Meet Our Team

Our leadership team recognizes that we are simply leaders who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ.  We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word of God.  Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ according to Ephesians 4.

Meet our Pastoral Team

Bill Meiter, Lead Pastor

Bill Meiter (MDiv.)…   Pastor Bill has been in full-time ministry for the past 22 years serving in churches in Southern California, Washington State, and Tempe Arizona!  Bill is married to his lovely wife Jodi and they have three children: Amberly, Jonah and Benjamin. Pastor Bill came to Christ in 1987 while in High School in Danville, California.  He has his Master of Divinity from Talbot School of Theology graduating magna cum laude. Pastor Bill also has a bachelors degree in journalism from Sacramento State University.  Pastor Bill’s interests include: Pick-up basketball… the Minnesota Vikings… the Golden State Warriors… sushi… the 49ers… the Florida Gators… riding his bike… studying theology… being with the saints of God.

Greg Schaefer, Worship & Music Pastor

Greg is passionate about planning and facilitating life transforming worship experiences for the people of God in creative ways that brings honor to the Lord. Greg is a professional violinist and classical guitarist, with advanced degrees in both music performance and choral conducting. Greg and his wife Brenda have three grown children: Chris, Kirsten and John; and five beautiful grandchildren.

Jeff Beltz, Life Groups Pastor, Connections & Men’s Leader
Jeff comes to us with over 20 years of experience in discipleship of youth and men, and has led Small Groups Ministry extensively.  He grew up in Phoenix, attended ASU and NAU and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology.  Jeff is in love with his bride Cristy and they have 4 adult children.  Jeff created 13 years ago and has trained over 30 churches to use the outdoors as an evangelistic outreach and discipleship tool.  He loves fishing and snow skiing.


Music & Worship

Worship & Music Pastor
Brenda Bailey,
Administrative Assistant – Worship & Music
Rebekah Budiyanto,
Assistant Music Director – Worship & Music
Tucker and Jordan Swann,
Contemporary Worship Leaders

Life Groups & Men

Jeff Beltz
Life Groups Pastor


Tina Schuler
Women’s Teacher & Discipleship Coordinator
Jen Tobias
Women’s Coordinator
Marla Christenson
MOPS Coordinator


Emily Thompson
Children’s Director
Marla Christenson
Early Childhood
Beth Grimm
Kindergarten to 3rd Coordinator
Jennifer Sayer
AWANA Commander

Joyful Beginnings Academy

Robyn Bontrager,
Academy Director

Students & Young Adults

Frank Pinterics
High School Interim Director
Kellan Bradshaw
Middle School Director
Bobby May
Middle School Director

Support Staff

Karen Goetz
Office Manager
Laurie Johnson
Finance Manager
Stacey Kinkel
Business Manager
Andrea Wallburg
Accounts Payable

Operations & Facilities

Maryellen Hawkinson
Events and Facilities Manager


Chris Johnson

Maintenance Manager
Facilities Coordinator

Mission’s Director

Patrick Cassidy