A primary focus of our pastors is to equip and empower others to serve as Jesus did. At Village Church, we have dedicated staff including pastors and volunteer leaders of groups, teams and ministries.
Mike RJ Miller - Lead Pastor
After 17 years in the tech industry, Mike and his family dove into a life dedicated to planting and revitalizing churches. Since 2007, the Miller family has been involved in starting and strengthening churches in the Pacific Northwest. Mike is most proud of his marriage to Heather and how they have raised three amazing people to serve the Lord with their lives. Mike is a lifelong learner of the Bible and leadership principles and finds joyful purpose in equipping and empowering those whom he serves. He’s a fan of CS Lewis, the Seahawks, craft coffee, and good hamburgers.
Heather Miller - Discipleship and Care Minister
Heather works alongside her husband, Mike to help build up the leaders at Village. She serves the Stephen Ministry, First Impressions and Hosting Teams. Heather studied Pastoral Care and Biblical Ministries at Johnson University. She loves to encourage people in their pursuit of Jesus and come alongside others during times of need. In her free time, she enjoys wood-working, floral design, holding her grandson, and preparing family dinners!
Toby Carter - Youth and Music Minister
Toby serves as the Youth Minister and Music Minister at Village. Toby studied Music Ministry and Theology at Bushnell University in Eugene, OR. Toby is a twin and loves playing sports like basketball.
Graice Gerlach - Children's Ministry Coordinator
Graice leads the Children's Ministry here at Village Church. She studied Worship Arts at Bushnell University for two years, and has always loved working with kids! Graice is passionate about the arts; she loves singing, dancing, playing guitar and crocheting. As a new mom, Graice spends most of her time taking care of her home and her son, but on days off, you might find her playing cards or working on a puzzle.