Pastors and Directors
Pete Kopplin – Senior Pastor
Pete became the Senior Pastor of City Church in March of 2022. He’s a lifelong Spokane resident, and he’s pastored in the greater Spokane area since 2004 as a worship pastor, an associate pastor, and immediately prior to his appointment at City Church, as a solo pastor and church planter. Pete is passionate about leadership, worship, and discipleship.
Pete holds ordination credentials from the Free Methodist Church, and he has earned degrees in business management and in visual communication. Pete has been married to his wife Becky since 1998, and together they have two adult sons.
Jason Krauss – Administrative Pastor
Jason was part of the original “core team” that helped to start City Church. Jason started full time as the church’s Administrative Pastor in April 2011, while finishing his coursework at Spokane Ministry Institute. Prior to this, he worked as a RN here in Spokane for ten years; first as a cardiac care RN, and finishing as the Assistant Director of Clinical Research for a major cardiology group.
Jason and his wife, Andrea, have been married since 2001, and share a common passion for finance and marriage ministry
John Leland – Associate Pastor
John has called Kim his bride and Spokane his home since 2001. Packing up just after being married, the Leland’s headed west from the east coast to serve in ministry to the local church where John served as a youth pastor for three and a half years. His time serving the church as a professional minister bolstered his love for his wife and instilled in him a compassion for people and the world around him.
John attended Oklahoma Christian University where he earned a degree in business/pre-law. Presently, John owns and works at a local realty brokerage where he builds leaders and serves the greater Spokane area.
Holli Brown – Worship
Holli initially joined the worship team as a volunteer vocalist and keyboard player in 2010, becoming the Director in 2014.
Born and raised in Spokane, Holli has always had a passion for singing and music. She served on Life Center’s worship team for ten years, under the direction of Paul and Amy Miller. Her growth under Paul and Amy’s leadership flourished, and God began to reveal His worship gifting in her.
Holli loves to worship, and finds leading her church in worship to be a honor and a privilege as well as humbling.
Kim Leland – City Kids Children’s Ministry
Raised on the East Coast, Kim received her bachelor’s degree in business management at Oklahoma Christian University. Since 2001, she and her husband John have called Spokane “home” and are currently homeschooling their three young children. Together they have had many wonderful opportunities to grow and serve in a variety of ministries as a family.
In 2013, City Church became their faith community and in late 2016, Kim was called to service in children’s ministry. God has established in her a great passion for cross-generational ministry and a deep desire to see children grow in community with Christ and His Church.
Nursery – Victoria Steiner
Pre-K – Priscilla Hoffman
Elementary – Rebecca Bruesch