Staff Pastors & Directors
These are the Staff Pastors, Directors, & Elders at Columbia Heights Assembly that help bring oversight to the various ministries of our church life.
Lead Pastors & Music Director
Senior Associate Pastor
Young Adults Director
Children’s Ministry Directors
Ed & Aleta were married on the island of Saipan in 2006, and moved to Rainier, OR in 2008 and began attending Columbia Heights Assembly. Aleta, who went to Saipan as a missionary teacher in 2002, is originally from Rainier, and Ed is from the Philippines and had lived in Saipan since the mid 90’s. They have two daughters and a son. Ed works full time at Clatskanie High School as a Certified Special Ed Assistant, specializing in the areas of autism and behavior management. Aleta is a full-time mom and does part-time work as a licensed teacher for Three Rivers Christian School. They have been serving as the Children’s Ministry Directors since September 2013.
Celebrate Recovery Directors
CHAPLAIN LYLE PRATHER, Ph.D is the founder and was the director and senior chaplain of Cowlitz Chaplaincy in Cowlitz County, WA, incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1985. Chaplain Lyle is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. In July, 2010 he received his Masters Chaplain certification with ICPC. He is married, father of four, grandfather to twelve and great-grandfather of four. He is a member of National Christian Counselors Association and holds a Ph.D. in Counseling. Chaplain Lyle retired from the Chaplaincy July 1 2012. Pastor Kent Doehne asked Pastor Lyle and his wife Miriam to become the Minister of the Celebrate Recovery Program the church started in 2007. March 1 2013 Pastor Lyle accepted the position.