NAMES & FACES

Radiant leaders are committed to demonstrating a servant’s heart to mentor people in discovering and using their God-given gifts, in order to empower and equip others towards spiritual maturity and community impact.

John & Pam Vredevelt have been serving as pastors for over 30 years.  They’ve been married 34 years and have 2 grown children (and 2 in heaven).  Their passion for the Radiant community is to continually grow in their ability to love God and love others.  John and Pam like to walk and hike, especially in sunny places by the sea.  Their Bucket List includes sky diving, visiting Tuscany and the Greek Islands, and leading thousands to Christ in one setting.

Email at: johnvred@gmail.com 

Mike and Connie Dana have been married 59 years.  They have two grown children and three married grandchildren plus one great grandchild.  Their favorite vacations have been with family.  Mike and Connie have been at Radiant for several years and enjoy serving the Lord in various ways at Radiant.  The Prayer before the service is important to them and they enjoy the interaction of the congregation during or after the message.  They have been blessed by the breakout sessions.  A home group which includes a meal, fellowship and prayer meets monthly in their home.  They enjoy a pet project, a "Small Pet Hotel" which is caring for small dogs for a number of clients.  Mike is an avid fisherman and Connie loves to play ping pong.  They have enjoyed the outdoors over the years.  Connie is hoping birding will be added to their hiking.  Both enjoy a Senior Circuit exercise class twice a week.

Email at: mikecon537@comcast.net

Elders Emeritus

Laurence & Wendy Dunn have been married for 49 years, have four children, and eight grandchildren who are a big part of their lives. They have been involved with pastoral care for over 30 years, especially in marriage and parenting ministries. Our “Kiwi Couple” enjoy bike riding, travel and the symphony, gardening and model railroads. They love helping people at Radiant reach their potential in God.

Email at: lauwen70@gmail.com

Mel and Annette Olson have been a part of Radiant almost from the very beginning.  They are co-leaders of a Life group that has met in their home since the first year that Radiant began. They have taught several Biblical based studies, counseled and prayed with their Life group people.  Mel has used some of his handyman skills to make repairs in several of our Life group homes. They have enjoyed celebrations together and shared tears and sorrow.  Hiking, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking are those things they enjoy.  As well as tending their vegetable garden and flowers!  And of course there are those special trips to visit their children and spend time with their NINE grandchildren!

 

Email at: dakotakid50@msn.com

Don & Gail Gunstone bring 32 years of teaching, marriage ministry, and leading home groups to Radiant.  They have five kids in their twenties whose names start with T (plus Toby the dog).  They love to be out in God’s creation cycling, hiking and boating.  They hope to see the Northern Lights someday.  Their passion for Radiant is seeing people grow in their faith and getting people connected to each other and to Jesus, especially those who don’t know Him yet!

Email at: gailgunstone.radiant@gmail.com