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 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.

Christian Eggar, Youth Minister/Worship Leader

Christian Albert Eggar grew up as a Montana boy through and through. He lived in Montana for all his life until making the move to beautiful Coeur d’Alene! Christian loves music and spends most his days playing guitar, writing music, or singing. He is also an avid Gamer and loves to play all types of games from board games to video games. He has a huge family with two brothers and two sisters making him, the youngest of the Eggar Bunch.Christian is a recent graduate from York College (YC Alumni ’20). He got his degree in Biblical Studies/Ministry! He loves to teach others about the message of Jesus! Christian did not know he wanted to enter the work of ministry until his senior year. He made the decision to leave the mountains and go to a college where the corn grows 6 ft. tall! Going to York would prove to be one of the best decisions Christian ever made! YC ‘s mission was to transform students through a Christ centered education. Their goal was to equip students for lifelong service to God, Family, and Society! Christian loves York College and owes them a debt of gratitude for helping him develop better as a person, Christian, and servant!

He has a passion for leading acapella worship, which he grew up on and youth ministries! He is excited to see where God leads him in his future ministries. Every day Christian is in Coeur d’Alene, he falls more in love with the people, the church, and the mountains!

Love God, Share Jesus, Live Your Mission

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.