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,…
Interim Director of Children’s Ministry

Mary Gronseth

Mary grew up in Centralia, WA. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Central Washington University. Mary taught in Kindergarten and First Grade in the Public Schools for 29 years, most of those years in the Woodland School District. She retired in 2017. Mary’s passion has always been to share the love of Jesus with children. She served as part-time Children’s Director at LvCC in the mid 80’s, when the position was first created. Mary has done children’s…
Children’s Ministry Intern

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…
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…

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, were she is their bookkeeper also. They have four grown children and six grandchildren.