Pastor Chad Wilks

Lead Pastor

Chad and Jamie 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 three children:  son Lake and his wife Justine are both pastors;  son Harley is a social work major in college; and daughter Lyndie is heading to college this fall.  Chad has a B.A. in Religious Studies from Northwest Nazarene University and an M.Div from Nazarene Theological Seminary.  He is passionate about others discovering that they really are loved by God and helping others live into God's plan for their lives.

Pastor Koby Padilla

Associate Pastor

Koby 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

Family Pastor

Carlie 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 has her M.A. in youth, children and family ministry, and was ordained as an elder in the Church of The Nazarene in 2021. Carlie is passionate about discipleship and helping families grow closer to God together.

Pastor Joshua Williamson

Minister In Training

Joshua is pursuing a Master of Divinity at Northwestern Nazarene University and is training to be a Chaplain in the Air Force. He currently is in the Air Force Reserve as a Chaplain Candidate. He has been with the church since 2019. He serves in the community and here in the church where he is needed as a Minister in Training.

Cindy Wright

Office Administrator

Cindy was born in Sandpoint and has lived here all her adult life. In 2023 Cindy retired from the Bonner County Sheriff's Office after 44 years of service. In November of 2023, she began working at our church where she enjoys assisting the pastors and getting to know more people. Cindy has two grown daughters; one lives in Sandpoint and the other lives in the Seattle area. She also has six grandchildren (soon to be seven), who keep her very busy.