Our Pastors

Our Pastors

At Christian Life Church we believe that anyone who serves in the church, be it from the pulpit or the parking lot, is a minister. We believe we are all called to serve God in one way or another, and encourage you to find a place to serve as well. On this page you will find information regarding the pastors who lead CLC, these men and women are no more important than any other minister, but they do oversee and lead the church.

Senior Pastor

Pastor Christian Shields

Pastor Christian Shields was saved at the age of 16, he was led to the Lord by Pastor Matt Krachunis, who has since become one of Christian’s closest friends and mentors. Pastor Christian has been working in the ministry for 10 years, starting with volunteer work in youth ministry in 2004 at Faith and Victory Church in Auburn, WA. He later went on to work as a licensed minster in 2008 for Straightway Ministries in Hendersonville, NC. In 2009 Christian…
Worship and Women’s Pastor

Pastor Amanda Shields

Pastor Amanda has been a student of Christ and music since she was a young child. She has studied both voice and piano for most of her life, and in 2010 she graduated with her Bachelors of Arts degree in Music from Northwest University, having majored in voice. Her ability to write, perform, and worship led her to compose and record her first record, “Rain” under her maiden name Amanda DuFord. Rain was met with great praise from the local Seattle community and…
Associate Pastor

Pastor Jared Leversee

Pastor Jared Leversee was born on an army base in Seattle, Washington. He was led to the Lord at 6 years old after pondering why his mom was “always so happy”– he wanted the joy of the Lord! Living in Washington, Georgia, and later ending up in Iowa, he started attending River of Life at 14 years old. Interested in music, he is self-taught on both drums and acoustic guitar. Pastor Jared met, got engaged to, and married Pastor Elizabeth…
Associate Pastor

Pastor Elizabeth leversee

Pastor Elizabeth Leversee was led to the Lord at 8 years old by a dear neighbor and friend, Lee Malone (loving called Nanny). She was baptized at First Christian Church in Center Point, Iowa, and later began attending River of Life Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, during middle school. Pastor Elizabeth attended a Christian university, the University of Northwestern in St Paul, Minnesota and later graduated with a Business Administration degree from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. Pastor Elizabeth…
Discipleship Pastors

Pastors Mike and Tina White

Pastors Michael (Mike) and Tina White are the discipleship pastors at CLC. Ordained in February of 2021, the Whites strive to serve Jesus by helping everyone be discipled by someone more mature in Christ. They take “go and make disciples” very seriously and live disciple making lives both inside and outside the church.