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.

Jeff Edmiston I grew up in the Nazarene Church and felt a call to pastoral ministry as a pre-teen.  Following high school and an enlistment in the Army, I attended NNC and earned a degree in Religious Studies.  In 1997, April and I were married, and we began working in youth ministry.  From 1997 till 2012, I served as a youth and associate pastor in churches in the Northwest, Intermountain, and Oregon Pacific districts. In 2002, I was ordained as an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene.  Then in 2007, I went back to school to earn a master’s degree in clinical counseling so that I would be better equipped to care for the individuals and families I served.  I completed my degree and was licensed as a professional counselor in 2010.  Two years later, I accepted a position at NNU as a counselor to students.  What I love about youth ministry and counseling, is that I am given opportunities to share God’s healing grace and love as I join people on their journey of life and faith.  

Jeff Edmiston

I grew up in the Nazarene Church and felt a call to pastoral ministry as a pre-teen.  Following high school and an enlistment in the Army, I attended NNC and earned a degree in Religious Studies.  In 1997, April and I were married, and we began working in youth ministry.  From 1997 till 2012, I served as a youth and associate pastor in churches in the Northwest, Intermountain, and Oregon Pacific districts. In 2002, I was ordained as an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene.  Then in 2007, I went back to school to earn a master’s degree in clinical counseling so that I would be better equipped to care for the individuals and families I served.  I completed my degree and was licensed as a professional counselor in 2010.  Two years later, I accepted a position at NNU as a counselor to students.  What I love about youth ministry and counseling, is that I am given opportunities to share God’s healing grace and love as I join people on their journey of life and faith.  

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 and you can also find him serving a good cup of coffee at the local Starbucks

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 and you can also find him serving a good cup of coffee at the local Starbucks

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 oversight in the areas of young adults, 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 Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation from Northwest Nazarene University. She was ordained in 2015.  April has been married to her high school sweetheart John for nearly 47 years and has 3 adult children who have in turn blessed the family with 9 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 oversight in the areas of young adults, 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 Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation from Northwest Nazarene University. She was ordained in 2015.  April has been married to her high school sweetheart John for nearly 47 years and has 3 adult children who have in turn blessed the family with 9 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.

Kristen Mayer Rev. Kristen Mayer graduated from NNU where she met her husband Kyle. After spending 5 years in Alabama, they began serving the Lord at Karcher in 2013. Kyle is a R&D engineer at Micron. They have one daughter, Julia, and they house two NNU students in their home each school year. Kristen was raised in a Christian home and is passionate about strengthening families helping others live their faith. As Connections Pastor she seeks to equip people as they take new steps in their walk with the Lord such as taking on new leadership roles in the church, mentoring others, and reaching the unsaved people in their lives. Kristen would LOVE to meet with YOU about taking a new step in your faith!

Kristen Mayer

Rev. Kristen Mayer graduated from NNU where she met her husband Kyle. After spending 5 years in Alabama, they began serving the Lord at Karcher in 2013. Kyle is a R&D engineer at Micron. They have one daughter, Julia, and they house two NNU students in their home each school year. Kristen was raised in a Christian home and is passionate about strengthening families helping others live their faith. As Connections Pastor she seeks to equip people as they take new steps in their walk with the Lord such as taking on new leadership roles in the church, mentoring others, and reaching the unsaved people in their lives. Kristen would LOVE to meet with YOU about taking a new step in your faith!