Lifeway Chapel is served by a full-time senior pastor, a full-time youth pastor, and a bevy of volunteers. Pictured below, left to right: Len and Grace Schmautz, Fred and Sharla Pace, and Cheyenne and Kimberly McElderry.
Pastor Fred and his wife of 32 years, Sharla, came to be Senior Pastors of Lifeway Chapel in July of 2004. The Paces have been in full-time pastoral ministry since 1983. They have pastored at St. Maries Assembly of God in St. Maries, Idaho; Suncrest Family Worship Center in Nine Mile Falls, Washington; and are now enjoying the wonderful family of Lifeway Chapel and being back in Idaho.
Pastor Fred has served as the Home Missions and Light-For-The-Lost representatives for the Spokane Section, as well as the District Presbyter for the Spokane Section. Sharla served as Assistant Women’s Ministries Director for the Northwest Ministry Network for many years.
The Paces have three grown children. (No grandkids yet! Anybody want to rent some out?). They live in Post Falls with their two cats, Taz and Tweedy. They love hunting, fishing, camping, just about anything to do with the great outdoors. Above all, they love people!
Pastor Fred describes his ministry as “cross-generational.”
Ministry to the
He believes in a strong pulpit ministry in the Word of God, challenging people to live in such a way that God can use them to change a community, and ultimately the world.
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Pastor Cheyenne grew up in St. Ignatius, Montana. After high school he attended Montana Wilderness School of the Bible and is currently studying through Global University (Berean School of the Bible). He is a Licensed Minister with the Northwest District of the Assemblies of God and has served at Lifeway Chapel since January 2003.
Pastor Cheyenne and his wife Kimberly have been married since August 2001, and have two little girls, Eliona (3yrs old) and Kailey (6 months old). The four of them live in Post Falls along with their dog Daisy.
Pastor Cheyenne believes:
Pastor Cheyenne’s favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5-6:
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart
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Pastor Len Schmautz was born, raised, and educated in
Alberta, Canada, where he graduated from
College in Three Hills and
Bible College in Edmonton. He also holds a Christian Writing
Techniques diploma from the Christian Writers Institute of Chicago,