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Meet the team.
Church on the Ridge leadership is composed of Staff and an Advisory Council.

Pastor Charlie

is currently on Sabbatical.

Charlie Salmon

Lead Pastor (On Sabbatical)

I have been a pastor and serving in ministry for over 35 years. I am a bit of an adventurer and have climbed Mount Rainier, have flown hang gliders, and I scuba dive extensively. But my greatest achievement is marrying my wife, Sandy, and helping raise three children.


Coming from an alcoholic, broken family, I was forced to live with an aunt and uncle whose condition for my staying with them was to attend church. Watching their life and being around people who loved me and loved God was a turning point. Before I got too deep in an ugly world, Jesus changed my life. At 18, I heard God speak to me. God asked me to become a pastor. I left Willamette University to attend a Bible school. Then, I went on to seminary. I recently completed a Doctor of Ministry. It has been an incredible journey of walking with Jesus and serving Him.


My two greatest joys are when I am able to help restore families and to see those without purpose discover their true identity. I strive to communicate with genuine authenticity that I trust you will get to know if we have the privilege to meet.

Betty Peebles

Office Administrator

Bob Fox

Facilities Manager

Ethan Benson

Sports League Commissioner

Heidi Beth Billingsley

Director of Volunteers

Jacki Jones

Office Manager

Jeff Mihal

Director of Guest Services

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Jess Lammers

Sunday Preschool Director

JoAnna Dickinson

Counselor (MSW)

Kay Bonikowsky

Women’s & Communications Pastor

Kevin Cumming

Discipleship Pastor

Lindsey Randall

Administrative Assistant

Luke Hohag

Director, Kids on the Ridge Club

Martli van Heerden

Director , Kids on the Ridge Weekday Preschool

Michael Kuehner

Finances & Operations

Natalya Truitt

Production & Communications Specialist

Siri Frisby

Executive Assistant

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Stephen Salmon

Student Ministries & Youth Pastor

Tom O’Neill

Elementary Pastor

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council serves as the official Board of Directors to administer the business affairs of Church on the Ridge in cooperation with the Lead Pastor.

Charlie Salmon

Chair (On Sabbatical)

Karim Ders

Vice Chair

Susan Anderson


Jim Humphries


Aprille Ballangue


Daniel Romero


Tony Tanhueco


Matthew Prall



The Elders serve as spiritual oversight  and provide counsel and accountability for the Lead Pastor.

Tom Koetje

Don Detrick

Clint Bryan

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