We believe that Jesus Christ offers rescue and grace to the lost and found, the skeptic and altruistic, the hopeless and dreamer, the bored and satisfied.
We relate and engage by welcoming honesty as we struggle, and by seeking renewal as we show grace to others. We are enlivened by all ages of worshipers, promoting cross-generational wisdom and service.
We respond and act by challenging the dominant culture with biblical convictions while gaining understanding of our identity in Christ. We commit our hands to graciously push against the corruption of sin and neglect. We yearn to help Spokane flourish by partnering with others who are committed to the ideals of Kingdom living in our city.
We worship by continually recalling the life, death, resurrection, and return of Jesus. We behold and celebrate creation and the artistic beauty all around us.
We’re transparent and accountable. Coram Deo's presbyterianism provides layers of accountability and transparency. We are members of the Pacific Northwest Presbytery or the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)
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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.”
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Reverend Paul Proctor
Tim Craig, Elder
Mark Everett, Elder
Doug Hammerstrom, Elder
Justin Reeves, Elder
Greg Thomas, Elder
Darrel Hawes, Deacon
Peter Morissette, Deacon (Chairman)
Dave Snyder, Deacon
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 grown children, Ben, Rachel, and Abby. 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.
Jenn Morissette, Church Secretary
I am a transplant from Houston, Texas along with my husband, Peter (a native Montanan). I've lived in several states, as well as having briefly lived in Australia and New Zealand. I've traveled to several countries and have any number of other countries I'd love to visit. I enjoy coffee, art, photography, classic movies (30's - 60's), hiking, nature, reading and especially spending time with my husband. Having worked for my church in Texas, as well as many companies over the years, I enjoy serving Christ, the church and community through the talents and gifts the Lord has given me for His glory.
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.