Our Staff

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erin@jcgillette.com
 

ERIN YOUNGS  –  LEAD PASTOR

Erin, Jennifer, Alyssa (Chase), Andrew, Abigail, Angela, Austin, Alec

Erin received a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Wyoming and a Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Sioux Falls Seminary.  He also received additional coursework through The Wesleyan Department of Education.  He was licensed as a pastor in 1999 and ordained in 2003 with the Wesleyan Church.

Away from the church, Erin enjoys spending time with his family, camping in the summer and skiing in the winter.  He also spends time going to a lot of kids activities and coaching their sports.

KRIS HUNTER  –  YOUTH PASTOR

Kris was born and raised in Gillette, WY—1 of 6 boys in his family. He was active in football, soccer, and youth group during his high school years. He decided to pursue college football, playing one year at the University of Wyoming. He took a little detour and attended the Focus on the Family Institute in Colorado Springs. It was during this time that his passion for working with today’s youth was fueled. He decided to transfer to the University of Jamestown in North Dakota, where he continued playing football and received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. It was in Jamestown where he also met his wife Heidi, who had also transferred there to complete her bachelor’s in nursing. Following graduation, Kris worked as a correctional officer at the state prison for a short time before working as the Ministry Director for Youth for Christ and Youth Pastor at their local church. During this time, God helped equip Kris for reaching youth with the Gospel, a calling that he had always felt in his heart he would someday have. After 3 years of marriage, Heidi and Kris found out they were expecting their first child, so they decided to take a leap of faith and move back to Gillette to be closer to family. On August 21, 2014 they were blessed with the birth of their daughter Sydney Nevaeh Hunter. Then on January 19, 2017 they welcomed their second daughter, Sawyer Marie Hunter. Kris currently works as a police officer for Gillette Police Department along with being the Youth Pastor for Journey Church. Heidi is a RN for Campbell County Public Health. In their spare time they enjoy being outdoors, working out, doing house projects, and spending time with family and friends. Kris feels honored to be the Youth Pastor for Journey Church IMPACT. His vision is that IMPACT youth group will be a safe place for kids to come and grow in their relationship with Christ, while at the same time equipping them to go and impact their circle of influence.

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kris@jcgillette.com
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steven@jcgillette.com
 

STEVEN NICHOLS  –  WORSHIP PASTOR

Steven was born and raised in Gillette, WY. He graduated from Northwest College with his degree in Music. Steven married his college girlfriend and long time acquaintance Brittany on July 2, 2011. Steven started studying at Calvary Chapel Bible College online to receive a Bachelors in Biblical Studies and hopes to get a Masters in Apologetics someday. In addition to music at Journey, Steven also makes videos for the church, teaches classes, meets with individuals, installs A/V equipment, and picks on Pastor Erin. Steven’s wife, Brittany, is a graphic designer and a photographer. 

In addition to his passion for singing for the King, he takes pleasure in playing guitar in his christian rock band Written in Red, teaching, reading, playing video games, writing music and drinking coffee.