Our Senior Team

Rick Thiessen

Senior Pastor

Rick’s teaching brings messages to life in an understandable and relatable way. 

His love for God, people and his ability to make us laugh and reflect as we learn, has us feeling right at home.  (BIO)

Dan Hazen

Community Pastor

Dan’s passion for building community and discipleship shines through in his teaching, music, and stewardship of God’s creation. His engineering past and ties to his Northumbria Community brings his messages together in a way that is clear and meaningful.  (BIO)

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Alex Ghelli

Youth Pastor

Meet Alex and his wife Bri! 
Alex is committed to helping students of all ages grow as individuals, socially and spiritually, so they can make a positive impact on their world.

We’re excited to see what God will do in our youth ministry relaunch.
Watch us grow!
6th-12th Youth Ministry

Johnna Thiessen

Creative and Outreach Teams Director

Johnna is committed to keeping the 11th commandment: “Thou shalt not bore AC3ers and their friends with the good news of the Gospel.Her onstage creativity and outreach planning efforts help make AC3  a welcoming place.


Twila Crain

Kreek Kids & Seeds of Grace Director

Twila is known as the ‘Up-Cycle Queen’ for breathing new life into discarded items. But up-cycling people is her true passion. From our littlest seekers in Kreek Kids to those wanting a hand up in our community, she sees who they can become in Christ.


Trina Perry

Asst. Kreek Kids Director

Trina (aka Titanium Teacher in Kreek Kids) has the secret super power to flex time. How else could she pack 30 hours of activities into a 24 hour day? Her get-‘r-done approach to life, work, and ministry serves her well as our Kreek Kids Assistant and for a variety of AC3 ministry projects that she participates in.

Jeff Swanson

Music Director

Jeff’s leadership, musical skills, and a quiet love for God encourage his team’s performance of key songs and worship sets. He has a unique talent and passion for developing young adults as musicians and Christ followers.


Chloe Braaten

Social Media Coordinator

Chloe may be the youngest on our team but she understands that good communication is important to any organization and helps keeps AC3ers socially connected. 

Our Behind-the-Scenes Team

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Deb Sonderleiter


Deb has the gift of helps and has found that making AC3 a clean and safe place for those walking through our doors is a passion for her. She also enjoys completing supporting tasks for a variety of AC3 ministries. 




Margo joins our office team with the gifts of administration and  praise. The combination of leading worship and keeping our books balanced is sure to make everyone sing.  

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Office Staff


This team actively supports AC3’s core values, mission and vision by actively handling  many of the day to day office activities and completing a variety of ministry support tasks.

Join our Office Team

Our Support Teams

Elder Board

Our Elder Board is responsible for setting AC3’s spiritual direction and providing guidance to church staff and members. 


Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is responsible for the church finances and legal liabilities.


  • Amanda Crain
  • Dwayne Straume (chair)
  • Greg Lincoln
  • Mike Osotio
  • Rick Thiessen