• Ern Menocal - Lead Pastor

    Ern started Hills Church in the summer of 2012 with a team of 21 adults and 6 kids from Blue Sky Church, in Bellevue, WA. Formerly, Ern helped plant Blue Sky in 2004 right after graduating from Southern Illinois University with a BFA in Industrial Design. Ergonomic and anthropometry skills don't easily translate to church planting! Regardless, Ern's responsibilities at Hills include casting the overall vision of Hills Church, teaching and preaching, overseeing staff, and leader development as the church grows. Ern and his wife Laura were married in 2008 and have two young kids(and one on the way) that keep them very busy! Where will you find Ern during his free time? Either covered in grease under his truck, throwing triple bogeys at Sunnyside's disk golf course, or tickle-tackling his kids. Contact Ern at: ern@hillschurch.com

  • Flyn Sam - Worship leader/administrator

    Flyn is our main worship leader and administrative assistant. He came out to help plant Blue Sky Church in Bellevue, WA, and is excited to do it again at Hills! He is responsible for leading and training worship band members, leading Sunday worship at our service, and also providing help with many office administrative duties. Flyn and his wife Esther, spend most of their free time hanging with small group friends and enjoying their son, Elias. Contact Flyn at: flyn@hillschurch.com

  • Natalie Dobbins - Kids director

    Natalie, her husband Justin, and their three kids Blake, Claire, and Nora, have come out from Blue Sky Church to help plant Hills. Natalie is our volunteer Kids' Director, and helps coordinate our Kids' Program curriculum, volunteers, and classrooms. Natalie and Justin's life is packed with Pokemon, princess dresses, and plenty of other fun activities with their kids and friends. Contact Natalie at: natalie@hillschurch.com

  • Lisa Rindal - Bookkeeper

    Lisa is serving as our volunteer bookkeeper/accountant for Hills Church. She and her husband Nate came out to help start the church with their boy, Ian. Lisa helps keep Hills' books in order, and makes sure the staff turn in all their receipts! Lisa and Nate enjoy hiking with their son Ian and chasing around their dog Cody.