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Our Staff - Who We Are

Interim Pastor/Worship Leader

Rheannon MacFarland is a passionate minister of the Word of God and worship leader, with many years of experience leading worship in the Flathead Valley. Rheannon’s focus is helping others enter the presence of God through music ministry, teaching and preaching, as well as kids/youth ministry. She became a licensed minister through Purpose Church in December of 2021. She is currently serving as Interim Pastor at Purpose Church. Rheannon also heads up our Fine Arts Productions summer programs, together with a team of highly qualified creatives.

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Head Elder

Ron Runnels

Women’s Ministry

Christi Runnels is our Women’s Ministry Leader at Purpose Church. Her passion is to see women grow in the grace, knowledge and love of Jesus Christ while having the fellowship and support of other women. Her ministry is based on 2 Timothy 3:16-17 and Colossians 3:16. 

Men’s Ministry Coordinator

Rick Todd coordinates our Men’s Ministry. He is a former naval aviator and retired American Airlines Captain. His desire is to help equip men to become the men God created them to be and see them use their gifts to His purpose.

Children’s Ministry and Move Youth Pastor

Chelsie Schnetter (right) heads the Sunday School program and is a leader of Move Youth at Purpose Church. She is a dental assistant at Lilly Family Dentistry in Whitefish Montana and an avid outdoors woman. She enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking with her husband, Anthony and dog Moki. Chelsie’s heart is to see students thriving in their relationship with God through knowledge of His word, and fellowship with other students who are following God.


Purpose Blog Spot Writer

Leaona Huston


“Purpose Littles” teacher

Amanda Cardin

“Purpose Babies” 

Danielle Buzzard

Biblical Teachers, Questions & Prayer

Mike & Leaona Huston