Marcus Shambry

Lead Pastor

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David Johnson

Youth and Adult Groups Pastor

David is an incessant learner, always interested in discovering something new about the world, others, himself, and especially God. Youth and adult spiritual formation, new member integration, and administration are some of the ways that he enjoys participating in God’s reordering of our lives both individually and together. He also enjoys learning with the students at the NW Campus of Gateway Seminary as an adjunct instructor in theology and history. His wife Kristen loves literary, musical, and dramatic stories, both as an author and as a performer. David, Kristen, and their daughters Lily and Ella can often be found discovering the world in the big outdoors or in the small text of a good book. 

Andrea Norman

Children's Ministry Coordinator

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David and Lei Ross

Director of Evangelism & Missions and Prayer Coordinator 

David and Lei met in graduate school while studying Clinical Psychology and were married prior to graduating with their doctoral degrees. After getting saved, David went on to obtain an MDiv with a focus on apologetics from Veritas Evangelical Seminary. David serves as the church’s Director of Evangelism and Missions, working with missions leaders both here in Clark County and around the world. In his free time he enjoys running, playing tennis, and attending musicals and plays.

Lei has served as a counselor at a crisis pregnancy center, worked as an administrator at a Christian elementary school, and taught women’s bible studies. She currently serves as the Prayer Coordinator at The Gathering Place. Lei’s interests include anything French/Parisian, especially French food/desserts and architecture, making jewelry & accessories, and attending musicals and plays.

Bethany Ireton

Women's Ministry Director

Bethany and Nick grew up in Kelso, Washington and married in 2003. Most of their extended family lives in the Longview/Kelso area. They were long time members of First Baptist Church of Longview, Washington, and after moving to Vancouver in 2007 to be closer to work they drove the 45 minutes each way to church for 7 years. Eventually, they felt God calling them to find a local body of believers and they joined The Gathering Place in December 2015.
With a full time job, three children, and a husband who works more than 40 hours/week, time is a valuable commodity, but she has a passion to connect the women of TGP in meaningful ways that align with scripture, specifically the mentoring relationships described in Titus 2:3-5.

Julie Chambers

Administrative Assistant

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