Church Leadership

Staff & Elders

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. 

Rachel White

Associate Minister

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. 

Jerry Sygney

Administrative Secretary

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

Elder Board (2023)

Frank Musgrave

Mike O'Dell

Bill Penhollow

Jon Remy

Alan Grunstad

Little Lamb Preschool

Bethany Robinson


Bethany Robinson is a long-time member of the Turner Christian Church, a former preschool parent, and, as of July 2023, our new preschool director!

Maritza Rivera


Maritza joined the Little Lamb team in 2021 and has been doing a great job teaching and loving our preschoolers ever since!