

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Shauna Goodridge

Leadership Development Pastor

As Leadership Development Pastor, Shauna coordinates training and development of volunteers and staff including the college internship program in partnership with Northwest University and Gold Creek’s Accelerate Leadership Development Program.

Worship

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Ben Ishizuka

Global Worship Pastor

As Worship Pastor, Ben has a deep passion for the experience of wonder, beauty, and truth. He lives to seek out every holy thing that brings life.

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Alex Sanchez

Woodinville Worship/Production Pastor

Alex is the Worship Pastor at Gold Creek Woodinville. He has always had a passion for music and is now utilizing his musical talents to serve God. Him and his wife, Hannah, have lived in WA for the past few years and love the PNW.

Administrative

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Kami Barker

Global Logistic Director

Kami is our Global Logistics Director, which means she organizes a lot of information, schedules a lot of meetings, coaches speakers, and communicates details among all campuses.

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Joli Scott

Administration/Accounting

After a career in the corporate sector, Joli joined the Gold Creek team in 2008 and is the Accounting Administrator.  She and her husband Bill have been living in Everett since 1995. 

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Emily Pawley

Administrative Assistant

Emily is the Accounting Assistant in the administrative office and has called Gold Creek her church home since 2003. She started as a part-time staff member while finishing college online and graduated from Central Washington University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree.

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Crista Jardine

Rock Database Administrator

Crista is the staff expert on our data base: The Rock. You will find her “geeking out” as she builds reports and teaches the team how to get people connected and reach outside our doors to people. 

Facilities

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Krystal Dhondt

Event Architect

Krystal loves seeing people get connected at Gold Creek. Krystal is passionate about utilizing the building we are blessed with to impact the community. She loves executing large events onsite at our Mill Creek Campus.

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Peter Edgers

Facilities Director

As the Facility Director, Peter is responsible for keeping ministry happening throughout the building. From the moment you enter the property; walk through the front doors; enter any room inside, he and his team want you to have an enjoyable experience connecting with fellow worshipers and engaging in community at Gold Creek. 

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Ruben Carbajal

Facilities

My passion is working with kids in the Kids Ministry as I strongly believe that it is the perfect age to guide them to God.  I also believe that having a wonderful building enhances our member’s experience.  

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Kandace Whitman

Cafe Manager

Media

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Jacob Funston

Videographer

Jacob is in charge of Videography and Photography at Gold Creek. He has been working full time in the creative field for over 4 years. 

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Jordan Funston

Mill Creek Production

Jordan is in charge of the Mill Creek Campus production and our Gold Creek App. He is currently going to Northwest University in pursuit of earning his bachelor degree in communications specifically in media. 

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Jordan Haarberg

Graphic Designer

Jordan Haarberg is one of the graphic designers here at Gold Creek Community Church. He is passionate about using art and design to drive the visual culture of the church. 

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Maribel Solorio

Spanish Translator/Design & Hispanic Community Outreach

Maribel interprets our sermons and graphics for Gold Creek en Español church and our Mexico church plants. She and Jose have a great vision for reaching the Hispanic Community in the Pacific Northwest. 

Kids at the Creek Preschool & Kindergarten

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Joy McBride

Co-director of KATC

Joy McBride is thrilled to serve as Co-Director of Kids at the Creek Preschool. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in political science and an elementary teaching certificate. She has taught in public and private schools in addition to serving in Children’s Ministry and private tutoring. 

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Tanya Edwards

Co-director of KATC

Tanya has served as Co-Director of Kids at the Creek Preschool since 2007.  She brings many years of experience in operating a business in addition to educational experiences as a preschool teacher, tutor and a leader in Children’s Ministry. 

Hope Creek Charitable Foundation

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Jennifer Boyington

Director of Hope Creek Charitable Foundation

Jennifer Boyington is the Director of Hope Creek Charitable Foundation located in Mill Creek Washington. Jennifer has always had a passion for special needs and hurting people. Starting in kindergarten, Jennifer would naturally surround herself with friends who didn’t know anyone and were left out.

 

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