Pastor Chad and Jamie Wilks arrived in Sandpoint in 1997 to a handful of people. Having grown up just outside of Spokane, coming to Sandpoint was like coming home. Since 1997 the congregation has grown dramatically. The Wilks have done their part to add to the congregation by adding two boys and a girl to their family. Chad received his ministry education through Northwest Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary.
Pastor Koby Padilla is our Associate Pastor and joined us in December of 2015. He and his wife, Lori, have 3 children, Lanie, Konner and Kaleb. Koby received his Bachelors at NNU in 2005 and was ordained in 2008. He had served as a youth pastor for 10 years before joining us here. Koby enjoys music, outdoors and serving all ages. He is passionate about growing the kingdom.
Pastor Carlie Hoerth is our Family Pastor and joined us in July of 2018. She grew up in Sandpoint and received her call to ministry while she was a member of this church. Carlie then moved away to attend NNU where she received her Master of Art degree in 2018. After graduation, she returned to Sandpoint to give back to her church family and community. Carlie is passionate about discipleship and helping families grow closer to God together.
Pastor Janine Shepard is our Administrative Pastor and has been a member of Sandpoint Nazarene for over 14 years and on staff for 8 years. Janine has become an integral part of the ministry here. Janine and her husband, Todd, have 3 daughters, Ashley, Amy and Abby and a granddaughter, Bailey and a grandson, James. Janine is passionate about supporting the staff in ministry and discipling women.