the journey team

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

Keith Kirkpatrick

Fearless leader - Bend LEad Pastor

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.

ALEX MUTAGUBYA

TEACHING PASTOR
Alex has been a spiritual member of Journey since we opened our doors in 2010. While his full-time work is to be the Senior Pastor of The City Church in Luzira, Uganda... we are blessed whenever he is in the US and visits us to share God’s Word as well as updates from our sister church in Uganda. Alex is married to his wife Faith and has 3 amazing kiddos.

AMY ELLIOTT

DISCIPLESHIP PASTOR
Amy came to Journey because she heard a rumor that Bend has the most coffee shops per capita. In addition to the Bend’s coffee scene, she also was very drawn to Journey’s vision to reach its community with the Good News about Jesus. Amy also has aspirations of being the greatest aunt of all time, so she works hard to spoil her five nieces and nephews. That’s her in a nutshell: Jesus, aunting and coffee!

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

WORSHIP & YOUNG ADULTS PASTOR
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.

JON WELTER

EXECUTIVE PASTOR
Jon ‘married up’ when he married his amazing wife Shannon and together they have been blessed with 3 of the cutest kids in Bend (Merritt, Teaghan and Aspen). Jon and his family have been enjoying Central Oregon all their respective lives, but only started calling Bend home in 2013. Jon also serves as an elder at Journey Church.

KIM ERDEL

COMMUNITY LIFE PASTOR
Kim can do almost anything. She easily could be a super hero. However, she's under contract to serve at Journey Church. Little unknown fact about Kim (and her husband Bruce) is that they owned a Christian Bookstore. So, they know everything about Bibles. Kim loves road trips, unlimited fruits and veggies and in her free time has hiking poles or a kayak paddle in hand.

LUKE COBRAE

REDMOND PASTOR
Luke married his high school sweetheart Stacey and together they have two beautiful children, Bjorn and Emma. True to his Nordic heritage, Luke is an outdoor fanatic and can be found in his free time walking in the woods, fishing on a river, or climbing on a rock. Luke and Stacey relocated from California in 2019 to join Journey in launching a new church in Redmond.

MARK HINDS

YOUTH PASTOR
Mark comes from a long line of Leprechaun Hunters from the deep valleys of Ireland. He can be found at times trying to hit a small white ball around a nicely cut field. Mark has traveled a lot of the world and has achieved a lot in his life but his greatest achievements are his beautiful wife and sons. Mark does not like deep water or lightning.

JOURNEY ELDERS

BRENT O'NEILL

JOHNNY GILLEN

JON WELTER

KEITH KIRKPATRICK

LUKE COBRAE

MARK MAHNKE

NATHAN THOMPSON


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

JOURNEY support staff

BETHANY LOVEALL

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

CAROL STEWART

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY COORDINATOR

HANNAH GOLEN

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR

HANNAH STEVENSON

OFFICE MANAGER / EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

MARY TEBEAU

ELEMENTARY DIRECTOR

STEVEN ANDREWS

I.T. & PRODUCTION DIRECTOR