The lunatics really do run the asylum at Kauai Christian Fellowship. The following are sketches of the various folks who are serving our community.
Rick serves as Teaching Pastor and resident Trouble Maker. He is always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to reach people for Christ. He is passionate about God, his wife Lauren, his four kids, surfing, cartooning, writing and telling people about Jesus. He is also a prolific author and has published many books on sprituality and parenting. If you need the truth bat, he's your man.
Handling duties of Teaching Pastor, Base Camp Overseer and Worship Leader, Dain's infectious warmth and constant stream of encouraging words makes him tons of fun to be around. Also, he crys a lot - usually tears of joy. Dain really enjoys surfing (that's him on this website on a pretty massive wave), but his greatest love is his wife Tessie and their two kids. Dain trades worship and teaching duties back and forth with Jeremy and Rick. If you need a hug, he's your man.
Prolific, talented, energetic - these are just a few apt descriptions of our Pastor of Worship Arts - Jeremy Hartshorn. Jeremy is our primary worship leader and is in charge of worship team development. Besides being a husband to Julie and family man with four kids, he is also a coffee mutt and multi-faceted musician. He is a prolific songwriter who's original worship songs are currently making thier way around the globe.
One of the founding leaders of Kauai Christian Fellowship, Mike has always been bi-vocational mixing his skill in surfboard building and wave riding with a deep desire to see believers become disciples of Christ. Mike and Susie share their love nest in Kalaheo with a herd of weenie dogs.
Steve is the founding Pastor of the North Shore Christian Fellowship (AKA The Tent Church) which has now joined forces with Kauai Christian Fellowship to be our North Campus. Steve serves as Teaching Pastor, resident scholar and all around great guy.
Leading the charge with High School students is Tony Leair. A transplant from the frigid winters of Minnesota, Tony was an intern at KCF while a college student and is now back in the role of big cheese.
A recent transplant from Socal, Marshall brings a deep passion for introducing Middle School kids to Christ ...and a hankering for a double scoop Lappets ice cream.
Sarah brings her devotion, skill and dedication to youth into play primarily at our North Campus and works to develop powerful outreach to girls and women not only on Kauai but all around the nation and as part of the Bethany Hamilton Foundation board.
Tom has served as Managing Youth Editor at Gospel Light Publications, is a Zondervan and Regal Books author, and has developed resources professionally for Gospel Light, Youth Specialties, Zondervan and several others. Our curriculum is developed by our own Pastor Tom Finley. Sunday School curriculum, the KIDS PARTY midweek Bible story and games program, How-To videos for action games and projects, clip art, comic books, Bible learning activities, camp stuff and much more--all downloadable!
Darren is the man in charge of the KCF Southside Sports Center and it's his job to be the connection between folks coming to improve their physical well being but who even more need their souls to get healthy. Darren and his family live in Poipu. (Oh, did we tell you he is a former model?)
With a long history playing guitar in rock bands and an uncanny talent for writing novels and short stories, Mason guides and trains the musicians at our North Shore campus and trades off with Jeremy doing taking worship leading duties at both campus locations as well as juggles in his daddy duties with four young kids.
Kellie manages the office and trains the monkeys at the KCF Zoo. She is the one to go to if you really need to know anything.