the journey team

meet our amazing journey staff who make sundays happen seven days a week

Keith & KARA Kirkpatrick

Fearless leaderS - Bend LEad PastorS

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.

Journey pastoral team

KEITH KIRKPATRICK

FEARLESS LEADER
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.

CHELSEY STEECK

CHILDREN’S PASTOR
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.

DAVID HOOLE

EXECUTIVE PASTOR OF CREATIVE ARTS
David and the love of his life, Rachelle, have been blessed with 3 of the greatest kids on the planet – Micah, Josiah and Selah. Their home is usually full of students, who add a little chaos to everyday, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.

NOAH STEVENSON

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.

BRAD GOEMAN

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!

Ryan PALMER

YOUTH PASTOR
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.

JOURNEY ELDERS

BRENT O'NEILL

BRUCE ERDEL

Chriss Binoeder

JEFF KEITH

KEITH KIRKPATRICK

 LUKE CoBrae

MARK MAHNKE


If you would like to connect with one of our elders please email contact@journeyinbend.com

JOURNEY support staff

HANNAH STEVENSON

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR

MARY TEBEAU

ELEMENTARY DIRECTOR

JOHN HOLOWATY

YOUTH INTERN

MICAH HOOLE

VIDEO DIRECTOR

LORENA  MATHERS

EARLY CHILDHOOD DIRECTOR

Kyle CORNETT

FACILITIES DIRECTOR

LISA CUMMINS 

OFFICE MANAGER 

NOELLE BJORK

YOUTH/WORSHIP INTERN

Lauren jackson

EXECUTIVE  ASSISTANT
TO PASTOR JON WELTER

 

 

MIke  Schaefer

AUDIO  DIRECTOR

RACHEL Madzima

EXECUTIVE  ASSISTANT
TO PASTOR KEITH 

LANDON STRINGHAM

ONLINE AUDIO DIRECTOR