Brad Bruszer // Pastor
Pastor Brad was born in Michigan, and raised on the west coast, He asked Christ to be his Savior at a Vacation Bible School in Oregon. In 1982, Brad’s family moved to South Gate, California where his father accepted a call to serve as a pastor. Being raised as a pastor’s kid, Brad was always in church, kids ministries, and youth group, but at a summer camp when he was fifteen made a commitment to Christ, which has since led him to vocational ministry.
After High School he moved across the country to attend Bible college in Western Michigan where he studied theology. It was also at there that he met his wife, Vikki, and they were married shortly after his ordination and graduation in 1998.
In 1999, Brad & Vikki moved across the country to the Spokane Valley where he was a youth pastor. It was there that they had their first two children, Audren & Hudson. In 2004 the four of them moved to Vikki’s hometown, Mobile, Alabama where Brad served as the pastor of Grace Bible Church. After a few hurricanes and another child, Brad & Vikki left the south in 2009 to head back to the inland northwest to start Genesis Church.
Brad & Vikki have three children; Audren, Hudson, & Gracyn
Contact Brad at firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Muñoz // Family Pastor
After a 35-year career in the fire service, Mike and his wife Stacey moved to Spokane from Phoenix, Arizona. The son of a military veteran, Mike has lived across America and even spent three years in Madrid, Spain. He became a Christian in high school, volunteered with the high school ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, and has taught in a variety of capacities—church, work, and college. He and Stacey have been married since 1984, they have two grown children, and one grandson.
Mike graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and earned a Doctorate in Bioethics from Loyola University in Chicago. He was first ordained in 2004.
When Mike isn’t reading or helping Stacey with her new alpacas and other farm pets, he loves spending time with his grandson. Mike and Stacey are looking forward to exploring the many outdoor adventures that the Inland Pacific Northwest offers.
Chase Baxter // Student Ministries
Chase Baxter was born in Seattle Washington and gave his heart to the Lord at 7 years old. He moved to Spokane when he was 8 and began to be very involved with his church. He grew up with Christian parents who taught him many valuable lessons as well as a love for the Lord. He attended West Valley High School and felt a call to ministry his Junior Year.
After completing high school, Chase went to Spokane Community College and spent some time interning at his church’s youth ministry. It was during this first year out of high school that he met his wife, Breanna. Breanna was also involved in youth ministry at his church and they spent some time learning what it meant to be a leader and investing in the lives of students.
After graduating from SCC, Chase began working towards a ministry degree online through Global University. It was during this period that Chase and Breanna got married and started attending Genesis Church. After a few months of attending, Chase asked Brad about starting a youth ministry at Genesis, to which Brad gladly agreed that a youth ministry would be a good idea.
In October 2010 Chase, Breanna and Brad started planning what the youth ministry would look like and how to draw in students who didn’t yet know the Lord, and on January 5th, 2011, Kairos officially started meeting. Chase began to take over the administration position that following July and now handles everything from minor book keeping to planning outreach events.
Chase and Breanna have been married for almost a year and love spending time hanging out with other couples and serving in the youth ministry.
“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Contact Chase at: Chase@svgenesis.org
Andy Ulrich was born and raised in the Spokane Valley. After High School, he attended WSU in Pullman where he met Kate, his wife. They married in 2006 and have 3 kids: Gracie 8, Sadie 5, and Judah 3. Andy has been playing and leading worship since 1999. In addition to music, he also builds custom cabinetry and has spent close to a decade in the coffee industry.
He loves pizza, coffee, and any baked good fresh out of the oven.
In Isaiah 6:3 and Revelation 4:8, God is shown surrounded by inexhaustible worship, praising His infinite holiness. Andy desires to see people engage the heart of God in this same authentic, passionate worship in the local church and in their daily lives.
Allison Larson k-5th Grade Debbie Ford 2 – 4 years Naomi Lee 0-2 years
Janette Norman // Administration
Married to Jerry Norman for 40 years, both enjoying service and support for Genesis Church. Together they raised their 3 children in Spokane Valley. You can find her in her garden or playing with one of her 4 granddaughters. Jerry and Janette both graduated from Local Spokane High schools.