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Staff & Leadership Team

Say hello to the Staff and Leadership Team at Columbia Grove.

Meet our staff

Andrew Thompson - Senior Pastor

"You and Jesus together are an unstoppable force for good." - Pastor Andrew

Andrew Thompson helped start Columbia Grove in 2004. Since then, he has served as Columbia Grove's senior pastor.

He has a Masters of Divinity Degree from North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, and has been ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church since 2005. He is also an accomplished songwriter whose worship songs are being sung around the country.

Andrew is married to his wife of 26+ years, Anita. They have two daughters, Lauren and Elizabeth. His role on the staff is to serve the church by keeping its congregation and staff focused on our mission, and Biblically inspired to pursue it.

Paul Collard - Executive Pastor

"With God, anything is possible." - Paul

Paul Collard joined the Columbia Grove staff in 2018 as the Pastor of Volunteer Development. His current role as Executive Pastor is to lead the many different Ministry Teams, Committees, and Volunteers at Columbia Grove.  Paul's passion is to Serve and watch people grow in their faith.  A great icebreaker question for Paul is to ask him about Officiating Football:)

Heather Olson - Director of Children's Ministry

"For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light" - Ephesians 5:8

Heather Olson has lived in Wenatchee for the last 8 years and was born and raised in Eastern Washington. Heather is married to Richard Olson and together they have 5 children, 4 boys and 1 girl, ages 32 down to 8, and 4 grandchildren. 

Heather has served in multiple areas with Columbia Grove such as Connection Group Leader, Worship Team, Leadership Team, and Children's Church teacher to name a few. Her passion is to build up women and children and develop a deep love for our Savior Jesus Christ. Her favorite passtimes are reading, hiking, camping, and riding her motorcycles with her family and friends.

Ice breaker question: Ask Heather about cabin living off-grid.

Brett Floyd - Administrative Assistant

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. " Romans 12:2

Brett joined the Columbia Grove Staff in July of 2022. He has been living in Wenatchee since 2008 and has lived in Eastern Washington his entire life. He's married to Sarah Floyd and they have four kids, two boys, and two girls. His parents, Bob and Susan Floyd helped plant Columbia Grove in Wenatchee and he has been a regular attendee ever since. He is committed to God and his family and does his best to put them first. He also has a strong honesty policy at work and at home. But, he always loves to laugh and keep things positive.

Brett's Personal Mission Statement:

"My purpose is to use my patience and my wisdom, to love and encourage people so they hear each other and respond with truth-filled answers."

When Brett has free time, which is rare with four young kids, he likes to cook, play computer games, design websites, craft things, and play board games with family and friends.

Ice Breaker Question: Ask me how the Google search engine works.

Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team is responsible for “building, maintaining, and overseeing the spiritual welfare of the congregation and for directing and overseeing all ministries and business affairs of the church.”

Team members are elected by the Membership to serve for three-year terms. Officers of the Leadership Team are decided within the team. The team meets monthly at the church.

  • Walt Ness - Chair
  • Brandt Cappell - Vice Chair
  • Marcia Hahn - CFO
  • J Brian Addleman
  • John Brandt
  • Debbie Garrow
  • Carla Perleberg
  • Cheryl Meeteer

Have questions? Contact our staff at the church office.