Originally from the great state of Ohio, Mike came to Oregon in 2010. After 5 years as our Youth Pastor, the opportunity came for Mike to serve as our Lead Pastor. Mike and his wife Cassie first met at Indiana Wesleyan University where they both obtained pastoral degrees. And Mike also has a Master's of Divinity from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. They have two young kids, Aiden and Addison, and an adorable miniature Schnauzer. Mike's greatest passion is to proclaim Christ and equip as many people as possible to become fully mature followers of Him (Colossians 1:38-39) .
Youth & Family Pastor
Stefan and his wife Betsie met while he was serving on staff at Morning Star Community Church in college. Stefan is a graduate of Corban University and is currently attending seminary there pursuing a Masters of Divinity. Stefan has a passion to see students fall more in love with Jesus and recognize their constant need for Him. Stefan is a huge Seahawks fan and Apple nerd. Betsie and Stefan's favorite place on earth is Disneyland, where they got engaged. In the Fall of 2017, they welcomed their son Dawson into the world. They also enjoy being dog parents to their black lab, Sawyer.
KURT & BRENDA NYBAKKEN
Kurt grew up in Portland, Oregon and Brenda grew up in Syracuse, New York. They met in the middle at Oklahoma Wesleyan, where Kurt receive a degree in Pastoral Ministries and Brenda in Elementary Education. Kurt is a huge basketball fan and Brenda enjoys sewing and crafts. They have three great children they love spending time with. They bring with them over 25 years of ministry experience. They are passionate about helping children establish their faith in God, make wise choices, and love others.
Worship Arts Director
An Oregonian through and through, Shelly grew up in Albany and went to college at Northwest Christian University in Eugene where she graduated with a degree in Music Ministry. She met her husband, Rob, after college while working at Uptown Music in Keizer. They live in Gates, Oregon with their daughter, Naomi, and an ever-growing assortment of pets and farm animals. Shelly’s passion is to see the Lord exalted in our homes, church, and community, and to teach and equip others to fully understand our role as worshipers of God.
Teresa and her husband Dave have been married for 33 years and are very proud of their two adult sons, Daniel and Jason. They have been members of Mountain View Church since 1997. Teresa is a native Californian and grew up in the San Jose area. She has been working in the church office since 2006 and has seen many exciting changes and growth throughout those years. Teresa has a huge heart for serving others and supporting the various ministries and the staff of Mountain View. She loves spending time with family, animals (especially dogs), working in her yard, and making beaded jewelry. Her voice is likely the first one you hear when you call the church.