Ron is currently pursuing his pastoral credentials and is our favorite intern! He is passionate about the Word of God and helping others understand it. Ron leads our Wednesday Night Bible studies, preaches once a month, and all sorts of things. You might see him around town helping his clients from work, playing frisbee golf, or hitting up the gym. 

Kathryn loves people! She is always smiling and brightening up the room. Kat leads our Children's ministry and the kids just love her.  She is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with the kiddos and helping them live like Jesus. When she isn't loving on our church kids, she is out loving on her friends, her friends kids, or her mom, and thinking about the ways to love each person better. 

Ron & Kathryn Polson

     Intern and Children's Director 

Pastor Andrew & Victoria Bates

     Lead Pastor & Worship Leader


Jacob and Cory are devoted to seeing the next generation find their hope in Jesus.They have an amazing God given testimony that they want to use to help people out of similar situations. Though we currently do not have a regular youth service we are prepared for when God brings us the opportunity. You can find Cory relaxing with her friends, her family, and pets. Jacob is often spotted playing bass for worship team or in his semi-truck. 

Jacob & Cory Gruver

     Youth Directors 

Pastor Andrew has been in ministry for over 10 years. He has a heart to see the hopeless find hope through the love of Jesus.  He is very passionate about building the Church to look more like Christ again. When not doing Church related work, you will find him with his family either playing music, outside hiking, biking, or walking, or traveling somewhere around the world. 

Victoria is a passionate worshipper. She started helping and leading worship in her teens and never stopped. She believes God wants to encounter every single person in a very unique way. When she isn't singing (which is not likely) you will find her hanging out with friends, playing with her kids, or following her husband on another adventure. 

Andrew and Victoria have 3 lovely kids and a very rambunctious dog named Dragon. They also write their own music which you can find anywhere you listen to music under "Andrew and Victoria Bates"

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