C. Vern Bland

Throughout his life, Vern has been involved in ministry as a worship team leader, teacher, preacher, military lay-leader, small group leader, and a Chaplain-sponsored Christian counselor. Vern’s passions include organizational leadership, project management, and pastoral counseling.

As Executive Pastor, he is responsible for leading all functional areas in the accomplishment of the Lead Pastor’s vision and the church’s mission. His roles include community liaison and outreach, pastoral care, strategic planning, finance, administration, and operations.

Vern and his wife, Erin, were raised in the Klamath Basin and have a heart for the Klamath Basin families. They enjoy their children, the outdoors, and farming. Vern is a 24-year military service veteran and holds a B.S. in Political Science, an MBA, and a Master of Public Policy. He is currently completing a Master of Divinity program through Liberty University.