Keynote Speaker

Pastor Brad Bigney

Brad Bigney is a pastor with the Evangelical Free Church of America and holds an MDiv. from Columbia Biblical Seminary.  He’s a certified ACBC counselor, conference speaker, Lead Pastor of Grace Fellowship since 1996, and author of Gospel Treason.  He and his wife, Vicki, have been married 33 yrs. and have five adult children.

Meet the team.

Dr. Ben Marshall

Pastor, ACBC Certified Counselor
Pastor Ben is the Lead Pastor of Counseling at Canyon Hills.  He graduated from Saint Martin’s College in Lacey, Washington with a BA in Psychology; he has an MA in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s College, and a doctorate from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He is an ACBC and IABC certified counselor.  He is married to Cory and they have 7 children.

Dr. Joe Miller

Pastor & ACBC Certified Counselor
Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Counseling, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Pastor Joe is a Counselor Pastor at Canyon Hills.   He graduated from UCLA, and worked for a food service company for ten years.  He received a D. Min. after being called to ministry, and spends time both locally and globally teaching pastors and church leaders biblical-sufficiency based counseling, so that they can go and train others (2 Timothy 2:2).  He and his wife, Tara, have four children.

Alex Croutworst

Pastor & ACBC Certified Counselor
M.A. in Theological Studies from Faith Seminary
Pastor Alex has been the Elementary Pastor at Canyon Hills for 6 years. He’s been working with students and children for over 8 years. He completed his Masters in Theological Studies from Faith Seminary in 2017 and became ACBC certified in October of 2019. He has been married for 9 years and has three boys.

Pamela Bauer

ACBC Certified Counselor, Masters of Biblical Counseling 
Pamela is an ACBC certified counselor. She has been involved in biblical counseling since 2012 and is now part of the counseling ministry at Canyon Hills Church. She is currently completing her MABC at Faith Bible Seminary. Pamela, and her husband Cal, will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary this year, have fourteen children, twelve of whom were adopted from orphanages in Russia, and eight grandchildren. Pam enjoys wildlife photography and Mount Rainier.

Kerry Heath

ACBC Certified Counselor
Kerry grew up in Kirkland and lived in Washington her whole life, except for the year that she lived in California and met her Savior, Jesus Christ. She and her husband, Kelly joined Canyon Hills in 2004. She fell in love with Biblical Counseling in 2008 and has loved the opportunity to serve in the counseling ministry.  In 2013 she was ACBC certified and in 2020 completed her MA in Biblical Counseling.  As a staff counselor, she really enjoys witnessing how the Word of God transforms lives.  She has four adult daughters, a son-in-law, and a sweet little grandson – all of whom she loves hanging out with. Romans 1:16

Pastor Larry

Pastor Larry has been serving in ministry to children for over 40 years. He is father of four grown children with ten  grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He and his wife, Darlene, have been very involved in Special Needs ministries since three of their children are disabled. Larry has been serving for over 20 years as Children’s Pastor at Canyon Hills Community Church and has a passion to see children become growing disciples of Jesus! In addition to training local leaders, Larry has been training children’s leaders internationally for over 25  years.

Craig Lofthus

Pastor & ACBC Certified Counselor
Craig Lofthus founded a residential, biblical counseling ministry for women in Eastern Washington  in 2001.  He is been an ACBC certified biblical counselor for over a decade.  Craig has opened the Biblical Counseling Center of Okanogan, has an undergraduate from Seattle Pacific University, attained an M.A. degree in Biblical Counseling and an M.Div.  Craig opened Redeemer’s Boarding School, that provides residential, biblical counseling and schooling for girls under 18 years old. He serves as a preaching/teaching elders at Grace Bible Fellowship in Republic, Washington.  Craig and his wife Sharon have been married since 1991 and have seven wonderful children.

Jon Walker

Jon is the Student Ministries and Residency Pastor and has biblically counseled at Canyon Hills since 2015. He has served for 16 years in full-time youth ministry as both a Middle School and/or High School Pastor in California and Washington. He is passionate about equipping adults to connect with, care for and counsel teenage students using the truth of the Gospel. He has been married for 15 years and has three kids who he is doing his best to raise as San Francisco Giants fans.

Koby Orr

Pastor & ACBC Certified Counselor
Master of Arts in Theological Studies From Faith Seminary
Pastor Koby is the Worship Pastor at Canyon Hills.  He is also an ACBC Certified Counselor who has been actively counseling at the church for the last 8 years. He loves serving the local church, and sees biblical counseling as one of the most practical ways to meet people who are suffering and offer them true and lasting hope.  He and his wife, Halley, have been married for 12 years and have five children together. Dallas, Declan, Piper, Paisley, and Raelyn.

Jeff Potts

Pastor & ACBC Certified Counselor
Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Masters University
Pastor Jeff has been serving a pastor at Canyon Hills for 10 years, currently overseeing our Ministry Residents. He graduated from Faith Evangelical College in 2011, and recently completed his Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from The Masters University in 2019. Jeff has been ACBC certified since 2014, and counsels regularly at Canyon Hills. Jeff and his wife Ashley have been married since 2006 and have four crazy kiddos: Gabe, Riley, Brady, and Beckett.

Josh Loy

Counseling Pastor
Founder and Biblical Counselor at
New Ground Counseling
Josh is a counselor who oversees care at Reach Church.  He meets with church members who are dealing with special circumstances (loss, anxiety, depression, addiction, etc.) and loves to open the Bible with them.  He also directs a counseling program at a local school, working with at-risk teens. He is married to Kindal and they have four children.

Jonathan Smith

Jonathan Smith has been the Director of Technology for Faith Ministries since 2001.  He oversees all technology departments at Faith's multiple campuses and facilities and is a frequent presenter at biblical counseling, church technology and leadership conferences and speaks at parenting workshops across the country.  He attended Purdue and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix in Management of Information Technology.  Jonathan and his wife Heather have two children, Eric and Becca, and reside in Lafayette, IN.

Dr. Bob Kellemen

Bob Kellemen, Th.M., Ph.D.: Dr. Kellemen is Academic Dean, Dean of Students, and Professor of Biblical Counseling at Faith Bible Seminary in Lafayette, Indiana. Bob is also the Founder and CEO of RPM Ministries through which he speaks, writes, and consults on biblical counseling and Christian living. Dr. Kellemen served as the founding Executive Director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition. For 17 years, Bob was the founding Chairman of and Professor in the MA in Christian Counseling and Discipleship department at Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, MD. Bob has pastored four churches and equipped biblical counselors in each church. Bob and his wife, Shirley, have been married for forty years; they have two adult children, Josh and Marie, one daughter-in-law, and three granddaughters. Dr. Kellemen is the author of 23 books including Grief: Walking with Jesus, Gospel-Centered Counseling, Gospel Conversations, Gospel-Centered Marriage Counseling, and Gospel-Centered Family Counseling. 

Bruce Ray

Pastor, Police and Fire Chaplain, Certified Field Traumatologist
Bruce Ray has been a pastor for 50 years and has also served as a Police, Fire & EMS chaplain for 30 years. He is a frequent speaker on crisis and trauma. Bruce is a graduate of Los Angeles Baptist College (now The Master's University), the Reformed Episcopal Seminary, and the Police & Fire Chaplains Training Academy. He is a member of the American Association of Suicidology and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.

Cal Bauer

ACBC Certified Counselor
Cal is part of the Canyon Hills Community Church lay counseling team. He is an ACBC certified counselor and has been involved in biblical counseling since 2013.  It has been God's blessings to allow Cal and his wife, Pam, to minister together as biblical counselors.  Cal and Pam have been married 40 years.  They have 14 children, 12 of whom were adopted out of Russia.  Cal's day job is in the high-tech industry.

Dr. Andrew Rogers

Pastor, ACBC Fellow, Executive Director of OIC
Andrew and his wife, Jenny, live in Anaheim Hills, CA and have four children. Andrew has been in ministry for over 27 years as a pastor, professor, and missionary. He is a pastor at Kindred Community Church and serves as Executive Director of Overseas Instruction in Counseling, a ministry devoted to training biblical counseling trainers around the world. He is a Fellow and Board Member with ACBC and council member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition.

Nancy Williams

ACBC Certified Counselor
Nancy has been serving as Preschool Director at Canyon Hills Community Church for 20 years.  She was born in South Korea to a Korean mother and an American father.  She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a BA in Elementary Education and Hispanic Studies.  She came to know the Lord in college and did 10 years of Bible Study Fellowship to grow her faith.   Nancy  has been ACBC Certified since 2016. She is thankful for being single and having the opportunity to serve the Lord in many CHCC Ministries, including Building Faithful Women.

Wendy Wood

ACBC Certified Counselor
Wendy Wood has been on staff with Canyon Hills for 8 years as a counselor for women and enjoys co-counseling marriage cases.  She is ACBC certified and enjoys mentoring and supervising other women counselors.  She has been married to Josh for 25 years and has two boys ages 20 and almost 18.  Wendy enjoys reading, hiking, and walking with friends.

Kaitlin Young

ACBC Certified Counselor
Kaitlin has been serving in the Canyon Hills Counseling Ministry for seven years as the Office Manager, Conference Coordinator, and as a counselor.  She received a BA in Psychology before learning about biblical counseling and is now ACBC Certified and enjoys helping other churches launch their ministries.  She is married to Brian, and they have a daughter, Leni.