Who We Are

Without an exception, our staff would agree that the team God has assembled here is nothing short of miraculous. We don’t always agree, but we function with harmony. One’s weakness is another’s strength, and we work together to compliment each other’s God-given gifts and abilities. While we are far from perfect, we are real. While we may say the wrong things at times, you will find us together, working with one common purpose – to see the Great Commission of Jesus fulfilled in and through us. We know that getting to know us will take time. We hope this serves as a resource for you to get the basics down and experience who we are in person.  Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, we are looking forward to getting to know you as well.

  • Pastor Anthony & Eliza Lee Lead Pastor

    Anthony and Eliza have over 18 years in youth ministry/associate pastor experience at several churches in Oregon and California. Born and raised in California, they came to the Pacific Northwest and fell in love with the people and the area. They have two young daughters Juliana (born in 2008) and Sophia (born in 2011). Pastor Anthony graduated from New Hope Christian College in 2001. He has a passion for music and building effective teams that make a bigger impact together. Eliza has been a professional dance instructor for over 15 years. They are a dynamic duo who believe ministry is a way of life and count it a real privilege to serve others. The Lees love the outdoors, running, COFFEE, hanging with friends & family, biking, golfing, eating fantastic food, and exploring Central Oregon.

  • Pastor Cory & Rebekah Emery
    Pastor Cory & Rebekah Emery Worship / Creative Arts Pastor

    Pastor Cory and Rebekah Emery lead our young adults and worship ministries at CLC. They have two wonderful boys, Caleb and Ezekiel and have been married and in ministry since 2003. Rebekah also helps serve in the women’s ministry and in other capacities throughout the church.

  • Pastor Dan & Brenda LeLaCheur Pastor Emeritus - 50+ Ministry and Counseling

    Partnering in ministry and serving Christian Life Center for 30 years, the LeLaCheur’s have led the CLC family in a faith journey that has experienced wonderful growth spiritually and as an expanding fellowship. They have five children who all pursue Jesus Christ and Christian Service with all of their hearts. Jessica their first child went to be with the Lord in childhood and the other family is scattered around the country. Justin & his wife Mandy; Joel Ragan and his wife Summer; Collett and her husband Peter; and Brendan and his wife Emilie. Pastor and Brenda take great joy in their eight and counting (newborn not pictured) grandchildren as the blessing passes on!

  • Pastor Colton Stickler
    Pastor Colton Stickler Youth Pastor

    Partnering with many different ministries, Colton has been following God’s call to California, Iowa, and Hawaii.  Born in Eugene, Colton graduated from New Hope Christian College in 2016.  As an Oregon native, he always had a heart for Central Oregon and loved the idea of calling Bend his home.  Colton is an avid hiker, snowboarder, and coffee drinker, who loves to see students grow in their Kingdom identity.