Pastors & Staff


Pastor of Preaching and Counseling 

Dave is in his 50s, has been married over 30 wonderful years to Rebecca, and is proud father to their son David. Dave loves God, people, movies, games and teaching. He occasionally enjoys wine & good coffee with friends or joining in a lively discussion. Dave enjoys challenging people to think outside the box, and he leads with
high energy and vision.

If you ask Dave about himself he will say “When I teach and preach I completely trust the Bible and I desire for everyone to place complete trust in God’s Word. I don’t have all the answers to every question in life, but God does and He has given us all we need in His Word. I am a sinner who is daily on my knees before the Lord seeking wisdom and His grace and mercy He promises in His Word to all who seek Him completely.

As an Overseer and teacher God has called me to both encourage and exhort as He directs, therefore I am not afraid to shake up those who seem complacent if doing so may help them to grow in relationship with the Living Lord. My family is my first and greatest ministry after my own relationship with our Lord Christ.

Degrees: I completed my BS in Family Psychology at Western Baptist in Salem, Oregon – now known as Corban. My MA in pastoral studies and church planting is from Multnomah in Portland, Oregon. I then completed 2 years doctorate level classes in Family Psychology at Argosy University, in San Diego with an internship doing grief counseling.”

Dave is a bi-vocational pastor who earns his living as a financial advisor with Edward Jones and donates his time as a pastor each week to the church.


Pastor of Worship and Teaching

Although legally blind, God has gifted James with musical ability, a flair for cooking, and a head for numbers. A retired accountant, James brings a dry sense of humor to his detailed and historical teaching of Scripture. An expert on modern movements like the Emergent church, James seeks to share Truth and engage in lively, healthy discussions. His passion however is worshiping God in prayer, music, song, and the Word – and it shows!  James is both a published author of multiple books and a composer.

If you ask him about himself he will tell you “I am the worship pastor at Faith & Reason Ministries. I am involved in worship service design, and leads the church in song, prayer, and the Communion celebration during the Sunday services. I also lead special services that teach about the Christian Year.

My deep interests are in theology and Church history, as well as the impact culture has had, and continues to have, on the church. My other interests include playing the string bass and mountain dulcimer, composing music, and gardening.

My degrees are a B.A. in Music from San Jose State, a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Multnomah Biblical Seminary, and a Doctorate in Worship Studies from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies.”



Serving both as Deacon and as Director of Ministries, Rebecca serves alongside church elders in everything from board meetings & decisions to maintaining the Facebook page. She works with both the children’s ministries and the daily meals weekly. Her passions include hospitality which is seen in her creation of a welcoming environment for anyone, friend or soon-to-be-friend, who joins us at Faith & Reason.



Bill serves as Deacon assisting with teaching, leadership, and general ministry duties. Bill grew up in Douglas County and is one of the founding members of Faith & Reason Ministries. He and his wife and 3 children faithfully serve each week and also active in our community.