Our Team

"Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."

1 Corinthians 15:58

  • 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 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.

  • Nicole brings experience in youth and children’s ministry from her church in Spokane, Washington. You can contact her at 541-271-3928 or email her by clicking here.

  • 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 with the youth. You can contact her at 541-271-3928 or email her by clicking here.

  • 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 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.

Our Church Council

The church council is our designated leadership body. Members are ratified by the congregation to serve up to two 3-year terms. Council members meet monthly to oversee the overall ministry of the church. If you have anything you would like to talk about, our council members are happy to speak with you.

  • Jesse Dean

    Jesse is a machinery technician at the Umpqua River Coast Guard station. He and his wife Sara have two girls, Makenna and Hailey, and are excited about serving the church.

  • Tom Miller

    Tom is the logging manager at Southport Forest Products and serves on the Lakeside City Council. He and his wife Kim have four daughters, eight grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

  • Peggy Ladd

    Peggy is a surgical nurse at Bay Area Hospital and the owner of Wild by Nature Nursery in Reedsport. She and her husband Kevin are long-time Reedsport residents who have been deeply involved in our church life for many years.

  • Joann Patten

    Joann is a tireless advocate for children through her involvement with CASA. She and her husband Rich are also involved in a number of leadership roles in our community.

  • Jason Sargent

    Jason is a physician at Dunes Family Health Care. He and his wife Annie have two young boys and embrace their calling to hands-on ministry in our small community.

  • Lynda Starke

    Lynda is the payroll and HR coordinator for McKay’s Market. She's been married to Paul for 15 years. Combined they have five children and eleven grandchildren. She enjoys playing with the grand kids, camping, gardening, quilting, and knitting. She grew up in the Church of God and is excited to see where the Lord will lead us in the future.