Pastoral Staff

Ern Menocal
Lead Pastor
Ern started Hills Church in the summer of 2012 with a team of 21 adults and 6 kids from Blue Sky Church, in Bellevue, WA. Formerly, Ern helped plant Blue Sky in 2004 right after graduating from Southern Illinois University with a BFA in Industrial Design. Ergonomic and anthropometry skills don't easily translate to church planting! Regardless, Ern's responsibilities at Hills include casting the overall vision of Hills Church, teaching and preaching, overseeing staff, and leader development as the church grows.
Flyn Christianson
Associate Pastor/Worship Leader
Flyn is one of our pastors and main worship leader at Hills. He is responsible for helping to develop our small group system, preaching, leading and training worship band members, and leading worship on Sunday's.

Support Staff

Lisa Rindal
Lisa is serving as our volunteer bookkeeper/accountant for Hills Church.
Sheridan Howell
Kids' Program Coordinator
Sheridan serves as our volunteer Kids Program Coordinator. She'll be carrying vision for our Kids' program, training kids program workers, interacting with parents on Sundays, and helping grow all aspects of our Kids program as God continues to grow Hills Church. Sheridan loves spending time with friends, hanging with roommates, and enjoying the outdoors. You'll see her around Hills with a big contagious smile on her face.
Sam Larsen
Administrative Intern
Sam is our administrative interns at Hills. He's working part time, and is also a full time student at WSU studying finance and accounting. Sam takes care of lots of administrative details around Hills; planning events, coordinating with volunteers, graphics, printing, etc... not much slips past this guy! Sam enjoys his free time hanging at the Rec center and spending time with small group friends.