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. 

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Youth Pastor  

Director of Student Ministry

Aaron & Nicole 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 Theological Seminary & 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.

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Children's Director

Kaycee Robinson

Kaycee has been heading up our Elementary Student Ministry since 2016.  She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from  George Fox University.  She is not only passionate about educating our children but also seeing them come to know Christ in a personal relationship!

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