Church Leaders

Our church leaders look forward to welcoming you to our church family

Pastor Chris Wighaman, Lead Pastor

Pastor Chris provides leadership and guidance for the church as a whole. He started in ministry in 1997 and came to Bethel Nazarene as Lead Pastor in 2011. He graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 1997 and in 2006 received a MA from Kings College, University of London. He is married to Megan, and they have two children, Reece and Molly. Chris loves to travel, visit art museums, read, and cook with Megan.

Pastor Michelle Borbe, Worship Director and Spiritual Discipleship Lead

Michelle invites our congregation in worship every Sunday while also leading our small group programs for discipleship and continual growth towards Christ. Michelle has been an associate at Bethel since June of 2016. She began her full-time ministry 2 years ago in youth ministry and has been volunteering in ministry for over 6 years. Michelle graduated with her BA in Christian ministries in 2014 from Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) and received her MA in spiritual formation in May 2016 from NNU. Michelle loves getting to know new people and is eager and willing to meet with you and have a cup of coffee or tea!

Pastor Megan Wighaman, Youth Director

Megan has had the privilege of working with teenagers for more than 20 years. Before coming to Bethel Nazarene as our Youth Director, she worked at four churches in different states and overseas and traveled across the country and in Germany and Belgium as a youth coordinator and presenter. She currently serves the Washington Pacific District as the Nazarene Youth International President in addition to her work at Bethel. A former student of Nazarene Bible College, she is currently completing her ministerial studies. Born and raised in Colorado, she loves living in Western Washington. Megan is married to her best friend and partner in life and ministry, Chris. They have two amazing kids, their son Reece and daughter Molly.

Andy Perrine, Children's Director

Andy skillfully plans and runs programs for school-age children, including impactful lessons and games that build character and relationships. He started in ministry in 2012 and came to Bethel Nazarene as Children's Director in 2016.  He graduated from Northwest Nazarene University in 2016 with an MA in children and family ministry.  He is married to Crystal, who works with him in children's ministry. Andy is a born problem solver and loves working with parents to see their children grow in stature before God and the community.

Zerinda Holden, Office Secretary

Zerinda served as a Sunday School teacher and on the Board as a Steward until accepting her current position as Church Office Secretary. In her hometown of Anderson, Indiana, she was involved as the Director of the Caravan Program for 10 years, led a Women's Bible Study in her home, and was involved in the Care & Concern outreach ministry. However, being a mother and grandmother are Zerinda's first and most precious loves. She's always enjoyed cooking, baking, and being outside gardening. A second-generation Nazarene, she moved to the area in September 2006. She also serves on the Ladies Ministry Committee. Zerinda is a graduate of Porter Business College in 1970.

Elected Leadership 
SDMI President: Andy Perrine
Trustees: Mel Albers, Joe Krutenat, Larry Lundgren
Stewards: Rodney Neiss, Judy Paksi, Leanne Schock
NMI President: Katy Clark
NYI President: Ronia Cartwright

Message From Pastor Chris

Bethel Church of the Nazarene is a family-focused church that seeks to "Love God, love people, and serve in love.”

At Bethel Church of the Nazarene, there is a place for you. People are unique—so we have a church that meets the needs of a diverse group of people in a variety of ways. Many people enjoy singing hymns and participating in a Sunday School class. There are just as many who prefer the latest in worship music and a small group that meets midweek. We want you to know that there is a place for you to make Bethel Naz your church. Take a few moments to get acquainted with us before visiting one of our encouraging services this weekend. Our hope is that through the ministry of our church you will find a place to belong, an opportunity to serve, and a connection with God.

Pastor Chris Wighaman