Discovery Staff & Leaders

Portrait picture of Jon Fredricks
Lead Pastor // [email protected]

Pastor Jon has had the incredible joy of being part of Discovery Community Church before the true beginning.

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Finance And Communications // [email protected]

Mandi has been serving at Discovery for the past twelve years and is passionate about people!

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Connections Administrator // [email protected]

Barb was part of the original church plant team, when Discovery Community Church launched in 2001.

Portrait picture of Nicole Zinn
Mobilization Director: Groups & Missions // [email protected]

Nicole has been coming to Discovery Community Church since 2001, just after the launch of the church.

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Worship Leader // [email protected]

Steve has been attending Discovery Community Church since 2001, just after the initial launch of the church.

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Director Of Children Ministries // [email protected]

Kirstin has been coming to Discovery Community Church since 2010 and stepped into the position of Director of Children and Family Ministries in 2019.

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Assistant Children’s Ministry Director // [email protected]

Kelly has been serving at the Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry since 2010, after attending Discovery Community Church since 2002.

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Communications Intern // [email protected]

Carly began attending Discovery Community Church in 2016 and joined the staff team in 2019 as the Communications Intern.

Director Of Youth Ministries // [email protected]

Mike and his wife Sara were a part of the original Discovery launch team in 2000.

Associate Pastor of Connection & Weekend Operations // [email protected]

Tyler joined the Discovery staff in 2020 after serving as the Adult Ministry Pastor at Grace Community Church (Auburn, WA) from 2016 to 2020. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Biblical and Theological Studies. His favorite part about his ministry is helping others take their next steps in faith to grow closer to Jesus.

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Church Planting Resident // [email protected]

Jesse Holcomb currently serves as a Church Planter in residence at Discovery, as well as our Tacoma Pop-Up Campus Lead. Jesse has been mentored by Pastor Jon since March and is learning so much from his leadership. Jesse and his wife have served the local church in Pierce County over the past ten years as Children’s Pastors and then as teaching pastors. They are passionate about people and seeing them come into the fullness of their giftings and passions.

Portrait picture of Brad Detering
Church Planting Resident // [email protected]

Brad has been attending Discovery Community Church since the end of 2019. He has served in various ministries over the past 15 years. For the past year he and his wife Monika, served as youth pastors at Cornerstone Community Church in Graham. Now, Brad is stepping into a leadership position with Discovery as the Tacoma Pop-Up campus Worship Leader. Worship is where Brad’s faith and love for Christ was first founded. It has now become one of his greatest passions. His favorite part of worship is watching as people come to their personal realization of Gods love for them.