Student Ministry Leaders

Part of North Church's mission is connecting people into healthy and growing relationships. One way we do that is through small groups. In each student ministry (Shift, Fuel, and Ignite) we have a designated time that students gather in group of six to eight and build relationship together. This group is lead by one of the Student Ministry Leaders.

Our leaders care deeply about the students here at North Church. If you would like to learn more about the leaders in each ministry please scroll down.

Nathan Meade - High School Pastor  

Has been serving in student ministries for over 7 years! Nate has a loving wife and two children. Nate loves teaching students that God loves them and wants a relationship with them. He also enjoys playing flag football, basketball, and BBQ on the weekends with friends and family. 

 Kenney Bahr - Jr High Pastor  

Started serving in Fuel Jr. high ministry since he was in High school. After going to bible college in Los Angeles he returned to Spokane to serve as the middle school pastor. Kenney Loves seeing students hear God's voice for themselves. He loves to spend time with his wife, go backpacking in the wilderness, and playing sports with friends. 

Shift - 4th & 5th Grade Leaders -

Brandon Wong:

Loves three things: play dungeon and dragons, loves teaching the bible, and love riding his Motorcycle. He has been serving in Shift passionately for the past 3 years!   



LOVES KIDS! He enjoys seeing students come in on Sunday morning and has fun playing Gaga ball with them. Ryan currently is in running start at Eastern and desires to either teach history or become a youth pastor.  

FUEL - Middle School Leaders -

Jean Trochie: 

Jean has been coming to Fuel since he was in 7th grade! His desire is to become a youth pastor after college! Jean loves to play flag football, basketball, and relaxing at the lake in Idaho. 

Joshua Strickler: 

Has the biggest serving heart on planet earth. Not only does he manage his own wedding business, but also serves on the tech team on Sundays, oversees the youth tech team, and runs a small group in middle school. He has a huge heart and a amazing leader! 

Joe Durham: 

has a huge heart to lead middle school boys closer to Jesus. Joe is a mechanic guru. His biggest hobby is finding cars and fixing them up and reselling them. When he is not doing that he is with friends and family either fishing or playing games.  


Hailey Zwanzig: 

Is an amazing graphic design artist. She loves her middle school girls small group. Hailey is one of the most energetic, passionate, and loving person you might ever meet. She loves to spend her weekends with her family or having a bon fire with friends. 

Ignite - High School Leaders - 


Ashtyn Taylor: 

Ashtyn is an amazing leading in student ministry. She has a huge heart to see high school girls come to know Jesus. When she isn't at church serving she likes to hike, snowboard/wakeboard, and play indoor/outdoor volleyball also when I ain't in church!

Emily Spencer: 

Has a huge passion to see girls grow in their walk with God. Emily graduated from whit worth and plans on going back to Grad school to pursue a career in counseling. She loves hanging out with friends, family, and going to Priest lake ever summer! 

Deivid Freitas: 

Deivid is happily married and has two little boys. He loves people! While managing a apartment complex he also owns his own t-shirt company. He loves seeing God work in high school boys. Deivid is a great leader!