Staff

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John Hisel- Worship/Associate Pastor

Hisel FamilyJohn was born in Boise in 1979. His parents moved to Omaha, NE and Spokane, WA while his dad finished his education, but returned to Boise for good in 1989.   His first love was sports, and he grew up playing and trying any and every one he could. He graduated from Maranatha Christian School in 1997, while lettering in basketball, football, golf, and track. After high school, he attended college in Kirland, WA at Northwest College (now Northwest University), and graduated in 2003 with a major in youth ministry and a minor in Biblical Studies. John’s parents (John and Terri) live in the Treasure Valley, and his sister Melissa recently moved back to Boise with her husband Kent after 10 years in the Midwest. John was married to his wife Chandra in 2007- they graduated on the same day from the same college in 2003, but only briefly met until a youth event years later that Chandra attended with her sister in Nampa. They have 2 kids, Kristina and John IV.

After college, John moved back to the Treasure Valley and was Youth Pastor at Nampa Christian Faith Center (where he met and married Chandra) for six years before coming to KLC in fall of 2009 as worship/associate pastor. John and Chandra each have always felt a strong calling to the Treasure Valley, and believe strongly in the vision God has given Pastor Stan and Kris for Kuna and all of the surrounding areas. Throughout his time at KLC, John has filled many roles in addition to Worship Pastor, including Zone Director and Youth Pastor, but has remained focused on helping Pastor Stan accomplish the purpose laid out for KLC. He has a heart for seeing people encounter Jesus through authentic worship and believes it can happen in any setting, with a full band or in a simple gathering with people lifting their voices together. He has been honored to be involved in and lead worship at many Chi Alpha events at Boise State University, Fellowship of Christian Athletes events on public high school campuses, and numerous camps/retreats for the Assemblies of God. Chandra runs the kids ministry at KLC (nursery to sixth grade), and also handles all of the bookkeeping, as she is a certified CPA. She is also heavily involved in making both teen and kids camp happen each summer.

Though not as devoted as he once was, John still plays as many sports as time allows. Mostly, he likes to golf when the weather is nice and ski when the weather is cold.  He is still an avid sports follower, and closely follows Boise State football and basketball, Nebraska football, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the LA Dodgers, and the LA Lakers. Chandra loves to read and be outside, and will watch sports if there is a fire to curl up to. They both love anything that includes their family.

To contact Pastor John or if you have questions about worship at KLC, you can email him at john.e.hisel@gmail.com

To contact Chandra or if you have questions about kid’s ministry at KLC, you can email her at kunalifechurch@gmail.com


Chase Forrey- Youth Pastor

View More: http://simplicity.pass.us/chase-and-hannah-bridal-portraitsHistory: History: Chase was born in Boise, Idaho in 1991 and was raised in northwest Boise. He grew up playing a variety of sports with his dad as his coach. Summers were spent camping in the amazing forests of Idaho or at all-star baseball tournaments. After graduating from Capital High School, he attended Boise State University on a full ride academic scholarship and graduated with a Communication degree in 2014. Everyone is Chase’s immediate family attended Boise State at one time.

Ministry: Chase was called to ministry at a youth summer camp when he was in Jr. High. He immediately started serving in his church’s youth ministry and was in charge of the Bible club at Capital High School. Chase started attending Kuna Life Church after graduating from high school because he played the bass guitar and they needed a bass player. After playing once a month and getting to know the youth pastor at the district kids camp, he started interning in the spring. He interned at KLC for a little over 2 years before becoming the youth pastor in December of 2012. Chase is currently the youth pastor of RYM (KLC’s youth ministry) and is director of The Zone, a separate non-profit after school program. He also teaches the religious release class at KHS called Launch Pad. Chase and his wife Hannah lead a life group titled, “The Game Plan” and also host weekly small groups for the youth over the summer.

Family: Chase got married to the love of his life, Hannah Forrey, in the summer of 2014. Hannah has been attending KLC for over 20 years and loves serving in the nursery every Sunday morning. They enjoy leading students to Jesus and have a passion for the youth of Kuna. After purchasing their first house in Kuna, they adopted Comet, their golden retriever, in 2016. It didn’t take him long to add “custom” tooth marks to every piece of drywall to their brand new house.

Recreation/passions: Chase enjoys living in Idaho because of the many available outdoor recreational activities. He loves playing sports and enjoys coaching the RYM softball team each spring. In the fall and winter Chase spends his time hunting with friends and family. If the weather is nasty outside chances are Chase is out hunting ducks with his dog Comet. His favorite sports teams are anything Boise State (Go Broncos!), Seattle Mariners, and Seattle Seahawks.

To contact Pastor Chase, or if you have questions about youth ministry, Fine Arts, or Bible Quiz at KLC, you can email him at chaseforrey@gmail.com


Nonni Perez- Women’s Pastor

Alicia ‘Nonni’ Perez, was born and raised in Burley, Idaho. Since Burley is a small town it was not uncommon for Nonni and her cousins to set out on daily, adventures which included- going to the city pool, swimming in the Snake River, running in local parks, and traipsing to the yearly circus that came to town. She was born to a single mom, Oralia Rendon, and is the second oldest of 5 girls born to her mom.

Nonni

Nonni has 3 daughters (Felan, Felicia, & Marissa), one son (Michael), two sons-in-law (Kelly & James), and three amazing grand-children, Adelynn, LeAnna, and Jude. These three are her inspiration to convey the hope of God’s love to every generation to come, and all people that come into her life.

Shortly after moving to Kuna in 2007, Nonni and her family started attending Kuna Life Church. They attended one Sunday, and feeling immediately like it was “home,” have been going to KLC ever since. She has been the women’s pastor since 2013, but served at Kuna Life Church in whichever capacity was needed in the preceding years.

Nonni attended Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, and graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Ministerial Leadership in 2012. She desires to continue learning and growing in the work her Lord has for her. Her passion is to intentionally express the crazy love our Savior has for ALL people.

Some of her hobbies and favorite things to do are: spending as much time with her family as possible, especially her grand-babies, watching the NFL (Denver Broncos in particular), outdoor activities, reading, watching movies, listening to music, cooking, and trying new adventures. She also loves the sun, things that sparkle, and the sun.

To contact Pastor Nonni, or if you have questions about women’s ministry you can email her at nonigirl@live.com


Rob Wright- Family Life Pastor

Rob grew up in Chewelah, Washington.  Growing up he was involved in a variety of sports and outdoor activities including basketball, baseball, snow skiing, water skiing, hunting and fishing.  Rob met his wife Megan in Chewelah, and they were married in July, 1997.  They have four kids:  Jake, Tairin, Justin, and Ali.

WrightsRob graduated from Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, North Dakota in 1999 and returned to Chewelah, where he became a Youth Pastor. After several years Rob and Megan moved on to become Senior pastors until they eventually moved to the Treasure Valley and became a part of the KLC family in 2010. In 2015 Rob became the Family Life Pastor at KLC.

Rob and Megan enjoy spending time with their kids and family. They are avid sports fans, especially Gonzaga Basketball during the winter as well as numerous NFL teams. If you visit the Wrights you are sure to be welcome by a hot cup of coffee.