Staff and Elders

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Our Leadership

Leading the flock

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Staff

Shane Freese | Lead Pastor

Shane and Sally were married Dec 18th, 1994, have 4 boys, recently became grandparents and LOVE IT. They have been part of the LLC since May 2018. Sally is an RN, and enjoys gardening, sewing, and going to car shows with Shane. In addition to working at LLC, Shane is part of the EFCA Inland Mountain Region transition team. Shane enjoys driving sport bikes and mustangs. Both Shane and Sally enjoy the fellowship and family life of LLC and are looking forward to what God is doing in our community.


Julie quirk | Administrative Assistant

Dean and Julie were married in 1980. They have 4 grown children and 3 grandchildren. They have attended LLC since 1992. Julie has been the Administrative Assistant at LLC since 2004. Dean is newly retired from Kellogg’s. They both enjoy spending time with their family, going on day road trips, and doing home projects together.



Tami Baker | Financial Manager

Tami and Gary were married in 1984 and have three adult children. They have been attending Liberty Lake Church since 2015. Tami is the Financial Manager here at LLC. Gary is a retired pharmacist and a square dance caller. Tami and Gary met square dancing in college and continue to enjoy the activity today.



Rebecca Writz | Administrative Assistant

Rebecca and Adam were married in 2013 and have two children and a handful of budgies. They've attended LLC since 2018. Adam is a driver for UPS and, in addition to working at LLC, Rebecca is a freelance graphic designer. They both enjoy ballroom dance, table-top games with friends, and adventures with their kids. As an administrative assistant, Rebecca’s focus is media, technology, music, and system organization.


Blake Baxter | Youth and Music Ministries Director

Blake and Stephanie were married in 2014 and have two wonderful rambunctious kids. They have been attending LLC since 2021 and were able to get involved in ministry quickly. Blake owns a business that takes up most of his year, but when he can get away he enjoys golf, rock climbing, and snowboarding with his family.

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Elders

Schwartzenburgs

Lee & Lisa Schwartzenburg

Lee & Lisa have been married since 1995. Lee & Lisa and their daughters have attended LLC since 2005. Lee has served on the elder board since 2013. Lisa is LLC’s Fellowship Director. They have 2 adult daughters, Logan and Taylor, and a son, Kai.



Gary & Tami Baker

Tami and Gary were married in 1984 and have three adult children. They have been attending Liberty Lake Church since 2015. Gary has been an elder at LLC since 2017 and Tami is LLC's Financial Manager. Gary is a retired pharmacist and a square dance caller. Tami and Gary met square dancing in college and continue to enjoy the activity today.



Craig & Maggie Meredith

Maggie and I have been at LLC since May of 2018. I own an Engineering firm and Maggie was first a shepherdess and then a coffee roaster. I am also a co-founder of New Covenant Missions. Both of us have served in churches since we were married in 1987. We have three grown children, two of whom are married, and two grandchildren. I graduated from Northwest Christian and Maggie from LaCenter HS. Both of us graduated from WSU. We have lived in Post Falls, ID for the last 20 years.


Bill and Ann Gotfredson

Bill and Ann Gotfredson are lifelong residents of Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake and have been married since 1976. They both graduated from Central Valley High School and WSU; Bill (1976) with a degree in Construction Management while Ann (1977) received her Education degree. Bill owned and retired from a small business in the construction industry after 40 years, Ann is a retired school teacher after 40 years. We have 2 married children and 6 grandkids.