Ministry Team

  Mark Bernhardt   Pastor Mark and Glenda have served together in pastoral ministry for thirty-five years, the last seven at Karcher. A graduate of both Northwest Nazarene University and Point Loma Nazarene University, Mark has a strong commitment to preaching and teaching the Word of God to his congregation. A father of two girls, Mark is also a grandfather now! Beyond his family and his life in pastoral ministry Mark loves travel, golf and guitars. He invites you to drop by and have a cup of coffee and a visit anytime.

Mark Bernhardt

Pastor Mark and Glenda have served together in pastoral ministry for thirty-five years, the last seven at Karcher. A graduate of both Northwest Nazarene University and Point Loma Nazarene University, Mark has a strong commitment to preaching and teaching the Word of God to his congregation. A father of two girls, Mark is also a grandfather now! Beyond his family and his life in pastoral ministry Mark loves travel, golf and guitars. He invites you to drop by and have a cup of coffee and a visit anytime.

  Seth Cook   Seth and his beautiful wife, Andrea, were married in 2005 and have four children--Alex, Asher, Sadie, and Samuel. Seth has been involved in full-time ministry since 2007 and has a desire to see people encounter the saving, life-altering love of Jesus. He's served at three churches in Washington and Idaho. Between trips to their kids' football, ballet, and karate activities, Seth and Andrea enjoy spending time with friends and family. Seth also enjoys disc golf, racquetball, and catching Boise State football games. He'd love to connect with you over lunch or coffee about what God is doing in your life or about the Worship Ministries.

Seth Cook

Seth and his beautiful wife, Andrea, were married in 2005 and have four children--Alex, Asher, Sadie, and Samuel. Seth has been involved in full-time ministry since 2007 and has a desire to see people encounter the saving, life-altering love of Jesus. He's served at three churches in Washington and Idaho. Between trips to their kids' football, ballet, and karate activities, Seth and Andrea enjoy spending time with friends and family. Seth also enjoys disc golf, racquetball, and catching Boise State football games. He'd love to connect with you over lunch or coffee about what God is doing in your life or about the Worship Ministries.

  James Shepherd   Pastor James Shepherd was raised in Eastern Oregon and is a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University. James has a desire to not only teach and preach the Word of God, but to also put practical hands and feet to it for the students he works with. He works to create an environment of growth and safty for students to experience God. James is an avid coffee drinker and enjoys having conversation over a cup.

James Shepherd

Pastor James Shepherd was raised in Eastern Oregon and is a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University. James has a desire to not only teach and preach the Word of God, but to also put practical hands and feet to it for the students he works with. He works to create an environment of growth and safty for students to experience God. James is an avid coffee drinker and enjoys having conversation over a cup.

  Susie Miller   I came from a mixed belief family. I was baptized in a First Baptist Church & I married my husband, Mike, in the United Methodist Church where I volunteered in the nursery. I also attended a Calvary Chapel. I drifted away and came back many times but when I became pregnant with Dixie, I could no longer ignore my creator. I started praying and reading my bible daily. When we were blessed with Bexley, I felt an even stronger connection with God. When we moved to Idaho we started attending Karcher regularly. I have worked in the K-Club once a month which, having loved working with children, was a huge blessing to me. When I learned that the Children’s Director was a position, I knew God was calling me to this ministry. I am so thankful for God’s calling and the amazing opportunity to teach God’s word to these wonderful kids.

Susie Miller

I came from a mixed belief family. I was baptized in a First Baptist Church & I married my husband, Mike, in the United Methodist Church where I volunteered in the nursery. I also attended a Calvary Chapel. I drifted away and came back many times but when I became pregnant with Dixie, I could no longer ignore my creator. I started praying and reading my bible daily. When we were blessed with Bexley, I felt an even stronger connection with God. When we moved to Idaho we started attending Karcher regularly. I have worked in the K-Club once a month which, having loved working with children, was a huge blessing to me. When I learned that the Children’s Director was a position, I knew God was calling me to this ministry. I am so thankful for God’s calling and the amazing opportunity to teach God’s word to these wonderful kids.

  Oscar Manuel Diaz   Pastor Oscar Manuel and Lauren Diaz have been married since August 1, 2015. A graduate from Northwest Nazarene University, Oscar has a deep heart for seeing people experience Jesus on a daily basis and has a deep passion for preaching and teaching the Word of God in such a way that encourages people to continue in their walk with God. Proud home and dog owners, they reside in Nampa.

Oscar Manuel Diaz

Pastor Oscar Manuel and Lauren Diaz have been married since August 1, 2015. A graduate from Northwest Nazarene University, Oscar has a deep heart for seeing people experience Jesus on a daily basis and has a deep passion for preaching and teaching the Word of God in such a way that encourages people to continue in their walk with God. Proud home and dog owners, they reside in Nampa.

  Paula Haunschild   Paula Haunschild was born and raised in Nampa, graduated from NNU and moved to Alaska where three sons and a daughter were born. In 2005, she moved to the Philippines to serve as a missionary with Resources for the Blind at Faith Academy, Manila. She returned to Nampa in 2013 and began serving at Karcher as the Office Administrator in 2014. Her heart is for missions and family connections. She enjoys quilting, baking, and planning events, especially with her children and two sweet granddaughters.

Paula Haunschild

Paula Haunschild was born and raised in Nampa, graduated from NNU and moved to Alaska where three sons and a daughter were born. In 2005, she moved to the Philippines to serve as a missionary with Resources for the Blind at Faith Academy, Manila. She returned to Nampa in 2013 and began serving at Karcher as the Office Administrator in 2014. Her heart is for missions and family connections. She enjoys quilting, baking, and planning events, especially with her children and two sweet granddaughters.

  April McNeiece   Pastor April serves as associate pastor with shared oversight in the areas of discipleship, senior adults and women’s ministries. Connecting with people is April’s favorite part of her job. April has a BA in education from Point Loma Nazarene University and a MA in Spiritual Formation from Northwest Nazarene University. She was ordained in 2015. April has been married to her high school sweetheart John for nearly 48 years and has 3 adult children who have in turn blessed the family with 10 grandchildren. Among April’s favorite ways to spend her time is a long walk or a visit with a friend over coffee. Favorite quote: “The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God cannot keep you.”

April McNeiece

Pastor April serves as associate pastor with shared oversight in the areas of discipleship, senior adults and women’s ministries. Connecting with people is April’s favorite part of her job. April has a BA in education from Point Loma Nazarene University and a MA in Spiritual Formation from Northwest Nazarene University. She was ordained in 2015. April has been married to her high school sweetheart John for nearly 48 years and has 3 adult children who have in turn blessed the family with 10 grandchildren. Among April’s favorite ways to spend her time is a long walk or a visit with a friend over coffee. Favorite quote: “The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God cannot keep you.”

  Jack Smith   Pastor Jack & Darlene Smith have served together in pastoral ministry for 57 years, the last five years at Karcher. Jack is a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College and three years at Nazarene Theological Seminary. At present, Jack is serving as a Senior Adult minister.  Jack & Darlene have two children, John and Jennifer. Jack has been involved in sports for many years and is willing to play pickle ball at PrimeTime luncheons. He is willing to connect with you for coffee to share what God is doing in the ministry here at Karcher.

Jack Smith

Pastor Jack & Darlene Smith have served together in pastoral ministry for 57 years, the last five years at Karcher. Jack is a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College and three years at Nazarene Theological Seminary. At present, Jack is serving as a Senior Adult minister.

Jack & Darlene have two children, John and Jennifer. Jack has been involved in sports for many years and is willing to play pickle ball at PrimeTime luncheons. He is willing to connect with you for coffee to share what God is doing in the ministry here at Karcher.