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Pastors and Elders

Pastor Greg Barnett


Pastor Emeritus

Greg is a graduate of UCLA and received Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has served as founding director of Pine Summit at Big Bear Lake in Southern California, a Christian conference center, overseeing its development over a span of 21 years. Greg has also held pastoral positions in churches in West Los Angeles, Edmonds, Richland, and South Seattle. He and his wife Betty have been married 55+ years, often serving together in ministries of speaking and counseling. They have three children and ten grandchildren.

Pastor Quang Pham


Young Family Pastor

Quang is a graduate of the University of Washington and currently a student at Liberty University and Western Seminiary pursuing his Master of Divinity. He has served in full-time ministry in the Seattle area for over 15 years in various roles. His most recent role was Youth Pastor here at ERCC from 2004 to 2014. In addition to his ministry experience, Quang has nearly 10 years of experience in product management in the video game industry. He currently manages digital marketing campaigns at Nintendo. He has been married to his wife Tynaea since 2002 and they have five wonderful children.

Scott Christensen



Scott has attended ERCC since the fall of 1982, when he and his wife Diane of 40+ years moved to Renton. He has been serving East Renton Community Church as an elder for 25+ years. Scott and Diane have three adult children, Craig and wife Louisa, Reid, and Lisa and husband Tage. Scott participates and helps lead in Men’s Ministry, Adult Sunday School, church projects, and leads a Small Group. Scott and Diane are both graduates of the University of Washington. Scott is a Civil Engineer and works for a consulting firm in Bellevue. Diane and Scott enjoy studying God’s Word together, reading, sports, hiking, fishing, camping, travel and car racing.

Richard Heenk



Giff Visick



Giff started attending ERCC in 2011, when he and his wife Renee decided to transition to a church in their community. Giff and Renee were married in 1999 and have two teenage children, Bradon and Makayla. Giff is currently leading the men’s ministry at ERCC in addition to being part of the stewardship committee. In the past he has led family Bible studies, men’s Bible studies, and small groups. Professionally, Giff graduated from Central Washington University, is an accountant by trade, and has held various positions in this field over the last 20 years.  Giff and Renee enjoy spending time together on a soccer field, which is where they first met. They are volunteer soccer coaches in the community, and have been doing so for the past 10 or so years.