CHURCH STAFF

Cliff Purcell

Lead Pastor

Cliff Purcell is the Lead Pastor at GVNaz. He and his wife, Laura, joined the GVNaz family in 2020. Closing in on three decades of ministry, Pastor Cliff was an Associate Pastor in Connell, Washington, for five years; Lead Pastor in Whitefish, Montana, for ten years; and Lead Pastor in Lewiston, Idaho, for 9 years.

He prepared for pastoral ministry by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Religion and a master’s degree in Religious Education.

The Purcells have three adult children: Noah and his wife, Rachel; Faith; and Luke... all of whom live in Nashville, Tennessee.

When it comes to ministry, Pastor Cliff is passionate about preaching, teaching, and caring for people.

Recreationally speaking, he enjoys the outdoor pursuits of hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping. Having grown up on a farm, he enjoys helping out with farm or ranch life any chance he gets. He also loves woodworking and making music playing acoustic, electric, and bass guitars.

Email: cpurcell@gvnaz.org

Bob Ogden

Discipleship and Congregational Care Pastor

Bob's passion is people. His desire is that people learn about God and
themselves, and become everything God had in mind for them when
He created them. He believes that God is the only One who can meet
our deepest needs and make our lives complete.

Bob and Karla are partners in life and in ministry. They enjoy thrift
stores, coffee shops, and football. Bob also enjoys reading Christian
novels, especially authors like George MacDonald and Michael Phillips.
These real-to-life stories have mentored Bob’s thinking and lifestyle in
deep and fun ways.

They have pastored churches in Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Las Vegas,
and Arizona. Karla is excited to be back in her hometown.

Email:  bogden@gvnaz.org

Kelsey Kennedy

Children's Ministry Pastor

Pastor Kelsey Kennedy is a native Washingtonian! Her hometown is Clarkston, Washington. Kelsey is excited about her new home in the Lower Yakima Valley. After graduating from Mid-America Nazarene University with a degree in Children’s Ministry, she served as Children’s Pastor at Marshfield Church of the Nazarene in the Ozarks of Southern Missouri for five years.  She joined the GVNaz family in October 2022.  She loves hiking, fishing, coffee, and teaching kids how much Jesus loves them… and how to love Him back!

Email:  kkennedy@gvnaz.org

Josh Buck

Youth and Worship Ministries 

Josh Buck leads Youth and Worship ministries at GVNaz. He loves leading worship on Sunday mornings and organizing events for teens at the church throughout the week! Josh was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, before pursuing his career in ministry.  He was awarded with a bachelor's degree in Music & Worship at Trevecca Nazarene University in May of 2023, and joined the GVNaz family a couple months afterwards! He also loves to play the guitar, play disc golf and talk about theology over coffee!

Email: jbuck@gvnaz.org

Laura Purcell

Office Manager

Laura Purcell is the Office Manager for GVNaz.  She works part-time and absolutely loves her position! She and Cliff moved to Grandview from Lewiston, Idaho in the summer of 2020. She earned her bachelor's degree from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas, graduating in 1992 with double majors: Accounting and Business Administration. She has served in non-profit organizations since 2003 working as a business manager and bookkeeper.

What about Laura’s family? “We have three grown children who currently live in the South but we make a point to visit as often as we can. While we miss them every day, we love where God has placed us in such a beautiful area. We are truly blessed by the people at GVNaz and the community of Grandview and surrounding areas.”

Email: lp@gvnaz.org

Lisa Ledgerwood

Administrative Assistant

Everyone who visits the church during the week is warmly welcomed by Lisa.  She really has become the first face that so many people connected with Grandview Nazarene get the opportunity to see. She is incredibly organized and has the ability to juggle many tasks at once.
One of the most recognizable characteristics that Lisa displays is her compassion. She is generous and full of grace. Lisa has faithfully served since 2012.

Email: ll@gvnaz.org

Dylan Leija

Maintenance

Dylan has been in the maintenance business most of his life. He worked for 20+ years in the hotel/motel industry. Dylan has remarkable skills and is ready to tackle most any project. He has keen ability to see all sides of a situation and truly cares about presenting the best possible front for everyone who attends.

Jacob and Becky, his kids are the center of Dylan’s world. He began his life as their uncle, but he adopted both of them a number of years ago. Dylan is a gift to both of the kids and they to him.

When asked what Dylan likes best about his job here at Grandview Naz he will say, “This doesn’t seem like work at all to me. I call this ‘fun’."

Email: dleija@gvnaz.org

Tracey Anderson

Preschool Director and Teacher

Tracey has been the Director and Teacher for our Kids First Preschool since 2014. Kids First offers preschool classes 5 days a week to prepare children for school and life! Tracey has a degree in Early Childhood Education and worked at schools in Bellevue, WA and Chelan, WA before landing here. She is married and has two children. Tracey's children are very involved in sports and they love taking road trips together.

Email: ta@gvnaz.org

Lauren Scott

Social Media + Graphics

Lauren has spent most of her life pursuing creative outlets. From a career as a hairstylist to owning a hand lettering and watercolor business she has always loved to create things that bring people joy. After having been raised in our church family she is excited to join our staff where she gets to create and keep us all up to date with what is coming up on the calendar!

She and her husband Tyler live in Prosser where they are raising their three young boys. She loves to spend her free time with her family and often serves on Sundays as part of the worship team.

Email: lscott@gvnaz.org