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Scott Simon

Senior Pastor

Scott was raised in Arizona, and spent the first 27 years of his life as an atheist; he even debated with Christians who rejected modern scientific views on the origins of the universe and life on earth. When Scott gave his life to the Lord through the influence of Christian friends, he discovered a passion for studying God’s perfect Word, memorizing Scriptures, and teaching others. He is committed to honoring God and His Word in all matters of faith and doctrine, including biblical inerrancy, creation, sound doctrine, and salvation by faith in Jesus Christ alone.
For a time, Scott pursued the goal of becoming a Navy Chaplain, which led him to Fuller Theological Seminary and Phoenix Seminary. He completed three-quarters of the coursework required for a Master’s of Divinity degree, including Hebrew, Old Testament, New Testament, and Theology, and many other required master program courses. While at seminary, he met his wife, Kimberly, and they married and had their two children. Having spent time in the Navy Chaplain Corp, Scott realized this was not the call God had for him, and he focused his energy on his young family, until God called them to move to Washington state.
In addition to working as an associate pastor for LCC, he currently works full-time as the Managing Director of Finance & Administration for a patent law firm in Spokane, WA. Prior to accepting his current position, Scott was the Director of Corporate Purchasing for US Airways (now merged with American Airlines) in Tempe, AZ.

Chase Bolster

Associate/Youth Pastor

Chase married his high school sweetheart Katlynn Bolster in 2016. He knows that God has blessed him immensely with and through her.
Hobbies that he has include snowboarding, water skiing, and Frisbee golf.
Chase has a bachelor's degree in political science which has given him useful insight into the arguments against Christianity. He hopes to use this to reach a generation that is walking away from God. In leading the Youth group he has learned much about sharing the Word of God in an impactful way. His hope is to inspire deep contemplation of the scriptures each time they meet.

Kimberly Simon

Children's Ministry Department Head

Kimberly is a wife and mom who has homeschooled her two kids for ten years. She moved with her family from Chandler, Arizona, to Liberty Lake, Washington in 2009. She loves the beauty of the Inland Northwest, but misses the desert sometimes too, usually in February.
Kimberly earned her Bachelor's degree in Christian Education from Grand Canyon University, and served as Children's Ministry Director in a volunteer capacity at Lakeside Church for six years, where she also created some Sunday School curriculum of her own. She loves kids and is passionate to see them grow in their knowledge of God's Word and their love of Jesus!
Her other passion is drama, so you may see her onstage performing in church dramas from time to time. In her free time she loves to read, dance, and when she can find the time, make something crafty.

Jen Crow

Office Administrator 

Jen cam to LCC shortly after the merger and immediately found her new church family. After attending for a few years she found herself with the opportunity to serve her family in a new way as the full time Office Administrator. Her desire is to see the broken made new in the power of Jesus Christ and to share the love of God with people through genuine relationship. 

Janet Seckel

Office Administrator 

Janet Seckel is an organizer, exhorter, teacher, intercessor, and mother. She is a fan of anything historical, art, making old things beautiful again, sewing, reading, refinishing furniture and being a Grandma. Her greatest passion is to grow deeper in knowing the Lord and to continuously be in the flow of the Holy Spirit.
She holds a degree in Visual Merchandising from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, in Los Angeles, California, where she and her husband Tim met and married in 1991. They have four amazing children, a son-in-law and two grandchildren.

Leah Brown

Social Media Manager

Leah has been attending LCC for many years. She started attending Lakeside before the two church's merged. She now wants to use her skills as a graphic designer to glorify God, so she stepped into the role of Social Media Manager at LCC.

Jeremy Hampsch

Worship Leader

Jeremy's  journey with worship began at an early age.  He always loved singing and listening to music.  In 1998 his Dad (pastor Carl) brought Jeremy and his brother Sam to Jesus Northwest, a large christian music festival in Portland OR where they saw DC Talk perform live for the first time.  Jeremy promptly purchased their Jesus Freak cassette and listened to Jesus Freak over and over until he wore out that portion of the cassette.
A year or two later, his Dad brought him to a Promise Keepers rally at the Tacoma Dome.  It was there that he witnessed 10,000+ men raising their hand in worship.  He saw an army of men ready for battle much like he had imagined Gideon’s army the day they prepared for battle against the Midianites.  It was the first time Jeremy raised his hands in worship and the day that he knew music was his love expression to God.
In 2003, Jeremy married his beautiful bride Jessica. In 2006 Jamie was born and in 2008 Abigail and Lily were born.  Finally, in 2013, Joel was born.   His wife and children mean the world to him.  Jeremy can already see God doing a work in their lives through music.
In 2004 Jeremy became the worship leader at Lakes Community Church  where he remains today.
"I continue to learn more about the true meaning and definition of worship everyday and am eager to continue pursuing a life dedicated to following and serving Jesus Christ."

Josh Jensen

Worship Leader

Josh began his ministry with LCC as a youth leader with his now wife Emily. They led the youth group together and shortly thereafter, fell in love. Josh took up a spot with Jeremy as a worship leader for the church. He stepped out of his role as youth minister so that he could fully step into his role as a worship leader. He believes that creating an atmosphere of powerful worship is one of the best ways to connect with God.


The pastoral staff,  Roy Abshire, David Brown, Les Rose, and Rick Hayward.

Board Members

The Pastoral staff, Joe Johns, Dennis Gross, Emily Jensen, Tim DeWitt, Bob Lorentz, Kevin Bolster, Emily Jensen, and Tim Brown.


Tawana Jones

Sunday Morning Facilitator

Tawana Jones has been a Spirit-filled Christian since she was a teenager, and a dedicated servant at almost every church she has attended. A graduate of Whitworth University in health science, she and her husband raised four children in Spokane and Liberty Lake, where Tawana served five years as administrative assistant to Pastor Don at Lakeside Church.

She currently is the lead service administrator for Lakes Community Church on Sundays, directs the Spokane Valley Writer's Club, and provides in-home care for her father-in-law. She has giftings of faith, prayer, organization, and a heart to serve the people of Lakes.

Dennis and Kellie Gross

Young Adult Leaders

Dennis and Kellie Gross have hearts set on serving God and His people. Their main goal in leading the young adults group is to show how to love God, speak Truth, and love people. They lead by example because they know you can't just speak God's truth, you have to live it.

Tim Brown

Head Usher

Tim Brown is the head usher and coach of the co-ed softball team at Lakes. He has always had a passion for sports, especially baseball. Tim and his wife, Leah, moved to Spokane in 2017 and began going to  Lakeside Church, which soon became Lakes Community Church. They feel very blessed to call Lakes their church family.