Meet the team.

Josh and jill mccann

Lead Pastors  
Pastor Josh and Jill are our Lead Pastors here at Columbia Heights Assembly.  They have been married since 2002 and have been on staff at Columbia Heights Assembly since that time. They have served as the youth pastors for Columbia Heights Assembly for 11+ years until transitioning into the Senior Associate role in 2014 and are now as of September 10, 2017,  Lead Pastors at Columbia Heights Assembly. Along with this Jill is the Music Director for the church leading our worship teams. They are parents to two outstanding sons, Justus and Jayden, and two incredible daughters, Elly and Elizabeth.

Levi and alyssa sturgeon 

Associate Pastors
Levi and Alyssa have been married since June of 2011. At the end of August 2013 they agreed to intern underneath Pastor Josh and Jill for a year. In that time, Pastor Kent and the Elders felt that they would be a perfect fit to transition behind Pastor Josh & Jill as the Youth Pastors and started April 2014. They served as our youth pastors for seven years and then in 2020 transitioned into the Associate Pastor role. They are the parents of two amazing little girls, Zoe and Ember.

PAm and kent doehne 

Finical Directors
Pastor Kent and Pam have been married for over 40 years and been a part of the church staff since 1980. They first came on staff as Youth Pastors and served our youth students for 12 years before becoming the associate pastors for another 12 years.  They were the lead pastors at Columbia Heights Assembly until 2004 and then moved into the Executive/Associate role where they served for another 12 years.  Recently they have transitioned into our finical director role.  They have three kids and eight grandchildren.

Danielle Klee 

Youth Director
Danielle has been serving at Columbia Heights since 2012. She became a leader in our youth ministry her senior year of high school and since then has transitioned into our youth director. Currently she is attending Portland Bible College where she will be getting her associates in theology. Her heart is to see the next generation rise up in faith and live out the calling God has placed on their life.

ed and aleta guinto

Children's Pastors
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 been serving as the Children’s Ministry Directors since September 2013. They have two daughters, Kailea and Miranda and a son named McKian.

Lyle and miriam Prather 

Celebrate Recovery Pastors
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.

Zohie cadwell

Front Office Administrator
Zohie joined our church in 2017 and has increasingly become more involved. She currently serves  in our church as our middle school girls connect group leader.  She also is the leader of our coffee ministry.  In 2020 she became our office administrator.  Currently she is attending Portland Bible College where she will be graduating with an associates in theology. She has a heart to see the city of Longview reached for God.