Meet Our Staff
Rev. Hiestand grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. After years of serving as a church musician, Rev. Hiestand finally heard the call of God when sacred music awakened a spiritual calling. He and his wife Vivian eventually both earned their Master of Divinity degrees and served as ministers in Colorado for ten years. They moved to the Northwest in 2018 to be closer to their grandchildren. Pastor John has served at Salmon Creek Church for four years.
Sue has the unique honor of serving Jesus at Salmon Creek Church for over 30 years. Her family has grown up in this church, and Sue and her husband continue to worship here. Sue’s tenacity, organization, keen insight, compassion, and commitment to this church and congregation has kept it thriving over the decades. Her husband, Ron, is a staple in the musical community as well.
Day School Director
Gayle has been directing our nonprofit faith-based preschool and daycare center for over nine years now. She pursues collaborative relationships that connect resources, ideas, curricula, learning opportunities and innovative art materials with instructors (and parents!). Gayle oversees the charter and direction of the dayschool and assists in the community-lauded Vocation Bible School held each summer.