Our Leadership & Team

We are a team who are passionate about one main thing, helping others grow in their faith and walk with Jesus.

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Ralph Kieneker

LEAD PASTOR

Ralph is the primary speaker and teacher at West Side. Aside from this weekly commitment, Ralph also works with our elders to establish the vision and mission for our church as well as implementation of our strategy for helping people become fully devoted followers of Jesus.  Ralph loves Jesus, his wife and kids, friends, adventures, learning, and good stories (movies and books). 

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Patrick Smith

DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP

Patrick is responsible for the worship ministry at Westside, providing overall leadership and support to the many teams who help facilitate worship each week, including the traditional and contemporary service musicians and singers as well as the technical ministries of lighting, video and sound. He manages each weeks planning process along with pastor Ralph and leads worship each week in the contemporary services. Patrick also provides staff support to the fellowship committee. He is married to Angel and they have two children; Joshua and Matthew.

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Karel Coppock

AFFILIATE PASTOR OF MISSIONS AND OUTREACH

Karel is pastor of missions, outreach and pastoral care. He directs the Alpha ministry—an eleven week introduction to the Christian faith– and assists in deacons and missions ministry. He leads at least one short term mission team every summer. Karel also participates in a team doing prison ministry at Coyote Ridge Correctional Center weekly, and usually teaches one or two Bible classes a year at Wednesdays at Westside.

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Ben Downey

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH AND FAMILY

Ben is the director of student ministries. Overseeing grades 6-12, Ben’s passion is to see students grow in their interest in and commitment to Jesus through relationally engaging environments built around discipleship, authenticity, and community. When he’s not spending time with kids, Ben is watching movies, reading comics, and playing video games.

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Patrick Grover

ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY

Patrick serves as our pastor to children and their families equipping them to build a strong foundation in Christ. He enjoys time with his kids, Kelli, Josh, Nathan & Hannah and partnering with his wife Shari in ministry at West Side

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Shari Grover

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY

Shari is married to Patrick Grover, and works with him to equip and nurture the faith of kids and families at West Side.  They have four children:  Kelli, Josh, Nathan and Hannah.