Leadership

Pastors & Staff

David Lafrenz

Lead Pastor

Pastor David has been in youth ministry since before his high schooler was born. He loves getting to journey with teenagers as they dream about their future.  David loves all things sports and a dream day for David is playing on the beach in Hawaii with people he loves.  David is married and has 2 teenage children.

Doug Moe

Teaching Pastor

Doug and his wife, Wendy have been married since May 11, 1991. Together they have raised 5 children – two who were adopted foster children, and they now have 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. In May of 2015 they were honored to have Pastor Cory Daker preside in the reaffirming of their wedding vows for their 25th wedding anniversary. For the mathematicians in the house, we realized it was only 24 years, but the invitations were sent out and the cake was already ordered. Doug is a life-long resident of South King County, growing up in Kent, Washington and attended Kentridge High School. Shortly after graduation, Doug was hired by the Boeing Company in what would become a 40-year career, culminating as a Flightline Quality Assurance Manager. Doug and Wendy have been members of the Church of the Nazarene since 1995 and Doug enjoys serving on the worship team and leading bible study. Doug first sensed God’s call to ministry as a teenager, but life took him in other directions. In 2017 Doug began having earnest discussions with Pastor Cory about ministry and becoming a pastor. Doug is currently completing course work through Northwest Nazarene University with designs on ordination, with the plan to retire from Boeing to go into full time ministry.

Jeremy Tost

Support Pastor

Pastor Jeremy came to us at The Rescue Church in the Summer of 2017. Jeremy grew up with Pastor Cory, both attending Auburn Church of the Nazarene growing up. After High School, Jeremy worked as an EMT with American Medical Response for 12 years. In 2011 Jeremy decided to pursue a new calling on his life and enrolled at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington and began his bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministries with an emphasis in Church and Ministry Leadership. Jeremy graduated from Northwest University in the Spring of 2015. Pastor Jeremy currently volunteers him time as a Chaplain with East Pierce Fire & Rescue and serves with The Rescue Church as our Buckley Campus Pastor.

Pastor Jeremy and his wife Nichole have a sweet loving and character of a daughter named Serenity who is their only child. Spending time with family and friends is important to Jeremy and Nichole and they love to be outside when possible doing things such as camping, hiking, and fishing.

Jared Simon

Worship Director

Jared leads the music at the Rescue Church in Sumner, and has done so since its 2012 inception. He loves playing the piano, singing to God, and leading others in doing the same. According to Jared, "worship is the expression of love and devotion to whomever - or whatever - someone prioritizes above all else in their life." "As Christians, we choose King Jesus above everything else. Music was created as a way to express this. God most effectively gets through to me through music, and I best communicate my adoration for Him in song as well." As the worship director of The Rescue Church, Jared's mission each week is to lay down the red carpet for the presence of God through music. This is so He might get our attention (Psalm 57:8), show us His love and power (Psalm 59:16), and prompt us to respond with free, authentic worship (Psalm 71:23). God is so good! Jared lives in Bonney Lake with his wife, Nicole, and their three sons, Cooper, Colton, and Carson. Other than spending time with his family and extended family, his hobbies include woodworking projects, golfing, personal finance, cooking/baking, and being a fair-weather fan of the local pro sports teams.

Carrie Huss

Children's Ministry Director

Carrie grew up in the Sumner Nazarene Church and met Col (Carrie's husband) there in youth group as a teen. When the Sumner Nazarene Church closed, they visited many churches after that but none felt quite like "home" like The Rescue Church did.

Carrie is an elementary music teacher and Col is a sheet metal foreman. They have one daughter and one son. Carrie has a heart for God's Children and lives by the moto "God is faithful! He's got you in the pal of His hand always. There is nothing sweeter than hearing a little one share their love for Jesus!

The Rescue Church is very greateful to have Carrie leading our little ones into a better relationship and understanding of The Almighty God.

Scott Fox

Maple Valley Campus Pastor

Pastor Scott oversees and leads our Maple Valley campus. The Rescue Church Maple Valley opened its doors on March 25th 2018 and Pastor Scott has been pastoring there ever since. Scott is a loving husband to Shawna and father to 3 boys and one girl. If you are interested in our Maple Valley Campus, or would like to know more about Pastor Scott, contact him at the details below.

Michelle Sandhal

Maple Valley Campus Youth & Children's Pastor

Michelle and her husband Brice have been married for 6 years as of July 2020 and have 2 beautiful daughters together. Michelle has her Masters degree in Literacy, and her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. She is currently working on completing her ministry degree and pastoral credentialing at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Michelle is currently working with our Maple Valley Rescue Church campus as the Youth and Children's Pastor. Her favorite scripture is Psalm 37:4 and reads, "Delight yourself int he Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." Pastor Michelle surrendered her life to Christ as a teen and has followed God's call on her life ever since. Her walk with Jesus has been strengthened through her 14 years of mission work with children in Mexico.

Where Do We Meet?

The Rescue Church currently has 2 campuses in two different cities:
 Sumner, and Maple Valley.