pastors & staff 

Bob Luhn

Interim pastor

Pastor Bob is the new interim pastor of Wenatchee Church of the Nazarene.  He has pastored for over 49 years, 34 of those years at Othello Nazarene. For the past 8 years he has served numerous churches as an interim pastor from as short as 3 weeks to over 11 months. After losing his wife of 52 years in 2021, the Lord brought the delightful Jane into his life and they married on June 18th of this year. Bob’s goal is to help the congregation select the pastor God has been preparing for Wenatchee. Let’s pray that God’s will shall be discerned by the Board, the congregation and the candidates.

jacey bernaiche

youth pastor

Jacey grew up in the Kenmore, Washington area for most of her life. She started attending Kirkland church of the Nazarene at age 6 and was called into ministry at the age of 17. She's been active in full time ministry since graduating from Northwest Nazarene University in 2012 and married her husband Cory in June of that same year.

Cory and Jacey are animal lovers! They have three playful dogs and one energetic cat. They love to take them hiking, camping, and just being outdoors. They enjoy food, fun, and fellowship with their family and friends as often as they can. They have a passion for Christ, the Church and intergenerational ministry. Jacey also loves coffee, DIY projects and adventures in the great outdoors.

janiece rainbolt

worship leader

Janiece moved to Wenatchee from her hometown of Pomeroy, WA in 1970 and since then Wenatchee Nazarene has been a huge part of her life.  She has had a Family Childcare and Preschool in her home for 36 years.  Janiece and her husband of ten years, Don, love spending time with kids & grand-kids, playing music together, and working with the youth group.     

maureen dahlgren

children's pastor

Maureen has lived in the Wenatchee Valley since 1986 and is studying to become an ordained pastor with a passion for Compassionate Ministries. She has served on the Nazarene Missions International Council for the last 15 years with plans to work in the mission field. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Central Washington University and a minor in Sociology.
She is bi-vocational, and is also the Civil Court Clerk for Douglas County District court.
She has 6 children who are all grown and have families of their own with 13 grandchildren and prospective bonus grandchildren. 

Karen Sheppard

office manager

Karen grew up in the Issaquah/Renton, Washington area.  She started attending the Renton Nazarene Church when she was 2 weeks old and has been active in a Nazarene Church every since.  People ask where she met her husband?  It was in the Renton Nazarene Church when they were babies.  Karen and Tim married in 1993 in Kent, WA.  In 1994, they moved to Wenatchee, where Karen was hired on at the Wenatchee Nazarene Church as the Church Secretary.
 
Karen now has two grown children and 2 grandsons with a third grandson coming in February.   Karen and Tim are active in the church mainly as “caterers” for church functions and retreats.  They enjoy baking/cooking and are happy to watch people enjoy their talents.  Karen has had the pleasure of attending two mission trips to Haiti and hopes to be able to attend more.  Karen enjoys spending time with her husband, kids, grandkids and family.  She loves crocheting, traveling and exploring places that she’s never been.

ministry leads

Tessa Poortinga
Small Groups
Don Bailes
Men's Ministry
Anita Poortinga
Women's Ministry
Larry Howe
Missions 
Walter Delgado
Rios De Agua Viva
Hispanic Ministries

church board

Larry Howe
Tim Sheppard
Scott White
Randee Cate
Millie Watkins
Bryce Lee
Nancy McFall
Tessa Poortinga
Peter Smith