The Cooking Crew.
The following are sketches of the various folks who are serving our community by cooking up hot, delicious and imaginative ways to connect people to Jesus.
Elder / Teaching Pastor / Resident Trouble Maker / The Gas
Rick serves as Teaching Pastor and resident Trouble Maker. He is always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to reach people for Christ. He is passionate about God, his wife Lauren, his four kids, surfing, cartooning, writing and telling people about Jesus.
He is also a prolific author and has published many books on spirituality and parenting. If you need the truth bat, he’s your man.
Rick lives in Koloa with his wife Lauren.
Elder / Teaching Pastor / Theology Enthusiast / The Listening Ear
Steve is the founding Pastor of the North Shore Christian Fellowship (AKA The Tent Church) which has now joined forces with Kauai Christian Fellowship to be our North Campus.
Steve serves as Teaching Pastor, resident scholar and all around great guy.
Steve lives in Kilauea with his wife Tricia.
Elder / Teaching Pastor / Utility Guy / Crying Enthusiast
Handling duties of Teaching Pastor, Base Camp Overseer, and Worship Leader, Dain’s infectious warmth and constant stream of encouraging words makes him tons of fun to be around. Also, he cries a lot – usually tears of joy.
Dain really enjoys surfing and following football, but his greatest love is his wife Tessie and their two kids.
Speaking Pastor / High School Youth Pastor / Hair Enthusiast
Leading the charge with High School students is Tony Leair. A transplant from the frigid winters of Minnesota, Tony was an intern at KCF while a college student and is now back in the role of big cheese.
Tony makes his home in Omao along with his wife Tatiana and his two children.
Elder/ Discipleship Pastor / Surf Legend / Motorcycle Racer / Beard & Pickleball Enthusiast
One of the founding leaders of Kauai Christian Fellowship, Mike has always been bi-vocational mixing his skill in surfboard building and wave riding with a deep desire to see believers become disciples of Christ.
Mike and Susie share their love nest in Kalaheo with a herd of weenie dogs.
Elder / The Money Guy / aka “No Way Jose”
Don has been ministering on Kauai since 1979. He and his wife Barbara moved here from Santa Cruz, California to help start a church in Hanalei. They have two kids and a grandson. Don has been in leadership at North Shore Christian Church since it’s beginning and has a heart for world missions and the island of Kauai.
Now, as an older elder (white hair..been there/done that) with Kauai Christian Fellowship he enjoys greeting people each Sunday and serving where ever possible.
Pastors and Team Leaders
Sports Pastor / Ball Chasing Enthusiast
Darren is the man in charge of the KCF Southside Sports Center and it’s his job to be the connection between folks coming to improve their physical well being but who even more need their souls to get healthy.
Darren and his family live in Poipu.
Youth Pastor - North Campus / Make-Up Enthusiast
Sarah brings her devotion, skill and dedication to youth into play primarily at our North Campus and works to develop powerful outreach to girls and women not only on Kauai but all around the nation and as part of the Bethany Hamilton Foundation board.
Sarah lives in Kilauea.
Artist Community Pastor / Worship Leader / Furry Face Enthusiast
With a long history playing guitar in rock bands and an uncanny talent for writing novels and short stories, Mason guides and trains the musicians at our North Shore campus and trades off with Jeremy and John Enns taking worship leading duties at both campus locations as well as juggles in his daddy duties with four young kids.
Mason lives in Kilauea with his wife Billie and their four children.
Worship Pastor / Table Tennis Aficionado / Pondering Enthusiast
A college friend of Tony’s from the frozen plains of Canada, with his own plethora of silly quirks and oddities, Jon has been on Kauai since 2012 and leads worship primarily on the south side while developing worship leaders in the high school youth group.
He also leads the south side high school bible study alongside Tony and some really good friends.
He introverts/lives in Lawai with the Harris Hanai Crew.
Children's Ministry Director / Kids Pastor / Unicorn
After graduating from Moody Bible Institute, Jenna headed over to Kauai to care and invest in the keikis! She found her passion for children’s ministry while working at summer camps and knew she wanted to bring that same fun and discipleship to the local church.
Jenna and her family live in Koloa. And when they’re not hanging with kids they’re lounging on the beach, paddle boarding or drinking coffee!
Jr. High Pastor / Definitively Awesome
He is the bravest of us all. His passion for youth ministry is only outweighed by his love for his family. Kyler lives in Koloa with his wife Morgan and their newborn son.
Women's Ministry Leader
Mark was one of the founding members/visionaries for North Shore Christian Church and has been pretty much in every position of ministry, from janitor to worship leader and back. Mark helped build the church physically and spiritually for 25 years. Mark makes his home on the north shore of Kauai with his amazing wife & ministry partner, Sage Gauthier, and have five cool kids, now adults. Mark loves to surf and watch pretty much any sporting event.