Our Team

Dave & Karen Groff

Dave & Karen Groff

Lead Pastor

Hi, I’m Dave.  My wife Karen and I have been Lead Pastors at Prescott Life Church since 2008.  We are relational style Pastors who emphasize people over process.  We love being part of a grace-filled community of Jesus followers who welcome people just as they are. Karen has a passion for Children and Christian Education. Our two grown children live in the Phoenix area with their spouses and are serving God with their talents and calling. When I’m not at church you can usually find me watching my beloved Minnesota Vikings football team or spending time with my close extended family.  Little known fact about Dave: I wrestled in college at - get this - 108 pounds! Karen is a big Seattle Seahawks fan.

Pastor Steve and Dr. Candace Reid

Pastor Steve and Dr. Candace Reid

Associate Pastor

My name is Steve. My wife Candace and I have been at Prescott Life Church for the past 4 ½  years. Pastor Dave was my youth pastor more than 37 years ago in Washington State and he lead me to the Lord in his youth group! Praise the Lord! We have lived in and called Prescott home for 19 years. We are involved in many areas of the church including pastoral ministry, leading a small group and outreach in the Prescott community. My heart is for serving in our church, missions, the Bible and power of the Holy spirit, and reaching our community with the love of Christ in tangible ways. We have 3 teenagers and our oldest now attends Evangel University. Our middle son plays drums for the worship team. The youngest is a big part of the youth group. All our kids have been able to travel overseas with us to both India and East Africa. Interesting, but not so fun fact: God used a slip and fall from a roof leading to a broken heel to lead me into more full time ministry. Sometimes God uses different ways to get our attention doesn’t He!

Sean & Natasha Gilsdorf

Sean & Natasha Gilsdorf

Children's Church Directors

Natasha is both the children's ministry director and Little Life Learning Center's director. She has a Masters degree in Counseling and Psychology. Sean is an HVAC contractor who serves the community. Together we have served in full time ministry in Singapore, and fulfilled our call to the Nations through many years of Children's ministry in multiple countries around the world. It is now our honor to serve in Prescott. We believe that children's ministry is the prefect soil to sow into that will reap a fruitful harvest for generations to come. Our vision is to breathe LIFE into this ministry as we aim to impact every family through the lives of their children. We believe that every life matters, no matter how small! After all, even a tree is planted first as a seed. We are so excited to see what God has in store for  His Children!

Brien & Fran Hartung

Brien & Fran Hartung

Youth Ministry Directors

Hi, we are Brien and Francel Hartung. Previous to Prescott Life Church, my wife and I were in full time missions, preaching Jesus’s name in power in Cambodia. After 4 years God brought us back to the States. We have been serving the Lord at Prescott Life Church for the past 2 years. I serve as the youth and young adults pastor, and my wife serves in nursery and kids ministry. She is also one of the assistant directors at the daycare on campus, Little Life Learning Center. Our hearts desires are to see the younger generation know Jesus, know God’s love, and to teach and empower them to boldly live their lives for God’s glory!
When I’m not hangin’ with youth and young adults, I’m spending time with my wife and beautiful baby girl!

Dan & Jeanne Rydberg

Dan & Jeanne Rydberg

Care Ministry

Hi, I’m Dan and this is my wife Jeanne. We love being a part of this church.  PLC is so welcoming and loving and we enjoy being able to serve together. Jeanne and I met Christ as Savior in the year 2000. God immediately started transforming our habits, relationships, and ambitions in radical ways. One of those ways, was the Lord leading us to Prescott in the year 2009 to shepherd and encourage those who are in need physically, emotionally, and relationally. Another passion is to help people hear about the love of Christ and then get them connected to serve and grow in their walk with the Lord. Jeanne and I have been married for 30 years and we have 4 children, 7 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. You can usually find Jeanne reading a book or encouraging someone. You might see me playing the bass guitar with the worship team or looking for a racquetball game.  In summer, we love to spend time visiting family and friends in Minnesota.