LEADERSHIP & STAFF
LEAD PASTORSteve Jamison is the Lead Pastor of Eastridge Church in Issaquah, WA, a multi-site church with two campuses in the Seattle area and one opening in early 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Before coming to Eastridge in 1999, Steve served for 14 years as a full time evangelist; his travels have taken him into 37 nations on six continents. Steve is a member of the International Media Ministries Board (Madrid, Spain) and Convoy of Hope National Pastors’ Committee. He previously served as a member of the Assemblies of God World Missions Board. He is the co-founder of Jammin’ Against the Darkness, an evangelistic outreach featuring NBA-style hoops, award-winning music and the message of Jesus Christ. He has led Jammin’ in some of America’s premier venues including two events in Madison Square Garden, the Verizon Center, and Safeco Field. Jammin’ has seen thousands of people make commitments to Christ and events have been broadcast worldwide. Steve’s speaking schedule takes him to a variety of audiences each year ranging from professional sports athletes, business and government leaders, and people building their lives and families. He is a graduate of Northwest University. Steve and his wife Cheryl have three adult children and make their home in Sammamish, WA. Email Pastor Steve.
EXECUTIVE PASTORLarry Murrell has served as the Executive Pastor of Eastridge Church since July, 2012. In that role he functions as the Chief of Staff and is tasked with Ministry Development. With over 30 years of pastoral ministry experience, Larry provides mentorship and direction to all of Eastridge’s Pastors and Ministry Directors. In addition, he oversees Eastridge’s Global Missions ministry which financially supports nearly 150 missionaries and/or organizations and conducts 2-3 short-term missions trips a year. As part of the teaching team, he preaches and teaches on a rotating basis on all of Eastridge’s campuses. He currently serves on the board of Hope Alliance for Kids which provides camp experiences to children and youth in foster care. Prior to joining the staff in 2012, Larry was a Youth Pastor in Tacoma, Washington and Eugene, Oregon, an Associate Pastor in Portland, Oregon, and a Lead Pastor in Salem, Oregon. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministries from Northwest University in 1983 and has been an ordained minister with the General Council of the Assemblies of God since 1987. Larry is an avid reader, loves to play golf, and recently has began running – finishing two marathons since the age of 48. He and his wife, Lisette, live in Snoqualmie, Washington and have two adult children and one grandchild. Email Pastor Larry.
BUSINESS DIRECTOR & ASSOCIATE PASTORPete Blum is the Business Director and Associate Pastor at Eastridge. As Business Director, he oversees the business side of the church, including the finances, administration, operations, facilities, the Jammin’ Cafe, Food Services, Preschool, and Childcare Center. As Associate Pastor, he is part of the preaching team with Pastors Steve and Larry. He is a CPA, has extensive business experience as a manager, accountant, CEO, and owner. He is also a credentialed minister and travels internationally several times a year training pastors in countries that are closed to the Gospel. He has a passion for God’s Word and loves teaching and discipling others in their faith in Christ. He has been happily married to Mary Kay since 1985. They have three children: Katie, Aaron, and Austin. Pete enjoys hiking, biking, snow skiing, running and reading. Email Pastor Pete.
CULTURE & DNAWith more than three decades of ministry leadership experience, Cheryl Jamison has served with a call to lead women to live up to their full potential as women with passion, purpose and practical faith. Married for 36 years to her husband Steve Jamison, they serve Eastridge Church in Issaquah, Washington as Lead Pastors in ministry that spans from “The I-90 corridor to the ends of the Earth.” Currently she serves on the Executive Team of Eastridge Church overseeing Culture and DNA, and leading Women’s Ministries. In this role Cheryl has led the women through many areas of spiritual growth and discipline, intentionally creating a climate of grace that calls women to want to be more, to accomplish more, and to develop a deep and mature life of faith. In addition to her role at Eastridge Church she serves on the governance board of Convoy of Hope; which is a faithbased, international, humanitarian-relief organization. Cheryl is ordained through The General Council of the Assemblies of God. Her titles of wife, mother and grandmother are a special joy to her. Her greatest strengths are the combination of humor, grace, truth and God’s Word that will challenge and encourage the hearts others. Cheryl’s consistency is one of the greatest gifts she brings to the ministry team at Eastridge and is something that she places a high priority on—consistency as a wife, mother, grandmother, employee and most importantly woman of God. If you were to ask her what she loves the most about being a leader in ministry she would answer, “To celebrate the wins with others as they discover the truth about who they are in Christ, and how they are called to grow more every day.” Email Cheryl Jamison.
PASTORAL TEAM & STAFF
Josh Jamison is the Student Ministries Pastor at Eastridge, where he and his wife, Carrie, serve our students through a variety of programs and outreach opportunities. He graduated from Northwest University in 2006, with his Bachelor’s in Pastoral Ministry and a Minor in Communication and Preaching and joined the Eastridge team following graduation. Josh and Carrie are the parents of two young boys. His passions include preaching, teaching, evangelism, basketball and Grande Americanos with 2 splendas and crème! Email Pastor Josh.
ASSOCIATE YOUTH PASTOR
Keldon Geer is the Associate Youth Pastor at Eastridge. He graduated from Northwest University in 2014 with a Master’s Degree in Missional Leadership and married Samantha in 2015. During his time at Northwest Pastor Keldon served as an intern in the youth department and served on the Eastridge Facilities team. Pastor Keldon oversees Student Leadership, the Eastridge Leadership School, and Eastridge Youth in West Seattle. Some of his passions include helping young people grow as disciples of Jesus, the Seattle Seahawks, golfing, and drip coffee. Email Pastor Keldon.
PASTORAL CARE & ASSIMILATIONShannon deVries oversees pastoral care and assimilation at Eastridge. Shannon and his wife, Tina, were married in 1991 and have three daughters, Lauren, Marissa and McKenna. Shannon holds a bachelor’s degree in youth ministry from Northwest University, a master’s degree from Corban University in Salem, OR, and is a licensed teacher with the state of Oregon. He has 18 years of ministry experience, serving the Shoreline, WA and Salem, OR communities in children’s ministry, christian education, youth ministry, marriage and family ministry, and senior associate ministry. His passions include his family, serving others, hunting, fishing, camping, reading, hot chocolate, bacon cheeseburgers, and almost all things sports. Email Pastor Shannon.
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY PASTOR
Jessica Downs is the Children’s Pastor at Eastridge. She oversees the ministries, programs and events for children aged birth-5th grade. Jessica grew up in Whitefish, MT, where her father was the pastor at the local Assembly of God church. She studied Children’s Ministry and Missions at Northwest University in Kirkland where she graduated in 2010. She and her husband, Loren, were married in 2011, and they now live on Snoqualmie Ridge. They do not children of their own yet, but are enjoying being a part of kids’ lives at Eastridge. She served as a Children’s Pastor at Cedar Park Northshore in Kenmore for four years, and she came to Eastridge in July of 2014. Pastor Jessica is an ordained pastor of the Assembly of God and has a passion to reach out to children and families in our community and present the life-changing message of Jesus in fun and interesting ways. Email Pastor Jessica.
FAMILY LIFE PASTOR
Dan Metteer is the Family Life Pastor and oversees community groups, marriage ministry and couples events. Dan served as the children’s pastor at Eastridge from 2006 to 2015, and then, after being away for two years, returned to serve in the family life role in 2017. He has a B.A. in Church Ministry and and M.A. in Bible and Theology. Dan has a passion to strengthen marriages and families, and to see every believer thrive in the gifts that God has given them to serve others. He is married to Rebekah, an ordained minister, author and popular retreat speaker. They have three children. Dan enjoys running, disc golf, ultimate frisbee and adventuring with his family around the Seattle area. Email Dan Metteer.
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