Tung Le

Lead Pastor

Tung has been married to his wife, Debbie, for over 25 years. They have 3 children: Angie, Zachary, and Zoe. They have been attending LC3 since 2003.
Favorite Bible verse: John 11:25-26
Favorite Washington location: Ocean Shores

Reese Carlson

Pastor of NextGen Discipleship

Reese and his wife, Alison, have been married since 2017. They have a son, Wesley and a daughter, Elzie. They have been attending LC3 since 2020.
Favorite Bible verses: Isaiah 61:1-3
Favorite Washington location: T-Mobile Park (AKA Safeco Field)

Marc Gauthier

Pastor of Discipleship

Marc has been married to Switzerland-native Christa since 1988. They have four kids and four kids-in-law, with one grandbaby they love to spoil.
Favorite Bible verse: John 15:5
Favorite Washington location: Marmot Pass & Olympic National Park

Dr. Jim Kennington

Pastor Emeritus

Jim and his wife Jaci were married in 1976. They have been attending LC3 since 2000 and have five children: Jill, Jeff, Jenae, Bethlehem, & Tarike.
Favorite Bible verse: Daniel 11:32b
Favorite Washington location: Anyplace with the grandkids! :)

David Pritchard

Pastor of Family Discipleship and Congregational Care

David and his wife Kelli have been married since 1982. They have 11 kids, 6 children-in-law,  and 18 grandchildren. As a family, they have been attending LC3 since Spring 2002, but (fun fact) David rode the LC3 bus and attended the church for the first time when he was 5 years old.
Favorite Bible verse: Romans 8:28
Favorite Washington location: the beach at Ocean Shores, having lunch with Kelli at Topside overlooking the water, or hanging out by the water with the kids and grandkids down at Point Ruston

Rich Sewell

Pastor of Congregational Care (Seniors)

Rich and his wife Karin have been married for over 55 years, with 3 children (Thor, Kristina, & Drea) and 17 grandchildren. They moved from Virginia and began attending LC3 in July 2005.
Favorite Bible verses: Proverbs 3:5-6
Favorite Washington location: Machias

Mark Wilkening

Pastor of Worship Arts

Mark has been married to his wife Kelsey since 2002 and moved to Lakewood in 2006 to start serving at LC3. They have 3 children: Markus, Halle, and Zavion.
Favorite Bible verse: 1 Chronicles 16:8
Favorite Washington location: Leavenworth


Jared Beadle

Events & Facilities Director

Jared and his wife Krystal have been married since March 2001. They have two adult children (Caden and Gunner) and began attending LC3 in 2010-2012 and then again in 2014 after moving back to the area after an overseas USAF assignment.
Favorite Bible verse: Ephesians 6:11
Favorite Washington location: Anywhere there is water, whether it’s the ocean shore, a flowing river, a lake to ski on, or a mountain with fresh powder, I need to be around water.

Krystal Beadle

Early Childhood Coordinator

Krystal and her husband Jared have been married since 2001. They have two adult children (Caden and Gunner) and began attending LC3 in 2010-2012 and then again in 2014 after moving back to the area after an overseas USAF assignment.
Favorite Bible verse: Romans 12:12
Favorite Washington location: "Anywhere I haven't been before is my typical motto; I absolutely love exploring new places. I'm always good for giving out a restaurant or adventure recommendation - so ask away! But if I had to choose something I do repeatedly: A ferry ride out to Anderson Island would probably be my local favorite."

Sam Becker

Technical Arts Assistant

If you run into Samantha at LC3, she’ll most likely have a coffee in one hand, a book in the other, and an earbud playing Jazz in one ear. After getting two degrees (Music A.A. and Music Technology A.A.S.) in Wyoming, and living in Billings MT for a year, she moved to Washington in the summer of 2022. Once here, she quickly became an LC3 regular, spending her time working as the Technical Arts Assistant, volunteering at Agape Co-op, and attending all the things. She would describe herself as “still figuring it out,” but three things she knows for sure: she loves God, loves people, and loves the word.
Favorite Bible verse: Psalm 145:17
Favorite Washington location: Chambers Creek Road

Chris Bucher

Director of IT

Chris and his wife Charity have been married since 2013 and have a son, Clayton. They have been attending LC3 since 2013.
Favorite Bible verses:  Psalm 103:8-12
Favorite Washington location: Ocean Shores or Elbe area

Aaron Bullock

Director of Middle School Discipleship

Aaron and his wife Jully been married since 2004 and have four children: Kythanna, Bryanna, Aaron Jr., and Elliott. They have been attending LC3 since 2017 but came to our marriage ministry re | engage in 2015, where they saw God's presence working through His people.
Favorite Bible verses: Revelation 7:9-10
Favorite Washington location: His house

Mary Clark


Mary and her husband Matt, who were married in 2007, have three kids: Alex, Owen, and Emma. They have been attending LC3 since 2003.
Favorite Bible verses: Philippians 4:6-7
Favorite Washington location: Ruston Way and Point Defiance Park

Kate Evarts

Director of Communications

Kate and Jeremy have four kids: Thyme, Gideon, Josie & Zeke. They love to cook for friends and family, and visit new places. Kate and Jeremy have been attending LC3 together since 2018.
Favorite Bible verse: 1 John 4:19
Favorite Washington location: a patio in the summer!

Todd Gathany

Technical Director

Todd and his wife Jacquie (met at Cedarville University) have 2 children (Philip and Megan). Megan is married to Jared; they have a son named Ezra. Philip is married to Jessie, and they have a cat name Simon. Todd and Jacquie started attending LC3 in 2022.
Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 26:3
Favorite Washington location: the countryside of Yelm

Christa Gauthier

Systems Administrator

Christa and Pastor Marc have four grown and married kids (Timothy & Sarah, Christopher & Alina & granddaughter Evelyn, Rachel & Christian,  Benjamin & Kira). They have been attending LC3 since March 2020.
Favorite Bible verse: Philippians 1:6
Favorite Washington location: Olympic Peninsula

Sabrina Kelly

Discipleship Administrator

Sabrina and her husband Chris have been married since 1987 and have 3 sons (Addison, Avery,  Liam) and 3 daughters (Elisabeth, Eliana, and Layla). They began attending LC3 in April 2015.
Favorite Bible verses: Jeremiah 29:11-13
Favorite Washington location: Seattle waterfront/pier

Tyler Knack

Director of Operations & Logistics

Tyler and his wife Tricia have been married since January 1995. They have four awesome kids who have all professed faith in Christ: Hannah, Luke (who is married to Isabelle), Sophia, and Cooper. They began attending LC3 in 2012 and then again in 2020 after moving back to the area.
Favorite Bible verse: Galatians 2:20
Favorite Washington location: Mount Rainier! Whether hiking or biking or climbing, it's my favorite, hands down.

Michelle Kuhlmann

Graphic Design

Michelle started attending LC3 in 2005 and has been involved in a variety of ways ever since, especially in the area of graphic design. She has two wonderful adult children that live nearby.
Favorite Bible verses: Psalm 91 & Psalm 59:16-17
Favorite Washington location: sweet little hometown of Gig Harbor!

Debbie Le

Director of Women's Discipleship

I've been married to my best friend and high school sweetheart, Pastor Tung, since 1996! We have three kids: two grown and one in high school.
Favorite Bible verses: Ephesians 4:1b-3: "...walk worthy of the calling you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."
Favorite Washington location: I love to be near the water, so Chambers Bay, Point Ruston, Sunnyside Beach, Ocean Shores, Long get the idea.

Christa Lippert


Christa and her husband Jeff have two grown daughters, Sara and Chloe, and have been attending LC3 since July 2019.
Favorite Bible verse: Jeremiah 29:11
Favorite Washington location: hiking in Olympic National Park

Julie Morley

Children's Discipleship Assistant

Julie and her husband Joshua both love the Lord Jesus, their family, and LC3! They have 4 super-fun children (Josiah, Jordan, Jada, and Jeremiah) that keep them on their toes with school, sports, and other activities. They started attending LC3 in 2021 and became members in 2022.
Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 40:31
Favorite Washington location: camping as a family in Lincoln Rock State Park outside of Wenatchee

Joshua Núñez

Director of Missions

Joshua and his wife, Diana, have been married since 2006 and have 1 son and 4 daughters. They began attending LC3 in January 2023.
Favorite Bible verses: Micah 4:1-8
Favorite Washington location: Wherever we "go" as the Light of Yeshua/Jesus and time together with our community

Nicole Oury

Director of Children's Discipleship

Niki met her husband Tony at LC3. They have a blended family with 6 great kids, 3 spouse additions, and 4 grandkids.
Life verses: Ezekiel 36:26-27
Favorite Washington location: Long Beach

Daniel Shaffer

Student Ministries Intern

Daniel was raised at LC3, dedicated and baptized here. He was on the leadership youth team in High School and is now excited to intern here with the Next Gen Team!
Favorite Bible verse: Psalm 28:7
Favorite Washington Location: Palouse and Mt. Rainier

Nancy Shaffer

Office Manager

Nancy has two children, Daniel (currently the High School Intern here at LC3) and Julia (married to Joseph in 2023!). She has been attending LC3 since 1992.
Favorite Bible verse: Psalm 16:11
Favorite Washington location: Waikiki Beach, Long Beach, WA

Rachel Smith

Media Admin

Life verse: Isaiah 41:10
Favorite Washington location: Anywhere, as long as I am with friends or family

Janet Spingath

Executive Director of The Neighborhood Center

Janet and her husband Kurt were married in 1979. They have two grown daughters and two cute grandchildren. They became involved with an LC3 community group when she inherited a house on American Lake in 2015, and eventually started attending LC3 full time.
Favorite Bible verses: Psalm 1:1-3
Favorite Washington location: The shores of American Lake

Rick Wells

Business Manager

Rick has 3 married children (Erik & Cara Wells, Jennifer & Joe Walling, and Jeff & Kathryn Wells) and 9 grandchildren (Ethan, Judah, Jesse, Levi, & Eden Wells; Jedrek & Jenica Walling; and Griffen & Zaylin Wells). He has been attending LC3 since the summer of 2015.
Favorite Bible verses: John 6:37 & 40
Favorite Washington location: Pt. Brown at Ocean Shores; Snoqualmie Falls & Pass


Dave Adam

Jim Kennington

Brian Anderson

Tung Le

John Schock

Jeremiah Durr

Randy Madson