Leadership Team & Staff

Coming Soon!
Pastor James Berteig & Family
Christ Community would like to welcome Pastor James Berteig, who will begin as Lead Pastor on November 3. 
Phil Yntema
Interim Lead Pastor
I was born in Detroit Michigan by two of the best parents anyone could have. I received most of my theological education before I was twelve, discipled by my own parents by study and example.
 
I am married to Terry who is much better than I deserve, and we have three wonderful daughters Carrie, Beth and Dawna. We now have nine grandchildren whom we adore.
 
Pastor Phil has agreed to serve as our Interim Lead Pastor during the next few months while our Pastoral Search Committee works hard to locate a permanent Lead Pastor.
PJ Tangedahl
Associate Pastor of Worship
and Adult Ministries
Pastor PJ Tangedahl joined the staff of CCBC in August of 2007. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from North American Baptist Seminary. He and his wife Mandy have two kids, Anna and Zack.
Helen Lucas
Childrens Ministry Director
Helen joined the staff in 2015. She is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University with both a BA and Masters in Education and Mathematics. Helen is married to Skeeter and together they have three children and four grandchildren.
John Golling
Associate Pastor of Youth Ministry and Trustees
John and Sandra Golling have served at Christ Community since 2000. John, along with our amazing Youth Staff, leads our Youth Ministry and has a passion for coming alongside parents and teens in spiritual formation, Bible teaching, and discipleship. He also provides oversight for our Trustee Department which cares for the building and grounds.
 
John and Sandra are both graduates of Multnomah University, and John is also a graduate of Multnomah Seminary (Master of Divinity), has a Certificate in Biblical Counseling and has done doctoral studies in Pastoral Ministry at Corban University.
 
They have been married for over 20 years, have two adult daughters, served as foster parents to over 100 children and are currently host parents for a Pierce College international student from China.
Melissa Amberg and
Tami Lindgren
Ministry Assistants
Melissa and Tami joined the staff of CCBC in 2016 as our two, part-time Ministry Assistants in a job share. Working from the church office, they handle a variety of church responsibilities, including scheduling, media, printing, fielding phone calls, emails and being a listening ear.
Melissa is married to Steve, and together they have two children. 
Tami is married to John, and together they have four children and one grandchild.