Steve Wilbraham is married to Lauri and they have three sons, Ryan, Chris and Kyle. Steve has been the Senior Pastor of Congregational Presbyterian Church since 2005, coming to Lewiston after serving churches in Austin, Texas and Boulder, Colorado. Steve earned his doctorate from Fuller Seminary, his Master of Divinity from Austin Seminary, and his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado. Steve grew up in Europe where he played a lot of soccer, and he now referees youth and high school soccer matches.
Associate Pastor of Youth and Congregational Life
McLane joined Congregational-Presbyterian Church as Associate Pastor in 2017 after having served churches in New Jersey and Washington, D.C. He earned his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and his bachelor’s degree in Theology from Whitworth University. McLane is married to Charley, and they enjoy great restaurants and traveling together. McLane is also an avid fly fisherman.
Director of Childrens Ministry
Born and raised in Idaho, Kelly has called Lewiston home for most of her life. She is a graduate of Lewis-Clark State College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Kelly’s greatest loves are her husband Chris, their son, Jace (14) and daughter, Addy (11). In her free time you’ll find Kelly running on the levee bypass trail, cooking for friends and family, searching antique and second-hand stores for treasures or vintage Fiestaware, or reading a good book with coffee in hand.
Director of Music Ministry
Beth was born and raised in Moscow, Idaho and was very active in Moscow First Presbyterian Church during her younger years. Beth moved to Lewiston and married Derek, and they have a son, Ryan. Beth has worshiped and worked at our church since 1993 in music ministry and considers this church community to be her second family. With all the nature opportunities the Lewis Clark Valley and surrounding area has to offer, Beth enjoys spending time with family and friends in God’s creation.
Director of Senior Adult Ministry
Jim grew up in Lewiston and developed a love for the outdoors, fly fishing, backpacking, and cycling. He graduated from Washington State University and received a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Gonzaga University. He and his wife Clare have four children and two grandchildren. In addition to serving in Senior Adult Ministry, Jim has had the opportunity to go on mission trips in the U.S., India, and Africa.
Assistant Director of Senior Adult Ministry
Clare loves serving her brothers and sisters in Christ and has been blessed with many opportunities to serve over the years, starting as a preschool Sunday School Teacher at age 14. As newlyweds, Jim and Clare served as youth ministers together and now, after 36 years of marriage, they are teaming up to serve our Senior Adults. Clare’s favorite pastime is family time in Spokane/CdA with Jim, their four kids, two grandkids and large extended family.
Originally from Spokane, Kathy is a graduate of Washington State University and along with husband, Alan, has called the Lewis Clark Valley home for 40 years. They raised their two daughters in Lewiston and have been part of the Congregational Presbyterian Church family for many years. Growing up in the northwest, Kathy is an avid “lake” person and enjoys all the things summertime offers.
Rich grew up in Cheney, Washington where he earned his Bachelor and Master of Education, and received his Principal’s credentials at Washington State University. He taught and coached wrestling at Selkirk Junior-Senior High School in Ione, Washington for twelve years, K-12 Principal at Pomeroy for six years, and Junior-Senior High Principal at Asotin for twelve years. He served as Executive Director of the Lewiston-Clarkston Habitat for Humanity for 10 years, and State Board Chair for Habitat for Humanity of Idaho for 3 years. Rich joined Congo-Pres, along with his wife, Carrie Gurgel, twenty years ago. He has served at the church as the Mission and Community Outreach Chair, Board Nominating Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and most recently as the Co-Chair of the Associate Pastor Nominating Committee. Rich has two grow children, Rick and Tina, five grown step-children, Jason, Mat, Jolene, Jesse and Danelle, sixteen grandchildren, and five great-grandsons. He enjoys carpentry, metalworking, collecting coins, genealogy, hiking and camping, fly fishing and fly tying.
Bobbi Jo Sinner
Born in Emmett, Idaho, Bobbi Jo has been a “Northwest” girl since 1986, moving to the area her senior year of high school. She and her husband Rob built a house in Clarkston 8 years ago and love the valley. Bobbi Jo is a self-taught artist, having her first art show last year! She loves spending time in her yard, planting and growing things. She is an avid animal lover, rescuing many cats in the valley, and she participates in raising awareness of the plight of dolphin and whale captivity.
Anna was born and raised in Kendrick, Idaho and is the mother of three beautiful children. Living in Kendrick, Anna has been an active supporter of the schools, church, and community. With the schools she has been an instructional assistant for special education and a member of the Parent Teacher Organization. Anna served her church as a Sunday School teacher and has been an active member of the women’s group. In the community she owned and operated the community’s primary daycare and served on the City Council. In her free time she enjoys her children, travels, and sends cards to her family and friends for every event… and sometimes for no reason at all.
Rich grew up in Kensington, MD, was a Life Scout, and became a believer through the ministry of Young Life. He worked for his Young Life leader in picture framing for 40 years before moving to Lewiston with his wife Kirsten. Happy to be in a new environment, he looks forward to hiking, kayaking, small town life, and eating a fish that he caught.