The Bridge Staff

Steve Brethour – Lead Pastor

My ideal day off, would begin early with a Starbucks Dark Roast coffee in hand. This would be followed by breakfast with my wife and three daughters and then off to the links for a round of golf with a close friend.  Immediately following the round, I would take my wife to Starbucks where we would talk while I sipped my Venti Raspberry, non-fat, no whip, extra hot, Mocha.

Then I would finish the day with dinner with my wife and three girls. 

I believe in Jesus Christ and that He is the only hope of the world. I believe in the local church and that Jesus uses His gathering to reveal the power of His life transforming gospel. I believe that Jesus has called me to serve His bride, the local church.

In light of this I serve at The Bridge where by God's grace I oversee key leadership areas of our church, help communicate God's Word in a practical way so that together we grow as disciples of Christ. I strive to keep us focused on our vision and mission (Matthew 28:18-20; Matthew 22:37-40; John 13:34-35).

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Kevin Martin – Teaching Pastor

My ideal day off… starts by leisurely waking up beside my beautiful wife. We make our way to the deck and get lost in our coffee and conversation while enjoying the beautiful view of the lake. I cook breakfast for my three teenage kids. This is followed by a day on the water fishing, cruising, floating, swimming and taking sporadic breaks to indulge in barbecued food. When evening comes we enjoy surf and turf with good friends and take the opportunity to solve all of the world’s problems. Sleep comes easy after a perfect day like that.

On the rest of my days… There is no "normal" day when juggling a part time Teaching Pastor role with a variety of other part time market place roles. On any given day I could be preparing a sermon, negotiating a multi-million dollar construction contract, teaching first aid, auctioning firearms, guarding a prisoner or on the road estimating. In the evenings I could be watching or involved in my kids sports, serving as an auxiliary police constable, playing sports myself or having family time at home. In all of this I strive to discover and reveal Jesus, who meets everyone where they are. I love this life that Christ is leading me through and the vast variety of opportunities he gives me to use my gifts.


Amy Miska – Children's Ministry Director

My Ideal day off would start very early in the morning.  First I would be alone, I'd read and then go jogging before my husband and two children woke up.  I would be back and able to start breakfast before they even knew I was gone.  We’d eat, laugh and talk about nothing.  Then we would invite family and friends over and swim all day long in the hot sun.  Dinner would be outside, followed by another swim & campfire into the evening.  We would be in no rush to end the day.  Oh and at some point during the day we would all have some dark chocolate and fruit!  Did I mention there would be lots of swimming?

I Love Jesus and I Love His Church.  I serve in a Family Ministry at The Bridge.  I am absolutely passionate about partnering with the whole church to raise up our youngest people into an authentic, loving, long lasting relationship with Jesus Christ.  

Deuteronomy 11:18-19 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.


Leah Forde – Administrative Assistant

My ideal day off would start early. I would wake up before the rest of my family to enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the sunrise. My husband and I would go on a lunch date, no kids allowed.  I would be silly and have a dance party with my 3 kids. My day would be filled with laughter, music, singing and writing. At some point I would eat lasagna and chocolate cake.

I serve at the Bridge because I believe immensely in the power of the church community. I coordinate the communication for the church and my prayer is that all who attend the Bridge would feel connected to a community; where they feel poured into and that helps them grow closer to Christ.