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Coram Deo Staff

Reverend J. Kyle Parker

Kyle Parker was born and raised in Longmont, Colorado. He studied sports medicine while working for the athletic department at Colorado State University. It was during college that Kyle became a Christian—but he initially had no interest in becoming a pastor. The idea of ministry eventually developed through a series of conversations and questions and an increasing respect for the history and place of the church.

Kyle earned a master of divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, and worked on multiple college campuses with Reformed University Fellowship. He served as the senior pastor of Cascade Presbyterian Church in Eugene, Oregon, before coming to Spokane.

Kyle, his wife, Gretchen, and their son and daughter are excited about Spokane. They see the cultural similarities Spokane shares with the Rocky Mountain front range. “Spokane has an intersection of land, urban life, universities, and a great community increasingly aware and concerned about building a great city,” says Kyle. “All of that dovetails well with the Gospel notion of ‘shalom’—the universal flourishing we are drawn toward in our work, rest, and play.”

Contact Kyle at parker(at)

Worship and Music Staff

Dana Peterson, Worship and Music Arts

Hi, my name is Dana Peterson. I am a Spokane native who has always loved the Inland Empire for all of its natural beauty. My wife, Stefani, and I have three children, Ben (22), Rachel (19), and Abby (15). After graduating from Whitworth University in ’95 I pursued a 17 year career in education and am currently enjoying a new vocation as a Massage Practitioner. I like bird watching, bike riding, fishing (when I get the chance), and I love to sing/play songs that point me to the finished work of Christ.

Office Staff

Jenn Morissette, Executive Assistant, Media & Communications Coordinator

Jenn is a transplant from southern Texas along with her husband, Peter (he is a native Montanan). She has lived in several states, as well as having briefly lived in Australia and New Zealand. Jenn enjoys coffee, art, photography, hiking, nature, reading and spending time with her husband. Having worked for her church in Texas, as well as many businesses, Jenn enjoys serving Christ, the church and community through her experience in media and communications. 

Contact Jenn at coramdeocommunications(at)

Youth & Children’s Ministries Staff

Helen Ween, Coram Deo Kid's Administrator

My name is Helen Ween, I've lived in Spokane almost seven years and I am studying early child development and education. I enjoy hiking, baking, music and have a few tutoring jobs.

I am so thrilled to be working with the Coram Deo Children's Ministry and serving the church community.

Luke Leddige, Youth Ministry Intern

I am about to graduate from Whitworth University with an MBA degree. Since I was 16 years old been a part of youth ministry, from being just a general helper for an after school program to now, helping with Sunday school. Athletics have impacted my life in a positive way (track & field and football are the best), so expect that there will be a lot of fun physical activities! I am excited to have a group of young individuals who want to have fun and learn more about the Word of the Lord!

Lucy Everett, Youth Ministry Intern

My name is Lucy Everett and I will be serving on the youth group team this summer!  I currently live in Phoenix, AZ where I teach 4th grade at Maryvale Preparatory Academy, a Title 1 classical charter school. I attended The Oaks, was homeschooled, and spent my senior year at Mead High School. I graduated from Grove City College in 2016 with B.A. in English and a minor in Classical Christian Education. I love reading books, drinking coffee, being with my family, and singing as loud as I can to music in the car. I have a passion for mentorship, a love I developed counseling at Camp Spalding and in college while serving as a freshmen resident advisor for two years, and feel extremely blessed to be able to come alongside the young women of our church. 

Joss Shelton, Youth Ministry Intern

My name is Joss Shelton, I am 20-years-old, a student at Moody Bible Institute Spokane pursuing a Biblical Studies major, and a barista at Indaba Coffee. I have developed a heart for Spokane since moving here and love working with and teaching youth.

Contact Joss at joss(at)


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The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is a growing denomination with over 1,450 churches and missions throughout the USA and Canada.  "Reformed" defines the theological beliefs of the PCA, which is best summarized in the churches' overtly biblically supported confession, the Westminster Confession of Faith.

The PCA's presbyterian leadership is biblical, accountable, and transparent.  Churches are governed by trained elders elected by the individual congregations.  The local churches comprise the regional presbyteries, which facilitates connectionism to the national General Assembly.  This connectionism promotes a bond of union between and among all the churches.