Our Staff

Get to Know Our Staff


Jon Ewton, Senior Pastor

Jon has led Christian ministries for over 20 years. In addition to leading the juvenile prison ministry during college, Jon also was a member of Brothers Under Christ, where he focused on discipleship with and to other young men. Jon served at Christ Fellowship in McKinney, TX - a congregation of 2,000 - for almost 15 years where he was able to dig deep roots of relationship and shared ministry before transitioning to LCC in summer 2018.

Jon earned his Masters of Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2010. He attended Texas A&M University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Military History and a minor in English.

Learn more about Jon  |   pastorjon@lakecommunity.org


Paul Peterson, Associate Pastor

Paul joined the pastoral staff in February 2014 serving in the areas of student, children and family ministries.  He is passionate about teaching, helping people connect, and equipping people to make disciples.  Paul and his wife Amanda have four boys Eric, Eli, Micah, and Daniel.  In his spare time Paul enjoys golfing, building, boating, and cooking.


Melody Warren, Pastoral Care & Outreach Minister

Melody's love for Jesus has given her a compassion for people who are hurting, spending her time in counseling sessions or teaching women God’s Word.  She loves it when God speaks to people, changes lives, and empowers them to make wise choices.  She and her husband Brad, have two adult daughters, Toni and Maggie, and three grandchildren.   Melody enjoys time at home, eating a good meal with her family and friends, and traveling.


Michelle Saffel, Office Manager

Michelle is the brains of the outfit.  When not behind her desk as our office manager, she and her husband Tom enjoy boating, fishing and kayaking.  Other hobbies include cross-stitch, reading and gardening.


Amanda Peterson, Worship Arts Director

Amanda has a passion to see God glorified through the hearts of His people. It is also her desire to see artists fully equipped, trained and released to bring their art to the feet of Jesus as an act of worship.  Amanda and her husband Paul have four active boys: Eric, Eli, Micah, and Daniel.  When she is not at church, homeschooling their oldest, or chasing their boys she enjoys "upcycling" furniture for their home, crafting of all sorts, reading, and drinking coffee with friends.


Jessica Larson, Administrative Assitant

Jessica serves as the Administrative Assistant and provides support to all ministries, which includes preparing and printing weekly bulletins, updating the weekly graphics for worship, and general office support.


Whitney Fischer, Communications & Visual Arts

Whitney serves as the Visual Arts & Communications Coordinator. Her responsibilities include digital marketing, including weekly emails, visuals for Sunday services, social media and the website, as well as print related design efforts like new brochures and signage.


Bob Degel, Facility Maintenance

Bob's service to LCC includes ministry set-up and tear-down, general building maintenance and up-keep, and cleaning.