Our Staff


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Lead Pastor

Brian Seidel, wife Maureen

and sons Colin, Curtis

and Cameron

Pastor Brian is an ordained minister for the Church of God (Anderson, IN). He graduated from Northwest Nazarene University in 2002. Brian has a passion for God’s word and ministry that goes beyond the local church, and hopes to pass the “Kingdom mindset” on to all believers.  He is also an author, speaker, and writer; you can follow these adventures at brianseidel.net . God has blessed he and his wife Maureen with three boys; Colin, Curtis, and Cameron.



Pastor Don

Associate Pastor
Don Bertelsen
and wife Renee

Pastor Don is a 1986 graduate of Mid-America Christian University.  He was ordained at the First Church of God, Tulare California on May 5, 1990.  He and Renee came to the Oregon Trail Church of God in January 1997 from Bakersfield, California where he served as Senior Pastor for Five years.  Pastor Don was raised in southern California where he served as Youth Pastor for 12 years, was the senior pastor at Oregon Trail for 21 years.  He now enjoys his part time role as associate pastor.. Don and Renee have three children; Dalen, Kayla and Daren and two grandchildren.




Childrens Director

Sherry Slocum and Husband Glen

Sherry Slocum has been blessed with being able to work with a variety of children’s ministries over the last sixteen years or so as a teacher. She has a passion for teaching children about the love of God. She feels the most important thing a child will ever learn is that God is love. Sherry and Glenn were blessed with 5 children and 11 grandchildren. Two of their grandchildren, Rainey and Dominyk attend church with them on a regular basis.





Need More Information?

Feel free to call us at the church office

Monday – Thursday (9:00 am-2:00 pm):

(208) 454-0736 or email