our staff

"Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock."

--1 Peter 5:2-3

  • Justin Linseisen

    Lead Pastor

    Justin is originally from Texas, graduating from Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma with a degree in Bible & Theology and an emphasis in pastoral care. After college he married his wife, Stephanie, and moved to Lexington, KY to begin ministry. Prior to coming to Reedsport in April 2022, he served at a Church of God congregation in Kentucky for seven years. He is an ordained pastor and certified Stephen Ministry Leader. Justin and Stephanie have one daughter, Olivia, and one dog, Carlos. As a family they enjoy spending time outside. Feel free to send Justin an email here.

  • kristen zetzsche

    associate pastor

    Kristen grew up in the Reedsport Church of God and returned to Reedsport with her family in 1999. In January 2014 she began serving the church as the associate pastor. Kristen and her husband Jost have three adult children. Feel free to contact Kristen at 541-271-3928 or click here to send her an email.

  • rachel carter

    office manager

    Rachel transitioned from many years as a hairstylist to become our office manager in 2021. She and her husband Greg have two daughters. Rachel is very involved in the community and serves on our church council. You can contact Rachel at 541-271-3928 or email her by clicking here.

  • scott thomas

    facility manager

    Scott came out of early retirement to become our facility manager in 2021. Scott is also our artist-in-residence who for years has transformed our Vacation Bible School environments into spectacular immersive experiences. You can contact Scott at 541-271-3928.

  • Katie Lockard

    Digital Media

    Katie began helping the church with its online content in 2021. She manages the website, social media pages, YouTube channel, and other various digital tasks. Katie grew up in the Reedsport Church of God before traveling the world as a wildlife biologist and outdoor educator. You can contact her through Facebook, Instagram, or by emailing "Digital Media" here.