T.J. grew up on the central coast of California and graduated from Chico State. He and his wife Amy relocated to Reno in 2004. Working in the life sciences industry and amidst busy schedules, T.J. enjoys time with his wife, their two daughters, starting projects around the house and eating carbohydrates.
Dawson Lange is the founding and lead pastor of Mountainside Community Church. He has an MDiv. from Western Seminary, a B.A. in Theology from The Master’s College, and he is a 1993 graduate from Hug High School.
Dawson is married to his lovely wife Alison. They love sharing new adventures, and family time with their 5 children.
Dave McLaughlin is the Associate Pastor at Mountainside Community Church. Being in music ministry most of his life, he has led worship for many churches and organizations and has toured with a christian band. He oversees the worship through music and arts in the church community and assists in the planning for Sunday morning services.
Dave was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. He is married to his loving wife Nica.
Director of Children’s Ministries
Julee and her husband Brian are transplants from San Jose, CA. They are easing into retirement by operating a consultant firm. Their son is a chef in San Francisco and their daughter is a Program Manager at Google. They are proud grandparents of baby Ellie Rose. Julee and Brian enjoy entertaining, golf and travel.
Jeremy Will grew up in Northern California and is a 1998 graduate of UNR. Jeremy and his wife Sara have been married since 2000 and have 4 children. He currently works as a structural engineer and enjoys camping, building projects with his kids, and playing ukulele.
Director of Women’s Ministries
Kathyleen is a graduate of UNR with a background in art, museum studies and graphic design. She enjoys working with people has worked extensively with people of all ages from preschoolers to octogenarians and older. Kathyleen is married to her husband, Jason, who plays on the worship team and is a cycling enthusiast.