Rusty began as Lead Pastor in May 2017. He previously pastored in Washington, Idaho, Kansas City, and Arkansas. He's a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University (2002, B.A. in Bible & Christian Ministries), Nazarene Theological Seminary (2005, M.Div.), and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (2011, Ph.D. Theology & Ethics). He also spent time at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland during the pursuit of his Ph.D.
Rusty has been married to his wife Lauren for over 16 years. Together the two have three children: Lily (7), Rowan (4), and Daisy (1). As a result, they don't get a lot of sleep. Consequently, they both love coffee!
Rusty also teaches courses in theology at Northwest Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary and has published several books on theology.
Besides all of this, Rusty loves fly fishing, snowboarding, hiking, camping, lifting weights, sports, reading, music, and traveling (especially with Lauren).