Pastor Steve Kufeldt -- Lead Pastor

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A native of Florida who loves living in the Pacific Northwest, Pastor Steve enjoys being with people and is energized by activity. He loves sharing truth from God's Word and seeks to be an active witness for Christ in word and deed as he serves the larger community in a variety of ways. Pastor Steve is an active part of the local ministerial association, the French Prairie Kiwanis Club, the Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce and is a SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) volunteer at a local elementary school. A fourth-generation minister, Steve enjoys golf, reading, woodworking and yard work. He has undergrad and graduate degrees from Anderson University (Anderson, IN) and has served in full-time ministry for over 31 years, 13 of those as a senior pastor. He has been married to his wonderful wife, Cindy, for 28 years, who also serves the church and community in a variety of ways. They have two adult children: Seth and Abby. Seth is a social worker in Portland and Abby is an accountant in Salem. You can follow Pastor Steve on Twitter (@SteveKufeldt).


Pastor Dan Smatlak--Worship Leader and Connections Pastor

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Dan is a native of the Pacific Northwest (mostly Washington) and

grew up learning and loving music and the church. He’s been singing in church

since he was young and also playing the violin and piano. A graduate of Seattle

Pacific University, he went on to attend the AU School of Theology before his

first worship leader position in 1998. He and Darla have been married since

1993 and have 3 daughters, Emily, Erica and Melanie. Dan enjoys baking and

good, strong coffee.