meet our amazing journey staff who make sundays happen seven days a week
Keith & KARA Kirkpatrick
Fearless leaderS - Bend LEad PastorS
Pastor Keith and Kara truly believe there’s hope for everyone! They married in 2003, moved to Bend in 2005, and together started Journey Church in Bend in 2010. Keith and Kara have 3 creative, talented and incredible kids: Makenna (18), Colton (17) and Eliana (14). Keith enjoys getting into God’s Word, running, and dreaming so big it depends on God. Kara enjoys real estate, a great sunset and increasing her faith through the study of the Bible. Pastor Keith and Kara consider it a great honor to lead Journey Church, and have made it their life mission to lead people on a journey of transformation in Jesus!
Journey pastoral team
Keith has surfed the west coast with porpoise, he has walked the streets of Disneyland, and has been to every dog park in Bend. When he’s not on an adventure around the world, he’s in a book or at a candy store. He’s madly in love with his wife and is humbled to be the dad of the 3 most amazing kids in the world. Keith also serves as an elder at Journey Church.
COMMUNITY LIFE PASTOR
Brad and his wife, Cherie, have three amazing adult children - Jayden, Kylie & Ellie. They are also the proud grandparents of three incredible grandchildren! Because Godly relationships are so important, they want to help everyone make life changing connections through groups at Journey Church!
Chelsey has traveled the western states in RV style with her electrifying husband Tim and their 2 awesome kids- Peyton and Abel. Sharing the love of Jesus with kids is her jam and fun is her middle name. Give this girl a high five and you’ll make her day.
EXECUTIVE PASTOR OF CREATIVE ARTS
David and the love of his life, Rachelle, have 3 wonderful adult children – Micah, Josiah and Selah. Besides their home in Bend, their favorite place on the planet has to be Hawaii. What they love doing most is investing in leaders God brings their way, especially when it involves Rachelle’s enchiladas.
ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF WOMEN'S MINISTRY
Leanne believes in the life-changing power of studying the Bible. She loves to laugh and enjoys quiet mornings, deep conversation, woodworking, a tropical beach or secluded spot by a lake. She is married to Dave and has two married adult daughters, Whitney and Amanda.
ASSISTANT PASTOR OF CARE
Noah is blessed with both an amazing wife, Hannah, and an adorable son, Ezra. He has lived in Bend since 2000. He has a deep passion for skiing and playing bass guitar. But, his biggest and most important passion is Jesus.
Ryan loves Jesus, his family and serving in youth ministry. He is a lifelong learner with a passion to see students become disciples of Jesus and to see families equipped to become disciple makers. Ryan is married to his best friend Alison and has 3 amazing kids, Elias, Bennett and Gideon.
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JOURNEY support staff
EARLY CHILDHOOD DIRECTOR
PASTOR KEITH'S EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
& SERVICE PRODUCER
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ONLINE AUDIO DIRECTOR