Pastor Mark Harmon is the teaching pastor at Lakeview Church and responsible for its strategic direction.
He has MS and is dangerous in his mobility chair.
He completed a 40-day roadtrip through 11 states, covering 7700 miles, visting 9 Major League Baseball stadiums and conducting numerous interviews and visiting dozens of ministries.
He was raised in Spokane and Olympia, Wash., and graduated from Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho. While attending NNC he met and married his wife, Vanessa. They have four children: Greg and his wife, Ashley; Stefanie and her husband, Eric; Geoffrey and his wife, Rachel; and Grady and his wife, Jessica. Mark and Vanessa are also proud grandparents of 7 grandchildren living in the Seattle and Treasure Valley areas!
Pastor Mark attended Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo., where he received a Master of Divinity degree. Mark and Vanessa have pastored Nazarene congregations in Avondale, Ariz. (1979-1983), Tucson Central (1983-2000) and Nampa Lakeview (2000-Present).
Pastor Mark also received a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in the area of Spiritual Formation. He has written one book: “The Warmed Heart: 30 Days in the Company of John Wesley.”
Vanessa leads our singing, musicians, and worship teams during the worship service. Be sure to ask her about how you can get involved in the music program.
Gretchin is an ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. She and her husband, Dave, have two wonderful children. Gretchin is our Associate Pastor helping in any areas she is needed. She also heads up our Matthew 25 Ministry, making calls and connections throughout Nampa to try and meet the needs of those in the community.
Gretchin graduated from Northwest Nazarene College (University) in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion/Missions. While attending NNC she did an overseas internship in South Africa while attending Nazarene Theological College in Johannesburg, SA for 6 months.
Gretchin then graduated from Nazarene Theological Seminary in January of 2000 with a Master of Divinity. While attending NTS she interned with a Samoan Church, worked at NTS as the M. Div. Assistant and was a chaplain’s assistant at the Jackson County Jail. From there she then pastored her first church in Alameda, California. Along with pastoring a small church in Alameda, Gretchin was the District Deputation Coordinator, served with the local ministerial association, managed a clothing shed at a local women’s shelter and was on the local domestic violence taskforce.
Gretchin has been on staff at Lakeview since 2006.
Assistant Pastor of Specialized Ministries & Youth
Josh is an ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. He is a proud dad of 11 children (and of course husband of 1 wife, Shawna!) He alone helps build our Sunday School attendance!
Josh is the youth minister heading up our Duct Tape Youth Ministries. He currently is bi-vocational as well as studying for the ministry! To say he is “busy” is the biggest understatement around.
Josh is laid back and personable, so no one should be intimidated to meet him. Look for the crew of children and you will find Josh in the middle of it.
Josh is the director of all our children’s programs. He teaches Sunday School for the 2nd-6th graders and heads up Children’s Church on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. He leads our Wednesday night Caravans program during the school year and the summer fun programs. He is also the Custodian.
Secretary & Young Adult Leader
Kendall leads the young adult Sunday School class and helps in the teen department on Wednesdays. She is also the Church Secretary at Lakeview.
Talitha takes care of our Matthew 25 Ministry clients, created and maintains our church website, and helps out with various other church functions.
She is married to Jesse Cole and is mother to her son Elias.