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meet our staff


dan bulkley

senior pastor

Pastor Dan has been part of Life Church since 1980 and has a deep love and commitment for the Scriptures. And twinkies. He loves twinkies. Kale? Not so much. Dan has an amazing servant's heart and a gift for communicating the Scriptures in a relatable way, and his teaching is bound to challenge you.


mark montgomery

pastor, youth ministries

Pastor Mark came to us from Athlone, Ireland in 2006. Since then, Mark has served as our Youth Pastor and has also served in numerous capacities in our community and helping church members with specific needs. He talks a little funny, but he loves the Lord, and he inspires others to do the same!


michael martin

pastor, children's ministries

Pastor Mike has been around since 1979 and has been on the full-time staff since 2000. He's the really tall one. He's also a huge nerd. But he loves working with children and doing nerdy tech stuff. Mike is also a graphic designer and does whatever else is needed, but he's really just a big kid at heart.


les gilmer

pastor, music ministries

Pastor Les has been part of Life Church since the earliest days and has been on the full-time staff since 1995. Before that, Les had apparently been in every business known to man. He seems to know a little bit about just about everything–especially cars. And aviation. And music. Did we mention that he's our music pastor?


leon junk

pastor, seniors and maintenance

Pastor Leon has been part of LIFE since the mid 90's, when he was called into missionary work. Leon and his family served with New Tribes Missions in the Philippines for several years before returning to LIFE to serve the seniors, doing hospital visits, and church maintenance, mostly fixing stuff that the other pastors break. Thanks Leon!


amy palmer


Amy has a long history of service at LIFE, and now she helps to run our front office, along with organizing concerts and several other ministries. Amy kind of lives in a magical little world, and she brings that magic to everything she does. We keep waiting for talking animals to flock to her when she comes to work.


kim gilmer

nursery coordinator

Kim has been around LIFE as long as Pastor Les has because, well, she's married to him. Kim coordinates our infant and toddler nurseries so that parents can enjoy the worship services. As Kim likes to say about the babies, "we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed."


sarah bulkley

ladies' ministries

Okay, she's technically not staff, but she IS the senior pastor's wife, so yeah, she's staff. Sarah coordinates the ladies' ministries, lends her decorative skills to the church, helps to serve meals, and generally tries to make Dan a better human being. She has her work cut out for her.


bill & cheri strong

life Christian Academy

Cheri and Bill are the principals of LIFE Christian Academy, our very own K-12 school. Bill and Cheri have many years of experience in Christian education and operate LCA with a ministry focus and a family atmosphere.

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