Meet Our Team

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, were married for twenty-one years before she lost her battle to cystic fibrosis in April 2022. Prior to her going home, they shared 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.

 Jenny Haley – City Kids Children’s Ministry

Jenny began working in the nursery at City Church in 2017, and became the City Kids Director in August of 2022. Prior to joining our City Kids ministry, Jenny previously served in both teaching and leadership positions in children’s ministry departments at two other churches. Jenny considers it a privilege to partner with families to build a foundation of faith in Christ.

Jenny was born and raised in western Washington, and she and her husband moved to the Spokane area in 2005. Jenny has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Eastern Washington University and a master’s degree in Teaching and Learning from Liberty University. She has been an elementary teacher in Spokane since 2009.

Ministry Leaders

Youth Ministry

Nursery – Victoria Steiner

Pre-K – 1st Grade – Priscilla Hoffman

Elementary – Jenny Haley