Senior Pastor -Ed Nelson

Pastor Nelson has served in four congregations as the Senior Pastor across a ministry of over thirty years.

Ed received his Master's degree at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado and his Bachelors degree from Anderson University.

Ed is married to Cheri and they have two children. He loves fishing, hunting, motorcycle riding and being a grandfather.

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Associate Pastor -Alan Waibel

Alan has served as a minister in the Church of God for several years.

He received his ministerial training at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon.

Alan is married to Christina and they have a daughter in High School and a daughter and son in Middle School. They also share a home with a dog, two cats, a lizard, and a snake; sometime Alan feels a little bit like Noah.

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Counselor -Ellen Perricone

Ellen has been attending SLCC for 24 years and during that time has participated as a Sunday School teacher, elder, workshop presenter and other volunteer positions. 

Ellen received her undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska and her Masters in Social Work for the University of Denver.

She has worked as a home based family counselor and as a hospice social worker and grief counselor. She has had a private psychotherapy practice for 12 years, Honoring the Journey Therapeutic Services and is currently and gratefully practicing out of an office housed at SLCC.

Ellen has been married to Garth for 33 years and has two adult children. Camping is her past time of choice!