The Pastoral Staff
Dr. Steven Wexler
Pastor Steve has been our Team Leader and Senior Pastor since 1989 and has preached most every Sunday since then. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Literature and Psychology, a Masters of Divinity in Theology and Pastoral Counseling, and a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy. Pastor Steve loves to scuba dive and is a scuba dive instructor and rescue diver.
Sr. Associate Pastor
Pastor Ken is our Senior Associate Pastor and XO, Utility Infielder, building guru… among other things. He has been on staff since 1999. He is a retired Navy Chief and former WA State certified chemical dependency counselor, and graduate of Vincennes University. Pastor Ken loves to fly and is a private pilot. He is a strong family man and has an amazing family to show for it!
Pastor Christina is our children’s pastor and has been on staff since 2002. She is a teacher at heart , loves kids and teens and has a Bachelor of Science in Health and a Master in Foundations of Education. Pastor Christina loves to play board games with her family and her favorite game is LIFE. Speaking of life, it’s never boring when Pastor Christina is around!
High School, College and Early Career Pastor
Pastor Mike came on board in February of 2010. He was formerly part of Living Water Foursquare Church’s Children’s Ministry in Olympia, WA. Pastor Mike is currently pursuing his degree completion at Life Ministry Institute (Seminary) through Life Pacific Bible College. He is a talented artist and especially enjoys wood and metal working. He lives with his wife and three daughters.
Pastor Deanna is a new pastor but not new to ALFC or staff. She came on board in 2002 as a worship leader. She has a beautiful voice and loves to serve. Pastor Deanna is multi-talented, overseeing our women’s ministries, as well as continuing to lead worship, create promotional videos, and does life coaching. She has a wonderful husband, two amazing adult children, and dog Baxter who she enjoys spending time with.
Middle School Director
Rachel is our Middle School Ministry Director. She has been on staff for three years, but actually grew up at ALFC. She has attended with her family since 1992. Rachel has a BA in history with a math minor from George Fox University and an AA from Olympic College. Besides overseeing the Middle School Ministry, Rachel has been instrumental in the development of our new website, employing her talent and ability to organize and manage the details. Rachel and her husband Tom had their first child, Matthew, in January.
Janna has attended ALFC since 1987 and joined the staff in 1991. She assisted Pastor Steve in all that he does as Senior Pastor till Jan, 2013 when she took the position as director of Abundant Life Preschool and Daycare. She has a BA in Human Development from Washington State University and is a strong advocate for children with special needs.
The Church Staff
Lois is amazing and married to Pastor Steve. Lois has been a partner in ministry with Pastor Steve since 1989 but joined the staff as a graphics artist in 1999. Lois has a gift for design, but went to school to refine that gift and the church reaps the benefits. If you see a poster on the wall, Lois designed it. The flash display on the big screens in the lobby, Lois designed it. Lois grew up with missionary parents and lived in Japan until she started college, which is where she met Pastor Steve.
Director of Technology
Phil is our IT and AV guy, that is, he takes care of the computers, the network and website and oversees sound, lighting and video during services on Sundays and all special events that require these. He is fondly known as Dr. Phil in the office. Phil enjoys boating, is adventurous and generally enjoys hanging out with people. Prior to coming on board the team at ALFC, Phil worked in customer service for a local mobile radio business with shops in Bremerton and Poulsbo.