Church Staff

Youth Pastor: Sean Carpenter

My name is Sean Carpenter. I have worked in ministry for over 10 years. I received a BA in Religion with an emphasis in Youth Ministry from Northwest Nazarene University and a Master in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. I grew up in the Nazarene church as a Pastor’s kid and felt the call to become a Pastor while in High School. I received my ordination from the Church of the Nazarene in 2015.  

I am married to Moira and we have 4 awesome kids-Aubrey, Keegan, Kyle, and Hailey. I enjoy being with my family and watching my kid’s sports. I also enjoy board games and wood working.  

Working with the youth has led the opportunity for lots of fun and lots of time spend studying and serving. The youth goes on annual mission trips, annual summer camp with the district, Nazarene Youth Convention every 4 years, weekly Wednesday night youth
meetings, weekly Sunday school, game nights, and other events. I enjoy working with a team of other adults who help plan and support the youth program. In addition to youth, I am able to help with many other responsibilities around the church office and community.  

I am passionate about teaching the Word of God and how it can be applied to people’s lives.

sc@gvnaz.org

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Pastor of Adult Ministries: Wes Hershberger

Wes Hershberger is our Adult Ministries pastor. Growing up as a pastor’s kid Wes really can’t remember a time he wasn’t serving in a church in some capacity or another. He’s grateful for the opportunity to serve God by serving others.
 
Previous to Wes’ full-time ministry experience he worked faithfully in lay-leadership roles, preaching, teaching and serving youth, children’s ministries and adult education. Wes’ ministry started in Missouri 1997 as a youth/music pastor. From there he became a lead pastor in Houston, Texas, and then in Western Michigan before stepping back into support ministry here at Grandview Nazarene.
 
Wes met Casandra, the love of his life, while attending Bible College in Kansas City and they were married in 1989. Wes and Casandra are a nearly inseparable team. They often host classes, Life Groups, and sometimes work in the office together. While they work at building their own dynamic marriage, one of their goals is to aid and serve other families to build strong marriages and thriving families as well.
 
Wes and Cas are parents of four adult children, all of whom they are glad to report are living in the state of Washington. Three of their children are married and two who served our country in the US Marine Corps. By far, the grandest joy in their lives are their grandchildren. They have five presently with the youngest being the only girl among them. To these amazing children Wes and Cas are known as “Chief and Fave."
 
Wes has a bold goal to see that 90% of the people who attend a weekend service will one day belong to a Life Group or small class or Bible study as a part of their GVNaz experience. Discipleship is a strong element of Wes’ ministry While this growth most often occurs in the small class setting he has discovered and teaches others that the most effective discipleship is done in a coffee shop, living room, or a similar setting where one on one conversations allow life, mentorship, and ministry to intersect in ways that effect lasting growth.

wh@gvnaz.org

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Music Director & Executive Administrator: Darlene Ladines

I was born and raised in Puyallup, WA and called Puyallup Nazarene my home. I begged my Dad for a piano at age 3 as God set a desire in my heart to lead worship through music. As I watched the ladies play the piano and looked up to the Music Pastor, I hoped one day  I could combine the two positions into one as Keith Green  would play and lead at the same time. When I turned  sixteen, God made a way for my silent hopes to come to  life, when I  became a youth worship leader at my church  I was attending by that time.

Since then, I was privileged to tour Eastern Europe with Carpenter’s Tools International in 1990 and it gave me a taste of what God was doing through worship all around the world. I also was blessed to meet my future husband on that team! Upon returning from Europe I became the Worship Leader at Christ Fellowship Church in Kent, WA and was honored to serve there for 8 years. I have been involved in leading worship in several churches and events since then but have been blessed to lead Worship at GVNaz since June 2013 and serve as Executive Administrator to GVNaz since Jan 2018.  

I have been married to my best friend, Jon, since August 1992. We have 4 amazing Children, one Son-In-Law, one Son-In-Law to be and one beautiful Grandson that we have been blessed to call our own. Our daughter Courtney and her husband Lane along with their son Braxton live in Prosser WA. Courtney is the leader/coordinator for "The Coffee Shop" our lattè stand at GVNaz. Our daughter Nadia is soon to be married to Tyler and we are more than excited to have another Son in the family! They both currently live in Spokane, WA and we will be spending a lot of the next nine months planning this exciting occasion. Our son Aaron is at home with us and is a full time student at Columbia Basin College. He is a gifted musician and is studying Jazz at school and is the primary drummer at GVNaz. Last, but definitely not least, our daughter Gabrielle. Gabrielle is a Junior in high school and still living at home but this girl is a world changer. Whatever she puts her mind to, she accomplishes. She is well known as the "Child Whisperer" as she serves as a caretaker for several family's children in the area. She is a gifted musician as well, playing the piano, guitar and has a beautiful voice. She serves on the youth worship team along with the GVNaz worship team. She also assists her sister in The Coffee Shop. 

To God be the glory.

dl@gvnaz.org

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Children's Director: Sarah Schmahl

What fun to be back hanging out with the awesome kids of GVNaz! I am excited to currently be serving as Interim Children's Ministry Director. It was a privilege to serve in this position full-time from 2007-2014.... stepping back into this role has been like riding a bike!

I am a life-long member of Grandview Nazarene and have a great love for the people of our church. I believe that the greatest joys of this job are: witnessing littles ones give their hearts to Jesus, hearing a child pray , listening to children worship, watching the kids' faces light up when they walk through the doors, doing life with the staff and volunteers, and having access to candy... lots of candy!

My most faithful volunteers are my family members. My husband, Jim, and I have four children: Emma (21), Anna (19), Jaki (15) and Ryan (14). We love experiencing Jesus with the people of this church!

ss@gvnaz.org

Receptionist: Lisa Ledgerwood

Everyone who visits the church during the week is warmly welcomed by Lisa, who has faithfully served since 2012.


ll@gvnaz.org



Bookkeeper: Pat Borgens

Pat has served in this capacity since the fall of 2013. She is a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University and a lifelong member of the Church of the Nazarene. She has worked in many capacities throughout her working career. Pat lives in Grandview.


pb@gvnaz.org


Maintenance: Dylan Leija

Dylan has been in the maintenance business most of his life. He worked for 20+ years in the hotel/motel industry. Dylan has remarkable skills and is ready to tackle most any project. He has keen ability to see all sides of a situation and truly cares about presenting the best possible front for everyone who attends.

Jacob and Becky, his kids are the center of Dylan’s world. He began is life as their uncle but he adopted both of them a number of years ago. Dylan is a gift to both of the kids and they it to him.

When asked what Dylan likes best about his job here at Grandview Naz he will say, “This doesn’t seem like work at all to me. I call this ‘fun’”.

Preschool Teacher: Tracey Anderson

Tracey has been the Director and Teacher for our Kids First Preschool since 2014. Kids First offers preschool classes 5 days a week to prepare children for school and life! Tracey has a degree in Early Childhood Education and worked at schools in Bellevue, WA and Chelan, WA before landing here. She is married and has two children. Tracey's children are very involved in sports and they love taking road trips together.

ta@gvnaz.org


Media Coordinator: Rachel Morton

Rachel began in 2016 as Grandview Nazarene's first media coordinator and keeps the church website and Facebook page up to date. She also creates the graphics for sermon series, church events, signage, classes, posters and most of the advertising you see around. Rachel is married and stays busy with her three daughters who love ballet and dancing, gymnastics, soccer, cheer and spending family time together at their lake house.

rm@gvnaz.org

Terria Golladay


SERVICE TIMES

Sunday Morning
9:00 & 10:45am - Morning Worship & Sunday School Classes

Wednesday Evenings
6:30-8:00pm - Classes for children, teens, and adults



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