Our Team

Meet Our Pastors

Steve Ruetschle

Senior Pastor

Phil Church

Minister of Worship and Creative Arts

Rick Noling

Minister of Administration

Nate Salinas

Director of Ministries

Meet Our Team

Alex Gorshe

Technical Assistant

Brian Castaneda

Director of Youth Ministries

Donna Larson


Eddie Gilbert

Ministry Host

Ian Gorshe

Ministry Host

Jessica Marshall


Joshua Erickson

Ministry Host

Karen Carroll

Adult Ministry & Contributions Coordinator

Laura VanderGiessen

Worship Team Program Director

Lorraine Prather

Publication Coordinator

Mai Anh Hall

Communications Manager

Mark Evensen

Ministry Host

Melissa Andersen

Children’s Ministry Manager & Director of Preschool

Myra Gassner

Facility Manager

Nick Lind

Student Worship Leader

Sarah Salove

Helping Hands Director

Sheri Schlief

Outreach Director

Terry Foster

Ministry Host

Travis Cibolski

Technical Arts Director

Meet Our Volunteer Leaders

Ada Howe

Sunset Moms

Alan Mitchell

Ushers & Greeters

Buzz Strott & Jon Nicholson

Men’s Morning Watch

Carrie Peeples


Jim Abdie


Jim Walcutt

Financial Assistance

John Cage

Security & Safety

Judy Norman

Family Promise

Kathy Hall

Food & Toy

Lori Uhl

Women’s Bible Study & Jump4joy

Lynn Moore

Small Groups, Assimilation, & Prayer

Mark & Kathy Viers and Cheryl Hoy

Congregational Care

Mike Hildenbrand

Global Outreach

Melissa Griffith

Small Group Questions

Robert Glenn

Pack the Pack

William Efird

Contemplative Prayer

Yukiko Flennaugh

Racial Justice

Meet Our Session

Our Session is the ruling body of the church, and each Session member has been ordained as Elders at Sunset. If you would like to connect with our Session, please contact them at session2021@sunset.church.

Bruce Hanna

Chris George

Dennis Kviz

Doug Morris

Jennifer Um

John Franklin

John Griffiths

Kent Richards

Randy Johnson