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 in high school.  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 received her MA in youth, children and family ministry and was ordained in 2021. Carlie is passionate about discipleship and helping families grow closer to God together.

Pastor Janine Shepard

Administrative Pastor

Janine has been a member of Sandpoint Nazarene for over 15 years and on staff for 11 years. Since joining our staff, Janine has become an integral part of the ministry here. Janine and her husband, Todd, have 3 daughters, Ashley, Amy and Abby, a granddaughter, Bailey and 3 grandsons, James, and twins Adam and Luke. Janine is passionate about supporting people in ministry and discipling people.

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