SENIOR STAFF


  • Rick Thiessen - Senior Pastor

    Rick grew up as the third of four – a farmer’s son, in the Canadian mid-west, in a very churched upbringing, now an unending source of sermon material. His first real surrender to Christ as forgiver and leader came at a camp when he was 15, which lead to a passion for getting this good news out to as many as possible.


    Bible college followed, (now Ambrose University) and that’s where he met is lovely wife, Johnna. They moved to Johnna’s home state to serve in youth ministry and creative arts at a church in Arlington, WA. When that church went through a series of transitions, the irresistible pull to start a church in Marysville that was crazy about people who don’t go to church, was planted in their hearts. That was 1995. So with their two children, Joren and Jadan (ages 3 and 1 at the time) and 15 courageous souls, AC3 was born.  


    Meet the Staff - Rick (video) 

    Office: 360-659-7335 EXT. 201 | Host of AC3 Weekly Video Blog

  • Dan Hazen - Executive Pastor

    Dan's life appears to be a confused one: A hodge podge of interests from playing the drums to sustainable agriculture, to 7th century Anglo Saxon monasticism; 20 years with AC3, 25 years with his wife Brenda and a lifetime in the Puget Sound area, plus a short attention spa...he also really likes the outdoors.


    Meet the Staff - Dan (video)

    Office: 360-659-7335 EXT. 205 | Host of AC3 Weekly Video Blog

  • Johnna Thiessen - Creative Teams Director

    Meet the Staff - Johnna (video) 

    Office: 360-659-7335 EXT. 204

  • Jeff Swanson - Music Director

    Meet the Staff - Jeff (video)

    Office: 360-659-7335

  • Braeden Crain - Youth Director

    RELIC (6th-8th) & Morph (9th-12th )

    Office: 360-659-7335

  • Twila Crain - Seeds of Grace and Children's Ministry Director

    Meet the Staff - Twila (video)

    Office: 360-659-7335 EXT. 202


    Seeds of Grace is AC3's LOCAL compassion ministry.

    Kreek Kids is AC3's children's ministry.

  • Trina Perry - Saturday Evening Adventure CLUB COORDINATOR

    Meet the Staff - Trina (video)

    Office: 360-659-7335 EXT. 203

  • Sarah Ade - Office Administrator

    Office Administrator

    Office: 360-659-7335 EXT. 200

  • Chandra White - Prepare The Way Preschool Director

    Meet the Staff - Chandra (video)

    PTW Office: 360-659-7335 Option #3 or EXT. 214

    Prepare the Way Preschool offers both Preschool and Pre-K classes. 

  • NATE CRAIN - VideO & GRAPHICS CREATOR

    Nate Crain - Video/Graphics

    Set Up/Take Down - LIghtning Speed! (video)