• Lead PASTOR – ConnEr FORD

    Pastor Conner officially became the lead pastor of Go Church at the beginning of 2024, and He is excited to continue leading Go Church forward in it’s mission of connecting community with Christ. Conner lives in Ridgefield with His wife Caroline, and their 3 kids. While he is passionate about Christ and the Church, Conner also enjoys a good joke, and has been known for his sometimes cringeworthy use of dad jokes. Pastor Conner also enjoys fishing, hunting, and just about anything to do with eating as long as the food is good. In all seriousness, Conner strives to follow God’s calling on His life by whatever means necessary, and He does not lead the church forward without first seeking the leadership of His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


    James was raised in a Christian home, but soon ventured off to do what he wanted with his life. In college, Jesus got a hold of him with a clear wake up call which led him down a path of growth until he was ready to lead student ministry. James is excited to be a part of what God is doing in Ridgefield by using his experience as a High School teacher to lead the students of Go Church to walk with Jesus. He has four wonderful daughters and spends every waking moment he can with them and his wonderful wife Jess.

  • Women's Ministry Director – Vicki Edens

    The fourth daughter of a PNW pastor, Vicki learned early in life that serving God through His church was essential and simply a part of life for the believer in Christ. She played on worship team for 20 years, served as Office Manager, Treasurer, and was the unofficial ‘interior designer’ for their church in Bethany, Oregon. Vicki and her husband Bill landed in Ridgefield in 2021 to be closer to his work, and quickly fell in love with Go Church and began to find ways to serve through hosting bible studies and small groups in their home. Connecting women with women through bible study, discipleship, serving and loving one another is how she hopes to help women grow in faith and in knowledge of God’s Word. When she is not working, Vicki is either decorating/designing, baking sourdough bread, planning upcoming camping trips, or conspiring new ways to gather her adult children and her precious grandchildren for a home-cooked meal.

  • Children’s Ministry Director – NICOLE PEACH

    Nicole grew up in Sherwood, Oregon on a daffodil farm. Only three weeks after getting married and moving to Vancouver, her mother-in-law invited her to bible study fellowship (BSF) where she found what was missing in her life and gave her life to Christ. Since then she has done BSF every year, including serving as a class administrator for two years. She is a recent stay-at-home mom that enjoys homeschooling her son, baking, cooking, anything sourdough, kombucha, canning and more. She enjoys adventuring to Sunriver or the beach, going on walks, bike rides, hikes, and occasionally watching a few shows and movies (her absolute favorite is Pride & Prejudice). Her next fun adventure is underway with starting a garden this year. Her family has been attending Go Church for more than two years now and also enjoys the connections made at Go Groups. 


    Randy is the Executive Director of the Northwest Baptist Convention and happens to live in Ridgefield. When Pastor Mark decided to plant a church near his home, Randy and wife Paula jumped on board. While Randy is often out of town preaching in other churches on Sundays, he is committed to helping support Go Church, leveraging his extensive experience to provide important input and leadership behind the scenes.

  • PASTOR/ELDER – Bevan McWhirter

    Bevan brings a wealth of experience from his 41 years of Christian ministry in the Northwest, where he has served as a church planter, pastor, and church planting director/state missions director with the Northwest Baptist Convention. His hobbies include fishing, camping, hunting, and target shooting. He is a lover of Jesus and passionate about church planting. He has plugged into Go Church, serving in various capacities, along with his wife, Joyce, and they are excited to be a part of what God is doing in our church. 

  • Pastor/elder - bill edenS

    Over the past 25 years, Bill has served as an adult bible teacher and elder at Bethany Baptist Church in Oregon. Sensing a new ‘assignment’, Bill and Vicki moved to Ridgefield in 2021 where they attended Go Church and felt called to join God’s work there. In 2023, Bill was ordained as a Pastor/Elder at Go Church, and he is excited and ready to serve this congregation in whatever way God directs him. When he is not working, Bill can be found in his study or with his headphones on listening to bible podcasts and/or doing biblical word studies in Greek or Hebrew for ‘fun’. He also loves to create beauty in the yard or getting out for a hike or a camping trip in the RV. Family time is important for ‘Pops’, who is a grandfather who loves the role - especially when it involves building a grand fort in the living room! Lastly, Bill is a self-described ‘foodie’ who often tells his wife that she has cooked his ‘favorite’ meal, and he really means it.

  • FOUNDING pastor – mark ford

    Pastor Mark followed God's calling to start Go Church from scratch in 2018. After 5 blessed years of leading Go Church Ridgefield, he has moved on to follow God's next calling on His life to plant a new Go Church in the East Portland Metro Area. To find out more, check out the "Church Planting" page on our website.