Brent has served as Lead Pastor of Peninsula Bible Fellowship since 2011. He is married to Michelle and he is Jack and Kate’s Dad.
A native Californian, Brent graduated from Bethany College of the Assemblies of God (Scotts Valley, CA) with a BA in Church Leadership. He also studied at George Fox Evangelical Seminary (Portland, OR) graduating with a Master of Divinity degree.
Brent has served some great West Coast churches including Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and Lake Grove Presbyterian Church in Lake Oswego, Oregon. He’s been involved in the worship, community and preaching lives of the churches he’s served.
He is passionate about Jesus, his family, PBF, great preaching, great coffee, great movies, great books and great food. He sometimes struggles with correctly ordering his passions. He loves to sit and gawk at the Olympic Range as well as listen to the stories over a cup of coffee of how God has touched people’s lives. He strives to use his creativity to inspire and excite seekers and followers of Jesus Christ to bring love to an indifferent world.
Erina is a lifelong Kitsap County resident. She and her husband Jeff (teacher and head football and baseball coach at North Kitsap High School) live in Poulsbo with their four kids: Shannon, Sinclaire, Cambbell and Teague.
Jason loves hearing the church sing together, young and old. Growing up in Kitsap County, Jason has many relationships here and has attended PBF since high school. Jason left to study at Washington State University and received a Bachelors of Music. Post college he served orphaned and destitute children in Sierra Leone with Children of the Nations and then returned and married Lisa. They have three children and four chickens. At first they didn't know who should live in the chicken coop but they got that figured out fairly quickly. Jason completed a Pastoral Ministries program through Whitworth University.
Jason has been on staff at Peninsula Bible Fellowship since 2007.
Kyle is proud to be from Kitsap County. He and his wife, Brittany (a North Carolina transplant), met on staff at Island Lake Camp and were married in 2014. Kyle holds degrees from Biola University in both Intercultural Studies and Biblical Studies and is currently an M.Div student at Western Seminary. Kyle loves Kitsap County, PBF, and is passionate about the completion of the Great Commission. He also enjoys great coffee, road trips, rock climbing, backpacking, and writing an occasional blogpost.
David is a 6-year Air Force veteran who met his lovely bride, Megan, in 2009 while he was stationed in New Mexico. Because Megan is from Poulsbo, the circumstances involving their meeting and marriage 6 months later make for a good story. David grew up as the son of an Army Chaplain and believed on Jesus at the ripe old age of 14, which is part of the reason he feels so strongly about ministering to young people. He enjoys, very much, the study of the Word of God and his primary passions are the building of the church and the proclamation of the Gospel. David also enjoys fine carpentry and the reading of non-fiction from authors such as: John Piper, A.W Tozer, C.S Lewis, Francis Chan, and many others. Given the opportunity, he will also tell you that you must read Ted Dekker books if you enjoy reading fiction in any way, shape, or form.
Steve is husband to Linda and dad to Zach and Levi. Mercer team favorites include: playing and watching sports, mountain biking, taking care of dogs, skiing/snowboarding, and Chipotle. Steve leads the PBF Kids ministry and his heart is to see kids’ identity rooted in the love of Jesus, and families growing in discipleship together. Steve graduated from Whitworth University and was on staff for several years at Menlo Church in CA and Crossroads Church in Cincinnati. Steve is currently developing his pour over coffee skills.
Grace was born and raised in Kitsap and traveled with PBF's youth group on her first mission trip experience in East LA in the 90's. Graduating from Olympic HS and Multnomah Bible College, she feels completely privileged to have served over the past 20 years as a missionary (Art & Yearbook) teacher in S. Korea, and on the staff of two churches --combining her love of graphic design and Christian ministry.
Grace and Cephas married in 2004 and welcomed their son, CJ, in 2008. Moving back to Kitsap in 2018, she's happy to have found a church home at Peninsula Bible.
Jim joined the PBF staff in 2016 after 40 years of ministry, including 29 years as senior pastor of Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church, in the San Francisco Bay Area. He and his wife Joy recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. They have two children and five grandchildren. He created PBF’s Half/Time in 2017, which gathers bi-monthly for dinner, conversation and life-coaching at Kitsap Golf and Country Club. Jim is an ordained Presbyterian minister with M.Div. and D.Min. degrees from Fuller Seminary and post-doctoral studies at Tyndale House, Cambridge. He rides a Vespa.
Matthew and His Wife Tressa both grew up in PBF church. Matthew was previously working as a middle school teacher and is excited to pour into youth in the middle school ministry. He is passionate about discipleship and student’s living out a vibrant faith in Jesus. He loves to skateboard, snowboard, surf, and play guitar!
Michelle and her husband Dan met in 11th grade at King’s West High School and were married once they finished college in 2000. They love traveling, playing games, and laughing a LOT with their 2 teenage daughters & little 2-year-old son. Michelle is excited to combine her love of Jesus with her love of detailed planning in order to serve the women of PBF! She is passionate about building relationships & finding avenues to support each other through connection.
Andrew is a Coast Guard Veteran who was born and raised in California. He met his soon to be wife while stationed in Alaska and, after marrying in 2011, has since lived all over the U.S. with his wife and two daughters. Since a young age he has had a knack for photography and videography, and after coming to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior, has devoted his love for the trade to the church.
Arielle was born and raised in Greeley, Colorado and went to Metropolitan State University in Denver, which is where she met her husband. She moved out to Seattle in 2021 because her husband enlisted in the Navy. She grew up in the church and followed in her family’s passion with event planning and organization. Arielle enjoys kayaking, running, soccer games, singing, hiking, fishing, basketball, and pretty much any other sport you can think of.
Carin is orginally from Maryland but since marrying Allen, a submariner in the Navy, they have lived in several states. Carin, Allen, and their three kids have been blessed to reside in Kitsap for the past 5 years and counting! As a family they enjoy glamping, being in the company of friends and family, and cheering each other on at various sports games and activities!
Carin has a passion for community and connection and is thrilled to serve the Lord through this role at PBF. She is a lover of all things FUN and hopes to bring even more excitement to the wonderful events and experiences for PBF families and our community!
Faith has been attending PBF and has been involved in the youth ministry program here since her first time at Junior Camp in 2016. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outdoors and playing board games. Faith loves planning, organizing and details! After having so many opportunities to grow in her relationship with Jesus as a youth Faith is passionate about sharing the love of Christ with youth through connection and community!
Gregg is married to Christina and has two children, Connor and Abigail. They come from Northern California where Gregg had an extensive background with AT&T. Gregg has done amazing things for our church and continues to keep our facility looking as great as it is.
Janet joined the PBF family in 1993 and has held many titles during her time here - Greeter, Sunday morning kindergarten teacher, Resource Closet organizer, MOPS Creative Director, Caregiver for Nursery, MOPPETS three-year-old lead, and last but not least, Nursery Coordinator since 1997. Janet has enjoyed working with infants and toddlers; making sure they have good quality caregivers serving their every need during Sunday services and other church events. Creating a safe and secure space for families of little ones is a priority and a privilege.
Janet and her husband Steve have three children - Alisha (in heaven), Shania, & Jordan. She enjoys a clean room, sewing, listening to great music, and spending time with her family.
Lorraine, a Kitsap County native, and her husband Robert have been married for nearly 40 years. After retiring from 34 years in banking, she worked for the Washington State Ferries, Crossroads, Neighborhood Church and Children of the Nations. She and Robert enjoy movies, live theater, music and spending time with their fur baby, Elmo (an American Red-Nose Pitbull). Lorraine joined the Peninsula Bible Fellowship staff in 2018 as the Finance Manager.
Mandie has been attending PBF since 2014 when she got involved with the youth group. She spent her middle and high school years in PBF’s youth group serving on the worship team. This experience grew in her a love for worship and working with others. She spent seven months after highschool in a cross-cultural mission organization that further revealed her passion for worship and discipleship. Mandie enjoys hiking, playing music and spending time connecting with others. She loves getting to further God’s Kingdom in Kitsap County through worship and youth ministry.
Rachel moved to Kitsap County in summer of 2021 after completing her Ph.D. in Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University. Originally from Wisconsin, Rachel was convinced to stay in Washington by her now-husband Jerry, and was thrilled to leave the Palouse for “the pretty side” of the state. She has several years of youth church camp experience and is excited to continue to equip kids with the love and understanding of Jesus here at PBF. In her free time, Rachel enjoys baking, the sport of curling, and exploring nearby beaches.
Tracie and her husband, Terry, are full-time musicians performing frequently all around the NW. They run “Marsh Music Studio," a music school in Poulsbo, and homeschool their 2 children, Julian and Coral. Tracie has a music performance degree and 13 years worship leading experience having been on staff at 3 different churches as worship director. Tracie and Terry love PBF and look forward to doing ministry with an amazing team to glorify Jesus in Kitsap through music.