About Us

Our Team

Chuck & Shalene Gustafson
Lead Pastors

Pastor Chuck & Shalene met in Bible College in the early 90's and have been serving in ministry ever since. They came to Desert Song in 2017 after serving as Youth & Associates Pastors in Gig Harbor Washington for over 20 years. Chuck has a BS in Pastoral Studies & Shalene has a certificate in Bible, HR & Business Administration, and BS in Business Management.  They are both natives of the Pacific Northwest and love being called to Central Oregon.

Jayden & Jaki Goeman
Youth Directors

Jayden and Jaki Goeman come to us with a background in YWAM serving in Southeast Asia.  They have a strong heart for the mission field and youth. Being originally from Washington and Minnesota, they are happy to call Central Oregon home. Jayden and Jaki enjoy the outdoors, game nights, and deep conversations about scripture. In August they were blessed to welcome their first born son, Zealand to their family.

Kristi Watrous
Children's Ministry Director

Kristi is a Christ follower whose primary role is raising her four children to glorify the Lord alongside her husband PJ.  Raised  in Redmond Or., she has a passion for the children of our growing community.  Her formal education is in early childhood development which has well  equipped her in her roles Desert Song as well as where she serves as a substitute teacher at the local Christian school.  She is passionate and excited about being a part of your child's story and will always show up with a smile and an amazing attitude. In her free time she enjoys being advernturous in God's beautiful creation.

Zach Abel
Ministry Intern

Zach has been with Desert Song Community Church since 2019 and has been faithfully serving in worship and other areas of ministry.  He has just completed his first year of Discover Ministry School and is currently helping lead our Atlas Young Adult Group, while still continuing to serve regularly in worship, youth, media and other various ministry roles.

Brian Nelson, Executive Elder Team Treasurer

Ean Albin, Executive Elder Team

Tim Barnes, Executive Elder Team

Our Pastor

Pastor Chuck and his wife Shalene answered the call to Pastor Desert Song Community Church in 2017 after serving as Youth & Associate Pastors in Washington state for over 20 years. He is a graduate of Eugene Bible College (now New Hope Christian College) in Eugene Or.,  where he and Shalene met.  Their passion is to see people come to Christ and grow in relationship with Him and each other.

Who We Are


Transforming the Heart of Our City though Relationships with God and People


At Desert Song we believe in making every effort to see lives transformed and living out our mission. We accomplish this by practicing our core values of Loving Wide, Growing Deep, and Serving All.  This happens in a variety of ways from our Sunday morning services, to Life Groups, Ministry Teams, and mission opportunities.


Our Core Values are the driving force of who we are and motivates us in all we do. It all starts with our LOVE for God, OTHERS  and OURSELVES. We are committed to GROW in understanding and GROW in relationship with God and with each other. We are motivated and empowered by The Holy Spirit to SERVE each other, the community and the world.

Our History

Desert Song Community Church was planted here in Redmond Oregon in 2004.

In 2010 the church moved to the old Ace Hardware building on 7th and Evergreen. Then in 2016 to the current location at the old Centwise Hardware/Sporting Goods Store right in the heart of the city on 5th Street.

As a church we continue to strive to fulfill the mission of Transforming the Heart of our City.

Desert Song is affiliated with Open Bible Churches. We invite you to explore their statements of faith at

Desert Song is also a part of the Redmond Ministerial Association and continually strives to network and build relationships with other churches, pastors and organizations within our community.