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Staff Members

Pastor Brent James


Lead Pastor

Brent has served as Lead Pastor of Peninsula Bible Fellowship since 2011. He is married to Michelle and he is Jack and Kate’s Dad. 

A native Californian, Brent graduated from Bethany College of the Assemblies of God (Scotts Valley, CA) with a BA in ...

360-692-6549 ext. 222

Erina Weible


Executive Director

Erina is a lifelong Kitsap County resident. She and her husband Jeff (teacher and head football and baseball coach at North Kitsap High School) live in Poulsbo with their four kids: Shannon, Sinclaire, Cambbell and Teague.

360-692-6549 ext. 223

Jason Caldwell


Associate Pastor - Worship

Jason loves hearing the church sing together, young and old. Growing up in Kitsap County, Jason has many relationships here and has attended PBF since high school. Jason left to study at Washington State University and received a Bachelors of ...

360-692-6549 ext. 224

Josh Kluth


Associate Pastor-Community Life

Josh was born and raised in Kitsap County. He and his wife Tara have been married since 2009 and they have two children – a daughter (Luca) and a son (Otto).  As a family they enjoy excellent food and great beverages, traveling, arts, and sports....

360-692-6549 ext. 225

Jim Rueb



Jim joins the PBF staff after 40 years of ministry, including 29 years as senior pastor of Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church in the San Francisco Bay Area. He and his wife, Joy, recently celebrated 47 years of marriage! They have 2 children, and 5 ...

360-692-6549 ext. 232

Steve Mercer


Associate Pastor, Children and Families

Steve is husband to Linda and dad to Zach and Levi. Together, the Mercer team enjoys mountain biking, playing and watching sports, reptile keeping, family adventure days, sleeping and eating. Steve leads the PBF Kids ministry and his heart is to 1) ...

360-692-6549 ext. 226

Charlie Sponsel


High School Ministry Director

Charlie was born in Minnesota and grew up in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Lewis and Clark College, and has worked in youth ministry as a staffer, intern, or volunteer for the last 14 years. Charlie is passionate about Jesus, students, ...

360-692-6549 ext. 227

David Kinjorski



David is a 6-year Air Force veteran who met his lovely bride, Megan, in 2009 while he was stationed in New Mexico. Because Megan is from Poulsbo, the circumstances involving their meeting and marriage 6 months later make for a good story. David ...

360-692-6549 ext. 228

Pam Wright


Director of Communications and Marketing

Pam was born and raised in Bremerton, though she and her husband Chris moved around a bit (Seattle area, eastern Washington and Utah) for about a decade before settling back in the PNW to raise their family. A graduate of University of Washington, ...

360-692-6549 ext. 229

Bethany Dieringer


Women's Ministry Director

Bethany loves hot coffee, cool jazz, and the breathtaking truth and faithfulness of Jesus Christ. She’s wife to Chris, a wonderful friend and fisherman. They’re parents to two mini adventurers, Hudson (5) and Rowen (3). The whole family enjoys ...

360-692-6549 ext. 230

Gregg Kelsay


Director of Facilities

Gregg Kelsay is our Facilities Manager. Gregg is married to Christina and has two children, Connor and Abigail. They come from Northern California where Gregg had an extensive background with AT&T.  Gregg has done amazing things for our church ...


Janet Flores


Nursery Coordinator

Janet began life in San Diego, CA as part of a Navy family - and yet she only moved about three times between duty stations. She attended Olympic College and Central Washington University acquiring a Bachelor of Science in Office Administration....

360-692-6549 ext. 231

Jenna Reed


Interim PBF Kids Project Manager

Jenna is a transplant from Minnesota who has lived in Bremerton for three years. Along with working at Peninsula Bible Fellowship, she is a full-time student studying to get her Masters in teaching high school chemistry. For fun, she likes to bake, ...

360-692-6549 ext. 234

Grace Quartson


Office Manager

Grace grew up here in Kitsap County, attending Olympic High School class of '95. As a teen, her first mission trip experience was a PBF high school trip to East LA. After attending Multnomah Bible College, she worked in her local church and taught ...

360-692-6549 ext. 221

Kelly Scheese



Kelly is the PBF Kids curriculum manager. She originally hails from eastern Washington. Kelly is married to Dave, who is active duty Navy.  They came to Kitsap by the way of Portland (Go Blazers!) with their two children, Jakob & Stephanie. She has ...

Lorraine Sheldon


Finance Manager

Lorraine, a Kitsap County native, and her husband Robert have been married for 37 yearas. After retiring from 34 years in banking, she worked for the Washingtono State Ferries, Crossroads, Neighborhood Church and Children of the Nations. She and ...

360-692-6549 ext. 233