Kent came to The Pursuit in 2022 and was drawn by the authentic community and incredible ministry opportunity at our church. Kent has been teaching the Bible for 30 years, and he has a masters degree from Phoenix Seminary and a doctorate from Biola University. He is married to Stephanie, and they have three kids Ethan, Christian, and Claire. Kent is also an executive coach, a seminary professor, and a non-profit director. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys fly fishing, skiing, and off-roading. Kent’s dad was a pastor and his grandfather worked for Al Capone, so he likes to say that he’s a second generation pastor and third generation gangster!
Drew joined The Pursuit in 2022 and discovered a community of people who desire to follow God in truth and love. Drew has served in various ministries in the Church, para-church, higher-education, and health care communities as worship leader, spiritual director, adjunct faculty, administrator, adult small groups leader, hospice chaplain, and grief counselor. He has a bachelors degree in music from Biola University and a masters degree in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from Talbot School of Theology. He is married to Kim and has three kids, Everett, Lily, and Annie. Drew’s interests include carpentry, hiking, paddle boarding, photography, architecture, and design. He is native to Idaho, having began and returned to Boise after wandering up and down the West Coast.
Family Ministries Pastor
Turrell has worked with youth for eight years within many different ministries. Including young life, youth internships, youth group, young adult and college aged groups. He has a passion to know every one of his students And build deep connections and relationship So that he can help instill the word of God in each Person he walks with. Turrell is passionate about empowering and equipping the next generation of the church. Turrell is married to Whitney and has two sons, Donovan and Elijah. Turrell enjoys quality time with family and friends, woodworking, taking care of his yard with his white New Balances, and enjoying the warm weather (because winter is horrible).
Following a few years of volunteering in multiple ministries, Kenzie first joined the Pursuit team as an intern in the summer of 2022 and officially hopped on staff shortly after. She feels that the Lord has been calling her to capture church memories in photos and love on all youth students, providing them with a safe space to be in community. Kenzie has recently graduated high school and is attending college to discover what comes next. She loves to spend her time outdoors, taking photos, doing any and all creative things, laugh with her people, all while listening to some jams!
Stefanie joined the Pursuit staff in 2023 after spending 10 years attending, serving, and calling The Pursuit her church home. She graduated from Boise Bible College in 2002 with a Bachelors in Christian Education and went on to work in both youth ministry and children’s ministry in various capacities, both paid and unpaid, until deciding to take a step back to become a stay-at-home mom when her children were little. Stefanie is passionate about the partnership between the Church and parents to raise and disciple children to genuinely know Jesus. She is married to Scott and together have three children, Titus, Barrett, and Cherry. Stefanie enjoys being out in nature, walks with her husband, animals, board games, adventures, arts and crafts, and especially reading in her hammock.
Hailey has come to The Pursuit as long as she can remember, and she loves it for that same reason. She first accepted Jesus in this church, and she loves to help other kids do the same. Hailey attends the Idaho Fine Arts Academy, majoring in theater and uses all the tools God is providing her through education to assist her in teaching here at The Pursuit. Hailey views herself as an avid pursuer of stories and absolutely adores reading and watching movies of all genres (especially mysteries). Hailey likes to say she is a professional playwright because she wrote and directed two one-acts in student-led programs
Community Life Director
Lesley started attending the Pursuit in Aug of 2018 and began working here in the beginning of 2019. She received her degree at Point Loma Nazarene University in Elementary Ed & Psychology. Lesley has been involved in leading worship through music for over 30 years. She has also been involved in various other ministries off and on for 20+ years including women's ministry, children's ministry, prayer ministries, missions, community outreach, hospitality, and life group leadership. Lesley is married to Philip and has three beautiful daughters, Hannah, Mackenzie, and Ainsley and a new son in law, Collin. Lesley enjoys camping with her family & friends, road trips, lots of different art forms & crafts, reading, baking, eating out, kayaking, hiking, volleyball, and latest obsession, pottery. She also loves her two puppies, Otis & Sherman.
Director Of Operations
Nicole began work at the Pursuit in 2021 after attending the Pursuit since 2009. Nicole has been serving in production here at The Pursuit since 2013, and can still usually be found in the booth on a Sunday morning (come say hi!). She has walked through the history of the Pursuit and is excited for a new chapter with these incredible people who call The Pursuit their home. After working as a CNA, Nicole went to school and became a Certified Massage Therapist, before ultimately deciding to stay home and raise a family. Nicole married Jeremy in 2002 and has three beautiful daughters: Melody, Hailey, and Kenzie who lives in our eternal home with Jesus. Nicole is interested in true crime, crafting, all things Disney, and spending time with those she loves.
Worship & Young Adults Director
Grant started serving on worship teams through his youth group 14 years ago in middle school, which was a pivotal time in his life. God called him to ministry in 11th grade and Grant went on to study Christian Worship in college where he met his wife, Chelsey. During college God called Grant to Youth Ministry for a season and stirred a passion for young adults. Grant loves music and although worship is more than just songs in a church service, he loves to worship God through the avenue of music. He points back to a phrase one of his mentor’s used to say: “Worship is responding to all that God is, with all that we are.” Grant enjoys outdoor adventures, trying new foods, and quality time with people.
Chelsey came on board at The Pursuit in 2023 after a cross-country move from South Carolina with her husband, Grant Wood. Chelsey has been in ministry for seven years, serving in a variety of roles within the Church, including worship leader, guest connections director, youth group leader, administrative assistant, and executive assistant. With her bachelors degree in Christian Worship, Chelsey loves serving on the worship team with her husband, the Pursuit’s worship leader. Chelsey and Grant have a dog and a cat and live full time in a camper trailer! Chelsey enjoys traveling, exploring new towns and hikes, trying new and exciting foods, going on walks in nature, and hanging with friends and family. If you have any good hiking or food recommendations, let Chelsey know!