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Pastors & Staff

The Lord God will make your feet like the hind's feet and set them on the high places.  - Habakkuk 3:19

Peter Epler


Peter has been in ministry for 15 years and counts it a blessing to have served half of that time here - in such an amazing community!  In his spare time he loves to explore nature and participate in local theater!  His wife, Shelly, is involved in the community band program and enjoys indoor activities away from bugs.  Two kids keep the house full of energy.  
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  - James 1:17

Katie Parrott


Katie came to Ketchikan after high school and after two years made Alaska her forever home by marrying a fisherman.  She and Jim now have three awesome kids, Grace (16), Reuben (12) and Ian (9) to fish with.  She is the Business Manager for the Ketchikan School District, and loves coffee, Alaska politics, and number crunching.  Her life path is 110% a work of God's providence and lovingkindness.
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face towards you and give you His peace.  - Numbers 6:24-26

Terrie Beckett

Board Member

Terrie moved to Ketchikan a little over 3 years ago to help care for her grandlittles for a short time.   Her husband, Jim, joined her a few months later and they decided to make Ketchikan their permanent home.  Terrie loves to cook, bake and spend time with family and friends.  She loves to pray for others, teach bible studies and host home groups; always eager to share about God's love, grace, mercy and faithfulness. 
For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord.  Plans to prosper you and not harm you.  Plans to give you a hope and a future.  - Jeremiah 19:11

Carrie Bolshakoff

Board Member

Carrie moved to Ketchikan to take classes at the college, met her husband and has now been here for nearly 24 years!  She loves spending time with her family, hiking in the woods with her dogs, cooking (and messing with recipes), working in her yard and learning new things.  She's been loving Jesus for as long as she can remember.
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.  - Exodus 14:14

Nia Boor

Board Member

Nia is a US Army Veteran and mom of four who enjoys coffee, Oreos and laughter.  She loves teaching children's church, bible studies and pursuing her walk with Christ.  Her favorite books in the Bible are Ecclesiastes and 2 Peter.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think on those things.  - Philippians 4:8

Andrea Crowder

Board Member

Andrea has lived in Ketchikan for 10 years and has been attending KTNNAZ for about two years.  Although she wanted to jump on a plane back to Texas a few months after moving her, she has come to love the beauty of this place and it's people! She love spending time with family, spending as much time as possible outdoors and she has passion for gardening!