Chuck and Jenn Seip
Mark and Marian Mowrey
Mike and Terry Joelson
Cito and Kelly Garcia
Growing up in the 80’s, Chuck always had a love for music. He met the Lord in 1989 at the age of 17, and spent years as the church drummer before a pastor caught wind of his heart and anointing for worship. It was then that he got his first acoustic guitar and dove into worship leading. He’s been leading the body of Christ into worship since 1996. Chuck has been married to his high school sweetheart Ann for nearly 25 years and has raised 4 children.
Luke Duncan and Kate Prisana
Luke and Kate are the leaders of Warriors 4 Christ Youth Group and Gamers 4 God. A young couple that have had their lives radically changed by Jesus turning them into new people. Luke and Kate both work in, and with the community sharing the love of Jesus. Luke owns a local retail Gaming business where he sells retro to current generation video games. And most of all, ministers and prays for games specifically.
Kate is a server at Thailand express in Nampa and has encounters with Jesus daily right inside the restaurant. "We are normal people with average lives who love on people right where they are. We aren't super stars to the world, but to Jesus we are magnificent, and His opinion is all that matters in the end. We want to encourage others and share that He looks at them in the very same way! If you're His, you're qualified to do what He did!"
Children's Ministry Leaders
Andy and Cresenda Gehrke
Andy and Cresenda lead the Living Stones Children's Ministry. They have called the Lower Treasure Valley (Payette County) home since 1999 after emigrating from Boundary County, Idaho. Each of them made their salvation decisions at the ages of 7 and 6 respectively. Their two sons (high school and middle school) have also grown up attending church, and volunteer as youth helpers in Children’s Ministry.
Professionally, Andy is a Professional Engineer in the field of civil engineering. Cresenda holds a B.S. in Business Administration, as well as teaching certification in Elementary Education and Special Education. She currently works as a certified Special Education Aide. Cresenda has been working in Children’s Ministry and Youth for 18 years, including one year of leadership training in London, England, as a member of the Doulos Team in the mid-1990s. She has worked as a teacher and aide in private and public education for ten years, and volunteered in her son’s schools over the years. Andy has volunteered for a total of six years in Children’s Ministry and Youth.
The Gehrke family enjoys fishing, hiking, cycling, watching movies, reading, house remodeling (maybe not so much!), camping, and skiing as a family. They also enjoy traveling to National Parks and National Monuments. Most recently they visited Yellowstone and Yosemite.
Tracy owns a graphic design/web development business and has been married to her husband Russ for 23 years. They have two beautiful adult children, Caleb 22 yrs. old, and Brielle 21 yrs. old. She is passionate about using her gifts to help further His Kingdom here on earth!