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Steve Keels

Steve Keels

Executive Pastor of Vision, Strategy, and Teaching

Steve has been a part of the Good Shepherd family for the past 36 years, serving faithfully in many different capacities. He is extremely passionate about seeing people in our church family come together as one, be intimately involved in the lives of others, in order to build up the body of Christ. This can be seen very evidently through how he teaches the body. Some things that Steve really loves to do in his free time are bicycling, reading, and, most importantly, spending time with his family!

Greg Cahalan

Greg Cahalan

Executive Pastor of Discipleship and Teaching

Greg has been an integral part of Good Shepherd for the past 3 years, bringing strong, biblical teaching and guidance to the entire body. Greg is a dynamic and passionate teacher whose goal is to always bring people closer to Jesus through their interactions with His word. In every conversation with Greg, you will come away feeling cared for and given new perspective from God’s word. When Greg is not at church, he enjoys reading, teaching, and spending time with his family!

Paul Norquist

Paul Norquist

Executive Pastor of Worship and Care

Paul has been attending Good Shepherd since its beginning, and has been living out Jesus’ call in His life to be on staff since 1985. Throughout the years, he has been involved in the life of the church in several different ways. Paul absolutely loves music and how it is used to worship God and lead people into relationship with Him, being able to visit people who are in the hospital or are in need, and watch God work in the lives of people around him. He always brings a sense of care and affection into every interaction that he has with others. In his free time, Paul really enjoys spending time with his family in whatever way he can!

Robert Alvarado

Robert Alvarado

Elder

Robert has been a part of the elder team since 2013, serving and empowering the church by leading adult Sunday school classes, leading Growth Groups, and keeping people connected within a large church family context. He is passionate about making learning, praying, and fellowship personal for every person at Good Shepherd. Robert enjoys hiking the majestic landscapes of the PNW, reading, listening to music, gardening with his wife, Marian, and being a “papa” to his grandkids!

Brett Anderson

Brett Anderson

Elder

Brett has been an elder since 2015, serving the church body lovingly and faithfully. One of Brett’s greatest joys is to see the bridging of the different generations at Good Shepherd, helping to create a sense of unity and cooperation throughout the entire church. He values the opportunities that everyone has to serve in the church. Brett also enjoys camping and traveling with his wife to National Parks, going to rodeos, being outdoors, and riding his motorcycle!

Steve Bass

Steve Bass

Elder

Steve has been an essential component of the elder team for two decades, serving diligently to care for and build the community of Good Shepherd. He is extremely excited about working together with a great group of elders and staff, seeing how much they love Jesus and want to share that with others in our church, or local community, and globally. Steve enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his kids and grandkids!

Kress Drew

Kress Drew

Elder

Kress has been serving Good Shepherd as an elder since 2013, and consistently expresses his love for our church. He is especially enthusiastic about the strong preaching of God's Word, sharing His love with those who do not know Him here and around the world, and joining Jesus in the great work He is doing in and through us all. Kress really enjoys seeing God's creativity in creation by spending time outdoors hiking, jogging, or biking as well as spending time with his loved ones!

Mike Fitz

Mike Fitz

Elder

Mike really cares about Good Shepherd, as a place where people can come to know and experience God intimately and grow together as His children. He is passionate about bringing people into oneness with one another to carry out the mission of the church. Mike loves that Good Shepherd is a place that pushes people to live in communities committed to pursuing Christ together.

Claudio Grandjean

Claudio Grandjean

Elder

Claudio serves both Good Shepherd and our surrounding community, because he recognizes the impact that Jesus has in people’s lives both in and out of the church. He is an excellent example of what it means to be ambassador for Christ, calling people to come and experience Jesus through being like Him. Claudio prayerfully hopes that God continues to gently lead the church through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Denny Lawrence

Denny Lawrence

Elder

Denny is a faithful servant of Jesus, who loves to see His body work together to make visible His character and love. He is passionate about serving Good Shepherd because he has seen how people’s lives have been changed by Jesus here, including his own family who have been given a deep desire to give back and serve the church.

Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Elder

Chris dearly loves Good Shepherd, and seeks to bring unity and wholeness there on a daily basis. He strives to seek out the lost and bring them into the fold of our body by shining the light of Jesus brightly. Chris is proud of the courageous direction of Good Shepherd, believing that we are following Jesus’ plan for His church, not our own.

Ryan Weber

Ryan Weber

Elder

Ryan has been a part of Good Shepherd for many years, and is excited about the opportunity that Good Shepherd has to grow more and more into the likeness of Christ as His body. He is passionate about the body being rooted and grounded in love, so that we may recognize the deep love of Christ. Ryan loves the image of he and his church family bringing hammers, nails, dreams, desires, and plans to obey Christ as Good Shepherd builds His church.

Lead Team

Steve Keels

Steve Keels

Executive Pastor of Vision, Strategy, and Teaching
Greg Cahalan

Greg Cahalan

Executive Pastor of Discipleship and Teaching
Paul Norquist

Paul Norquist

Executive Pastor of Worship and Care
Tanya Atkins

Tanya Atkins

Director of Accounting

Tanya is a staple of the Good Shepherd staff team, and has been so for over three decades! She loves to serve alongside her church family and be a part of the good things that God is doing at Good Shepherd to spread the love of Jesus. Tanya enjoys spending time with her grandkids, reading, hiking, and RV camping!

Debbie Booth

Debbie Booth

Good Shepherd School Principal

Debbie is passionate about creating a space where kids feel accepted and known. Her desire is that they will see, feel, and know they are loved by Jesus while they are here in our care at the school. For the past 16 years, Debbie has always strived to bring excellent teaching, connection, and growth to kids and parents through Good Shepherd School. She also enjoys being with family and friends, kayaking, water skiing, and boating!

Daniel Carnahan

Daniel Carnahan

Kid's Ministry Pastor

Daniel loves being a part of a team that is all about helping kids and families love God! He believes there is nothing better than teaching the youngest generation about our incredible God! Daniel has been leading the Kid’s Ministry for 6 years and has really enjoyed connecting with kids and parents. In His free time, he likes to eat and cook good food, spend time with his family playing board games, play sports, and go hiking!

Jerayl DeVelvis

Jerayl DeVelvis

Student Ministry Pastor

Jerayl is excited about seeing the younger generation rise up, becoming equipped and empowered to be the Church! His calling is to shepherd and teach the students of our church to love and live like Jesus, bringing the love of Jesus to those that do not know Him. Some of Jerayl’s favorite hobbies are reading, basketball, Texas Hold’em, and spending lots of time with His wife and three daughters going on adventures and visiting new coffee shops!

Zee Farrouge

Zee Farrouge

Director of Communications

Zee is an audio/video virtuoso, providing Good Shepherd with the ability to communicate Jesus’ love with our church body and the world through technology. Zee is passionate about telling stories that point to Jesus in creative ways, allowing people to share in others’ experiences of Him. When Zee has free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar or drums, or reading!

Peter Hibbs

Peter Hibbs

Global Outreach and Community Impact Pastor

Peter has a huge heart for reaching out to our local community and the world! His passion is to see people who are far from Christ come close to Him and His people. Prior to joining our staff, Peter and his family served with Cru for more than 15 years, living in Lithuania, Australia and the US while serving all over the globe. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, traveling, and reading!

Peri Layton

Peri Layton

Director of Ministry to Women

Peri has committed her life to seeing the women of Good Shepherd come to know Jesus in a very special way, experiencing Him through studying the Bible and seeing His character at work within their community. Peri has faithfully served at Good Shepherd for 24 years. In her free time, she enjoys reading, quilting, and talking with her husband!

Bryant Strot

Bryant Strot

Care Ministry Pastor

Bryant is a shining example of Jesus caring for His people. Bryant is passionate about seeing people come to a real knowledge of Jesus, where they can recognize how the Gospel impacts every area of their lives, not just their eternal destination. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, flying drones, doing aerial photography, and reading!