our team

Bart Orth

Lead Pastor

Bart has served as the Lead Pastor since 2008.  More than pastoring a church, his hope has always been to influence a community towards Jesus and to inspire others to do the same.  He spent a few years teaching high school business and marketing before being redirected into ministry life.  He is married to his beautiful bride, Heather, and together they have four sons and a daughter .  Bart loves coaching, competing, hunting, family, friendships, and being a part of any adventure that makes a difference for Jesus.  But enough about him -- he can’t wait to meet you and hear your story! 

David Bickley

Associate Pastor

Although David is from Washington State, he spent some of his teenage years living as missionary in Papua New Guinea. After leaving PNG to study the Bible and cross-cultural ministry at Life Pacific University, where he met his wife, Danielle. David has been a part of church planting, youth ministry, outreach, and missions for 20 years. Along with wife Danielle and their daughters, Allison and Clara, they served three years as missionaries in the South Pacific islands.
His passion is for helping people find and following Jesus. David began as the Connections Pastor in 2021 and he desires to champion group life and spiritual formation environments. (He also loves the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.)

Joel Heiser

Youth Pastor

Joel has been the youth pastor at Suncrest Worship since 2018 – and he’s loved every minute of it! He is glad to do ministry with his wife Christa, and their three amazing kiddos: Tallon, Leeland, and Éowyn! Joel has a passion for music, youth ministry, and for mission work – especially if it involves flying on a plane to another country. Though he went to school to be a Spanish/ESL teacher, God had different plans! In 2014, Joel shifted from teaching and hasn't looked back; he served as a leader, then as a Children’s Pastor, Youth Pastor, and Missions Director.
When it comes to student youth ministry (Mosaic), Joel’s hope is that students can find a home away from home here as we seek to help them Discover, Develop and Deploy their faith! He also serves as the Spokane Youth Area Leader with the Northwest Ministry network. 

1 Corinthians 12:9
"For My Grace is sufficient for you, for My Power is perfected in weakness"

Preston Reedy

Children's Pastor

Preston’s philosophy for children’s ministry in a nutshell is this: “We do it for Him and Them” – that is for God and for the children, not ourselves.  He is passionate about teaching kids God’s word and discipleship and feels honored by the calling God has placed on his life.  Preston obtained his Bachelors in Children and Family Ministry from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Texas and was ordained in 2016. The only thing he loves more than the color green, lasagna, cheesy snacks, North Wild Coffee, Converse, superheroes, playing games and movies, is his lovely and talented wife, Morgan!

Janna McCasland

Office Admin

Julie Schneider 

Nursery & Preschool Director

Rachelle Wagner

Executive Admin

Grant Erickson

Worship Arts Leader

Anna Castelda

Creative Digital Director

Morgan Reedy

Worship Leader

Chad Schmidt

Worship Leader

Danielle Slifka

Events Custodian

Kimberly Carver

Weekly Custodian

John Hendricks

Service Producer

Bob Gibson