Paul Smith

Lead Pastor

Paul and Amy have a passion for God and desire for hurting and broken people to experience God's love in their own lives through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. They have five children and have served in Pastoral Ministry since 1999.

Hans Nelson

Youth Pastor

Pastor Hans loves to see students experience that Jesus is real in Middle Schools, High Schools. He and his wife Whitney have four kids and have been on staff since 2010.

Tiffany Ankeny

Church Life Pastor

Tiffany has a passion for learning and teaching about God.  She loves to help people grow in their relationship with Christ through involvement in Life Groups.  Tiffany and her husband, Bryan, have four children.

Greg Simao

Worship Pastor

Greg has a passion to see God glorified and the spiritual lives of all peoples deepened through worshipping and praising the father. He loves using music and the arts to declare the greatness of God. He and his wife Jenny have three boys and as transplants from Northern California, they couldn’t be happier with their new home state! In their spare time they enjoy kayaking, hiking and exploring new restaurants!

Jacob Franks

Children and Family Ministry Pastor

Jacob has an ardent desire for children to know God's word and have every opportunity to step into the Lord's presence and encounter Him face to face. He and his stunningly beautiful wife have an adorable toddler and love board games!

Diana Tirado

Office Administrator

Diana loves serving the church by keeping everyone organized and informed. She is married to her husband Mitch.  Together they are a culinary dream team, Mitch focusing on the savory and Diana on the sweets. 

Wendy Meis

Financial Administrator

Wendy loves numbers and serving God. She has been attending West Ridge since 2005.  Wendy and her husband Dan have 2 young adult boys.  On a nice day you will find her riding her motorcycle.

Angie Stilwell


Angie enjoys serving the physical needs of the church. She spends her free time with her husband Dan and their pets.

Leadership Team

The Leadership Team consists of elders and deacons who together provide spiritual vision and practical wisdom as they lead West Ridge Church.
L-R: Jon Johnson, Chris Williams, Dennis Roth, Anne Bickle, Tovalro Bullock, Tyler Peters, Andrea Paulseth