Pastor Colin Barker (Board Chair)
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. Colin was most recently on staff and a pastor at North Church for 6 years. While there, he oversaw all aspects of Adult Ministries and continues to love 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.
Dave Wright (Treasurer)
CPA for Itron Inc,
Dave is a reformed Californian, moving first to the Seattle area in the early 90’s and then to Liberty Lake in 2009. He graduated from Western Washington University in 1997, with a degree in Accounting and a minor in Spanish. He is a licensed CPA and oversees the accounting functions at Itron. In addition to his board role at Life Services, he is also a member of the Finance Board at Eastpoint Church in Spokane Valley and the board of Junior Achievement of Eastern Washington and North Idaho. While he believes in strong financial stewardship on a personal level as well as for Life Services, he is most passionate about his Savior and the value of each and every human life. Dave is married to Liz (since 1998), and they have three teenage boys who keep them quite busy. During the winter when he’s not at work, you’ll likely find Dave and the family at Lookout Pass. During the warmer months, he’ll be immersed in various house/yard projects. No matter the season, he and his dog, Murphy, are putting in miles on the running trails all around Liberty Lake.
Senior Operations Manager – Dish Technologies
While Josh grew up in Montana and Wyoming, his work travels introduced him to Spokane in the early 2000s. He graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1999 with a BS in Electrical Engineering and a MA in I/O Applied Psychology from Liberty University in 2020. He started his career as a software engineer for Dish Network designing monitoring systems for their spacecraft and video systems and he holds 6 US patents in these areas. Early in his career, he became passionate about leadership and he has led in many different capacities throughout the Dish Network organization. His most recent leadership role permanently brought him to Spokane in 2015 and he now leads Satellite Uplink Operations for the west coast. Josh and his wife Julie moved to Spokane with their 3 children, but their family has now grown with the addition of their daughter-in-law and grandson and the adoption of their youngest son. Outside of his day job, he has helped form a homeless ministry now known as One Reach, facilitated numerous men’s ministry classes, served on the elder board of his previous church, and has worked as a licensed domestic violence counselor with Abuse Recovery Ministry Services. Josh currently attends Life River Fellowship in Spokane Valley and is volunteering in their foodbank ministry, Supplying Needs.
Craig Culbertson, MBA
Managing Partner at Pervidio Benefits Services, LLC
Craig has served in the employee benefits and financial services industry for the previous twenty plus years specializing in health and welfare employer sponsored plans. Having consulted for a wide variety of employers throughout the country, he has extensive experience with the many facets of healthcare delivery financing, funding, management, and compliance of medical, dental and fringe benefit plans. With significant expertise with self-funded ERISA plans, Craig has been on the forefront of alternative medical pricing arrangements and direct provider contracting structures, while advocating for more transparency in healthcare and insurance industry.
Prior to founding Pervidio Benefits Services, Craig held senior executive consulting positions at Mercer Health and Benefits, Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Payne Financial Group, and The Hartford. Craig holds insurance licenses and consulting certificates in many states throughout the country, and serves clients from coast to coast.
Craig holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University in Political Science, and a Master of Business Administration in Medical Administration, from King University. Craig and his wife Alayna have been married for 22 years, and have three children. In his leisure, Craig enjoys time with his family, sailing, back packing, and the occasional game of golf.
Counselor, Union Gospel Mission
Kim has been married to her husband Mark for 28 years and they have 4 grown children. She moved to Spokane in 1996 because of her husbands job. She recently spent the past 5 years as a counselor at Anna Ogden Hall working with women in recovery. Kim graduated from Moody Bible Institute with her Biblical Studies degree and then her Masters from Whitworth University in Theology in 2014. She is passionate about God’s Word and pointing others to Christ. Her experience with abortion as a young adult birthed her interest in Life Services and what they offered. She loves doing life with family and friends in her spare time, which usually includes food, travel, and fun.
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.