Pastor Marc Rice answered the call to be our Pastor in December 1999 and began his work here in April 2000. He was newly ordained after graduating from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. Pastor Marc and wife Janet are both originally from the northwest and had lived in Indiana for seventeen years before returning. They have two children who attended Montesano schools. Their son Ben went on to study at Central Washington University and continues his interest in music performance and physical fitness training. Their daughter Courtney went on to study at Anderson University, was ordained and currently serves as the Senior Pastor at the Edmonds Church of God. Janet is very involved in the ministries of the church. She leads the Women of Faith group and helps out in many ways. Marc’s grandfather also used to be a pastor in Montesano. Pastor Marc is active with the Montesano Ministerial Association and volunteers as the Chaplain for the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office, Montesano Police Department, Montesano Fire District and Fire District #2. In Marc’s free time he enjoys playing his guitar and attending Montesano Bulldog sporting events with Janet.
Arlene has been assisting the church to pay bills as our bookkeeper and has also coordinated the volunteer team of counters since 2015.
She handles the ordering of janitorial supplies, kitchen supplies and educational materials as well as many “other duties as assigned”.
She has volunteered for many other positions – Missions Committee, Union Gospel Mission meal coordinator, Stephen Ministry trainer and XYZ potluck coordinator.
Arlene has the gift of service and does so with a great amount of compassion and understanding. She lives outside Montesano with her husband Mike.
Laura has been our church custodian since 2015. We have a large building and Laura works hard to make sure it is ready for the many activities hosted here.
She has the gift of hospitality and regularly shares that with us after service. She is also a strong supporter of our 10/10 family potluck group.
Laura lives in Montesano with her husband Steven Sr. and son Steven Jr.