Leadership

Jesus alone is Lord, Savior, and King

“For even the Son of Man came not to be served
but to serve…”
Mark 10:45a

Coram Deo is a community of people led by a community of called men. The Bible refers to  these men as Elders or Pastors. The Bible teaches that these men are to meet theological, practical, and ethical standards. Their biblical responsibility is to teach, lead, and care for God's people on mission.  

Staff members are chosen carefully and prayerfully from among our church members. They serve under the leadership of the pastors, freeing the pastors up to focus on preaching/teaching by facilitating many of the practical ministry responsibilities.

Pastors

Jon Needham
Lead Pastor of Preaching, Teaching, & Vision

Jon is the lead pastor and founding pastor of Coram Deo Church. He and his wife live in Bremerton with their three kids. He loves spending time with his family and riding motorcycles.

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Pastor Jon Needham
Brandon Johnston
Executive Pastor

Brandon leads Coram Deo's operations, ministries, and staff. He and his wife live in Bremerton with their son. He loves woodworking, BBQ and spending time with friends and family.

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Pastor Brandon Johnston
Rusten Harris
Associate Pastor of Teaching & Youth Community

Rusten leads our Youth Community and also provides teaching/preaching support. He and his wife live in Kingston with their four kids. He loves reading, writing, cooking, feasting, music, and family dance parties.

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Pastor Rusten Harris
Ryan James
Associate Pastor of Worship & Communication

Ryan leads Coram Deo's music and productions ministry and oversees all communications. He and his wife live in Bremerton with their five kids. He loves driving, podcasts, graphic design, and good whiskey.

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Pastor Ryan James
Aaron Kuhns
Lay Pastor

Aaron leads by counseling members and families of Coram Deo Church. He works full time for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and lives in Bremerton with his wife and four kids. He loves board games, action movies, and dad jokes.

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Pastor Aaron Kuhns
Derrek Busha
Lay Pastor

Derrek leads by counseling members and families of Coram Deo Church. He works full time for a package delivery company and lives in Port Orchard with his wife and two kids. He loves music and brewing beer.

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Pastor Derrek Busha
Kim Highfield
Lay Pastor

Kim's leads the Men's Ministry through teaching, fellowship, and mentoring. He is retired, yet still finds himself at Naval Base Kitsap - Bangor weekly. He lives in Silverdale with his wife. He loves getting together with family and friends for meals and conversations, reading, and movies with gravitas.

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Pastor Kim Highfield

Leaders

Krysta Kogut
Kids' Ministry
kids@coramdeochurch.org
Nette Yabeny
Hospitality/Greeting
info@coramdeochurch.org
Lyndsey Rickabaugh
Custodian
Mike Butler
Sound Engineer
Ben Salo
Finance Committee
Katie McClelland
Women's Ministry
Kelly Highfield
Women's Ministry
Rhiannon Petrick
Women's Ministry
Melissa Butler
Women's Ministry

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