Dave Lawson

Lead Pastor

After a background in architecture, Dave was a youth pastor for 5 years before becoming a lead pastor for the past 19 years.  Kim has been his long-suffering bride for 26 years and they have 3 children, Jordan, Ash and Noah.  

Dave is passionate about making Biblical truth accessible so people can have a transformative relationship with God, and about developing leaders to fulfill the mission of the church.

Dave considers the 80’s to have been the pinnacle of human development—especially in the fields of fashion and music.  He has a mild addiction to sport, and loves to read, sing loudly to power ballads, and spend time with his family.

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Chuck keplar

Associate pastor

Chuck was a contractor and stay at home dad before being called to ministry as our Associate Pastor 3 years ago.  Chuck has been married to his wife Jeanette for over 22 years and they have 7 children, some of whom they've adopted through the local foster system.  

Chuck loves to walk along side people, helping them to experience God in new and transforming ways.

Chuck is an avid football fan.  He has been coaching youth football for the last 10 years and enjoys watching his favorite team play.

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ben kingdon

youth pastor

Ben and Ashley Kingdon grew up in Memphis, serving in their youth ministry, and attended Global University.  In 2007 they moved to Florida to help plant a church, Ben serving as Children’s Pastor and Ashley also on staff before deciding to stay home with Piper in 2015. 

In 2016 God called the Kingdon’s to the youth in the Pacific Northwest.  They believe that our youth is the most defining moment in our walk with Jesus and often projects who you become.  Ben loves connecting with people and seeing God in the small details of their lives.  He’s passionate about being relevant and creating a place where all can belong.

The Kingdon's spend their time adventuring with their kids Piper and Elliott, reading fiction, watching movies, and finding new and exciting restaurants.  They’re excited about their new life in the Pacific Northwest and all that God is calling them to.

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children's pastor

Since coming to East Park, Michelle has enjoyed working in a variety of roles within Children’s Ministry.  

Having a chance to work alongside others to help children realize just how much God loves them is extremely rewarding. 

During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family by going to the beach with her family or enjoying the sun any chance they get.

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joe kisselburgh

Worship pastor

Joe and his family have lived in Vancouver for the past four years. During this time, Joe has served as a Young Adults Pastor as well as a Worship Leader. He is currently finishing his Master of Divinity degree at Multnomah University. 

He loves his role because it gives him the chance to hear and see so many stories about what Jesus is doing in people’s lives. 

Joe loves reading, having fun with his family, eating great food, learning, sports, watching Netflix, cloudy weather, studying the Bible, coffee and music as well as many other things. 

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Kathi rosumny


Kathi and her husband Scott have been married for 23 years!  They have 2 boys, Jake and Ryan.  All 4 are huge Oregon Duck fans, enjoy sports, music and camping in their RV. 

Over the years, Kathi has really enjoyed being involved in ministry at East Park.  She has especially loved being a part of VBS, Christmas Pageants and AMPED... and being the Office Administrator of course!

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