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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)

Assistant Pastor Matt Bostrom

Matt grew up in Colorado Springs, CO and attended Colorado State University.  During his (many) years of college, Matt became involved with Reformed University Fellowship and started to feel the pull towards gospel ministry.  He served as an intern with RUF for two years at the University of Florida – a hot, humid shock to his Colorado roots, but a great place to proclaim Christ.

During this time, Matt met Callie (another RUF intern) and after falling head over heels, they married in 2011.  In early 2012, Matt and Callie moved to Charlotte, NC for Matt to attend Reformed Theological Seminary.  He recently graduated, and they are very excited to be serving the church and students in Spokane.

 Matt and Callie enjoy being in the great outdoors, playing and watching sports and games, and good conversation while sipping delicious coffee. 

Contact Matt at Matt(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

Melissa Visser, Media Assistant

Melissa was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Growing up, she moved around the Midwest, and she studied graphic design at Dordt College. She grew up as a pastor’s daughter and has always recognized and supported the important work of the church community. Melissa has never been a part of a church plant before, and she’s happy to watch the church grow. Melissa enjoys swing dancing, playing video games, and reading.

Contact Melissa at melivser(at)

Children’s Ministries Staff

Sarah Weimar, Director of Family & Children's Ministry

Sarah is a Georgia native, having been raised in Savannah, where she was a member of the historic Independent Presbyterian Church in downtown Savannah. She’s lived elsewhere in Georgia, in Augusta and Athens - but is very happily transplanted to the beautiful Inland Northwest with her husband Richard and their two daughters Agnes (3) and Petra (1).

When she isn’t hiking or adventuring with her family, she’s probably baking, knitting, reading a book to her daughters, or taking photographs. She is excited about the opportunity to homeschool her girls in the coming years, and hopes to pursue ministry training to become a lay counselor. She is excited to work with Coram Deo, to serve the families of the church and community.

Contact Sarah Weimar at sarah(at)

Helen Ween, Children's Ministry Assistant

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.

Joss Shelton, Youth and Children

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.