If you're like me, you secretly want to do great things with your life...and you feel like you're still waiting to start. Are you ready?
Since 2007 Gabe Kolstad has been the Lead Pastor at Westside Community Church (listed as one of Outreach Magazine's Top 100 Reproducing Churches of 2021). He is passionate about building thriving leaders and thriving churches. He is a Ministry Consultant with The Unstuck Group, the founder of the Multiply PDX church planting network, host of several podcasts, and a fan of good food, coffee and travel. He and his wife, Melissa have three adult children (Dawson, Caitlin and Caleb) and live in Beaverton, Oregon.
Hi, I'm Gabe Kolstad, and I think we can help each other.
This is my Story
From the time I was five years old, I was fascinated with spiritual leadership. As kids, we played church in the neighborhood. Moving around a lot exposed me to many faces and places, which stoked my fire for creativity, possibility and the adventure of working in God's Kingdom. As a young adult I was hungry to see the world and figure out how I could make a dent in it for good. When I married my beautiful wife, Melissa, we had begun serving and leading high school students, then married couples, and eventually a whole church, and now a network of churches. I know what it's like to go through the ups and downs, the big thrills and the big disappointments. Sometimes it can seem like the most successful pastors have everything handed to them on a silver platter. That has never been our experience! One thing I've learned is that there's a WAY to do ministry differently that brings more fruit and more fulfillment. I'm excited that God connected us here! I'm eager to meet you and see how we can work together to help you reach your potential and move into your season of fulfillment.
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