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Leadership

Jason Williams - Lead Pastor
Jason is Follower of Jesus, husband to Christy, father of five great kids and friend. He is originally from Michigan but has lived and ministered in the Yakima Valley since 1998. Jason loves being active, coaching, being a part of his kid's sports and activities as well as enjoying many outdoor activities that NW provides.
Fast Fact: Jason is one of those people who loves black licorice, ask him why.
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Mark Flippin - Assoc. Pastor
Mark a.k.a. "Flip" hails originally from the greater Kansas City, MO area. God brought him to NW while serving as a part of the team of a traveling Christian Band, which was based out of Yakima. Flip met his now wife, Debbie in Yakima and God has given them two great kids. He is a gifted musician and a great leader of musicians by encouraging them to use their talents to honor the Savior. Fast fact:  Pepsi is Flip's favorite food group, ask him about it.
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Darin Brown - Assoc. Pastor
Darin loves Jesus, his wife Debbie, 3 kids and dog (in that order). He grew up in Iowa but joined the team at Harvest in 2014 after serving most recently in Minnesota. His oversight of Kids and Youth Ministry highlights his strengths of teaching, leading and team building. Fast Fact: Darin has a love for soccer jerseys from all over the world, ask him about his collection.
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Erik Mickelson - Elder
Erik loves Jesus, the University of Washington and running. Erik and his wife Aleah have four active kids who like their mom and dad love to Run and enjoy life. He is originally from the West Side but after meeting Aleah at UW has made the Yakima Valley his home. Erik serves as a middle school leader and LifeGroup leader and has a great passion for serving Jesus in the church and in the business world. Fast Fact:  Erik has an amazing talent of helping people in need get fitted for the right wheelchair.  
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Darren Thomas - Elder
Darren is a born and bred Yakimanian with a heart for Jesus and the people of our valley.  His day to day career commitment is serving as one of the skilled Pharmacists here in our valley.  If you ask Darren what he loves, he will quickly respond that he loves his wife, Melissa and their two boys.  Fast Fact:  Darren graduated from a school in Pullman that is in the Pac12 and whose alumni bleed crimson and grey… go ahead and guess.
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Keith Bradford - Elder
Keith is a great part of the team here at Harvest. He is a full-time teacher at the Juvenile Detention Center in Yakima and has a great way with students. His love for his wife Amy and their three boys is evident as well as his love for health and exercise. Fast Fact: Keith has run an ultra-marathon, ask him about his training and race.
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Rod Gilmore - Elder
Rod is originally from the great state of Missouri but God transplanted him here in the NW via his work in the telecom industry.  His training is in electrical engineering and his heart is focused on the Lord.  Rod Loves his wife, Tricia and their three kids and he also loves to compete in almost any sport.  Fast Fact: His favorite NFL team is not the Seahawks, ask him which team he roots for.
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Sharon Heatwole - Ministry Assistant 
If you want to know who the glue in the Harvest office is, look no further than Sharon! Wife to Doug, mom to three adult kids and simply "Grandma" to her grandkids. Sharon wears many hats, yet has enough energy to help us organize and energize the ministries at Harvest. Fast Fact:  Sharon loves a good softdrink, ask her which one is her favorite.
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