OUR STAFF

Doug Stolhand

Lead Pastor

doug@ebfolympia.com

Doug started as our new Lead Pastor at EBF on Sept. 17, 2018.  

Debbie and I grew up in southern California - Debbie in the pool and I “lived” on the beach. Our active outdoor childhoods, led to really active “sports loving” lives. We both played team sports, coached, and our fun-loving families played games. We were known for hearty laughter. We were both blessed in that our family’s relationship to God through Jesus Christ was a priority that we saw lived out. As a result, we both came to faith in Christ as kids and grew up attending the same church, where we “met” in high school. 

Our first date was “grad night” at Disneyland, and the rest as they say is history. Thirty-six years of adventure in marriage, three daughters-Ashley, Lindsay & Kelsey, serving in vocational ministry and a truckload of international travel and missions bring us to today.  We have lived in the great “cow states” of California (“Happy cows”) and Wisconsin (more cows than people), in urban, suburban and rural settings. 

Our realization of life not being about ourselves came very early, and before we married, we knew that God had called us into a life of serving others. We worked multiple jobs early on to pay for my attending BIOLA University and Talbot Seminary. The degrees earned are not my own, but gifts from God that came through the sacrificial hard work of both of us. In fact, every paper I wrote, Debbie typed on her lunch breaks, or before or after work. 

Being a mom, it was a natural “fit” for Debbie to work in the school district as a para-educator, which she has always seen as more of a ministry than a job. She has coached softball at the high school level and worked most of the athletic and extracurricular events throughout the year. Because serving others has been central to our lives, the variety of things the Lord has allowed us to be involved in has been full of that paradoxical combination of joy and sorrow that permeates ministry. In the

church, Debbie loves the nursery! She has also been part of AWANA, Youth Ministry, Women’s Ministries, baking cookies and meals for others.

Outside of the church we enjoy building relational bridges with people who don’t yet know Christ, that are strong enough to carry the weight of the gospel.  I thrive on telling people about Jesus, communicating the Word, and prayer. So, I ride with others, I keep bees with others, I coach, whatever, wherever, all to find ways to associate with those who are searching for meaning in life and praying that somehow God will open the door for a conversation that can change their eternity by introducing them to Jesus. 

We are just kind of down to earth people. Given the choice, among a host of other things, Debbie can be found walking, cycling, reading, gardening, participating in exercise classes, working puzzles, watching football and serving in the community. I love to ride my bike. But on my days off I bake, hunt, fish, do woodwork, cook, and keep bees. Above all else our greatest joy comes from seeing God at work and being used by Him for His glory.

SHON TENKLEY

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

stenkley@ebfolympia.com

After growing up in Lynden, WA, (Go Lynden Lions!) he graduated from Centralia Community College with an Associates Degree in 1994. He received his B.A. in Bible and Youth Ministry from Multnomah University in 1997. Shon served as Youth Pastor at Central Bible Church in Portland, Oregon from 1998-2011. In Octber of 2011, Shon answered the call to serve on staff at EBF and started as the Youth Pastor in 2012. In June of 2014 Shon transitioned to the Associate Pastor role. Some of Shon's favorite things about being a pastor include: working with students & families, encouraging men, leading mission trips, going on retreats, meeting with people, helping new people get plugged into the church, teaching, seeing people grow in their faith, facilitating small groups, planning events, and playing sports.  Shon is married to Melody and they have six children.


JUSTIN MCLARTY

YOUTH PASTOR


justin@ebfolympia.com

Justin started at EBF in June 2021. Justin grew up in Sacramento, California, and was blessed to grow up in a Christian home. His dad led him to the Lord at a young age. He grew in his faith and love for the Lord through godly parents, church activities, and youth ministries. Justin played basketball, baseball and football while growing up. His entire family sings, so music was an important part of his life both at church and school.

Justin graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago with a B.A. in Biblical studies with an interdisciplinary emphasis in Pastoral Studies in May of 2021. God has given Justin a heart for loving young people and teaching and encouraging youth in their faith, and walk with the Lord. He is eager to build relationships with all students and is sensitive to those who might be on the fringes. He is a leader who is motivated by his desire to serve the Lord and to see spiritual growth in young people, and bring unbelievers to faith in Christ.

During his Junior year at Moody, Justin met his best friend, Jamie Brewer and they married in 2021. Both Jamie and Justin have experience working with youth and are extremely passionate about discipleship and sharing the love of Christ. 

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Ministry Leaders @ EBF

Office Manager:  Judy McMillan

Women's Ministry:  Jodi Davison

Men's Ministry: Dean Forte, Shon TenKley

Nursery:  Eileen Bates

Children's Sunday School:  Lonna Hocker

AWANA:  Kerri & Sean Vincent

VBS:  Pam Wagner

Kids Choir:  Mike Keeling

EBF Preschool:  Maria Goodin

Amazing Grays:  Mary Higgins

College/Young Adults: Shon & Melody TenKley, Geoff & Christina Ankeney

Deacons:  Tom Higgins, Chris Barr, Erik Martin

Deaconess:  Kerri Vincent, Claudette Kerstetter, Vicki Brittingham

Ushers:  Ron Smith, Dean Forte

Reception Coordinator:  Kerri Vincent

Librarian:  Claudette Kerstetter

Zoom Prayer: Dan & Melissa Norby

ESL:  Minda Caldwell

Mission Commission:  Frank Meriweather, Blythe Stanton, Jeanette Gardner, Minda Caldwell, Jonathan Joudrey, Felicia Van Lierop, Fred Smith, Sarah Wagner

Small Groups: Joe & Diane Upton

Sound/Tech:  Mike Keeling, David Taylor

Video Live Stream: Mike Keeling, Dan Churches

Spanish Ministry/Sunday Sermon Translation:  Jonathan & Gloria Joudrey

Senior Potluck:  Judy Pust

Espresso Stand:  Sarah Wagner

Meal Ministry:  Cheri Lopez

Wednesday Night Prayer:  Myra Yu

Custodians:  Sean Vincent, Lauren Vincent, Melody TenKley

EBF Jail Ministry:  Frank Meriwether, Karen Hazelrigg

Communications: Sarah Upton, Shon TenKley