Wellspring Church Staff
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 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.
Shanita Davis has been our Children’s Director here at Wellspring for four years. She has many years’ experience with Children from missionary work to teaching to having her own. Her background in ministry and teaching brings a special anointing to the children’s ministry here at Wellspring.Email Shanita
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 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 homeschool and enjoy their two children.
Monica is blessed to serve as Church Administrator at Wellspring. In 2009, she attended Wellspring Church and discovered a ministry that brought physical, emotional, and relational healing into her life and family. In that first year, Monica discovered freedom from migraine headaches, healing in family relationships, and her children were healed of allergy and asthma symptoms as she cast off years of bitterness, self-bitterness, fear, and abandonment issues.