leadership team

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Jeff & Karyn Wells

Jeff & Karyn Wells

Lead Pastors

Pastor Jeff and Karyn Wells are the lead pastors of RockPoint Church. Karyn attended RockPoint (formerly Gospel Chapel) in her youth and met Jeff while attending Portland Bible College. After graduation, Jeff and Karyn moved to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where they served in Jeff’s home church as youth pastors and associate pastors for 20 years. In 2006 they were asked to take the lead pastor position of Gospel Chapel. After much prayer and prophetic confirmation, they moved their family down to Newberg and officially stepped into the leadership role in November 2007 with great anticipation and vision for the future, beginning with the name change to RockPoint. Jeff and Karyn have four young adult children (two sons and two daughters), who are all serving the church in various capacities.

Justin & Melissa Sainton

Justin & Melissa Sainton

Worship and Life Groups Ministry

Justin and Melissa have years of worship and pastoral ministry experience. They oversee the worship ministry and bring a dynamic combination of musical skill, administration, and flow of the Holy Spirit. They have five kids and bring joy and enthusiasm to everything they do.

Thomas & Melissa West

Thomas & Melissa West

Youth & Young Adults Pastors

Thomas & Melissa are the youth and young adult pastors at RockPoint Church. They grew up in Medford, Oregon where they met and served together at Joy Church Medford. They fell in love while attending Bible college together and got married after graduating. Together they served as youth leaders, small group leaders, and on the worship team for over 12 years. They spent their last 5 years in Medford serving as young adult pastors before moving to Eugene where they spent a year serving as the small group pastors at Joy Church Eugene. They moved to Newberg and joined RockPoint Church in response to the call of God in the summer of 2019. They have two daughters and believe in living a life that passionately pursues the call to love God, love people, and make disciples.

Mark and Bridgett Weislogel

Mark and Bridgett Weislogel

Freedom Ministry

Bridgett has a passion for the presence of God and interceding in prayer to shake the heavenlies and brings God Kingdom to Earth. She oversees the prayer ministry at RockPoint and has developed numerous prayer ministries. If you have a need, you want to be on Bridgett’s prayer list! Bridgett and her husband have three grown children and a beautiful piece of property that is a retreat for many.

Steve & Louisa Jaquith

Steve & Louisa Jaquith

Elders and New Seasons Ministry

Pastor Steve and Louisa formerly pastored Gospel Chapel and now serve as elders. Their many years of service to the church and the community is a blessing. They have a heart of compassion for the needy and are true counselors of the Word of God.

Joe & Jerry Jaquith

Joe & Jerry Jaquith

Elders

Pastor Joe is part of the eldership team, and he and Jerrie are most likely the first faces you’ll see when you walk in the front doors! They are doorkeepers in the house of the Lord and passionate evangelists who look for the lost and the lonely and bring them into the House of God. Over their years of varied ministries, many people have found not just a pastor but a mother, a father, a confidant, and a friend in Pastor Joe and Jerrie.

Dave & Linda Venable

Dave & Linda Venable

Deacons
Victor & MaryBel

Victor & MaryBel

Deacons
Mike and Beth Banke

Mike and Beth Banke

Deacons
Ken and Vickie Summers

Ken and Vickie Summers

Deacons and Men's Ministry