meet our

staff

a little bit about us

meet our staff

 

dan bulkley

senior pastor

Pastor Dan has been part of LIFE Fellowship since 1980 and has a deep love and commitment for the Scriptures. And twinkies. He loves twinkies. Kale? Not so much. Dan has an amazing servant's heart and a gift for communicating the Scriptures in a relatable way, and his teaching is bound to challenge you.

 

mark montgomery

pastor, youth ministries

Pastor Mark came to us from Athlone, Ireland in 2006. Since then, Mark has served as our Youth Pastor and has also served in numerous capacities in our community and helping church members with specific needs. He talks a little funny, but he loves the Lord, and he inspires others to do the same!

 

michael martin

pastor, children's ministries

Pastor Mike has been around since 1979 and has been on the full-time staff since 2000. He's the really tall one. He's also a huge nerd. But he loves working with children and doing nerdy tech stuff. Mike is also a graphic designer and does whatever else is needed, but he's really just a big kid at heart.

 

les gilmer

pastor, music ministries

Pastor Les has been part of LIFE Fellowship since the earliest days and has been on the full-time staff since 1995. Before that, Les had apparently been in every business known to man. He seems to know a little bit about just about everything–especially cars. And aviation. And music. Did we mention that he's our music pastor?

 

leon junk

pastor, seniors and maintenance

Pastor Leon has been part of LIFE since the mid 90's, when he was called into missionary work. Leon and his family served with New Tribes Missions in the Philippines for several years before returning to LIFE to serve the seniors, doing hospital visits, and church maintenance, mostly fixing stuff that the other pastors break. Thanks Leon!

 

ed bulkley

pastor, international ministries

Pastor Ed is the founder of LIFE Fellowship and served as our senior pastor from 1979-2018. Pastor Ed has authored three books and also serves as the president of the International Association of Biblical Counselors. Also, if you need a gadget of any sort, Ed is probably carrying one in his scotti vest. Ed frequently travels overseas to train others in the sufficiency of God's Word.

 

karen sheehan

office manager

Karen has been with LIFE fellowship since its earliest years. She serves as our office manager, which basically means that she makes everyone else appear to know what they're doing. Karen keeps the office running and keeps us organized, and she's probably the one you'll meet when you visit our offices.

 

holly andrews

secretary, life fellowship and iabc

Holly wears two hats. Which is weird, because she doesn't like to mess up her hair. Holly is the executive secretary for the International Association of Biblical Counselors and is also a church secretary. She lends her eye for detail and her organizational skills to both organizations to help them run fabulously.

 

marlowe bulkley

secretary

Marlowe has been at LIFE since its founding in 1979 and has done a bit of everything for the church, including being the wife of Pastor Ed. In addition to making Pastor Ed look good, Marlowe has authored a book, coordinated numerous Bible studies, and kept the church finances organized.

 

heidi martin

children's ministries

Heidi has been at LIFE since 1979 and is the wife of the exceptionally blessed Pastor Mike. Heidi works to keep the children's ministries organized and running smoothly and also helps out wherever else she is needed. She also helps to bring pastor Mike back down to earth whenever he gets nutty ministry ideas, which isn't an easy job.

 

cheryl ice

children's staff

Cheryl, along with her husband Justin, has served in the children's ministries at LIFE since the 1980's. Her husband, Justin, is the commander of our AWANA program, which he faithfully does on a volunteer basis, and Cheryl helps to coordinate our Sunday School classes, summer camp, and more.

 

kim gilmer

nursery coordinator

Kim has been around LIFE as long as Pastor Les has because, well, she's married to him. Kim coordinates our infant and toddler nurseries so that parents can enjoy the worship services. As Kim likes to say about the babies, "we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed."

 

lance garrett

piano jedi

Seriously, have you heard him play? He's amazing. Lance plays piano with the LIFE worship team and also helps to lead the orchestra. Watching him play is almost as much fun as listening to him, and we are truly blessed to have him on board.

 

sarah bulkley

ladies' ministries

Okay, she's technically not staff, but she IS the senior pastor's wife, so yeah, she's staff. Sarah coordinates the ladies' ministries, lends her decorative skills to the church, helps to serve meals, and generally tries to make Dan a better human being. She has her work cut out for her.

 

bill & cheri strong

life Christian Academy

Cheri and Bill are the principals of LIFE Christian Academy, our very own K-12 school. Bill and Cheri have many years of experience in Christian education and operate LCA with a ministry focus and a family atmosphere.

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