Our Staff

Pastor Andrew Thurber

Lead Pastor

See Pastor Andrews’s bio and testimony on our home page.

Pastor Dawn Thurber

Operations & Staff Pastor

Pastor Dawn is a part of our teaching team and loves to pour into the staff and volunteers through Leadership Development and process. She also loves to serve in one of our women’s Life Groups called ‘Beautiful’. You will receive love, faith, and a warm welcome with each encounter with her. Her first priority is being a wife to her husband, Pastor Andrew, and mother to her two boys. She is a passionate speaker and a compassionate soul to those who are hurting and feel hopeless. She will encourage you, challenge you, and inspire you to live better and be better. She loves family time and enjoys movies, working out, shopping, and QT with her girlfriends.

Pastor Lizmar Thurber

Pastor over Worship & Creative Teams

Pastor Lizmar is our Worship Pastor and Pastor over our Creative Teams including all marketing & social media presence. She is a pastor’s kid from Puerto Rico who has been in ministry since she was 14 years old as a traveling youth evangelist. Her heart is to invest, build, and empower her teams to grow in their God-given gifts. She is passionate about everyone experiencing the love of Jesus through song & worship. Pastor Lizmar is also a leader at ‘Beautiful’, our women’s life group. Her husband, Nate, is also a pastor’s kid and loves to serve the House of God in every way he can. They both enjoy spending time with their two boys, sports activities including baseball, and fun with family and friends.

Pastor ben borger

Pastor over Sunday Experience, Facilities, Care Team & Prayer Ministry

Pastor Ben is our Care Pastor. He and his wife, Kelly, love caring for the needs of our community by being a support in tough times. He oversees our Sunday experience and works diligently to improve our processes for each team. He also pastors our Care & Prayer Teams; Intercessory, Sunday Prayer Cove, and Life Groups. Pastor Ben is passionate about discipleship and equipping others with the truth of the Bible and walking out the love that leads everyone to Jesus. Pastor Ben & Kelly are high school sweethearts who have 8 beautiful grandchildren that they love to spoil! In the past they have been foster parents to multiple teenage boys and they use their lives as opportunities to shine Christ’s light to everyone around them. Pastor Ben & Kelly are certified SYMBIS (Save Your Marriage Before It Starts) facilitators and are available to walk couples through the SYMBIS premarital assessment.

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Cameron & Katrina Burney

Youth & Kids Directors

Cameron & Katrina Burney are a God-fearing duo who have a heart for the next generation. They exemplify integrity, honor, and hard work within everything they put their hearts and hands to. Cameron has multiple years of experience in coaching and mentoring young people all the way through to young adults. He loves walking with each person towards all of God’s promises and he absolutely loves the Word of God. He’s got the Bible in his hands every time we see him. Katrina has a social work background. She has mentored and worked with hurting and broken youth and families and still does to this day. She cultivates authentic relationships through her generous and caring spirit. She is passionate about every person and loves with intentionality. 

Debbi Madlom

IMPACT Coordinator for Serve Teams, Missions & Outreach

As our IMPACT Coordinator Debbi oversees all leaders and volunteers on our Serve Teams, coordinates Outreach opportunities and communicates with the Missionaries we support. She is here to encourage our church body as we are living out Christ’s love by being His hands and feet. She works in her gift of discernment to get others plugged into the House of God and into their next steps at PLC. Debbi thrives in the PLC life giving culture bringing a joyful heart, bright smile, positive “can do” attitude, and vibrant vision to see lives IMPACTed for King Jesus! Debbi is passionate about the Truth of God’s Word and loves to teach, share, and grow in grace and knowledge while cultivating relationships with others. Having the “gift of communication”, she loves good conversation and interaction. Some of her joys include finding adventure in the great outdoors and camping with her family, working on projects with her husband, gardening, decorating, and spending time with friends and family. She’s a dedicated wife to her amazing husband, Ricky, and together they are blessed with 6 beautiful children, 2 son-in-laws, and 3 fun and spunky grandsons. 

Amber Ellis

Church Administrator & Executive Assistant

Amber is your go-to for all things administration. She has a passion for helping those in need and making sure people feel loved and accepted. She will never turn down a trip to the Bible lands or to do missions in Africa. Her heart is to share the authentic version of Christ and show how deeply He loves us. She has a passion for connecting people to the realization of how relevant the Bible is to us today. She is the daughter of her two best friends (Mom & Dad) and a proud auntie of two rambunctious and curious kiddos. Amber cares for dogs who are awaiting adoption. Outside work and church you can find her hiking, playing board games with friends, or cuddling up immersed in a book.

Braeden Mcmillan

Audio Engineer

Braeden is in charge of all things sound related. He is in charge of the Sunday service for our in person attendees as well as all those watching online. Braeden went to school at Warren Tech where he learned his technical expertise in the audio field. He is also a very involved youth leader outside of work. He has gone on three missions with his youth group to help those in need around the country and finds Christ in helping others. You will often find him out hiking and camping with his family and friends. He is very passionate about family and is a loving son. 

sarah cunningham

Life Group Director & Database Manager
Sarah is our Life Group Director and Database Manager. She loves guiding people through the process of unlocking the potential God has placed within each of us and is an advocate for Christ’s mission in our lives. Sarah is passionate about helping people get connected as connection is what keeps His love and the Word alive! She is currently pursuing a Clinical Mental Health counseling degree at Colorado Christian University. The Holy Spirit guides her as she educates and inspires people with a Christ centered heart. Sarah believes plugging into a local church community facilitates the Lord’s vision and it excites her to help people discover their gifts in the process. She and her husband, Jesse, lead the ‘Free to Be’ small group here at PLC encouraging others to live out their freedom in Christ. Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and connecting with this beautiful place we call home! 

renee suiter

Social Media Manager

Renee is our Social Media Manager for all PLC social media platforms including Instagram and Facebook. She loves creating and engaging with our church community and the public and believes that social media is a very powerful tool. Using social media as her microphone for God, Renee chooses to use her platforms and influence for His glory and the encouragement of our church family and beyond. Her joy-filled personality shines through all she creates. Renee is originally from New Mexico, a mother of three adult children and has five grandkids. Renee and her husband, TJare successful entrepreneurs who run several growing businesses and love using these skills to bless us here at PLC.