Meet the team

We take Jesus seriously. Ourselves? Not so much.

Reach is led by a team of people with different backgrounds, experiences, and passions. Get to know us as you scroll down, and don't hesitate to reach out to us using the contact info provided.

We’re honored to be in the roles we are in, and we have a lot of fun, but our primary focus is to equip you for a life of purpose in God’s family, on God’s mission.

Interested? We’re always looking for new folks to join our team.

JobsInternshipsServe at Reach

Elders

Elders oversee the life, teaching, and mission of Reach, and work to keep everything we do focused on our vision to be the church and reach the city.

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Darin
Ault
Elder
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Gerry
Breshears
Elder

I have had the honor of serving Jesus from childhood, and am now supporting the men’s, marriage and care ministries at Reach. Through the years I’ve worn many hats around church, and Reach has been home since June of 2013. I really enjoy my family. God has used my wife, Stephanie, and me to further His Kingdom over the years. There’s no better feeling in the world than participating in God’s plan of redemption and restoration. I pray it never ends. I know it costs everything. It’s worth every last cent.

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Jason
Chudnofsky
Elder
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Sean
Gasperetti
Elder
Lead Pastor

Canadian-born and Texas-raised, I first landed in the Seattle area in 2003 on a basketball scholarship at Northwest University for what I thought would be a 2-year stay to finish my business degree. However, after falling in love with the city and with my now-wife, Emilie, I knew I had found my new home.

Emilie and I started Reach with our two kids and a handful of friends in the summer of 2012. Since then we’ve seen a whole lot of strangers become family, sent out a few church plants of our own, plowed through a masters degree at Western Seminary, and added three more kiddos to our household.

I love basketball, good books, and Tex-Mex, but most of my time goes to chasing my five kiddos — Boston, Ryder, Banner, Scottie, and Arrow…and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

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Brian
McCormack
Elder, Lead Pastor
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Mike
O’Neil
Elder

Elder Candidates

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Kent
Walter

Staff

Our staff is empowered to champion the day-to-day expressions of Reach. They help us to belong, to serve, and to care for each other and the city.

Kids Lead

I have the joy of caring for the youngest members of our church family. The 4 and under crowd are my people! I’m grateful for the chance to share Jesus’ love with them and help equip their parents to do the same throughout the week. My husband, Roy, and I started coming to Reach in 2014, and have been at home ever since. I’m a full-time nanny and coffee drinker. I love singing along with all sorts of music in the car or whatever is stuck in my head. I love space, movies, space movies, and running the occasional triathlon.

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Jessica
Austin
Kids Lead
Creative Team Lead

I lead a team of creatives who love serving the church and glorifying Jesus through photography, videography, and design. I'm passionate about using creativity to simplify complex thoughts, ideas, and feelings. I stumbled upon Reach almost 7 years ago when I moved from California to the Seattle area and have had the joy of being a part of this church family ever since. I also like pizza just a little too much, just ask my friends. Go Lakers.

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Jake
Campbell
Creative Team Lead
Discipleship + Community Pastor

Hello! My name is Dan. I’m primarily from Hyderabad, India, though much of my life has been spent elsewhere, including our most recent move to Seattle from Boston. I have the exciting opportunity to come alongside people at different points in their walk with Christ, and cheer them on as they fulfil their role in His Kingdom! I enjoy connecting people with other followers of Christ who can support and encourage their walk, equipping them to know God and make Him known, or just hearing their stories. A big passion of mine is for laity to have the tools that they need to explore our grand God through His Scriptures. I’m married to Kristen, and our hearts have recently been captivated by our precious daughter, Adelene. Big fan of music, nature, playing games, badminton, tennis, and Biryani! I’d love the chance to get to know you over a meal (either try your food or introduce you to mine!)

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Dan
Challapalli
Discipleship + Community Pastor
Communications + Media Lead

I lead Reach in inspring and equipping our people to be the church and reach our city by executing on the vision and voice of our church. I get excited about innovation, collaboration, creativity, and all things technology. I landed at Reach in the fall of 2013 and have served here ever since. I’m so thankful for our special family and am honored to serve such a generous and Gospel-centered community. I'm always obsessed with something I love to blab about, and I obsess over book, movie, and podcast recs. **P.S. My parents would like you to know my name is pronounced (STE-fin) 😄.

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Stephen
Garcia
Communications + Media Lead
Executive Director

I get to lead our church’s operations, strategy, and finances, and I’m humbled by the opportunity to steward all that God has given Reach!  I’m committed, with all of you, to helping build a church where our great grandkids can Be the Church and Reach the City 100 years from now.

I’m married to the invincible Vanessa and we have four kids – Quinn, Ryland, Viva, and Shepherd. We live in Bothell, and have a swimming pool to catch all the leaves.

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Rob
Garey
Executive Director
Director of People Ops + Finance

I oversee all things operations related. That means I get to serve the Reach staff and community in a variety of areas like finance, staff development, HR, facilities, Serve Teams, event planning, making mobile church happen, and more. I love working with leaders to solve complex puzzles of all kinds. It's an incredibly fun role that takes place mostly behind the scenes.

Jackie, my wife, and I have been at Reach since 2015. We love spending time with friends and adventuring near and far. Soccer, snowboarding, paddleboarding and sushi are my jam. Oh, and I grew up in Japan.

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Josh
Gibson
Director of People Ops + Finance
Worship Pastor

Oh hi! I’m Zach and I lead our music and gatherings teams. We lead our church to highly value worshipping Jesus, both in our singing and in our daily lives. I have been leading worship in the church since I was 14 years old. My beautiful wife Shelby and I have 3 wonderful, hilarious children – Lily, Piper, and Archer. I’m a Texan and I love all kinds of pop music. Weird.

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Zach
Hendricks
Worship Pastor
Pastor of Care

I am a counselor who oversees care at Reach. I meet with our people who are dealing with special circumstances (loss, anxiety, depression, addiction, etc.) and I open the Bible with them.  It’s awesome. I also direct a counseling program at a local school, working with at-risk teens. My wife Kindal and I love to share our story with others. Reach found us years ago when we were hurting and desperately in need of God’s voice.  I’m a cheese addict (I can quit anytime I want to), overly committed to Nebraska football, tattoo enthusiast, and have a child-posse of 4 cool kiddos.

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Josh
Loy
Pastor of Care
Lead Pastor

Canadian-born and Texas-raised, I first landed in the Seattle area in 2003 on a basketball scholarship at Northwest University for what I thought would be a 2-year stay to finish my business degree. However, after falling in love with the city and with my now-wife, Emilie, I knew I had found my new home.

Emilie and I started Reach with our two kids and a handful of friends in the summer of 2012. Since then we’ve seen a whole lot of strangers become family, sent out a few church plants of our own, plowed through a masters degree at Western Seminary, and added three more kiddos to our household.

I love basketball, good books, and Tex-Mex, but most of my time goes to chasing my five kiddos — Boston, Ryder, Banner, Scottie, and Arrow…and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

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Brian
McCormack
Lead Pastor
College + Young Adults Director

HELLO!! If you’re reading this — I genuinely hope we get to meet! I get to to currently express my love toward God through serving college students, young adults (20s/early 30s), and Reach Interns. THE DREAM. I’m passionate about pastoring, teaching, writing, dreaming up ideas, and equipping and mobilizing people to get into the Scriptures and live on mission. I’ve led college students since 2014 through working for The INN college ministry (2017-2021), The World Race (2016-2017), and my graduate studies at Seattle University (M.Ed in Student Development Administration, 2016). I started at Reach in July 2021, and I feel so honored to call this place home! Other fun facts: I was born and raised in Orange County, CA, I have Celiac’s disease (gluten-free foodie!), I’m a proud APU grad, and I love adventures (traveling, camping/hiking, + playing card games).

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Kelsey
Nerland
College + Young Adults Director
Youth Lead

My heart is to raise up young followers of Jesus to be bold in their faith, live on mission, and do life together. I landed at Reach my freshman year of college at Northwest University when I began attending Reach College Group. It has now been four years of calling Reach home. I am married to my wonderful husband Liam, I will never say no to a trip to Target, and I really enjoy funny memes to help me not take life too seriously.

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Bella
Pronovost
Youth Lead
Ministry Coordinator

I’m passionate about helping people know Jesus, and we believe that happens in the context of community. I started attending Reach with my family as a freshman in college. Being a part of this community has deepened my understanding of what it means to live in relationship with Jesus and to be a member of His family. It is my desire to support students as they walk with Jesus and to empower them to engage in their community. I can’t wait to throw a party so you can meet your people and love Jesus with them!

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Kiara
Pronovost
Ministry Coordinator
Women's Lead

Hey! I have the privilege of leading the Women here at Reach. I'm passionate about women experiencing and knowing the true heart of God for them. I've been profoundly changed by God redirecting my value from being wrongly placed in DOing to BEing in His love. I'm all about creating spaces for women to become more deeply connected to one another, more thoroughly equipped for their unique faith journey, and being empowered to go and 'Be the Church, and Reach the City' through their unique God-given calls. My husband, Joseph, and I relocated from hot Arizona to the beautiful PNW in 2017 to raise our two kids, Jael and Elijah, in the adventure wonderland that is Washington. You'll find me with an oat milk latte nose-deep in a good book, engrossed in period films and television shows, digging into my Bible, maintaining my 39 indoor plants, and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

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Erin
Sanchez
Women's Lead

Interns

Youth Intern
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Jeremy
Brewer
Youth Intern
Kids Intern
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Elena
Joseph
Kids Intern
Foster Care Intern
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Jasmine
McDaniel
Foster Care Intern
Worship Intern
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Shayne
Smith
Worship Intern
Creative Intern
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Sarah
Wimmer
Creative Intern

Interns

Interns are valued contributers in the life of our church. If you’re a young person looking for an immersive, holistic, discipleship and servant-leadership experience, check out the Reach Internship Program.

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Youth Intern
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Jeremy
Brewer
Youth Intern
Kids Intern
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Elena
Joseph
Kids Intern
Foster Care Intern
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Jasmine
McDaniel
Foster Care Intern
Worship Intern
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Shayne
Smith
Worship Intern
Creative Intern
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Sarah
Wimmer
Creative Intern

Team

Volunteer Team Leaders use their gifts to serve the church they love. We’re honored and inspired by their generosity.

Missions
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Lyubov
Bernik
Missions
Men’s Care Lead
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Brett
De Yager
Men’s Care Lead
Prayer Team Lead
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Vanessa
Garey
Prayer Team Lead
Women's Care Lead
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Kelcy
Maier
Women's Care Lead
Marriage Care Lead
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Paul
Reid
Marriage Care Lead
Marriage Care Lead

Keeping my garden, cooking for friends/family, dining with friends, and going for long walks with my prayer partners fill me with joy and balance my near obsession with data, systems, and processes (which I love). My husband, Paul, and I have been at Reach for 4+ years; together, we lead the Marriage Care Team. We are blessed to have 4 adult children; 3 are married (so now we have 7 adult children!). In 2015 we began the wonderful adventure of grandparenting; we have 5 wonderful, delightful grandchildren.

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Sherri
Reid
Marriage Care Lead
Adoption + Foster Care

I believe we can find loving homes for every foster child in WA state. Ask me how and I'll talk first about the Gospel and culture before the overwhelming need. Ask me!! Our family has been fighting human trafficking for over a decade which also has sad ties to the Foster system. My husband Jeremy and I were part of the Reach launch team and have loved the service heartbeat from the beginning. I dabble in painting and puns and my happy place is hiking with our 3 wild and incredible kids.

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Maren
Vallerand
Adoption + Foster Care

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Interested in being a part of our team? Check out the opportunities below.

Reach’s mission and values

Who We are

Believe the truth, do the stuff

Local + Global Mission

Churches we've planted or support

Family of Churches

Teachings from the Bible

Sermons