Senior Pastor: Kris Hayne
Mendy and I are so excited to be pastoring Brookings Church of the Nazarene. We have been in full time ministry for over 15 years and I have worked in the business community as a business owner for over 12 years. My wife Mendy and I have been married for 31 years and we have four children, Brianna, 27, who is married, Andrew, 24, Molly, 18, and Logan, 15. When I take a day off, you'll probably find me on the golf course or on a hike with my wife. Our passion is to see the kingdom of God grow by developing people to become spiritual leaders who love God and take action. Ministry is fun and we absolutely love the call He has placed on our lives!
Office Administrator: Colleen Gurney
Office Phone: (541) 469-2571
Monday - Thursday 9am - 2pm
Hello, my name is Colleen Gurney. I began my ministry here at Brookings Church of the Nazarene in January 2006. My official title is Office Administrator, but my mission is to help people. I aspire to share the love of Jesus in tangible ways, blessing people with my work and words.
My childhood was spent in neighboring Del Norte County (Northern California), where I met my Lord and Savior, Jesus, and my husband Gene. Gene and I married in 1987 and have been blessed with three (now adult) children; two sons, Nick and Christopher, and a daughter Mariah.
Our family moved to Brookings, Oregon in 2001. My favorite pastimes include spending time with my family, quilting, photography, baking, camping, and riding my Harley Davidson with Black Sheep Harley Davidsons for Christ Motorcycle Ministry. If I haven't met you yet, I look forward to meeting you soon.
Director - UpLift Daycare and Learning Center
Hi I’m Priscilla Bradford! My husband Brentley and I moved here almost 4 years ago. Together we have 2 boys, Hudson who is 4, and Killian who is 1. We also have 2 pups, Montana and Seven. I am the Director of Uplift Daycare. I graduated from California State University San Marcos in 2013. I have my BA in Liberal Studies / Elementary Education with an emphasis in Sociology. I am also the Director of M.O.P.S. I love that I’m in a position that can provide outlets for families with kiddos!
Associate Pastor: Josh Farmer
My wife Amanda and I have served at Brookings Nazarene for the past four years. We love our church and the direction God is calling us. We have four children (three girls and a boy) ages ranging from 3 to 12 years of age. We have served in ministry for the past 12 years in three different church in Oregon and Idaho. We have a passion for children, teens, missions and worship. My wife is also a fourth grade teacher at Redwood Elementary school.
Our philosophy of ministry is focused on the idea of ministering with one another. Our desire is to disciple our children, teens, young adults, individuals and families as ministers, each serving in ministry and using the passions and abilities God has given us to reach the world around us for the Kingdom of God. As we serve with each other we truly become the Church.
Associate Family Pastors to Youth: Josh & Melissa Dees
We are Josh and Melissa Dees and we are so thrilled to be part of the Brookings Church of the Nazarene family. We both graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in May of 2015. Our calls to ministry began in our youth groups--and we truly value the life changing experiences that youth can have in this setting. We believe teenagers have a special role in the overall Church and it is a privilege to journey alongside them and their families through faith and life. Some of our favorite things that we enjoy consist of music, hiking, camping, being with friends and family, and exploring the Oregon Coast!
Pastor to Senior Adults and Children - Jodi Combe
Pastor Jodi Combe was raised in the Nazarene church in Grants Pass after she moved from California at the age of 3. She accepted Christ at age 10 at Good news club. She is a 3rd Generation Nazarene and loves the mission of the Nazarene church.
Pastor Jodi married her high school sweetheart Kelly 32 years ago and She and Kelly have 3 amazing children who love the Lord with all their hearts and serve HIM well. They have 1 son-in-law and 1 daughter-in-law who they love as their own and 4 beautiful/handsome grand-children which they think are the most amazing children ever.
Pastor Jodi felt the call to ministry during a time of transition in the church when she was the church board Secretary/ Office manager at the Grants Pass Nazarene church which merged into a new-start and is now The Pursuit Church of the Nazarene. It was then that she started taking online Ministry classes through Northwest Nazarene University while serving as Children’s Pastor for the Pursuit Church and then transitioned into the Assistant Pastor Position.
In May of 2012, She was ordained as Elder(Pastor) in the Nazarene Denomination. The Lord sent she and Kelly to Medford Lifepath church in 2013 to help grow an outreach Ministry, and they served there as Outreach/Evangelism Pastor until July of 2015 when they rejoined the ministry at Pursuit Church as Outreach/Evangelism Pastor.as well as helping to build a leadership group for the Children’s program. We are so excited to be part the team at Brookings Nazarene and know God has brought us here to serve and to love this community and church family. We are so full of anticipation of what this next year is going to bring for all of us together as we feel the Holy Spirits leading.