Administrative Pastor Mike Campfield
I was born in Yakima, Washington to Ginny and Jerral Campfield (the best Christian parents a kid could want). My dad was a farmer in Harrah, WA before moving our family to the great city of Onalaska, Washington. The reason for the move…he became a pastor at the start of my 10th grade year in high school – something I told him I’d never do to my family!
I graduated from Saint Martin’s College in Olympia with a Master’s Degree in Education, with a counseling certificate. My wife, Monica (my high school sweetheart) and I moved to Ferndale where I was the school counselor at Vista Middle School for 10 years. Thinking we wanted to move ‘home’, we moved to Centralia where I worked as high school counselor for one year. God had something else in store…Both Monica and I felt the Lord stirring our hearts to move back to Lynden.
Faith Community Church offered me the position as youth pastor and we said no (remember my comments to my dad?). However, through remarkable circumstances (call me and I’ll explain) the Lord said YES and we moved back. I was the youth pastor for five years before taking my current administrative pastor position. I am also a half-time counselor at Blaine Middle School. Monica and I have two wonderful boys, Brycen and Derek.