Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Our Staff

Head Pastor

Brett Meador

Brett is our senior pastor. He and his family moved to Portland in 1996 to start Athey Creek Christian Fellowship. As our church has grown, Brett’s main focus has remained the same: pointing people to Jesus by teaching through God’s Word, verse-by-verse, book-by-book and chapter-by-chapter. Brett and his wife, Debbie, have three children: Brooke, Joey and Casey.

Associate Pastor

Kaipo Amina

Kaipo heads up the Men’s Ministry at Athey Creek. He spends most of his time ministering to the husbands, fathers, and single men of the fellowship. Kaipo and his wife, Jen, have two kids: Kiana and Jack. 

Associate Pastor

Jason Bunse

Jason leads the Athey Creek Servant Ministry by coordinating our volunteers. He also helps meet the various pastoral needs of the church. Jason and his wife, Erin, have three kids: Austin, Mila and Jacob.

Associate Pastor

Gabe Carter

Gabe is on our pastoral care team. He spends much of his time counseling, coordinating memorials, and meeting the various needs of our church family. Gabe and his wife, Amber, have four kids: Jada, Micah, Crosby and Caleb.

Junior High Pastor

Nate DeCoste

Nate is the Jr. High pastor at Athey Creek. He also helps with special events and leads our amazing team of parking lot volunteers. Nate and his wife, Heidi, have three kids: Collette (Coco), Colbie and Drew.

High School Pastor

Micah DePaoli

Micah is our high school pastor. He also oversees our audiovisual ministry. Micah and his wife, Jacey, have two daughters: Evelyn and Amelia.

Women's Ministry / Human Resources

Amy Elliott

Amy’s main focus is managing the human resources needs for the church. Additionally, she helps with event planning, special projects and spending time with ladies in the fellowship for prayer and Bible study.

Front Office

Hannah Elliott

Hannah looks after the many logistical needs of our front office and helps ensure that it is a welcoming place to visit. She also oversees our special needs classroom. Hannah and her husband Peter love serving together with our 1824 group on Tuesday nights.

Associate Pastor

Gordie Erickson

Gordie is on our pastoral care team and helps counsel and care for the people in our fellowship. Gordie, and his wife, Verdean, have two children and six grandchildren.

Worship Director / College Pastor

David Frost

As Worship Director, David works closely with worship staff, musicians and other volunteers. On Tuesdays, you’ll find him leading our 1824 group. David and his wife, Becca, have a daughter named Christy.

Front Office

Drew Fuller

Drew is an administrative assistant at the church. In addition to assisting the front office, she also oversees the volunteers and publications needed for our information table. Drew is currently pursuing a Graphic Design degree at Mount Hood Community College.

Maintenance Assistant

Dylan Gee

Dylan helps manage the daily needs of our building. Emptying trash, preparing for services, and assisting with building projects are among the list of tasks he can be found doing around the church. Currently, he is taking classes at Clackamas Community College.

Communications Director

Nick Lorenzini

As the Communications Director, Nick oversees the Website, Social Media, Design, and Video team at Athey Creek. Nick and his wife, Megan, have five kids: Haylie, Kaileb, Gavin, Ava and Lincoln.

Associate Pastor

Mike Marugg

Mike provides oversight and support for our pastoral care team.  He also directs our Home Group ministry, which reaches many people in our church family. Mike and his wife, Cassie, have two kids: Anthony and Aaliyah.

Children's Ministry

Bryan Maurice

Bryan works together with James in our Children’s Ministry. In addition to teaching the Grade School class, Bryan helps ensure that our teachers and helpers have the support they need to make classes fun and fruitful. Bryan and his wife, Jen, have a son named Keth.

Children's Ministry

Jen Maurice

Jen has been a vital part of our Children’s Ministry for several years now. She helps James keep things up and running as she works on the schedule, facilitates events and makes sure the Children’s Ministry teachers have all they need in order to work with our kiddos. Jen and her husband, Bryan, have a son named Keth.

Lead Wedding Coordinator

Amy McReynolds

Amy works with a team of wonderful coordinators who help couples as they prepare for marriage. This includes pre-marital counseling with our pastors, along with assistance in the planning of their wedding ceremony. Amy and her husband, Chris, have three boys: Evan, Caden and Brennan.

Social Media Coordinator / Worship

Brooke Meador

Brooke manages our social media presence. In addition, Brooke is one of our worship leaders and helps support the worship staff on special projects. She is also Brett’s administrative assistant.

Worship/Sound

Joey Meador

Joey is one of our worship leaders and also helps with sound engineering. He is currently attending Corban University, studying business administration.

Associate Pastor

Abe Menshenfriend

Abe divides his time between ministry, four Dutch Brothers stands and his lovely family. Abe and his wife Melissa have six kids: Jonah, Emery, Charlotte, Judah, Fraenki and Scout.

Worship/Sound

Kyle Peek

Kyle is one of our worship leaders as well as a sound engineer and spends a lot of time during the week preparing for services and supporting the worship ministry. Kyle and his wife, Nichole, have three kids: Hayden, Elle and Levi.

Bookkeeper

Stacey Piper

Stacey assists Jeff Young by carrying out administrative duties related to business and finance and is a tremendous help to the staff with regard to accounting. Stacey and her husband, Jerry, love attending and being a part of Athey Creek.

Associate Pastor

Bryn Ritchie

Bryn is an assisting pastor who oversees various operations at our fellowship including media, communications, the office staff and special events. He also helps to coordinate several ministries including our Junior High, High School and 1824 ministries. Bryn and his wife, Jessica, have four kids: Liam, Madison, Elijah and Benaiah.

Administrative Assistant

Kate Rockwell

Kate supports the staff in various areas of operations. She works on special events, graphic design and other media for fliers and the web. Kate and her husband, Travis, have a son named August. 

Property Maintenance Lead

Travis Rockwell

Travis keeps himself busy tending our church grounds. The property looks amazing because of all of his hard work. Once in a while, he can also be found cooking up breakfast goodies for the early risers at our sunrise worship service. Travis and his wife, Kate, have a son named August.

Children's Pastor

James Shields

James divides his time between the administrative aspects of our Children’s Ministry and keeping up with the Grade Schoolers – both in the classroom and on the many trips they take throughout the year. James and his wife, Angela, have three boys: Silas, J.T. and Isaiah.

Worship/Sound

Ryan Shrout

Ryan works to assist the worship teams, and to make sure the sound, lighting and technical details run smoothly during services. Ryan and his wife, Robin, have five kids: Ella, Lunden, Hazel, Ezra and Olivia.

Director of Women's Ministry

Judy Slaughter

Judy oversees the women’s Bible studies and meets with the women of Athey for prayer, counsel and fellowship. She also works with a small team of women leaders who minister to the ladies of our church throughout the week. Judy has four children and is ‘Grammy’ to eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Associate Pastor

Tad Slaughter

Tad serves as a point of contact for our missionaries, which is a great fit, given his years of experience on the mission-field. He also oversees our building maintenance team and helps with special events. He and his wife, Marna, have three kids: Joel, Amy and John.

Maintenance Assistant

Peter Thompson

When he isn’t managing storage areas, church vehicles, or tackling building projects, Peter assists with a wide variety of the logistics for services and events here at Athey Creek.

Maintenance Lead

Scotty Tolstead

Scotty manages our maintenance crew at Athey.  From daily check-ups of our mechanical operations to facilitating building projects, he logistically keeps our building in working order. On weekends, he often assists the worship team.  He and his wife, Julie, have two sons: Daniel and Scott.

Children's Ministry

Bekah Wagner

Bekah works to meet the needs of our Children’s Ministry. From hands-on support during trips and services, to the many organizational details throughout the week, Bekah helps James and the gang keep things running smoothly.

Children's Ministry

Lydia Wagner

Lydia assists with the many projects, events and logistical needs of our Kid’s Ministry. She lends help with shopping, maintaining supplies and supporting the many volunteers who make this ministry possible.

Administrative Assistant

Rachel Vallely

Rachel helps oversee the workings of the front office. She also works with Bryn on operations support, and with Micah in the High School ministry. Rachel and her husband Josh love serving at Athey together. 

Associate Pastor

Jeff Young

Jeff is an assisting pastor at our church. He handles the business and finance-related issues, and provides support to the pastors and staff for our fellowship. Jeff and his wife, Sherry, have a daughter named Caedy.

Athey Creek Christian Fellowship
2700 SW Ek Rd
West Linn, Oregon 97068
P: (971) 327-2120
Office Hours

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM — Tue., Thr., Fri.
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM — Wed.
Closed Monday

Main Services

Saturday at 6:00 PM
Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00 AM
Wednesday at 7:00 PM