Pastor Mike is originally from the Northwest, born and raised in Gig Harbor, WA. He and his family have spent the last 8 years in Southern California pastoring a church in the Los Angeles suburb of Lakewood. They already miss the sunshine and beaches, but are so glad to be back home in the Northwest. Mike is married to his incredible wife Michelle and they have four children. Pastor Mike loves to learn, coach his kids’ sports teams, serve as chaplain at the local YMCA, work out and play golf. The Conans’ life is busy and filled with sports, family fun and growing in their faith. “This makes Cedar Creek a great home church for us! This place is filled with great, fun and family-oriented people. Our kids fit in right away and Michelle and I love the people here. Cedar Creek Church is a great place to grow in faith. Whether you are beginning your quest towards God or have been walking with God your entire life. Come check us out one Sunday morning, you will be glad you did!” You can reach Pastor Mike by email here.
Youth Ministries Director
Don Mershon enjoys spending time with his wife of 15 years, Becky and their four children. Don and his family have called Sherwood home since 2014. Don and his family enjoy camping and fishing, and have an annual tradition of road-tripping to California to visit family and Disneyland. Don enjoys watching, playing and coaching a variety of sports. He is always up for a fun activity.
Don currently works at the Sherwood YMCA where he mentors middle and high school students, co-hosts Summer Friday Fellowship bible study, teaches Home School P.E., and instructs SNAPS (Special Needs Adult Program). Don also works as a Special Educational Instructional Assistant for the Sherwood School District. On Friday mornings, he can be found volunteering for FCA ( Fellowship of Christian Athletes) with the middle school boys of Sherwood. Don studied at Liberty University where he obtained a Certificate in Christian Ministry in 2016.
Don wants to help youth grow in their faith and grow closer to God. He believes in teaching directly from the Bible. Don teaches youth to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, to spend time in prayer, and to disciple. “Let's learn together, grow together, and have FUN together!”
“My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ” Colossians 2:2 (NIV)
Steve Wells resides in Sherwood, OR with his wife, Nicole, and their two teenage sons, Chandler and Landon. Steve is a graduate of Warner Pacific College with a Bachelors of Arts in Youth and Music Ministries and has served in ministry for over 20 years in various full-time vocational roles including youth pastor, music minister, church planter and lead pastor. The Wells family has ministers together on occasion at various churches and events by leading worship and sharing their miraculous story of redemption, offering hope to families torn by addiction. You can reach Steve by email here.
Rosalie Lund joined our staff as Administrative Assistant in 2012. Rosalie and her husband Steve are Tualatin residents and have one son. Rosalie grew up in Northeast Portland and attended Portland State and Warner Pacific College. She worked for 15 years as a Payroll & Commissions Officer for Jantzen Inc., and 5 years as a part-time Music Ministry Assistant at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church.
In Summer 2011 she and her family felt God calling them to a big move to a smaller church, Cedar Creek. The sense of community here caught their attention right away. They made the decision to join the church after that first summer.
In addition to her duties on staff, she serves as a member of the Worship Team, and the Stewardship Team.
Rosalie and Steve stay busy managing life with their son, Jeremy, who is active in basketball and school. They are members of the Helland small group.
Rosalie can be reached by email or most Sunday mornings at church.
Our board of elders is known as our “Session.” The elders serve as the spiritual and organizational leaders of our church. They serve staggered three-year terms.
- Steve Lund, Stewardship
- Jennie Harrop, Youth Ministries
- Erik Helland, Children’s Ministries
- Steve Kunkle, Small Groups
- Louie Olivares, Missions & Nominating Committee
- Bud Decker, Outreach & Evangelism
Ministry Team Leaders
Our Ministry Team Leaders are responsible for organizing and coordinating the different groups that work to achieve our mission and vision here at Cedar Creek
- Children's Ministry - Erik Helland
- Youth Ministry - Jennie Harrop
- Stewardship - Steve Lund
- Small Groups - Steve Kunkle
- Trustees - Scott Popkes
- Ushers/Greeters - Steve Lund
- Music Ministry - Steve Wells