Our Staff

Here's our leadership team. We hope this will help you recognize the staff and learn just a bit about their roles here at Gateway.

  • Bob Barnes - lead pastor

    Bob teaches most weekends at Gateway and is responsible for the overall vision and leadership of the church, working most directly with the staff and deacons. Bob received his theological training at Arizona Christian University and Western Seminary. He and his wife, Kristi, have been married for more than 30 years and have three children. Bob enjoys playing the guitar and other musical instruments, running and biking, gardening, and getting large doses of sunshine.

  • Scott Pousche - worship pastor

    Scott directs our worship department and leads us in worship most weekends. Having been a worship intern at Gateway years ago, Scott returned in the fall of 2016. Scott enjoys music, old science-fiction movies, and his dog, Sadie.

  • Mathias Califf - student pastor

    Mathias oversees all of our efforts to spiritually encourage Middle School, High School and College students. He and his wife, Sara, have been at Gateway since 2000. Mathias enjoys fly-fishing, college sports (Go Beavers!) and playing with his children.

  • Lee Campen - children's pastor

    Lee oversees all of our programs for children. He and his wife, Jennifer, have been attending Gateway since 1996 and he has been on staff since 2008. Lee received his theological training at Belmont University and Multnomah Bible College. When not playing a guitar, Lee enjoys guitars, hanging out with his family, designing guitar equipment and, guitars, of course.

  • Gary Rowe - grow group pastor

    Gary oversees Gateway’s small group ministries that we call Grow Groups and has been on staff since 2018. He and his wife Robin have been married for more than 20 years and they have two children. He enjoys playing disc golf, wood working, philosophizing, and reading anything to do with the cosmos.

  • Sherry Ehle - women's ministry director

    Sherry began her second term as our Women's Ministry director in the summer of 2015. She and her husband, Scott, have been involved in multiple areas of leadership here at Gateway since they arrived in 2005. Sherry has a passion for discipling women in their faith. She is also a foodie and loves entertaining.

  • Ken Warren - connections pastor

    Ken helps people personally connect with Jesus and with the ministries of Gateway Church. He also leads our Men's Ministry team. Ken received his theological training at Multnomah Bible College and Multnomah Biblical Seminary. He and his wife, Susan, have been serving at Gateway since 1997. Ken enjoys cooking, gardening, and talking with anyone about Jesus.

  • Michelle Thomas - office administrator

    Michelle has a long history with Gateway having attended here as a child. More recently she has been involved with Women's Ministry and our weekend Welcome Team. She began in the role of Office Administrator in the fall of 2015. Michelle enjoys traveling, spending time with her son, and encouraging women in their faith. 

  • Sharon Freiwald - treasurer

    Sharon is responsible for Gateway's finances. She is supervised by our deacon board but serves the entire church family and is always happy to answer your financial questions. Together with her husband, Paul, Sharon has been training others in biblical financial principles through the Financial Peace system for many years. She joined the Gateway staff in 2015.

  • Danielle Carter - hospitality director

    Danielle joined the Gateway staff in 2018 as the director of Hospitality. She and her husband, Phil, and their three boys have called Gateway their church home since 2007. She has a special love for music, apologetics and world religions, and her cats.  Although she is a native to Southwest Washington, she has spent time in all 50 states, 7 Canadian provinces, and 17 countries. She enjoys meeting and connecting with people from all walks of life.

Gateway Church

1235 E St.

Washougal WA   98671