The installation of a new Lead Pastor is a chance for us all to revel in the way the Father prepares people and paths for His work. Below, meet the five newest Leads in our Alliance Northwest tribe:
Pieter Theron: Prior to Pieter and his wife Haniki accepting their call from South Umpqua Community Church in Tiller, OR, Pieter taught at Simpson University and was a missionary in Mongolia, the Philippines, and Zambia.
Jeremy and his wife Keldy come to the Northwest from Central Kentucky, and Jeremy begins as Lead Pastor at Crossroads in Bremerton, WA, in December. They have three children, and number four will be born in November – many changes ahead for the Spainhours!
Though growing up a PK in Washington State, Nathan and family come to Roseburg from a sojourn in Chino Hills, CA, where Nathan served as Discipleship Pastor. He accepted Roseburg Alliance Church's call in September. Incidentally, Interim Pastor Dick Birr has moved from Roseburg Alliance down the street to serve as interim at Green Community Church.
Otis has taken the mantle of Lead Pastor at Holly Park Community Church after Joe Phillips retired this summer. Otis has a long history as Associate Pastor with Holly Park and we're excited for him to continue shepherding the church in this new role.
John has accepted the call from his home church, West Seattle's Arbor Heights Community Church, after serving as Small Groups Pastor there. He is Northwest born and raised, and he and his wife Jessica have two children, Charlotte and Violet.