Staff



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Kim McGiveran, Children's Ministries Director

kim@millwoodpc.org

I HAVE BEEN AT MILLWOOD SINCE 2008.  MY CHILDHOOD WAS SPENT IN SOUTHERN IDAHO, AND I GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO WITH A DEGREE IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT.  AFTER TEACHING PRESCHOOL FOR A FEW YEARS, I RETURNED TO COLLEGE AT BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY TO GET MY TEACHING CERTIFICATION AND TAUGHT AT BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CHriSTIAN SCHOOLS.  WHEN OUR FAMILY MOVED TO SPOKANE IN 2007, GOD OPENED THE DOOR FOR ME TO USE MY EDUCATION/SKILLS FOR HIS KINGDOM HERE AT MILLWOOD PRESBYTERIAN.  WE HAVE A WONDERFUL TEAM OF CHILDREN’S LEADERS HERE AT OUR CHURCH, AND IT IS A JOY TO WORK WITH THEM.  MY HUSBAND TREVOR AND I HAVE TWO SONS, ZACH AND CONNER WHO HAVE GROWN UP AT MILLWOOD AND ATTEND SCHOOL IN EAST VALLEY.  I LOVE BEING ACTIVE WHETHER ITS BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, TENNIS, OR RUNNING WITH MY DOG.  I ALSO ENJOY RELAXING AT HOME WITH A GOOD BOOK, AND MY CAT MORRIS SNUGGLED NEXT TO ME.  


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Brandon Comella, Youth Ministries Director

brandon@millwoodpc.org

I grew up in Sherwood, Oregon before coming to Spokane and attending Whitworth University. Shortly after graduating I married Anna, who I met at Whitworth, and we bought a house in Millwood just down the street from the church. It has been wonderful to work at a church in the community I live in. My background with Young Life and a traditional church setting helps me as we shape a church based ministry, based on a Young Life model. I serve on the Truancy Board for West Valley School District, serve as a coach for the West Valley High School golf team, and head up faith based initiatives as part of the West Valley District Community Engagement.


Micah Sanders, Staff Associate & Young Life/Church Partner

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Rachelle Ventura, Contemporary Worship Leader


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Jesse Wittrock, Choir Director

fourboys1gal@comcast.net

Jesse Wittrock, has been our Chancel Choir Director for the past 12 years.  Jesse considers it a wonderful privilege to serve in the ministry of music here at Millwood!   Jesse also continues his role as a public school educator in music, grades K-12, at Riverside School District.  Jesse and his wife Laurie, have 3 sons, and enjoy reading, swimming, skiing, and everything else outdoors!


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Elizabeth Gale, Organist


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Micah Sanders, Staff Associate & Young Life/Church Partner

micahalansanders@gmail.com

I grew up in Salem, Oregon, in a stable family of four. My upbringing was marked sports, church, and my diverse and impoverished middle school and high school. After choosing to attend Whitworth University, I ended up volunteering and interning with Millwood Community Presbyterian over the course of 3 years. At Whitworth, I studied Theology, Ministry, Communication, Leadership, and a sprinkle of Business. It was during my time at Whitworth that I made life-long friendships, developed a sense of calling around ministry, and learned more than I could have ever imagined. Now, after graduating, I have worked part-time for both Young Life and Millwood Community Presbyterian since January of 2018.  This community has welcomed and supported me in so many encouraging ways, and I am excited for what is to come working with students in the church and the West Valley community! Feel free to ask me more about what I do, to meet for coffee, or whatever else! I love being able to get to know people in this community.