For almost a year I’ve been praying along with the other Elders at LifePoint about a new role we saw developing on our pastoral staff. We have recently entered a season of amazing growth, and we are excited to announce the realization of the vision for this role sooner than we initially expected. Beginning this week, Pastor Wayne Sommers has joined the team at LifePoint as the Senior Associate Pastor.
Wayne and Jenny Sommers bring a wealth of experience to the LPC leadership team. They have been married and in ministry together for over 40 years. They have 3 grown children who are all married, and 8 grandchildren (2 of those due to be born this year). A 1973 graduate of Northwest College, Wayne has served as a youth pastor, associate pastor, and lead pastor during his 4 decades of ministry in Washington and California. He has most recently worked with the ministry staff of North Creek Church, after 19 years as the Lead Pastor at Maple Grove Church in Battle Ground.
I’ve known Wayne for a few years, as he has served in the role of Presbyter for our section of the AG (the Network of churches that LPC belongs to) for the last 8 years. At LifePoint Wayne’s portfolio will encompass a number of roles, including overseeing Legacy Seniors ministry, LifePoint Care ministry, being a part of the teaching and preaching teams, and working in coaching and mentorship with our pastors, elders, and leadership teams.
We are thrilled and blessed to welcome Wayne and Jenny to the LifePoint family!