Staff

Staff

Lead Pastor

Dave Hendrickson

Dave became the Lead Pastor at LvCC in August 2019. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA (Yes, he is a devoted Steelers fan). While at Geneva College, Dave met his wife, Janelle. Before having kids, they had the opportunity to do ministry in places like St. Petersburg, Russia; Charleston, SC; and Sheffield, England. Dave went to Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA, where he received his M Div. During that time, Dave and Janelle had two sons,…
Discipleship and Community Life Pastor

Caleb Strom

Caleb began as the Discipleship and Community Life Pastor in August of 2022. He has an undergraduate degree in English Education from Bethel University in Mishawaka, Indiana and it was there he met his wife, Bre. While studying at Bethel he had an opportunity to study abroad in Mukono, Uganda at Uganda Christian University. After teaching High School English for a bit he got the call to ministry and completed a Master’s in Ministry from Bethel. Both he and his…
Youth Pastor

Nathaniel Duscha

Nathaniel has been the Youth Pastor at LVCC since August 2021. He and his wife, Charity, were both born and raised right here in Longview. They attended high school together at Three Rivers Christian School and moved to Minnesota after graduation to attend Crown College. While there, Nathaniel completed a year of school majoring in Bible and Theology and worked for three years in youth ministry. Nathaniel and Charity were married in January 2020 and had their daughter, Azlynn, in September 2021.
Director of Children’s Ministry

Sarah Fix

Sarah joined the team at the beginning of Summer 2021 with a passion to lead the next generation to the truths of the Gospel through children’s ministry. Sarah is married to Garrett Fix (Property manager) and mother to their two children, Weston and Norah. Originally from Greenville, South Carolina, Sarah moved to Pennsylvania after high school where she attended a gap year program called Onelife and met her husband there. After living in South Carolina and having two children, Kelso/Longview became…
Office Administrator

Patty Howland

Patty has been the Office Administrator at LvCC since May 2018 and is also the Women’s Ministry Team Leader. She was involved in women’s and music ministries for many years at previous churches in Tacoma and Bremerton. She also worked for fifteen years in Tacoma as the Northwest Regional Manager for J.W. Pepper, a national sheet-music distributor, and feels blessed to be able to utilize both her administrative training and ministry experience in her position here. She also enjoys singing…
Social Media and Digital Coordinator

Matt Avalon

Matt joined the team in April 2020 as a youth ministry intern, and has been around ever since. The youngest of 6 children, Matt has always had a desire to serve. After graduating from Mark Morris High School in 2016, Matt has spent a year attending college in Nashville, TN, before moving back to Longview.   Matt also works as a teacher and full-time student (he likes to keep busy!) Matt loves tennis, coffee, listening to people share about their…
Property Manager

Garrett Fix

Garrett started as our Property Manager in July 2021 and is a Kelso native; graduating from Kelso High School in 2014. After graduating Garrett spend 6 years on the east coast where he met his wife, Sarah. Garrett spend a year in PA and another 5 years in SC where he and Sarah got married and had two children, Weston and Norah. Garrett and Sarah moved back to Kelso/Longview in October of 2020 to be closer to family and to…
Bookkeeper

Jackie Erickson

Jackie began her part-time position as Bookkeeper at Longview Community Church in 2015. Retired, with a bookkeeping and non-profit background, Jackie is a Longview native and loves reading, traveling and gardening. She and her husband Allan attend Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Kelso, where she is their bookkeeper also. They have four grown children and six grandchildren.