Our Staff

Martin Gornik

  • Likes: college football, boxer dogs, reading
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough
  • What One Word Describes You: Enthusiastic
  • Books/Movies/TV: anything sci-fi by Peter Hamilton, Dallas Willard’s Divine Conspiracy, Goodfellas, American Ninja Warrior
  • Household/Family: married to Diane; daughter Bethany; son Alden married to Amanda with our granddaughters, Abigail and Allison

Pam Buck

Associate Priest
  • Likes: Knitting, Reading, Sawdust
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Mocha Almond Fudge
  • What One Word Describes You: Friend
  • Books/Movies/TV: NT Wright, Kenneth E. Bailey, Daniel Silva, Perry Mason
  • Household/Family: my husband, Scott & a doodle dog, Ginger We also have kids who have lived with us and are on their own now: J’ontavious, Amishia, Juelez, Kobe, Chance, & KP, Jennifer, Jan, Grayson, Carley, Brennon, & Quinton, and whatever foster kids they have

Dana French Taylor

Financial Administrator
  • Likes: Disney, walks, baking
  • Favorite Ice Cream: peanut butter
  • What One Word Describes You: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
  • Books/Movies/TV: books– Stephanie Plum series; movies– Pretty Woman; TV– Nashville
  • Household/Family: mother of 3

Samuel Hood

Youth & Young Adult Pastor
  • Likes: Reading theology, drinking good coffee, making music, and backpacking 
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip
  • What One Word Describes You: Curious
  • Books/Movies/TV: Both Paddington films are masterpieces. I could happily enjoy The Office and Parks & Rec until I die. And finally, the Brothers Karamazov is the greatest novel ever written.
  • Household/Family: Husband to Maddie and proud Papa of our dog Poppy and fish Stewart

Laurie Armstrong

Children’s Ministry Pastor

  • Likes: Coffee, reading, crafts, baking, family time, Green Bay Packers
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Blueberry Lime Cheesecake from Crank & Boom, otherwise Cookies & Cream
  • What One Word Describes You: Hopeful
  • Books/Movies/TV: Historical fiction, all Jane Austen; Pride and Prejudice (BBC version), Sound of Music; Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey, The Office
  • Household/Family: Married to Matthew, mom to Dominic, Eleanor, and Caroline

Maddie Hood

Worship Leader
  • Likes: Reading, baking, and weightlifting
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Moose Tracks
  • What One Word Describes You: Caring
  • Books/Movies/TV: Pride and Prejudice, Body Keeps the Score, Parks & Rec, all-things-Star-Wars
  • Household/Family: Wife to Samuel and proud Mama of our dog Poppy and fish Stewart. 

Sarah Freeman

Parish Administrator

  • Likes: Crossfit and most fitness activities, Reading, Great Danes, Volunteer Search Work
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Breyer’s Mint Chocolate Chip
  • What One Word Describes You: Supportive
  • Books/Movies/TV: Great British Baking Show, Yellowstone
  • Household/Family: Mom to Emmet and mother-in-law to Kourtnie!