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
Elder / Teaching Pastor / Utility Guy / Crying Enthusiast
Speaking Pastor / High School Youth Pastor / Hair Enthusiast
Elder/ Discipleship Pastor / Surf Legend / Motorcycle Racer / Beard & Pickleball Enthusiast
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
Youth Pastor - North Campus / Make-Up Enthusiast
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.
Office Communications Manager / Deacon/Discipleship / Coffee Drinker