Team Leads

  • russ and kris michaels

    Lead Pastor | Bozeman


    Russ and Kris have been leading Connect Church since its founding in 2008. Russ is a graduate of Northwest University and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, and Kris works at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital in the pathology lab. They have a passion for helping people reconnect to God through experiencing Jesus. They also have a grown  kid and two tiny dogs.

  • Bob and jean fick

    Campus Co-Leads | Great Falls

    Bob and Jean have been long-time residents of Great Falls, originally hailing from Buffalo, New York. Bob and Jean are co-lead pastors of our Great Falls campus, which means that they each work in their gifting without one of them being overloaded with the responsibilities of pastoring. They are both bi-vocational, which makes them very busy--but they always have time to love people. 

  • jeff and julie nichols

    Community Care Lead, connection groups | Bozeman


    Jeff and Julie are a great team of leaders, serving both the Bozeman and Great Falls campuses. Jeff made a career in the Snap-On tools business, and now in his retirement years is leading at Connect. Jeff and Julie wear a variety of hats including groups, pastoral care, and sometimes kids ministry.

  • Jessica anderson

    Connect Kids | Bozeman

    Jessica has a huge heart for kids! Mom to three, Jess leads our kids team with excellence, and she has a passion to help kids not only be worshipers but to be ministers to one another as well. Jessica is married to Justin, who works in law enforcement. 

  • JD and becca dickson

    youth | bozeman

    These newlyweds will steal your hearts--but more importantly, they will steal your kids' hearts. JD has joined our team after being apprenticed by our previous youth pastor, and Becca teaches preschool. Their love for Jesus sets people on fire, and teens and young adults are drawn to the Jesus they love!

  • Will and melissa garten

    connect KIDS , YOUTH and mission | Great falls

    Will and Melissa wear lots of hats at Connect, but what you will love most about them is how well they love people. Melissa is a grade school teacher and Will is in the construction industry...they volunteer a huge amount of time to leading at Connect Church.

  • pam burkenpas

    administrative assistant

    Pam serves both Connect campuses in a critical support role as Administrative Assistant. Pam also co-owns the family business, Door Tech, so if you need garage doors, Pam is the one to call. Oh yeah, if you need help with anything at Connect, Pam is also the one to call.