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doug-and-helenInterim Pastor Doug

Pastor Doug Brumbaugh is currently serving as an interim Pastor for Starting Grounds Church, providing us with weekly Sunday sermons.  We are blessed to have his lovely wife Helen join us as well.  Doug and Helen are both excited to serve and meet you. 
Doug attended Pasadena College and Nazarene Bible College. He has been involved in ministry for more than fifty years, serving as Children’s Pastor, Youth Pastor and Senior Pastor. He has served in leadership positions for both the General and District Church of the Nazarene. Doug and Helen have four grown children and eight grandchildren.
Starting Grounds Church is currently seeking a Lead Teaching Pastor.  We were blessed with the gifted teachings of Brandon and Bekah Marten for over 5 years.  God has called them into the mission field to plant new churches around the Northwest.  We wish the Marten’s the very best with their new ministry and we’re so proud of their work.  


Pastor Todd

Todd McArthur is the Associate Pastor and Worship Leader at Starting Grounds Church. Todd was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and graduated from Northwest Nazarene University in 2005 with a degree in Theology and Worship Leadership. Todd has served at two churches in Nampa, Idaho as a Worship Leader and moved back to Clark County to be a part of Starting Grounds Church in December 2008.  Todd has been fortunate to lead worship with a variety of talented musicians in a variety of settings around the world and across the Northwest.

Todd and his beautiful wife Tara were married in December 2009.  They have three young kids, Jude, Ivy, and Peter.


Lenci Larranaga

LenciLenci Larranaga is the Children’s Ministry Coordinator at Starting Grounds Church. She uses her heart for Jesus and for children by both teaching and writing the weekly lessons that are taught in the classrooms. She also organizes all the children’s programs and events for the church, such as Vacation Bible School, Easter and Christmas programs.
Lenci and her husband Chris have been happily married since September 2007. Together, they have 3 small children, Abigail, Emily and Parker who keep their days and hearts, very full. Some of Lenci’s interests include gardening, reading and interior decorating. 

Audrey Miller

Audrey-imageAudrey Miller is the Office Administrator at Starting Grounds Church. In this position, Audrey is able to support the pastoral staff and church volunteers by organizing and completing various tasks related to the day-to-day operations of the church. Her greatest desire, through this position, is to help encourage community (both within and outside our church walls), connect newcomers, and care for people. Lightening the work load for church staff and volunteers is just one way she can help allow God to work through His people at Starting Grounds Church.

Audrey has been married to her wonderful husband, Bryce, since July 2003. They have two young boys, Trevin & Tyson. When she’s not busy keeping up with her crazy (but very sweet) boys, you’ll find Audrey cooking/baking, exercising, or redecorating and creating.