Our Team

Meet Our Pastors

Steve Ruetschle

Senior Pastor

Phil Church

Minister of Worship and Creative Arts

Rick Noling

Minister of Administration

Nate Salinas

Associate Pastor

Meet Our Team

Brian Castaneda

Director of Youth Ministries

Carol Means

Children & Family Ministry Coordinator

Carrie Peeples

Youth Ministry Coordinator

Daphne Parker

Director of Children & Families

Eddie Gilbert

Ministry Host

Jessica Marshall


Joshua Erickson

Ministry Host

Karen Carroll

Adult Ministry & Contributions Coordinator

Laura VanderGiessen

Worship Team Program Director

Lori Uhl

Senior Pastor Coordinator

Lorraine Prather

Publication Coordinator

Maddie Brown

Outreach Ministry Coordinator

Mai Anh Hall

Communications Manager

Mark Evensen

Ministry Host

Melissa Pearson

Early Childhood Director

Nick Lind

Student Worship Leader

Nicole Flennaugh


Sarah Salove

Helping Hands Director

Sheri Schlief

Outreach Director

Steven Myers

Technical Arts - Audio/Visual

Travis Cibolski

Technical Arts Director

Meet Our Volunteer Leaders

Alan Mitchell

Ushers & Greeters

Buzz Strott & Jon Nicholson

Men’s Morning Watch

Carrie Peeples


Dania Behrens

Sunset Moms

Jim Abdie


Jim Walcutt

Financial Assistance

John Cage

Security & Safety

Kristen Gustafson

Pack the Pack

Lori Uhl

Women’s Bible Study & Jump4joy

Lynn Moore

Small Groups, Assimilation, & Prayer

Cheryl Hoy & Charlotte Douglas

Congregational Care

Mike Hildenbrand

Global Outreach

Tina Rust

Christmas Outreach

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 session2023@sunset.church.

Bruce Hanna

Chris George

Jennifer Um

John Franklin

John Griffiths

Kathy Hartrum

Kent Richards

Randy Johnson

Rupa Devadoss