Staff & Elders

Move Button Move Button
Move Button Move Button

Matthew Holmes

(Senior Minister)

Matt Holmes has been the Senior Pastor at Turner Christian Church since 2018. He grew up in Spokane Valley, Washington (so he has no opinion on Ducks vs. Beavers!). Before coming here, Matt served as an associate minister in Enterprise, Oregon, where he married his wife Casey. They have a son named James, two daughters named Charley and Maggie, and a dog named Pippin. Matt enjoys reading, running, and playing guitar and ukulele. In ministry he is passionate about teaching people how to read the Bible and Christian unity.

Move Button Move Button

Rachel White

(Associate Minister, Youth & Family)

Rachel joined the TCC team in 2021. Before that she lived in Eugene, Oregon, where she got her start in ministry. She currently attends the University of Aberdeen and is pursuing a degree in Theology. Rachel enjoys tennis, biking, good coffee, and the organized chaos of a teen event. In ministry, Rachel is passionate about church feeling like "home" for kids, teens, and parents. She also loves cultivating intergenerational community, and supporting parents and grandparents in their roles as primary disciplers.

Move Button Move Button

Jerry Sygney (Administrative Secretary)

Jerry joined TCC in 2016, after retiring from pastoral ministry in Salem. Jerry is married to Judy.

Jules Roberto (Preschool Director)

Jules joined TCC in 2021.

Move Button Move Button

The elders of Turner Christian Church are responsible for overseeing the church, for providing vision and leadership for the congregation, and for ministering to the needs of the congregation alongside the church staff. Our current elders are:

Dave Moore (Chair)

Ray Telfer

Frank Loyd

Dave Stoker

Mike O'Dell

Jon Remy