MEET OUR STAFF

Lead Pastors

Chuck and Shalene Gustafson

Chuck & Shalene have been married 25 years and have one daughter in college. They are both Pacific Northwest Natives and accepted the call to Desert Song in 2017 after serving as Associate & Youth Pastors for 19 years in Gig Harbor, WA. 


You can reach Chuck at:

chuckdesertsongchurch@gmail.com

Youth Pastor  

Director of Student Ministry

Aaron Contreras

Aaron & Nicole Contreras are both graduates of Southwestern Assemblies of God University. They have been married almost 7 years and have served together in youth ministry since 2010. They have a huge heart and passion for the Lord and for student ministry.   Aaron has his Masters in Divinity from Fuller & Nicole teaches high school in Bend where she is adored by her students. 


They both fell in love with the Great PNW in 2015 and moved out to Oregon from Texas in 2016. They enjoy spending time with their most adorable daughter Aubree who will be 2 in Feb., and beagle Crosby. They also enjoy hiking, going to the lakes, watching movies, traveling, playing in the snow, and good food.


You can reach Aaron at

aarondesertsongchurch@gmail.com

Children's Director

Kaycee Robinson

Kaycee has been heading up our Elementary Student Ministry since 2016.  She just recently graduated with her teaching degree.  She is not only passionate about educating our children but also seeing them come to know Christ in a personal relationship!


You can reach Kaycee at kayceerobinsondsc@gmail.com

Natalie Smucker, 

Bookkeeper

Natalie has been at Desert Song for 11 years.  She received her accounting degree from OSU (Go Beavers).  She has two beautiful children, a 7 year old son and an almost 2 year old daughter.