Pat is originally from Florida, and moved to Alaska in 1994. Pat has been married to his wife Gayle since 1983. Together, they have two children and three grandchildren.
Pat and Gayle are the founding pastors of Wellspring Church. Pat’s passion is to see people and families coming to Christ and becoming fully devoted God-followers who will show His love to the world. He believes all of God’s people are called to be ministers, capable of hearing from the Holy Spirit and displaying His miracle- working power in their daily lives.
Pat has earned a Bachelors degree in Religion from Stetson University, and a Masters of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Seminary. He has pastored churches in Florida, Missouri, and Alaska. He enjoys traveling and mission trips, running and hiking, reading, surfing, and spending time with his family.Email Pastor Pat
Gayle and her husband, Pat, are the founding pastors of Wellspring Church. They have personally experienced God’s healing power through restoration of their marriage and desire to see others healed and transformed by encountering God’s amazing love.
Gayle has been a musician her entire life. Her hunger for God led to a passion for worship; especially worship filled with His presence. One of Gayle’s favorite passages about worship is recorded in the Old Testament:
2 Chronicles 5:13-14
“13 indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying:
‘For He is good, For His mercy endures forever,’
that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, 14 so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.”
Now THAT’S Worship!!Email Pastor Gayle
Jen Mickelson is Assistant Pastor here at Wellspring Church. Jen has served in fulltime ministry for the past 23 years. In 2011, Jen founded “2 The Next Level”, a ministry devoted to helping individuals and faith communities fulfill the dream and vision of God for their lives and communities. Through the years, she has served in different faith communities as Children’s Pastor (at a Messianic Jewish Congregation), Worship Leader, Youth Pastor and Associate Pastor, as well as the District Youth Director for the Alaska Assemblies of God. Under her leadership, thousands of students and adults have been reached with the timeless truth of the Gospel, many of whom have gone on to full time ministry. Jen also teaches and leads different types of spiritual retreats for groups of all ages.
Jen was raised in Fairbanks, has a BA from Northwest University, and is pursuing her Master’s. Jen has a heart to serve Alaska and see people of all ages and cultures become successful in their journey with Jesus. She travels extensively around Alaska, the lower 48 and internationally as an evangelist. When not traveling, she enjoys cooking, reading, playing “ball” with Abishai (her dog), and, most of all, listening to others tell about their journeys with Jesus.Email Pastor Jen
Taylor and Brooklynn Clinton
Taylor has lived in Anchorage, Alaska his entire life. Taylor has been doing ministry work with Wellspring Church since 2014 and has a passion to see young people in a relationship with Jesus. He loves growing in his faith and having the opportunity to see lives changed. His main goal as Youth Pastor is to see the next generation equipped to walk in His power and find their true purpose here on earth.
Taylor enjoys the Alaskan outdoors fishing, hiking, camping, and running. He grew up playing hockey and still loves to play. Taylor and his wife, Brooklynn, plan on nurturing their family and teaching their kids the importance of God and family.
Brooklynn is our children’s director at Wellspring. She graduated from East High School in 2013. She has perviously volunteered in our children’s ministry for 5 years, and also in our youth ministry since she graduated high school. Brooklynn has also served on mission trips and been an active part of our church. She enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, watching movies, playing games, and occasionally enjoying the Alaskan outdoors. Brooklynn loves to watch children flourish in God’s perfect love, and see them encounter Him through His works.Email Brooklynn
Graphics and Design
Brittany was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She graduated from Heritage Christian School, where she met her husband, Jeremy. Brittany and Jeremy lived in Colorado for 3 years, where she went to college for graphic design. She has been the Children’s Director at Wellspring since 2010 and also is the artist behind most of Wellspring Church’s printed material. She and Jeremy enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snow machining, camping, fishing, hiking and vacationing to Hawaii. They have a child, and plan to grow their family in the future. Brittany loves to see children encounter God and experience His works and His love!
Eric & Monica Lucas
Media Director and Church Administrator
Monica is thrilled to serve as Church Administrator at Wellspring, as well as one of the leaders in youth ministry; and Eric ministers on the worship team as one of the drummers, and serves as Media Director. Married since 1990, they moved to Anchorage (for the 3rd time) in mid-2009 with the U.S. Air Force, where Eric retired after 22 years of service. They have three miracle children: two teenage daughters and a young son, who ARE the beginning of their “God story” after over a year of infertility treatments. Upon returning to Anchorage, they found their friends at Wellspring Church and an amazing ministry that brought physical, emotional, and relational healing into their family. In that first year, Monica discovered freedom from migraine headaches, complete healing and restoration in their marriage and other family relationships, and their children were able to throw out their allergy and asthma medications as they each cast off years of bitterness, self-bitterness, fear, and abandonment issues (which they believe to be results of a military lifestyle).
The growth here at Wellspring never stops, because they work with a leadership team of individuals who are always reading, searching, acquiring and teaching new tools and knowledge. As a result, healthy lifestyles, thriving relationships, successful parenting, and a passion to sustain a culture of honor where respect, love, and restoration stands at the door with open arms.Email Eric