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KEITH KIRKPATRICK

FEARLESS LEADER

Keith has surfed the west coast with porpoise, he has walked the streets of Disneyland, and has been to every dog park in Bend. When he’s not on an adventure around the world, he’s in a book or at a candy store. He’s madly in love with his wife and is humbled to be the dad of the 3 most amazing kids in the world. Keith also serves as an elder at Journey Church.

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JON WELTER

EXECUTIVE PASTOR

Jon ‘married up’ when he married his amazing wife Shannon and together they have been blessed with 3 of the cutest kids in Bend (Merritt, Teaghan and Aspen). Jon and his family have been enjoying Central Oregon all their respective lives, but only started calling Bend home in 2013. Jon also serves as an elder at Journey Church.

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DAVID HOOLE

WORSHIP & HIGH SCHOOL PASTOR

David and the love of his life, Rachelle, have been blessed with 3 of the greatest kids on the planet – Micah, Josiah and Selah. Their home is usually full of students, who add a little chaos to everyday, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.

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MARK HINDS

MIDDLE SCHOOL & CREATIVE PASTOR

Mark comes from a long line of Leprechaun Hunters from the deep valleys of Ireland. He can be found at times trying to hit a small white ball around a nicely cut field. Mark has traveled a lot of the world and has achieved a lot in his life but his greatest achievements are his beautiful wife and son. Mark does not like deep water or lightning.

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JOHN NEWTON

KIDS' PASTOR

John made his best decision ever in 2012 when he married his beautiful adventure, Christina. Their energetic son, Everett Scott, is the joy of their lives! John can likely be found playing games with his family, walking with his wife, chasing his son around, or playing with Everett's Legos. Kids get a kick out of John's “Dad Jokes.” John also has a big love for all things outdoors... camping, wakeboarding, skiing, golfing, and attempting to fix or build things for his wife.

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DON HALLWORTH

COMMUNITY LIFE PASTOR

Don is such an outdoorsman that he even has a college degree in camping. When he is not enjoying the beautiful outdoors he is a test patient for hair growth formulas. Don loves his family and loves people, if you want to connect at Journey church, connect with Don.

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MARY TEBEAU

ELEMENTARY DIRECTOR

Mary is the lone girl in a house full of boys. When she’s not helping someone in the Journey office she can be found transporting middle school boys around, mentoring student teachers, or roaming the outdoors with her energetic dog. If you’re ever looking for someone to have coffee with, Mary’s your gal!

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KIM ERDEL

SMALL GROUP & CONNECTIONS PASTOR

Kim can do almost anything. She easily could be a super hero. However, she's under contract to serve at Journey Church. Little unknown fact about Kim (and her husband Bruce) is that they owned a Christian Bookstore. So, they know everything about Bibles. Kim loves road trips, unlimited fruits and veggies and in her free time has hiking poles or a kayak paddle in hand.

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HANNAH GOLEN

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR

Hannah has bungee jumped from a gondola in Switzerland, braved the whitewater rivers of West Virginia, and eaten 6.2 million scoops of ice cream in her lifetime. She keeps the Journey books straight, all while raising two young boys with her husband, Ernie.

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SHANNON WELTER

WOMEN’S COMMUNITY TEAM LEADER

Shannon was born in what was once a very tiny town called Bend which you have likely heard stories about. Shannons greatest calling is being a wife and mother of three adorable kids (Merritt, Teaghan and Aspen)! She can often be found praying with people with a tear in her eye and a bottle of Kombucha in her hand. Her heart is to encourage and equip women as they journey with the Lord in the calling He has on their lives.

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CAROL STEWART

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY COORDINATOR

Carol can most often be found downstairs in our children's ministry zooming through classrooms with a smile on her face and ready to welcome everyone.  With her husband Brian and their three kids Riley, Austin, and Brady they have been taking full advantage of all that Bend has to offer since moving here in October of 2017. They enjoy exploring new areas and finding new ways to spend time together as a family.

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MARK MAHNKE

ELDER

Mark is an elder at Journey, father of 5 daughters, and an experimental aircraft expert. He also works as Francis Chan’s stunt double on weekends. Mark co-owns RDD an amazing airplane manufacturer.

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BRENT O'NEILL

ELDER

Brent is an avid adventure man. He is the leader of Lifeline's a ministry of Cru. If he's not river rafting, hiking, or doing some crazy exploration, he's at home with his 3 kids and wonderful wife. Tragically Brent has never had a cup of coffee, however, you will find him on Sunday mornings sipping tea.

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NATHAN THOMPSON

ELDER

Nate was born in the wilds of Africa, and grew up eating locusts and chocolate covered ants. He believes that the time he has invested singing along to Michael W. Smith songs has more than qualified him to be a soloist on the worship team. He won the lottery by marrying his ever-adventurous wife Elizabeth AKA 'Buffy,' and they have two mischievous kids who love to have dance parties. Most of all, he loves the steadfast grace of Jesus and is excited to pray for his Journey family.

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JOHNNY GILLEN

ELDER

Johnny and his wife Audrey hold Journey together. They are the super glue behind all that we do, they are Journey's resident Swiss army knife. Johnny and Audrey have literally biked across America. They have permanent smiles on their faces. Johnny oversees the Journey Crew (greeters, coffee makers, etc.)