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Senior Pastor

A native of the Imperial Valley of southern California, Paul leads the church through preaching the Word of God, pastoral care, strategic planning, and staff oversight.  Paul has been Glenwood's senior pastor since the late 1980s.  He holds an undergraduate degree from Biola University and an M.A. from the University of Oregon. He is also a graduate of Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon with both a Master's of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry. Paul also teaches at Western Seminary as an adjunct professor. Paul and his wife Nancy have four adult children and two grandchildren.

Director of Operations

Al Curtis served in private industry until 2001, when he joined Glenwood's staff as Director of Operations. Al's responsibilities include assisting Pastor Paul in the daily supervision of support staff, overall development of our 20 acre campus, budget and expense control, and Men's Ministries. Al also serves as elder on the Church Board, with shepherding and visitation as an emphasis. Al and his wife Terri have two kids and three grandkids.

Executive Pastor

A transplant from the Midwest, Nathan joined the ministry team at Glenwood in 2010 as Director of High School Ministries. In 2016 Nathan transitioned to a position of executive leadership, working closely with our Senior Pastor to implement the mission of Glenwood through ministry staff oversight, strategic planning, pastoral care, and teaching ministries. After studying Bible and music in college at Moody Bible Institute, he went on to graduate from Moody Theological Seminary with a master's degree in pastoral studies. He also has a master’s degree in theology from Western Seminary.

Director of Children's Ministries

Nancy Jackson is a graduate of Biola University and the University of Oregon, where she completed a Master's degree in teaching Spanish and English and also graduate course work in Education. Nancy leads large teams of volunteers throughout the year in various children’s ministries. Her overarching desire is to equip volunteers to purposefully model and communicate God's Word in such a way that children yearn to know, love and follow Jesus Christ with all their heart, soul, mind and strength. Nancy and her husband Paul have four children and two grandchildren.

Associate Director of Children's Ministries

Tim and his wife Kayla have attended Glenwood for many years, originally getting to know one another as students in The Calling ministry. Born and raised in New England, Tim went to Bryan College in Tennessee for his B.A. in English Literature and recently graduated with his M.A. in Biblical and Theological studies at Western Seminary. Tim and Kayla have two sons, Eden and Elijah.

Andrew Zegan
Director of Middle School Ministries

Andrew joined the Glenwood staff in 2018. Both Andrew and his wife Robin are from Ventura county in Southern California. The Zegans have a heart and passion for serving middle schoolers. Andrew’s vision as Director of Middle School ministries is to see students develop and grow long lasting relationships with Jesus. Andrew has worked in middle school ministries since 2011. He is finishing his BA in Biblical studies at Eternity Bible College. Andrew and his wife Robin got married in early 2018.

brandon dickson
Director of High School Ministries

After living out-of-state for several years, Brandon moved back to the Pacific Northwest with his wife Amy, in 2017. He has worked in a wide variety of church, para-church, and business environments, bringing energy and relational acumen to the programs in which he worked. For several summers, he was extensively involved in a ministry focused on growing students and young adults in their faith and helping them understand why they believe what they believe. While in St. Louis for both his undergrad (University of Missouri- St. Louis) and graduate studies (Covenant Seminary), Brandon worked in the local church in both adult and children's ministries.

Erik Buchterkirchen
Director of Young Adult Ministries

A native of the Silicon Valley, Erik grew up in Santa Clara, CA. During his time in college, he met his wife Rebekah, and they got married in 2015. Throughout his life, Erik has participated in various ministry venues, from worship, interfaith dialogues, and leading multiple mission trips to Latin American countries and throughout the state of Utah. Most recently, he served as a High School Pastor for four years in Auburn, CA. Erik is a self-proclaimed coffee snob, fitness enthusiast, and a forever faithful of the San Francisco 49ers. He holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies and Theology from Biola University and is currently finishing up his M.Div. at Western Seminary.

Director of Worship

Nathan Adent provides leadership for our worship service planning process, working with the Senior Pastor to find music and other worship elements that will lead our congregation as we meet to worship the Lord and interact with His Word. He also serves as a regular worship leader. Nathan and his wife Colleen have three adult children.

Director of Music

Colleen Adent's background in performance and arranging is being put to good use each week at Glenwood Community Church as she prepares music for our worship services and special events. An accomplished pianist, Colleen has performed at a number of local as well as international venues. She is a graduate of Biola University in the field of piano performance. Colleen and her husband Nathan have three adult children.

Director of Care & Equipping

Gary grew up in Indianapolis, IN. He graduated from Grace College in 1983 and Trinity International University with a Masters of Divinity in 1989. Gary has pastored churches in Jefferson City, MO; Honolulu, HI and most recently, Portland, OR. Gary met his lovely wife, Rene, at Grace College, and they were married in 1983. They are blessed with three adult sons, Matthew, Michael and Aaron. Since coming to Glenwood in 2008, Gary and Rene have served in several areas in our church including Adult Equipping, LIFE Group Leadership and Children’s Ministries.

Michelle Jensen
Leadership Coordinator of Women's Ministries

Michelle and her husband Matt have been a part of Glenwood for more than ten years. Michelle grew up in a small town on the Kitsap Peninsula (west of Seattle) and graduated from Evangel University with a degree in Business Management. She spent many years in the business world before starting a family. She has been active in serving at Glenwood for some time; she has served on the Women's Ministries board for four years, and she and her husband host a Life Group in their home.  Michelle's desire is to encourage women in their relationship with Jesus and with each other.  Michelle and Matt have two sons, Sam and Zak.

Office Manager

Office manager Judy Tremblay is responsible for day to day office operations, accounting processes, and a host of other things that enable us to function. Judy hosts our young adult Life Group with her husband Joe and has been a member at Glenwood for almost thirty years. Judy has two grown children and three grandchildren.

Facilities Supervisor

Erik Cummings assists Al Curtis as Facilities/Maintenance Supervisor. He oversees the maintenance team in the upkeep of the church grounds and buildings as well as coordinating event scheduling, set up, and clean up. He was born in Maine and moved to Vancouver with his family when he was four.

Executive Administrative Assistant

Shelly and her family have been part of Glenwood for over ten years. She primarily assists the Executive Team in a host of responsibilities, including administrating the Merger Sponsorship Program and Global Outreach teams. Shelly grew up in Vancouver, but spent fifteen years traveling the country with her husband, Scott, while he was in the Army. Shelly and Scott have been married over twenty-five years and have three adult children and five grandsons.

 

Administrator of Worship & Media

Christa administrates Worship Arts and Media. Her wide range of skills helps keep Glenwood running smoothly. Christa enjoys many hobbies including swing dancing, piano, and crafting. Christa and her family have been part of Glenwood for many years.

Julianna Lawson
Children’s Ministries Assistant

Julianna works part time in Children’s Ministries. She lends her highly capable hands to support and encourage the infant through pre-kindergarten teams. Julianna began attending Glenwood when she was three years old. She even met and married her middle school sweetheart, Jamie, at Glenwood and they have been married over twenty years. They have four children with ages from middle school to college.

Tracy Bracken
Administrative Assistant for Student Ministries

Tracy has been involved in Glenwood's youth ministries for nearly a decade, both in volunteer and staff capacities. She now helps the middle school and high school ministries in a number of administrative ways. She and her husband Alvin have been a part of Glenwood for almost twenty years. Tracy and Alvin have been married over twenty years and have three adult children.

Andrea Lum
Secretary

Andrea and her family have been a part of Glenwood for over a decade. Andrea helps in the front office in several administrative ways. She grew up in Portland and graduated from Oregon State University. She and her husband, Chris, have been married over twenty-five years and have three daughters. Andrea loves to take up her knitting needles whenever she has the chance.