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Brian Grant Leadership Picture

 Brian Grant

Lead Pastor

 Brian was born and raised in Porltand, Oregon.  After graduating from Jackson High School he attended Portland State University.  In 1988 he married the love of his life, Jill Marie Tibbetts.  While working as a sales representative for a Ford engine distributor, he started feeling God's prompting into ministry.  He and Jilll sold their house in Oregon to atttend Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Texas.  Brian has been the Lead Pastor at NorthLake Church since 2002 and enjoys running, music, family and hanging out with friends.  Brian and Jill have three children.  You will often find him active, on the move, laughing and enjoying life.  One of his favorite quotes: "Life is too short to go into heaven with a pretty and well preserved body, rather go skidding in broadside, thorougly used up... worn out and shouting... Wow!  What a ride!"

Jill Grant Leadership Picture

Jill Grant


Jill was born and raised on a farm in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon.  She attended Tigard Assembly of God Church where she met and married Brian Grant.  She is the mother of three adult children.  Jill works in a dental office and teaches Bible Study alongside her husband.



Denise McNichols Leadership Picture

 Denise McNichols

Kids Pastor

 Denise grew up in Vancouver, Washington, graduating from Prairie High School and Clark Community College.  She has been serving in Kids Ministries in various roles since high school. Feeling a call to full time ministry, she attended Northwest University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Educational Ministries. After graduation, she moved to Montana to serve as a Kids Pastor. She met & married her husband, Chris, while there. Denise & Chris joined the staff of NorthLake in 2004.


spencer bio pic.JPGSpencer Grant

Youth/Worship Pastor

Spencer was born in Portland, Oregon and lived in Washington. At the age of ten his family moved to Camas where he attended and graduated from River Homelink High School. Spencer attended Northwest University in Kirkland, during which time he married his high school sweetheart, Danika. He studied youth ministry, intercultural communications, and biblical studies, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in intercultural communications. He and Danika have a son named Reuben. They have been in active vocational ministry for over 6 years and joined our team as the worship pastor and youth pastor here at NLC in the beginning of 2016.


Nancy Flook Leadership Picture

Nancy Flook

Assistant to Pastor

During her time at Northwest University, Nancy met Bill Flook and they were married eight months later. Bill later enlisted in the US Navy and they moved to San Diego, CA. After his duty ended they bought a home and settled in to a fun adventure at a great church with wonderful friends. They returned to the Northwest and settled in Vancouver, WA. Nancy is working on staff at NorthLake Church as an assistant to Pastor Brian.


Steve Day Leadership Picture

Steve Day

Financial Manager and Board Member

Steve has a business background in heavy construction, along with property development and management. He relocated along with much of his family to the Camas area, after living in Alaska for many years. Steve attended Northwest University to study bible, history and music. He and his wife Cheryl reside in Washougal. They enjoy living here, and being close to their daughters, son-in-laws and 9 grandchildren.


Bill Flook Leadership Picture

Bill Flook

Board Member

After attending Northwest University, Bill served in the US Navy while stationed in San Diego, CA. He and his wife, Nancy, moved back to the Northwest, where they have resided for 38 years. Bill and Nancy have been married 46 years. Bill works as an Electrician and enjoys fishing, bow hunting and traveling, as time permits. He serves as a Deacon. His portfolio gives him oversight of the Building Management and The Way Ministry.


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Jim Craig

Board Member

Jim was born in Nebraska and raised in Utah. He grew up around religion but was introduced to Jesus in 1977. He married his best friend Tina. They just celebrated 37 years together. Jim is passionate about his children and grandchildren. As a Deacon, Jim helps with Children's ministry and Doodlebug Preschool.  Jesus said "Who ever receives one of these children in my name receives ME, and who ever receives Me receives not ME but Him who sent ME!" Mark 9:37


Chris' Picture

Chris Giles

Board Member

Chris was born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska and has been calling Camas, WA and NorthLake Church home since 2009. Chris has a heart for missions and for reaching people in need near and far. He has worked with teams carrying Bibles into China, providing medical support in Mexico and rebuilding homes in Biloxi after hurricane Katrina. He married his high school sweetheart, Tracy, in 2002 and they now have 3 little girls - Kiran, Bria and Kasey. Chris attended Life Bible College and graduated in 2004 with a BA in Theology. Chris and Tracy desire to continue serving in whatever God calls them to do.


Anthony Turner Leadership Picture

Anthony Turner

Board Member

Anthony is a Washington native. Born in Tacoma and raised in Vancouver, he graduated from Mountain View High School in 1997. After high school, Anthony started a family with his wife Jamie and later graduated from WSU Vancouver. He came to know the Lord in his early twenties and has been a member of NorthLake Church since 2005. He currently serves as a Deacon with responsibilities in the areas of youth, communion and the Holy Mocha Coffe Bar. You can occasionally see him on stage in either the christmas production or dinner theater.


Brian Pinch Leadership Picture

Brian Pinch

Board Member

Brian and Kathy were married in 1994 in Tacoma, WA. They moved to the Camas area in 2004 and have been part of NorthLake Church since that time. They have three children, Kevin (22), Ian (14) and Carly (12). Brian works as a manufacturer’s representative for Mid Continent Cabinetry, and enjoys running, cycling and woodworking in his spare time. Kathy works at Liberty Middle School with children with special needs, and enjoys singing on the worship team, reading and walking. Brian currently serves as a Deacon and oversees outreach and leadership development.


Ron Kennedy Leadership Picture

Ron Kennedy

Director of the Way 

Ron graduated from San Barlow High in 1974 and immedietly went into the Navy.  He married his wife Kim in 1988 and together they began attending NorthLake in 2003.  A year later they felt led by the Lord to take over "The Way" food ministry.  They have been the directors of this ministry ever since.



Bob Buttke Leadership Picture

Bob Buttke 

Leader of Men's Ministry

Bob Buttke has been leader of NorthLake's Men's Ministry for 10 years.  He is married to his wife Jamia and together they have three children, Chris, Jamia, and Autumn.  Because of Bob's own experience, his heart is for men to see all that the Lord has for them.



Loraine Bush Leadership Picture

Lorraine Bush

Prayer Ministry

Lorraine was born and raised in Fern Prairie by a devoted Christian family. She attended Camas High School and is a die-hard, old school, Papermaker.  She attended Clark College and the University of Oregon and has lived in the Pacific Northwest, and at one time New Zealand.  She and her husband, Mryl had five children.  Pastor Brian ministered to Lorraine and her husband while he was dying.  She has been faithfully attending NorthLake Church ever since.  She now leads our prayer chain.