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Chris Cha
Lead Pastor & Elder

Chris was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.  He moved to Anchorage at the start of his junior year and graduated from East High School (go T-birds!).  Chris married the love of his life, Anna, in September of 1999 and now have six wonderful children. Chris graduated from Dallas Christian College with a degree in Ministry & Leadership, and is completing a master’s degree in Global Leadership at Western Seminary.  He loves spending time with his wife and kids, watching movies, eating good food, playing board games, playing and watching basketball, and reading.  His life verse is John 3:30, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” Chris is most thankful for the abounding love of the Father, the amazing grace of Jesus Christ, the gracious fellowship of the Holy Spirit, Anna Cha, each of his children, and the Kaleo family.

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Cody Carpenter
Associate Pastor & Elder

Cody was born and raised in Anchorage. He met his wife while earning a Bachelor degree in Math, Science and Aviation at Central Christian College. They were married in 2001. A year after marriage Cody brought Sara back to Anchorage with him where they began fostering children and eventually adopting from Foster care. Through a combination of fostering, adopting and natural born, they have 9 children. He has worked in various industries including construction and engineering. If not at the church office, you can expect Cody to be found hunting for moose and caribou or wood-working in his garage. Cody was among the Kaleo church plant launch team from Cornerstone Church and has served first as an elder and then associate pastor since 2016.

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Lucy Matthew
Children's Director

Lucy has lived in Alaska since elementary school. She graduated from San Diego Christian College in 2004 with a degree in Bible and Psychology. She is married to Patrick and they have 4 children. She has a background in administrative work, youth ministry, Basketball, and running. Her crazy dream is to be a farmer and she loves all things old school country. She is thankful for life in Jesus and her family. God's power in creation and redemption will never cease to amaze her.

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Patrick Matthew
Elder

Patrick has lived in Alaska since elementary school. He has an accounting degree from UAA and a background in youth ministry, physics, basketball and running. He is married to Lucy and they have 4 kids. He loves to hike, bike, camp and do crossfit. You could also find him building furniture or working on his house. 

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Paul Sarafin
Music Director

Paul has lived in Alaska for 37 years and is married to Amy. They have 4 children. Paul graduated form George Fox University with a B.A. in Music Education and is also a Susuki Guitar Teacher. He enjoys hunting and fishing, and MAC Computers. Paul is most thankful for Gods rich grace and his sweet family. The justice of God moves his heart, that God deeply cares about all that is wrong in the world.

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SK Son
Elder

SK has lived in Alaska since 1987. He is married to Meehee and they have one son. He loves his family dearly. He is self employed, and likes to play golf and guitar. He is thankful for Jesus and came to faith when he was 26 years old. God's forgiveness and grace moves his heart.