Staff Ministers

Michael Lewis, Senior Minister

Michael preaches, leads the staff ministers, manages the church office, works with the marketing and advertising of the congregation, and coordinates the LIFEgroup ministry. He was Professor of Bible and Communication at Abilene Christian University, and before that Associate Professor in Communication at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He has also served as the senior minister in large congregations within Houston and the Dallas area. Carmen and he married on Friday the 13th of August in 1971. Together they have three children (Samantha, Shane and Bradon Jack), and three grandchildren (Emma, Clara, and Bowen). They came to Idaho in 2006. Carmen is a Special Education teacher in the Coeur D Alene ISD. She is in involved in the Women’s Ministry and Children's Education in the congregation. Together they have fallen in love with the great Northwest and the privilege of being with the Dalton Gardens church.

PS. Mike loves to play golf too.

Jeff Shelton, Youth & Family Minister

Jeff has served the Dalton Gardens Church of Christ as Youth and Family Minister since 2010. Jeff was born and raised in Carlsbad, New Mexico, and received his college education from New Mexico State University, Abilene Christian University, and Lubbock Christian University. Before being called to North Idaho, he worked in youth ministry for churches in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico. In addition to his Youth and Family responsibilities, Jeff serves as the Worship Leader and provides general support for our Children's Ministry.

Jeff and his lovely wife, Kara, met as camp counselors in 1999 and were married in 2001. They have three amazing children (Hayden, Brylee, and Merit) and two small dogs (that real dogs could eat for a snack). Jeff loves to sing, play video games, hang out on the lake, and enjoys coming up with unique ways for teens to interact and learn.

"My family considers it an honor and blessing to serve the Lord in this community, and are so thankful that God led us to the Dalton Gardens family."
Ronda Deane, Office Ministry

The friendly voice on the phone and welcoming person in the office is Ronda Deane. Ronda was born in the San Diego area and lived there, until she met and married Scott in 1982. They have lived in California, Arizona and Washington, but while on vacation one year they fell in love with the Coeur d’Alene area and decided this was the place for their family to put down roots. She has 3 grown children, all in college (Christopher, Lauren & Shaun). We are blessed to have such a warm and skilled person in the church office.
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