Staff

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Paul MacDonald | Senior Pastor
paul@bereanspokane.org

Paul has always been active in ministry, first at the Berean Bible Church in Spokane, and then at the Berean Bible Church in Seattle where he served for seven years as an elder, taught adult Sunday School, and was involved in a number of children's and youth ministries. In 2004, Paul was asked to consider a position as associate pastor of Celebration Church in Grandville, MI, and after much prayer and deliberation, felt God was calling him and his family to move to Michigan. The previous senior pastor, Craig MacDonald, retired in April of 2006, and in August of the same year, Paul became Celebration's senior pastor. Paul and his wife, Deborah, have two children: Connor and Lauren. Paul enjoys cycling, computers, and woodworking in his spare time.

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Matt McGahen | Associate Pastor, Outreach & Community Life
matt@bereanspokane.org

Pastor Matt joined Berean in April of 2019. He's been working with churches across the country for a decade - living in Houston, New York City, Colorado, and now here in Spokane. He holds a Master's degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. He loves to see the church body mobilized together in genuine community to bring the gospel to a city to which they are devoted. He can be found camping, playing board games, reading science fiction, or enjoying a local coffee shop or brewery. He and his wife, Bridget, have one son named Shepherd.

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Mike Przybylski | Associate Pastor, Youth Ministry
mike@bereanspokane.org

Pastor Mike came on staff in March of 2005, though has been with the Youth since the early ‘90s. He came to know the Lord later in life, and spent the first half of his working career in the secular corporate world. His desire is to raise up godly generations of young people who will stay in the faith as they leave home and will impact the world for God’s glory. He and his wife, Patty, have three grown sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law, and four grandsons.

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Jonathan Blycker | Associate Pastor, Music Ministries
jon@bereanspokane.org

After coffee, pastor Jon can usually be found making, practicing, writing, arranging, listening to and/or daydreaming about music. Jonathan holds a bachelor's degree in Sacred Music from the Moody Bible Institute, but he usually just keeps it on the bookshelf in his office. His heart is devoted to building up and equipping people for worship music ministry and to make God's praise glorious. Pastor Jon and his wife, Blair, have served at Berean since 2000 and have six children.

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Stephanie Freeman | Administrative Assistant
stephanie@bereanspokane.org

Stephanie has attended Berean since 1997 and joined the staff team in 2015 after years of being a stay-at-home mom. She attended Trend Business College and has a background of administrative excellence. Stephanie and her husband Shannon have 2 boys, one in high school and one in middle school. They like to spend as much time together as a family as possible, and enjoy movie nights and playing games.