Meet Our Staff

Eric von Atzigen

Lead Pastor

Eric von Atzigen along with his wife, Mindy, became pastors of Living Faith in January of 2020. Eric was a small town Texas boy who met Jesus through bus ministry outreach from a local church. When he got saved at age 16, he dedicated his life to the ministry in the same moment. He is a lover of people and desires to see each church member equipped and released in his or her spiritual gifting.  He also loves gardening bonsai trees, cooking in his smoker, riding a tandem bicycle with his wife, wrestling and fishing with his three grown sons, and taking his daughter shoe shopping.  

Mindy von Atzigen

Worship / Communication

Mindy and Eric have been married and partnering together in ministry for 25 years. She loves sharing the hope that is found in Jesus through preaching, worship leading, and conversations around the table. She also enjoys pretending to pedal on the back of the tandem bicycle, blogging about parenting, and stopping at every roadside produce stand.

Christina Dougherty

Children's Ministry Director

Christina loves getting to know and play beside the children of Living Faith, along with finding ways to make God's word come to life for them. She'll take any excuse to be silly and dress funny! Christina has been married for 29 years and has collected 4 children, 2 bonus sons, and 4 grandchildren. 

Connie Adams

Pastoral Care

Connie leads a dynamic volunteer team that helps care for the practical needs of church members. She loves to get an inside view of how the church works to care for itself and seeing people meet other's needs before she hears of it. Connie is married with 11 children who all grew up in the Living Faith church family.

Michelle Clark


Michelle enjoys working with a team who has the same goal in mind--walking alongside believers throughout their journey with Christ and winning hearts for Jesus locally and abroad! She likes the administrative and business side of running a church, helping maintain the inner workings in the background. Michelle also oversees our Sunday morning Welcome Team. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and four daughters.   

Tyler Pedersen

Technical Director

Tyler oversees all the technical aspects of a Sunday morning, both in person and online. He also takes care of our facilities and is the general go-to guy for managing events on campus. Tyler and his wife just welcomed a new baby daughter into the family!