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Rev. Dustin Jernigan
Lead Pastor

Dustin and his wife, Caroline, have five wonderful children. Because of their son’s disabilities, they also have a love for other families affected by disabilities. Dustin graduated from Ole Miss, earned his M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary, and is currently finishing his D.Min. at Beeson Divinity School. When not at church or with his family, Dustin can usually be found fly fishing in a river, praying that a trout would rise.

Rev. Richard Evans
Assistant Pastor of Compassionate Care

Richard was ordained in Wales (1998) and joined our staff in 2008. Richard helps oversee our Stephen Ministry, and is a trustworthy and supportive pastor to anyone going through a difficult season of life. Besides serving on staff, Richard also serves as a local part-time Hospice Chaplain. Along with his wife, Alex, and their cats, he loves living and serving in the Rogue Valley.

Joy Tayler
Director of Family Ministry & Discipleship

Joy grew up in southern Oregon and graduated from Ashland HS. She earned a BA in Elementary Education from Linfield College, and she is currently pursuing an M.A. in Biblical & Theological Studies at Denver Seminary. Joy is always up for a new adventure, especially with her husband of 24 years, Bryan, and their three teenage/young adult children. She enjoys playing tennis, paddle boarding, and hiking. She is passionate about supporting kids and families in their faith and looks for daily opportunities to shine the light of Jesus.

Nate Moir
Director of Youth Ministry

Nate has been attending JPC since he was 7 years old, and has grown up being a part of our worship team and youth ministry. Nate graduated from Cascade Christian HS and Biola University, where he earned a BA in Elementary Education and minored in Biblical Studies & Music in Worship. Nate loves to laugh, play guitar, and mentor teenagers in the grace and truth of the gospel.

Rev. Scott Matson
Assistant Pastor of Mission

Scott was born in Washington but moved to Oregon at the ripe old age of eight. He has a passion for missions, having traveled to various countries to serve on the mission field. He earned his B.A. in Spanish from SOU and his M.A. in Biblical Studies from Multnomah Seminary. Scott enjoys spending time with his wife, Meridith, and their three year old daughter, Eliana. He loves drumming, scuba diving, languages, and church history, and can frequently be found enjoying the culinary blessings of one of Medford’s many taco trucks.

Meridith Matson
Director of Worship Arts & Communications

Meridith was born and raised in Southern Oregon. Though she is an Oregon girl at heart, she spent several years abroad doing missions work in Thailand and South Korea. She holds a BA in Music from Simpson University and MA in Media and Worship Arts from Dallas Theological Seminary. She enjoys music, creativity, hiking, and spending time with her husband Scott and daughter Eliana.

Mark Offord
Director of Operations

Mark is an Oregon native and is passionate about the outdoors. He can often be found riding the trails on his motorcycle. His favorite spots include the Cook-N-Green Trail to Azalea Lake and Johns Peak. He attended Mt. Hood College and studied small business management. Jesus' words in John 14:6 are an inspiration to him: "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

Michele Moir
Church Secretary

Michele grew up in southern California, but she moved to Oregon to finish her college education. She earned a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Secondary Education at SOU. She met and married Rick, and they have raised their two sons in the Rogue Valley. Her favorite spot in town is the library, as she is passionate about reading & education. She is also passionate about sharing God's word with others. "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; Trust also in me." (John 14:1)

Rachel Olstad
Director of Disabilities Ministry

Rachel, a graduate of Biola University, began her journey into the world of disabilities in 1990 when her oldest child was born with spina bifida and subsequently diagnosed with autism. For almost two decades, she worked alongside her husband, Brent, with Joni and Friends Oregon, equipping churches across the PNW to welcome families affected by disabilities.

Kristian Bull
Director of Children’s Ministry

Kristian is a native Oregonian who grew up in Eagle Point. She enjoys spending time in the outdoors and painting. After studying graphic arts then serving in South Africa with Youth With A Mission, she returned to the Rogue Valley. She is excited to partner with families to share the life-changing power of the gospel.

Roy Rud
Director of Technical Ministry

Roy is a retired firefighter/paramedic. He has been a follower of Christ since he was a young child. He is passionate about church production and has been involved in various ways for over 30 years. He and his family moved to Oregon in 2018. He enjoys wood working and spending time with his wife, Liz and their three children.
Rev. Dr. Larry Jung
Pastor Emeritus
Larry served our church as Lead Pastor for nearly 34 years, from early 1985 through 2018. He retired in 2018 and was elected Pastor Emeritus in 2022. Larry graduated from Westmont College and Fuller Theological Seminary (M.Div., D.Min.). He and his wife, Sally, have three grown children and six grandchildren. He serves the EPC’s Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest as a part-time Church Health Coordinator.
“Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.”

Hebrews 13:7 ESV

Stephen Ministry

Going through a difficult season of life? Consider meeting with a Stephen Minister.