Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Bachelor of Liberal Arts – Crown College

Work Experience: Has been on staff here since 2005.

Family Facts: He and his beautiful wife, Nikki, met in high school, and have been married for 23 years now. They have had three amazing kids – two boys, Paxton and Payton, and a girl, Aletheia – Tragically Paxton passed in the spring of 2017 to cancer. It has been a life change that has affected many people. Paxton’s last advice for everyone around him was to “seek Jesus,” and that is a legacy we are trying to live out!  

Influential Book: The Bible, first and foremost.  After that, C.S. Lewis, or A.W. Tozer. Letters from a Skeptic, by Boyd is great. 

Favorite Activity: Anything outdoors! From team sports to hiking. It’s all good, because it all has to do with God’s creation.

Dream:  Simply to live life according to the will of God.
Bachelor of Science – Winona State University
Work Experience:  T.J. comes to us with over a decade of full-time college ministry, missions, and church work experience. He currently splits his time between serving at Fellowship Church, and a small business he runs with his wife.

Family Facts:  T.J. married Kristen, a medical missionary right off the field, and has since begun a family with three little red headed kids, Elias, Emerson, and Corin. With a string of adventurous pursuits behind him, he will admit that this has been his best move. The family began attending church at Fellowship in 2016, and T.J. was hired into an associate role in January of 2020; just in time for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Favorite Activity:  “I like them all. I love to ski.”

Education: Emmaus Bible College & Dallas Theological Seminary

Lucas Baumann, Children’s Pastor

Bachelor of Arts in Ministry (Intercultural Studies) – Crown College

Master of Arts in Secondary English Education – WGU

Work Experience: Lucas has taught English as a Second Language as well as at Bigfork High School.  He has also served in Children’s and Youth Ministries on 3 Continents.

Family Facts: Lucas and Gale met in Taipei, Taiwan, where they ministered together at the same missions site and church.  Gale grew up in Taiwan and northern Thailand, her father being Taiwanese, and her mother Thai.  After moving back to the Valley, they have had Tabitha and Titus, their two beautiful non- red- headed children!

Favorite Activity: Late night board games.  Please let me know if you are interested in joining!!

Musical Instruments Played: Guitar, piano, bass, cajon, drums, and ukulele.  Just started learning the violin.

Bachelor of Science- Crown College
Work Experience: Monika started working here in August of 2022 with her assistant (daughter) Elisha. Feel free to drop in to get high five or fist bump from her! 
Family Facts: Monika married Caleb Baumann, Lucas’ brother, in 2019! They lived in Omaha, NE for 2 years while Caleb got his masters in ministry leadership and was an intern at Christ Community Church! They moved back in 2021 to be closer to family and start their family! They welcomed Elisha Alice in February of 2022 and have been loving their little family and being a part of Fellowship Church! 
Favorite Activity: Monika loves hiking and hanging! Quality time is her love language so if you just need a buddy to do something with she should be your go to gal!