Executive Team


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. Read more


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.Read more


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.  Read more

Campus Pastors


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. Read more


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. Read more James enjoys exploring, exercising, playing/talking sports and watching his 4 kids play! He’s a movie and pop culture buff who loves to create and be creative. You can find him either at a coffee shop or walking down the isles of Best Buy. [/read


Joel Peterson

Online Campus Pastor

As the Media Director, Joel’s passion for reaching and building Christ followers extends into many different avenues of artistic expression. From writing code for Gold Creek’s livestream, being a sound engineer, or running creative meetings, Joel’s desire is to engage the community in seeking and finding God through all the senses.  Read more


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. Read more

Family Ministries


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. Read more


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. Read more


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. Read more


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. Read more


Kevin Long

Woodinville Children's Pastor

I’m Pastor Kevin, the Children’s Pastor for our Woodinville Campus at Gold Creek. On a Sunday morning you will see me greeting families and walking kids to their classrooms.  Read more


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). Read more


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. Read more


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.  Read more





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. Read more


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. Read more


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. Read more



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. Read more


Jake Haber

Mill Creek Worship Pastor

Jake has been playing music and leading for over 12 years.  He is grateful for the opportunity to use his passion in a way that might provide depth and dimension to someone else’s faith.  Read more


Shannon Nalani

Woodinville Worship Pastor

Shannon has loved worshiping since she was little and has spent her life pursuing the Father in worship. She has a passion for growing closer to the Father and teaching others to do the same.  Read more



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. Read more


Joli Scott


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. Read more


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. Read more


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. Read more



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.  Read more


Ruben Carbajal


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.  Read more


Kandace Whitman

Cafe Manager



Darryl Collins

Creative Director/Sr. Designer

Darryl loves seeing people get connected through the word of Jesus Christ. Darryl is passionate about sharing his skills as a creative and he seeks to bring impactful creative assets to the Gold Creek community and beyond. Read more


Jacob Funston


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.  Read more


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. Read more


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. Read more


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. Read more

Kids at the Creek Preschool & Kindergarten


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. Read more


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. Read more

Hope Creek Charitable Foundation


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. Read more


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