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 

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

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: Mel and Annette at: dakotakid50@msn.com

Andrew and Macy Gándara have known Jesus their whole lives. They have a passion for sharing the love of God and blessed to be part of the Radiant team. They enjoy playing boardgames, hosting people at their home, traveling, and learning more about Jesus. During their time on Earth, they hope to travel and share the gospel on all 7 continents, and as of July 2019, their journey continues as they move to Columbia as missionaries to continue spreading the love of Jesus.

 

Email Andrew at agandara520@gmail.com

Email Macy at mbothman08@wou.edu

 

Dr. Tom and Bonnie Kopp love Radiant because of its passion, vision, and leadership for being involved in advancing the kingdom of God both at home & worldwide.  They feel privileged, not only to have Radiant as their fellowship base, but to have it ‘journey with” them as they serve global ministry leaders through strengthening and encouragement. Under the auspices of the Paraclete Mission Group (www.paraclete.net), they are able to ‘come alongside’ those who minister in Africa, Asia, and S. America.

 

Elders Emeritus

Laurence & Wendy Dunn have been married 40 years, have four grown children and seven 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.


Al & Charonne Edens hosted the original Radiant fellowship in their home, which seems to have a revolving door of hospitality.  During their 43 years of marriage they have served together with youth, marriage ministry, and Bible studies.  They love to share life, especially golf, snowbirding, and exploring their own home town.  The Edens have two grown sons and two grandchildren, (and two granddogs)!  Their leadership role at Radiant is supporting the other elders in clarifying the vision for Radiant and moving into it.