Staff

The Pastoral Staff


Dr. Steven Wexler

Dr. Steven Wexler

Senior Pastor

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.

Ken Templeton

Ken Templeton

Executive Pastor

Pastor Ken is our Executive Pastor, Director of Care Ministries, Director of Men's Ministries, 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!

Bill Martin

Bill Martin

Police and Fire Chaplain

Chaplin Bill Martin has been on ALFC staff since 2002. He and his wife, Ginger, have been attending ALFC  for 15 years. Ginger works at Harrison Hospital-Bremerton as a nurse.  Chaplain Bill has been a chaplain at Harrison Hospital for 4 years and a Bremerton Police and Fire Department Chaplain for 12 years. Chaplain Bill and his wife have been on mission trips and love to travel.

Christina Marvin

Christina Marvin

Family Life Pastor

Pastor Christina is our Family Life pastor and has been at ALFC 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!

Deanna Walker

Deanna Walker

Assisting Pastor

Pastor Deanna has been a part of ALC since 2002. She is currently serving as the worship leader, overseeing women's ministries, prayer guard ministries, video producer and is a certified professional life coach. She loves spending time with her family, hiking, playing games and just having fun.

Craig Maki

Missions Director

Pastor Maki has been on staff as Missions Director since January 2014. He is a former senior pastor and youth pastor.

Shawn Heistand

Shawn Heistand

High School Director/Facilities

Shawn has been on staff at ALFC since April of 2014. He currently leads our Impact High School Ministry. He and his wife, Jaclyn, have attended ALFC since January of 2008. Shawn served ten years in the United States Army. He is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Business administration/Marketing degree and will graduate in fall of 2015. He enjoys the outdoors, and loves to hike, camp, and play an occasional round of disc golf.


The Church Staff


Janna Davis

Janna Davis

Pastor Steve's Administrative Assistant

Janna is Pastor Steve's Administrative Assistant and assists him in all he does as Senior Pastor. Janna has attended Abundant Life since 1987 and joined the staff in 1991. She has a BA in Human Development from Washington State University and is a strong advocate for children with special needs.

Lee Marvin

Lee Marvin

Middle School Director

Lee joined the ALFC staff in 2014. He is married to Pastor Christina and has served with her in the Youth & Children’s Department for many years.

Amber Jones

Amber Jones

Director of Young Adult Ministry

The Jones family became an active part of the ALFC family in 2005. In 2007, Amber started serving as a leader in young adult ministry and became the director of the Connections Cafe. She officially became a part of the ALFC staff in 2009 as a ministry assistant, has worked the front office position, and has also facilitated Military-Ministry. Currently, Amber serves on staff as the Director of Young Adult Ministry and is an intern pursuing the call to become a pastor. She is also a proud navy Chief’s wife and mother of 2 wonderful boys.

Rachel Stamey

Rachel Stamey

New parent ministry

Rachel 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.

Jaclyn Heistand

Jaclyn Heistand

Coffee Connection Director

Gail Webb

Gail Webb

Support Staff

Gail joined the Abundant Life staff in January 2014 and is currently in a support staff position. She has attended ALFC since 1992 and has served in more than a dozen ministries over the years. Gail enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.

Lois Wexler

Lois Wexler

Graphic Designer

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.

Phil Housel

Phil Housel

Director of Technology

Phil is our IT guy, that is, he takes care of the computers, the network and website and anything else with flowing electrons. He is fondly known as Dr. Phil in the office. Phil enjoys Ham Radio, is adventurous and generally enjoys hanging out with people. He also serves our community through Kitsap DEM as a member of the ACS and SWS teams. 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.

Theresa Hanson

Theresa Hanson

Support Staff

Theresa has attended ALFC for 14 years, and has been our Receptionist for almost 2 years. She has served in over ½ dozen ministries, and has participated in various small groups. She was born in Texas and moved to Bremerton, WA in 2001. She considers the Kitsap Peninsula her home, and her mission field.

Brent Doty