About Us

Why Autumn Ridge Church Exists

Autumn Ridge Church exists to lead people to be fully devoted followers of Jesus.

We desire to be:

We want to be a church of all cultures, where curious, skeptical, and hurting people love to attend. 

What We Value

Take truth seriously 

We’ll follow it, wherever it leads. 

 

Give grace relentlessly 

Since it’s never earned or deserved, we never have a reason not to give it away. 

 

Honor guests enthusiastically 

We care more about your experience than our own. 

Belong before you believe 

You don’t have to think like we think, or act like we act, to be accepted here. 

 

Move toward the messes 

Nobody makes a difference by staying comfortable. 

Make generosity normal 

We invest our lives, not just our money. 

 

Take your next step 

We want everyone to grow in their faith journey. 

 

Trust the process 

God changes people; we don’t. 

WHAT CONNECTS US

Our Beliefs

The Word of God

We believe the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

The Trinity

We believe there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.

God the Father

We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of people, He hears and answers prayer, and He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide.

Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, and ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to Earth.

The Church

We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.

The Last Things

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal happiness of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.

Christian Conduct

We believe all Christians should live for the glory of God and the well being of others, their conduct should be blameless before the world, they should be faithful stewards of their possessions, and they should seek to realize for themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.

Regeneration (Salvation)

We believe all are sinners by nature and by choice, and are therefore, under condemnation. We believe those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.

The Ordinances

We believe our Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

What We Can Offer You

In-Person Services

 

Because of COVID-19, we have been a church scattered. We are so excited to be able to be together in person!

Leadership

A leader serves people by freeing them to use their various gifts and abilities in working toward a common goal. The orchestra conductor frees musicians to make beautiful music together by providing them with a down beat, crescendo indications, and sectional balance. Without a conductor, musicians doing their own thing create dissonance and noise.

Lead Team

Derek Freed

Derek Freed

Student Ministries Pastor
Otis Hall

Otis Hall

Executive Pastor
Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson

Lead Pastor
Scott Jones

Scott Jones

Middle School Pastor
Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald

Connecting Pastor
Svea Merry

Svea Merry

Women's Ministry Director
Robert Nash

Robert Nash

Children's Pastor
Jamie Robinson

Jamie Robinson

Worship Pastor
Woody Roland

Woody Roland

Missions Pastor
Caleb Smith

Caleb Smith

Executive Pastor
Tom Ulwelling

Tom Ulwelling

Facility Director
Elann Wright

Elann Wright

Care Director

Support Staff

Michelle Anglin

Michelle Anglin

Lead Pastor Exec. Assistant
Sheryl Bailey

Sheryl Bailey

Receptionist
Ian Benoit

Ian Benoit

Technical Director
Michelle Den Hartog

Michelle Den Hartog

Executive Asst., IT Specialist
Steve Eng

Steve Eng

Recovery Director
Patty Gilmore

Patty Gilmore

Care Ministry Assistant/Coordinator
Emily Holter

Emily Holter

Operations Ministry Coordinator
Beth Huffman

Beth Huffman

Early Childhood Director
Brenda Johnson

Brenda Johnson

Head Custodian
Sandee Johnson

Sandee Johnson

Visitation Minister
Erika Kelly

Erika Kelly

Christos Bookcenter
Amanda King

Amanda King

Children's Admin Assistant
Jennifer Koepplin

Jennifer Koepplin

Worship Assistant
Tim Lacine

Tim Lacine

Controller/Accounting Manager
Taylor McDowell

Taylor McDowell

AR KIDS Elementary Director
Alonzo Molinar

Alonzo Molinar

Student Worship Director
Dorothy Morris

Dorothy Morris

Connecting Assistant & Data Specialist
Elliott Moseley

Elliott Moseley

Student Ministries Assistant
Josiah Novinger

Josiah Novinger

Technical Assistant
Jennifer Ouren

Jennifer Ouren

Women's Assistant
Brad Peters

Brad Peters

Facilities Associate
Craig Rasmussen

Craig Rasmussen

Executive Chef
Nella Reisner

Nella Reisner

Facilities Associate
Lily Schlossin

Lily Schlossin

HR/Finance Generalist
TJ Schultz

TJ Schultz

Communication Manager
Mary Van Peursem

Mary Van Peursem

Missions and Outreach Assistant

Board

Brad Anderson

Brad Anderson

Elder
Jim Baber

Jim Baber

Elder
Ben Boldt

Ben Boldt

Elder
Harold Burden

Harold Burden

Elder
David Cosio

David Cosio

Elder
Ben Creo

Ben Creo

Elder
Mark Foley

Mark Foley

Elder
John Folkerts

John Folkerts

Elder
Dennis Gardner

Dennis Gardner

Elder
Steve Merry

Steve Merry

Elder
Abe Rodemeyer

Abe Rodemeyer

Elder
Tom Witzig

Tom Witzig

Elder