John Edgecomb, Senior Pastor
John grew up in the plains of eastern Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska. He went on to Denver Seminary. John and his wife Cyndee lived in northern California for 17 years where John pastored an Evangelical Free Church. John has been Senior Pastor of Harper Church since 2001. John and Cyndee still have one teenager in the house which keeps them busy attending their daughter’s swim meets and being the family chauffeurs!
Joel Faust, Associate Pastor of Administration
Joel graduated from Prairie Bible College in 1979 has been a member of Harper Church since then, serving as interim pastor in 1980 before going to the mission field in Europe for 16 years. He and his family returned to the U.S. and Harper Church in 1997 and
re-joined the pastoral staff as Associate Pastor in 1999. Joel’s hobbies include family tree research. Even though their two girls are grown up and gone, he and wife Leslie have recently started camping again!
Timothy Lee, Youth Pastor
Tim Lee, seen here with his wife, Katie, and new son, Elijah, is the newest member of Harper's staff. Tim and Katie are from Anchorage, Alaska, where Tim gained his first experience as a Youth Pastor. Tim has just finished his Masters of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago and is excited to start growing our Youth Ministry here at Harper.
Mike Allen, Worship Arts
Mike came on board in the spring of 2008. He is responsible for the worship ministry, specifically leading worship teams and directing the flow of the worship services. When he is not leading worship here at Harper, Mike is the choral director at South Kitsap High School. Mike and Beth have two children, both in college. In his spare time, Mike likes to ride his motorcycle and take naps!
Leslie Faust, Children's Ministry Director
Leslie graduated from Prairie Bible College with a Christian Education major and has been the Children's Ministry Director since 1997 here at Harper Church. She loves ministering to children and moved the ministry into a brand new children’s ministry addition in 2011. Leslie and Joel spend time keeping up with yard work and getting away to their favorite spots along the Washington and Oregon coasts.
Sheri McNeal, Administrative Assistant
Sheri started in January 2008, doing the weekly bulletins, secretarial duties, website maintenance, church database upkeep, calendar maintenance, directories, church-wide communications and Power Point (projection) ministry. As administrative assistant, she also works with vital financial and business tasks. For fun, she tries to keep up with her 4 adult children. Sheri, a former Gonzaga volleyball and basketball player, enjoys keeping healthy and also watching sports whenever possible!
Theresa Montalvo, Children's Ministry Assistant
Theresa took the reins of Children’s Ministry Assistant in June, 2012. She helps primarily in the nursery/preschool area maintaining the child-care schedule and keeping everyone sane! She is a valuable piece of Children’s Ministry puzzle. Theresa and her husband Art love to go camping and enjoy a lot of family functions – on both sides of the family! Theresa loves dogs and has a pet grooming side business.
Custodial & Maintenance Staff
Doug Frood, Facilities and Maintenance
Doug started in the summer of 2008 and is responsible for the upkeep of the buildings and facilities. He also helps out with the custodial duties and makes sure that set up is done for events that take place at the church. Doug took a long sabbatical for health reasons but is back and going strong. Doug and his wife Molly spend a lot of time doing the grandparents thing and love it very much as both of their children and families live nearby!
Bob Nelson, Facilities and Maintenance
Bob has served on staff before at Harper and came on again in 2010 to help out with the custodial needs. After two years, Bob still has custodial duties but works mostly on building maintenance and setting up and tearing down for ministry teams and church events. He is always available to do whatever needs to be done! Bob and his wife Camille have been grandparents for a long time and often get to see their grandkids! Bob is a long-time Gold Wing owner and enjoys long rides . . . . especially when the weather looks good!
Gary Mullins, Grounds Maintenance
Gary has been the groundskeeper at Harper for as long as anyone can remember. In spite of health concerns, Gary continues to keep the lawns looking great at Harper. With the addition of several thousand square feet of lawn in 2011 there is more to do than ever before! Gary and his wife Sharon pull a lot of grandparent duty – and love every minute of it. Gary also likes to hunt and fish and get away to a nearby lake whenever possible!