Meet Our Lead Pastors

Matt and Heidi Messner have been married for over 30 years and have two adult children, Alicia, and Levi.

They have a great passion to see the Church impacting the community and the world. They are visionary leaders with a deep sense of calling and mission. They have a history of empowering and mobilizing other leaders and have proven themselves as inspirational communicators, and strong Bible teachers.

Matt and Heidi Messner met at LIFE Pacific College where they became best friends and partners in ministry. They have been married for over 30 years and have two adult children, Alicia and Levi, along with Nikki, their daughter-in-law and two grand pups.

They have a great passion to see the Church impacting the community and the world. They are visionary leaders with a deep sense of calling and mission. They have a history of empowering and mobilizing other leaders and have proven themselves as inspirational communicators, and strong Bible teachers.

Matt has a B.A. from Life Pacific College, a M.A. from Fuller Theological Seminary and a D.Min. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  Heidi is an experienced Counselor with a B.A. from Life Pacific College and her M.A. in Counseling from Northwest University and worked for 5 years at the Center for Health & Counseling Resources in Edmonds, WA.

Matt is the President of North Coast Bible Institute (NCBI) and has Fuller Theological Seminaries, LIFE Pacific University, King’s College and Seminary, and is on the faculty of Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. Heidi is on the faculty of NCBI and was a professor at Northwest University as well as adjunct at other universities and training institutions.

Matt is known for his abilities as a distance runner, having won the Portland Marathon in 1999, and having competed in both the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Trials and is the cross-country coach at Eureka High School.

Heidi grew up in a missionary family and was a part of smuggling Bibles into Eastern Europe before the fall of the Iron Curtain, spreading the Gospel in Europe, Asia and South America. She has worked in nearly every aspect of ministry and has served on boards and roles within several Foursquare Districts and the Foursquare National Church Office. She currently serves as the Area Superintendent for the Redwood Area of Foursquare Churches, Co-chairs the CURE [Council for Unity, Restoration, & Engagement] for the CPD, and founded WIML – the CPD Women in Ministry Leadership Cohorts. She also served 4 years on the Eureka City Council and served on and chaired a number of Committees and Boards for the League of California Cities, which lobbies before the Legislature for State policy. She seeks to be a dynamic, contagious ambassador of transformational wholeness to the world through the love of Jesus.

During their free time, Matt and Heidi are foodies and outdoor enthusiasts. They enjoy spending time with family, friends, surfing, paddle boarding, exploring the beauty of Humboldt County with their dog.

Find out more about Matt, Heidi and their family at http://www.mattmessner.com, you can also find them on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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Meet Our Staff

Meg Bezak

Communications Director
(707) 442-1784 ext. 210

Jennifer Crafton

Church Administrator
(707) 442-1784 ext. 203

Veronnica Dellis

Worship Mentor
(707) 442-1784

Robin Edwards

Financial Administrator
(707) 442-1784 ext. 212

Amanda Guy

Media & Publications Director
(707) 442-1784 ext. 219

Chris La Mont

Weekend Assistant

Leslie Lemmon

Pastor of Growth
(707) 442-1784 ext. 220

Amy McKnight

Administrative Assistant to Lead Pastors
(707) 442-1784 ext. 202

Miguel Montiel

Jr. High Pastor & Spanish Ministries
(707) 442-1784 ext. 217

Corrina Pope

Facilities Manager
(707) 442-1784 ext. 209

John Salmon

High School & Young Adult’s Pastor
(707) 442-1784 ext. 206

Sara Salmon

Missions, Outreach & Intern Pastor & Director of Redwood School of Discipleship
(707) 442-1784 ext. 205

Jenny Sherman

Children’s Ministry Director
(707) 442-1784 ext. 214

Aime Snider

Associate Pastor of Adult Ministries
(707) 442-1784 ext. 211

Zach Stewart

Music Director
(707) 442-1784 ext. 218

Anita Thomas

Receptionist
(707) 442-1784 ext. 201

Taylor Viss

NextGen Assistant
(707) 442-1784 ext. 214