Pastor Colin Barker (Board Chair)
Adult Discipleship Pastor at North Church
Colin is a Christ follower, husband, dad and community builder. He married his wife Karissa in 2011 and together they have a young daughter who keeps them on their toes. Colin was raised in Spokane and graduated from Eastern Washington University. He’s been on staff and a pastor at North Church for 6 years. Colin oversees all aspects of Adult Ministries and loves seeing people connect in meaningful and life giving relationships. He’s passionate about seeing Spokane reached for Jesus. He loves to eat and cook bbq in his spare time and enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Executive Director at Port of Whitman County
Joe’s is a lifelong resident of Spokane. Born at Saint Anne’s and living the first year of his life in an orphanage prior to adoption has given Joe a strong commitment for the work of Life Services. Joe is the Executive Director of the Port of Whitman County, responsible for planning and implementation of state and federal lobby efforts for the Port district. He is also the spokesperson for the port, enabling him to have contact with many civil organizations, city councils, local government and state agencies. Joe has business experience in both public and private sectors. He has founded and operated companies developing business opportunities, capital fund raising, and design and operation of network systems. He has been a majority stockholder in three telecommunications companies in broadband distribution and product design. Joe is active at his church and has served on the boards of non-profit economic development associations, city council, and volunteer’s time at Cup of Cool Water.
David DeWolf, J.D.
Emeritus Law School Professor – Mary Queen Catholic Church Parish
David has lived in the Spokane area since 1988 when he moved back to Spokane to join the Gonzaga Law School faculty. David and his wife Priscilla have been married for 45 years and have four children: Charles, Maja, Robin, and Peter. David is actively involved at Mary Queen Parish in Hillyard, serving as a lector and Eucharistic minister. David came to Spokane in 1980 to join the firm of Lukins & Annis but left in 1984 to start his teaching career at Oklahoma City University. In addition to his publications on Washington tort law and contract law, David has testified in Olympia on numerous occasions defending religious freedom and the rule of law. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1979 and Stanford University in 1971. David has been involved with Life Services since 2007.
Kjirstin Graham, J.D.
Attorney – Member of Whitworth Community Presbyterian Church
Kjirstin was born and raised in Spokane, and lives here with her husband, Loran, and two young children. Kjirstin is an attorney with Foster Pepper PLLC, practicing in the areas of estate planning, charitable gifts, estate and trust administration, and family business. She is actively involved with the Inland Northwest Planned Giving Council, the Spokane Estate Planning Council, and the Washington State University Foundation Planned Giving Advisory Board. Kjirstin graduated from Pepperdine School of Law in 2005 and from Washington State University in 2002. After five years residing in the Los Angeles area, she and Loran moved back to Spokane in 2007. They have been supporters of Life Services for several years and are active in their church. In her spare time, Kjirstin enjoys family time spent on the ski slopes in the winter and at the lake in the summer, as well as running, biking and volunteering at her children’s school.
Executive Chaplin, Huntwood Industries
Derek grew up in Arizona and attended the University of Arizona before transferring to Whitworth in 1986. After falling in love with the Northwest, God called him to a youth ministry position in Sandpoint, ID from 1987-1990. In 1991 Derek returned to Spokane to work in Christian radio, where he took the opportunity to propose over the airwaves to his future bride, Michelle… who said yes, and they were married in April of 1992 before moving to Colfax to finish their degrees at WSU.
After 7 years in Colfax as the Associate Pastor at Community Bible Church, they returned to Spokane and Derek served as an On-Air Personality with KTSL 101.9FM from 1999-2002, and then moved to Moody 107.9FM as Morning Host from 2002-2010. Derek has also served as Area Director with Safe Families for Children, as the Morning Producer/Host with Shine 104.9FM, and is the owner/operator of Veritas Vox Production Studios. Derek and Michelle have two beautiful daughters, Shilah and Caelah.
Pastor Glendie Loranger
Executive Director & Pastor at North Church
Glendie grew up in Montana, skiing the slopes and enjoying the Big Sky Country. In the early 90s she came out here to EWU where she received her BS in Sports-Medicine and PE with a minor in Applied Psychology. More important than the degree, she also met the love of her life, John. John and Glendie married shortly after graduation from EWU. Two years later Glendie surrendered her life to Jesus Christ with John leading her all the way. Since that time, Glendie has sought to live out the calling God has on her life first as a high school teacher, then a women’s ministry director and most recently as a discipleship pastor at (Life Center) North Church in Spokane. As a North Church pastor Glendie oversaw life groups and Rooted, served on the Sunday speaking team and oversaw a variety of other ministry teams. This experience, coupled with her training at Moody Bible and Spokane Ministry Institute combined to feed her passion for raising up disciple-making disciples for Christ. In addition to her professional roles, Glendie has served as a volunteer advocate and speaker for Life Services, speaker and Board member for IPULSE (now Project Six19), keynote speaker for Abortion Anonymous as well as retreat speaker for various churches throughout our region. In all she does Glendie seeks to fulfill her life’s mission to “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name, make known among the nations what He has done and proclaim that His name is exalted.” Isaiah 12:4. John and Glendie have two sons, Reed and Adam. As Executive Director, Glendie is an ex officio, non-voting board member.