Lead pastors

Van and Lori Bradeen are our lead pastors. Van is an ex-college football player who went from typical college party-er to radical Christian when he gave his life to Jesus and never looked back.  It was then, as a 19-year-old new Christian,  that he felt in his heart he would one day pastor a church in Spokane.  After graduating from Eastern Washington University, Van and Lori, having married in college,  went to Portland Bible College and then helped plant City Harvest Church in Vancouver, WA, where Van became a staff pastor.  23 years after believing God had called him to pastor a church in Spokane,  the Bradeen family, along with two other couples, were sent out from their home church in Vancouver  to Spokane and pioneered a new Church, now Living Stone.  It was a family affair.


At that time their three kids, Hunter, Cole and Charity, were in High School, Jr. High and Elementary respectively.  Although Hunter and Cole are now grown and on their own, they are still an integral part of Living Stone. Hunter and his wife, Natalie, pastor the Jr. High through College age.  Cole, has been a faithful part of the worship team since the opening day. Charity is involved in the youth group and serves in children's classes.  She also stays busy with Running Start college classes and as a competitive dancer.


Lori, also an EWU graduate, pastors alongside Van with a passion for helping others understand the Bible in order to apply it to our daily lives, worship, and all Organizational Communications.



Elders

At Living Stone we have a team of elders who help to govern our body.  Some of their responsibilities include; guarding doctrine, managing finances, hiring, firing, and relational accountability among the leadership. They support the church vision and provide leadership.

  • Pastors Barry and Kay Hill

    What do you like to do in your spare time?

    Barry, "Watch Sports"

    Kay "read, or in the summer, swim."


    What is the best advice you've ever received?

    Barry, "love your wife."  

    Kay, "always be forgiving."  


    Favorite Bible Verse? 

    Barry, "Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." 

    Kay, "John 15:16 You did not choose me but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit.  Fruit that will last."


    If you could have coffee with one person, who would it be?  

    Barry, "George W Bush or coach K from Duke."  

    Kay, "John the Apostle."


    If you could be king for a day, what would you change?

    Barry,  "Remove all Pain."  

    Kay, "Remove hatred."

  • Dr John and Kim Frlan


    What do you like to do in your spare time?

     Kim, "reading, knitting, quilting, going for walks."  

    John, "working on our farm. My cows really love me because I feed them corn and molasses. I, in turn, have a fondness for them.  Especially when I think about the BBQ steaks we will be having next year!"


    What is the best advice you've ever received? 

    Kim, "Forgive, as you have been forgiven."  

    John, "My dad advised me to study Pharmacy as my undergraduate degree as I was pursuing to get into Medical School.  This was very wise for multiple reasons.


    What is the funniest thing you have ever re-gifted or received as a gift? 

    Kim, "Instant underpants, just add water."

    John, "My brother brought me back an interesting birthday card from Africa. It was printed on “Rhino-Dung” paper. Luckily, there was not any particular smell to it. I think this might qualify if you consider that the first gift was from the Rhinoceros!


     

    Favorite Bible Verse? 

    Kim, "Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." 

    John, "And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength.  This is the first commandment.  Mark 12:30"


    If you could have coffee with one person, who would it be? 

    Kim, " My son in Bellingham because we have great talks, and we have tea." 

    John, "I would like to have coffee with Joseph after his father and brothers came down to Egypt from Canaan.  I probably would order Thomas Hammer coffee and not Starbucks." 


    If you could be king for a day, what would you change?

    Kim, "I would end sex trafficking and get all those children into Christian safe homes and rehabilitation.  

    John, "EVERYTHING! I’d love to know what the world was like with Adam and Eve before the fall." 

  • Nate and Monique McGoldrick

    What do you like to do in your spare time? 

    Nathan, "Train for triathlon, binge watch Netflix and hang out with my amazing 4 kiddos."  Monique, "Eat and run, in that order of course!


    What is the best advice you've ever received? 

    Nathan, "Don't try anything new on race day, trust your training, race in your box." 

    Monique, "Don't leave any room for regrets."


    What is the funniest thing you have ever received as a re-gifted gift? 

    Nathen, "Socks, who does that?"  

    Monique, "A plunger, Ill let you decide if it was used or not!"


    Favorite Bible Verse? 

    Nathan, "Thats like asking me my favorite child!  One of my favorites is Proverbs 21:31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord."  

    Monique, "1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm.  Let nothing move you.  Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."


    If you could have coffee with one person, who would it be? 

    Nathan, "Adam."  "Put down the apple, man!"  

    Monique, "I would love to hear Esther and Paul's wisdom from all the trials they went through."


    If you could be king for a day, what would you change? 

    Nathan, "All debts, public and private, would be forgiven.  Of course I would buy a new truck the day before."  

    Monique, "I would implement the Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution into the schools.  If we can change the health of our kids eating habits, they would have more energy for school work and more emotional stability to handle the stresses of this crazy world we live in today.".

  • Mike and Grace Zentz

    What do you like to do in your spare time? 

    Mike, "Fish and spend time at our cabin."  

    Grace, "Enjoy a walk and talk with Jesus or a friend, especially on the Centennial Trail.


    What is the best advice you've ever received?  

    Mike, "Put our mind in gear before your mouth in motion!"  

    Grace, " Contentment isn't the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have."


    What is the funniest thing you have either re-gifted or suspect having received as re-gifted?

    Mike, "We sewed lace on my old denim work jacket and I gave it to my nephew at our family Christmas gathering.  

    Grace, "I received an ice cream machine that you used in the freezer without any directions!"


    What is your favorite Bible verse?  

    Mike, "Romans 8:24-25 For in this hope we were saved.  But home that is seen is no hope at all.  Who hopes for what he already has?  But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently."  

    Grace, "Ephesians 2:8-10 "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast."


    If you could have coffee with one person, who would it be? 

    Mike, "My grandfather who died when I was young.  I would like to hear about his life.  

    Grace, "My mom, who died in 2014 I would enjoy having coffee with her and hearing about heaven."


    If you could be king for a day, what would you change in the world? 

    Mike, "I would abolish abortion."  

    Grace, "Using mass media, I would send the message of John 3:16 all around the world."

Ministry Coordinators


  • First impressions

    coordinator

    CASSIE MORGAN



    Nate and Monique serve in multiple areas of our church. They are a busy family of six who order their lives and priorities in such a way that reflect a healthy marriage and home. Nate is a  engineering professional and Mo is homemaker extraordinaire.  Her cooking, baking, and kindness have been known to bless both heart and stomach.  Their trustworthiness, steadfastness, faithfulness, and leadership are what make them pillars that provide strength to the congregation as well as on the eldership team.  They help oversee areas of the church and Monique helps with administration.

  • Worship Ministry Coordinator

    Kari Villarreal &

    Husband Mark


    This talented couple's humble approach regularly leads our congregation right to the feet of Jesus during our worship service.  Their young children can often be found singing worship songs at the top of their lungs (not missing a verse, bridge or chorus) in mimic of their parents.

  • Children's Ministry Coordinator

    Sam Sparks &

    Wife Michelle


    Eric and Danielle bring fun, passion, truth and excellence to children's ministry.  Once a child has tasted their class, they are asking to return the next week.  They are passionate about bringing the truth of Gods word alive in an exciting and tangible way that children  not only understand but get excited about!

  • Generation Ministry Coordinator

    Hunter bradeen &

    wife NATALIE


    Hunter and Natalie Bradeen both have a heritage of growing up serving the Lord and the church.  They are a strength and influence to their peers.

  • Special Event co-Coordinators

    Monique McGoldrick

    and

    Carrie Murphy


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  • Men's Ministry

    co-coordinators

    Chris Murphy





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  • Missions and Care Ministry Coordinators

    Pastors Barry and Kay Hill

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