Leaders

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."

-Proverbs 3:5-6

Cory

Daker

Lead Pastor

Jared

Simon

Worship Director

Kristin

Storm

Children’s Director

Ellen

Schulz

Nursery Director

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Cory Daker

Lead Pastor

Cory married the love of his life, Kelsey, in July of 2008 and in May of 2012 they had their first child, Carlee Joy, followed by Madeline (Madi) Mae in April 2014. They also have 2 dogs, Duke and Daisy.

Cory graduated from Northwest Nazarene University in 2006 with a BA in Kinesiology; sports and recreation management. As he came home from college to start putting his degree to work, Cory felt God drawing him to ministry. In May of 2007 he accepted the youth pastor and worship pastor positions at a Nazarene church in Auburn, Washington. It was evident Cory had found his calling. In 2008, Kelsey joined Cory in ministering to the youth of Auburn. Both know how vital children's and youth ministry are in helping to bring up these younger generations to be the men and women of God they were created to be.

In 2010, Cory began sensing a new call on his life as he began having the desire to go out and plant churches. It was in early 2012 that Cory realized God had been preparing his heart for The Rescue Church and people of Sumner. So in February of 2013, The Rescue Church was planted. Both Cory and Kelsey are excited and eagerly waiting to see what God is going to do through The Rescue and city of Sumner. Please join with Pastor Cory and Kelsey as they pray earnestly over the calling they have received.

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Jared Simon

Worship Director

Jared has been playing the piano and singing with worship teams for the past 14 years. According to him, "worship is the expression of love and devotion to whomever - or whatever - someone prioritizes above all else in their life."

"As Christians, we choose King Jesus above everything else. Music was created as a way to express this. God most effectively gets through to me through music, and I best communicate my adoration for Him in song as well." As the worship director of The Rescue Church, Jared's mission each week is to lay down the red carpet for the presence of God through music. This is so He might get our attention (Psalm 57:8), show us His love and power (Psalm 59:16), and prompt us to respond with free, authentic worship (Psalm 71:23). God is so good!

Jared lives in Bonney Lake with his wife, Nicole, and their sons, Cooper and Colton. Other than spending time with his family and extended family, his hobbies include working on projects in his yard, golfing, softball, cooking/baking, and being a fair-weather fan of the local pro sports teams.

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Kristin Storm

Children’s Director

Kristin and Nathan were fortunate enough to go on a missions trip their senior year of high school, where they built a house and worked in an orphanage. It was then that Kristin felt called into Childrens ministry the first time, began work at a Christian childcare center, and received her Child Development Associates.

Kristin and Nathan married July of 2006. They now have three children Jaslynn 7, Beckett 4, and Corbin 2. Kristin and Nathan worked in youth ministry with Pastor Cory and Kelsey for a few years and continued the program after The Rescue was planted. A few months after Kristin and Nathan felt a call to join the Rescue Church to serve in Sumner, where they had gone to high school and grown in their walk with Jesus and together. It wasn't long after beginning at The Rescue that Kristin felt another call into Children's Ministry. Now having small children of her own Kristin took on a whole new understanding of how special Children's ministry is, how important it is to cultivate a legacy of love and compassion within our families and our community, which starts with our children.

Nathan and Kristin enjoy entertaining game nights, dinners, bonfires - basically anything that brings them together with those they care about. They also enjoy anything that gets them outdoors, hiking, hunting, going to the beach, and camping. Most Sundays Kristin can be found ushering their children around so don't be afraid to stop her to chat or introduce yourself. She is incredibly excited about what God has in store for our children and feels so privileged to be apart of it.

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Ellen Schulz

Nursery Director

Ellen has a strong passion for our babies and young children. She strongly believes that introducing children to the Lord at a young age helps them develop a relationship with Christ that will last a lifetime. From the very first Sunday, it was obvious that the church was going to have a significant number of young children. Ellen recognized that need and stepped in to help organize our Nursery. As a mother of two young boys, she strives to give each child a safe place to play and most importantly learn about Jesus. We never think that it is too early for our children to hear the word of the Lord. She feels it is important that the first words babies hear is the name of Jesus on our lips.

Ellen and her husband Harold were married in 2009 and since then have added two boys, Harold and Harrison to their family. Ellen loves playing and teaching her boys new things, going on fun adventures as a family and spending time with good friends.

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