The staff and leadership here at Living Stones Community is comprised of women and men who love and care for our church and its many members. Each attempts to use their gifts, graces, and training for the betterment of the church and broader community. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at email@example.com.
Rusty and his wife Lauren grew up in Clovis and after leaving 25 years ago and living all over the world, he came back in July 2023 to serve as Lead Pastor at Living Stones Community. Rusty loves to fly fish, drive on safari, both the mountains and the beach, and is a life-long Broncos fan. He likes all sorts of music, but is especially fond of Rock and Indy Rock and loves to go to concerts. Together with Lauren, Rusty has 3 children Lily, Rowan, and Daisy.
Joel and his wife Meredith have been married for 45 years. They have 4 children and 6 grandchildren! They have been members of Living Stones Community since 1982! As the Church Administrator, Joel is responsible for facility upkeep and finances.
Joel's favorite verse is Psalm 51:10-12: Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me.
Michael has been married to his wife Diane for 47 years. They met in college at Northwest Nazarene University. They have two boys: Joseph, and Jonathon. Both are married and they have 6 grandchildren! Diane is currently teaching Pro-Start, Chef and Culinary at Clovis High School. The couple are retired missionaries from the Melanesia field, where they served building the Nazarene Hospital and teaching 16 missionary children in a one room schoolhouse on station.
Michael went to Melanesian Nazarene Bible College and has a Bachelor’s of Theology and was ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene. He has done major construction projects for the Church of the Nazarene in Alaska, Fiji, and Jerusalem along with many building design and drawings for the church in Alaska, Jerusalem and a school design in Africa. In addition to working with our children at Living Stones Community, Michael also serves as Chaplin for both the Clovis Fire and Police Departments.
Gavin and his wife Tabitha have been married for 15 years! Together they have two children: daughter Ella (13) and son London (9). He loves music, family, and Jesus. He is one half of the Christian band Ragged Chapel - they are working on a new album hopefully to be released in 2024! Outside of church he is the owner of All Pro Steam.
Nazarene Preschool Director
Tonya was born and raised in Clovis and has been a church member at Living Stones Community Church for 15 years. She has worked at Clovis Nazarene School for 13 years and 3 years of that has been the Director. Tonya loves spending time with her family. She has three daughters: Kelsi and her husband Aaron, Kyli and her husband Dalton, and Kortni. Her greatest joy are her grandchildren Micah and Noah. She enjoys serving on the High Plains Emmaus Walks and listening to Christian music.