Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

Lead Pastor

Jerry Kaping

Jerry Kaping is the Lead Pastor/Pastor of Vision and Mission of Wellhouse Church. Jerry grew up in Junction City, Oregon and attended Lane Community College for two years, Jerry left school and join the United States Coast Guard where he served 6 years. After the USCG, Jerry attended Anderson University while in an internship at a church in Elk Grove, Ca. Jerry received a Master of Arts (Innovation and Leadership) degree from Kilns College. After becoming a Christian at the…
Administrator

Brittany Morioka

Brittany Morioka served as the Director of Kids Ministry at Wellhouse since March 2015, and currently serves as our Administrator.  After graduating from Sisters High School in 2008, she went onto attend Portland State University. Following God’s calling, Brittany moved back to Sisters in November of 2012 where she now lives with her husband Marshall and their daughters Charlotte (“Charlie”) and Payton. Brittany is passionate about family ministry and community. 16For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon…
Community & Discipleship Pastor

Jillian Jeppsen

Jillian is the Pastor of Connections and Discipleship. She attended Central Oregon Community College and has experience serving in many different areas of ministry such as “Lasting Marriage,” “Cleansing Stream” and Westside’s Womens Ministry. Jillian is passionate about people. She has the gift of connection and loves when God allows her to help shed light onto a person’s situation and reveal through God’s word how He sees them. Jillian resides is Central Oregon with her husband Monte and has been…
Young Adults & REACH Pastor

Nate Kaping

Nate Kaping grew up in Sisters, Oregon and graduated from Sisters High School. Following high school, Nate went on to play college football at Trinity International University for two years before finishing his formal education in Public Health at Portland State University. Nate’s heart is to see the community of Sisters reach not just our city, but our nation and world; providing aid and relationship with Christ to all those who are lost and in need. He aims to bring…
Intern

Aidan Moye

Aidan Moye is a young man from Sheridan Wyoming that is passionate about his relationship with God. In Sheridan he served at Bethesda Worship Center for over five years in Youth ministries and as a volunteer Worship leader. He is now on staff here at Westside Sisters Church as a Pastor in Training and works hard to develop his leadership skills and musical craft. Aidan loves to see people encounter the Lord and is dedicated to showing people the same…
Assistant to the Lead Pastor

Vickie Layne

In principio creavit Deus caelum et terram. Omnis enim quicumque invocaverit nomen Domini salvus erit. In principio creavit Deus caelum et terram. 
Wellspring Preschool Director

Mary Ryan

Mary Ryan is the Director/Head Teacher of Wellspring Preschool and Child Care Center.  Mary was born and raised on a Heritage Farm in Iowa. A graduate of the University of Iowa, she has her Masters Degree in Education.  After serving in the United States Army, she relocated to Oregon where she and her husband, Mickey, live outside of Sisters.  The mother of a United States Air Force Airman son, a daughter-in-law, and a daughter, she recently welcomed the arrival her…
Wellspring Teacher

Deb Smith

My name is Deb Smith I’m a teacher and sub Director at Wellsprings preschool.. I’m so excited to be teaching alongside Mary Ryan and serving Wellhouse Church which is my church home. I am part of the greeting committee and lead a women’s Bible study during the week.  I’ve been teaching children ages 2 through 6 for 30 years and was also an Assistant Director.  I retired  five years ago and moved to Sisters. I’ve been blessed that the Lord…