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JOHN LEFFLER, JOHN LEFFLER SENIOR PASTOR, born and raised in the Pacific Northwest.  Ministry has run through his blood all of his life.  As a young boy, it was evident that becoming a pastor was the direction God was leading.  He married his best friend, Ruth in 1982 and they have lived a blissful life ever since (well almost blissful J ).  In 1986, Amanda was born and now is leading her own life in SW Washington.  His wife, Ruth is now a retired Registered Nurse and works in a local tax office during tax season.  She give gives much of her time to the work of Women’s Ministries, teaching and mentoring other women.  As a couple, they enjoy camping and going to the beach, taking drives, and spending time together. 
John completed his undergraduate work at Northwest Christian (University) College in Eugene, OR in 1982  He received a BA in Pastoral Ministries with a minor in Christian Education.  From there he went to Emmanuel School of Religion (now Emmanuel Christian Seminary) in Johnson City, Tennessee.  There, he received his Masters of Divinity in 1986.  While ministering in Burns, OR he completed a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Seattle at the Northwest Graduate School of the Ministry in 1997 writing his dissertation in the area of Christian Unity..  After serving congregations in East Tennessee, Eastern Washington, Eastern Oregon he came to preach at Castle Rock Christian in 2000..
 It has often been said that “you can always tell where John is because you can always hear him laughing.” Laughter is a good medicine!




Gary has lived in the Castle Rock area all of his life. He graduated from Castle Rock High School in 1984 and he met his wife, Tracee, in 1985 and began to attend Vader Assembly of God Church with her where they grew in their faith together. They married in 1988 and have had an excellent marriage. They havethree boys; Spencer, Easton and Landon whom all love and serve the Lord as well.
Gary has committed his life to serving God and his family. He strives to be a great husband and a devoted dad. He and Tracee had committed themselves to the same church family for over 22 years; Gary served as a deacon, then an elder, board member, youth pastor, usher and counter and Tracee served as a teacher, a singer on the worship team and helped with church events.
Gary came to CRCC in July of 2013 as Youth Pastor. Gary believes that he and Tracee are a team, which helps them connect and relate to the youth they lead. They believe that the youth are God’s tools for the future and they challenge them to be an active part of the church and community that God has placed them in. They desire to build bold Christians that will stand for Christ. Gary believes there is a calling on his life to teach and to serve God and His people. He knows that God brought him and Tracee to CRCC and he looks forward to serving the church for many more years.

Gary and Tracee enjoy spending time with God, family, friends and the youth. They like being in the great outdoors; camping, hunting and hiking. They live very full and active lives.


DICK HUGONIOT, VISITATION PASTER, grew up in Columbus, Ohio and consecrated his life to full time Christian service when he was a teenager.  He came to the Pacific Northwest to attend Central Washington Bible College in 1959, where he met Edith and were married in Yakima in 1961. Dick served as Pastor near Yakima before they joined Wycliffe Bible Translators.  Together, they have served for over 45 years in both Bible Translation and in leadership roles with Wycliffe. They moved to Castle Rock in November 2010 and Dick began his ministry as Visitation Pastor January 1, 2011.  Dick and Edith have had a long-term relationship with CRCC serving as one of our missionary families for over 40 years. Dick also served CRCC as Associate Pastor from 1981-82.  They have three adult children Ken, David and Melinda, and all three with their families live and work overseas.  Dick and Edith love to interact with people and are pleased that they can both live and serve in Castle Rock at this stage of their lives. 



APRIL ERDELBROCK, CHURCH SECRETARY, grew up in University Place, WA a suburb of Tacoma in a Christian home and attended the First Presbyterian Church in Tacoma.  She and her husband, Harold, married in 1986 and moved to Castle Rock the next year.  They have three children, Shaylee, Cameron. & Kris.  April began attending Castle Rock Christian after visiting on a Mother’s Day Sunday where she received a carnation from Les Greene as they honored all the mothers that day.  She began working as secretary 3 days a week in 2000 and then in 2005 she began working 5 days a week.  If there is ever anything you need, give her a call at the office and she will do her best to help you out.