Elders & Ministry Leaders


  • Shane Freese - lead pastor

    Sally and I both accepted Christ at a young age and have been involved in the church ever since. We met while at New Tribes Mission Bible School. We were married in 1994 and have continued to work on loving each other as Christ loved us. Sally is an RN working at Life Care Center in Post Falls Idaho and I have been bi-vocational for most of his Pastoral ministry.


    Sally and I have 4 amazing boys; Ken (US Navy), Jon (Franz Bakery), Tim (Franz Bakery), and Chris (Jr in High School). Sally and I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with our boys and some alone time together. Sally patiently enjoys my love of cars, motorcycles, and sports.

    My passion for the Church is to be the Church God has designed us to be. To Reach the Lost with the Gospel, to Connect the members of the body in deep meaningful relationships, and to Make disciples that multiply Christ-like lives by repeating the whole process.

  • Jacob burrows - youth and worship director

    I was born in California and grew up in a broken household with my mom and sister.  When I was 9, I was placed with my grandparents.  After they shared the gospel with me, I felt the weight of my sin and accepted Christ.  I became passionate for church ministry even at an early age.

    I eventually ended up in Liberty Lake right after high school as I was offered an internship in youth and worship at Liberty Lake Church.  I met my beautiful wife, Brittany, at the time.  We felt God’s call to pursue missions, moved to Atlanta and worked with refugees from all over the world.  I took a youth ministry position at an international church and developed a thriving youth ministry.

    As we continued to pursue missions, God took us to Global Youth Ministry where I was able to work under Roger Glidewell, a true veteran in youth ministry (and Mark Hall’s youth pastor from Casting Crowns). I ran camps and conferences and led groups of college aged students in ministry. That season came to a close as our family started growing and we needed to move back home.

    Brittany and I have been married for seven years and now have three girls, Kiley (5), Maya (4), and Sarah (1).  

    My passion is to see authentic worship take place in the hearts of God’s people and for young people to become disciples, leaders and missionaries in their schools and community.  I am honored to be serving at Liberty Lake Church again and look forward to sharing life with the body.

  • Julie quirk - administrative assistant

    Julie was born in Tacoma. She moved to Spokane at the age of seven and lived between Spokane and Bellevue until she was 15. She has been in Spokane ever since. She was raised going to church occasionally, but did not have a personal relationship with Jesus. Both Julie and her husband became believers in 1983. They attended an Easter Service at Calvary Chapel and accepted the Lord. They came to LLC in 1992 and both were very involved in children’s ministry and VBS for many years. Julie began working as an administrative assistant in 2004.

    Julie married her husband, Dean, in 1980. They have four grown children (three sons and one daughter). They also have two grandchildren. Julie loves spending time with her family, scrapbooking, reading, and going on day road trips with her husband.

  • Lee & Lisa Schwartzenburg

    Lee & Lisa and their daughters have attended LLC for 13 years. Lee has served on the elder board for over 5 years. Lisa is LLC’s Fellowship Coordinator. Their daughters are: Logan (21) and Taylor (17) and their son is Kai (4).

  • Gary & Tami Baker

    Gary is an elder and Tami volunteers as LLC’s Financial Manager. Gary grew up in Spokane Valley and graduated from West Valley HS in 1978. He graduated from WSU in 1984 as a pharmacist. He met Tami there and they were married in June of 1984. Gary spent 6 years as an Army officer, then 22 in the U.S. Public Health Service, retired in August 2012 and moved back to the Spokane area to work in December 2014. They built a house in Greenacres, which is where they live now. They have 3 adult children, ages 23, 24, and 27.