Leadership

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.

RaDonna Parr

Children and Family Pastor

RaDonna‚Äôs biggest passion in life is reaching and teaching children about God and seeing them make a commitment to follow Christ.  Her goal is to make sure every child knows that they are loved by God and that He has a purpose for their life starting right now.

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.

David and Jessica Yentsch

Worship Pastors

Jessica and David  have been leading worship together for many years, and are excited to continue living out the call that God has placed on their marriage as the co-worship pastors here at West Ridge. Jessica has a Liberal Arts degree in music, having studied at both North Central University in Minneapolis and UW-Eau Claire. David has a degree in Music Education from UW-Eau Claire and taught for several years. They have both completed Discipleship Training Schools through Youth With A Mission. They are passionate about using the gifts that God has blessed them with, as well as encouraging others to do the same. They have five children- Raegan, Amalya, Lincoln, Monroe, and Franklin, as well as 17 goats, and a slew of other animals on their homestead. 

Diana Setter

Office Administrator

Diana loves serving the church by keeping everyone organized and informed. While not a natural techie, she enjoys learning about how to utilize technology to help people grow in their relationship with Jesus. She has a bachelors in Youth Ministry from the University of Northwestern St. Paul and a masters in Education Ministries from Columbia International University.  Her education gets put to good use when working on bible reading plans and preparing sermons.  During her free time she enjoys walking on the plethora of trails around EC, baking, and quilting. 

Leadership Team

Elders: Darlene LaRose, Tom Herro, Andrea Paulseth
Deacons: Dan Jankee, Anthony Hairston, Scott Rydzik, Wendy Meis