We believe in the Biblical example of local churches being governed by a plurality of elders who serve as shepherds and overseers of the congregation. We are so blessed with the quality of leadership the Holy Spirit has raised up here at Anthem Church. We encourage you to follow their example of life and faith.

  • shad & kristin gates

    Shad and Kristin love being part of the Gig Harbor community. They were married in Port Orchard in 2001 and have two children, Asher and Maia. As they have grown together in love for Christ, for one another and for the Church, they have learned to trust the Lord’s continuous leading in their lives and ministry. Shad has a specialty wood floor supply business and works with both domestic and international material producers. Both he and Kristin have a deep heart to fuel and work toward the fulfillment of the Great Commission both locally and in the nations. They believe the Church flourishes as we work together in the power of the Spirit to make disciples. 

  • Marcia Janes

    Marcia was born in Tacoma Washington and moved to Gig Harbor at age 10. After finishing high school she met and married Bob Janes. He was in the Navy and they lived many places until retiring back to Gig Harbor. She worked in banking and in 1979 was radically born again (saved)....that changed her life forever. She has a heart to see Christians completely healed and serving God with their whole hearts. She loves counseling and ministering to people with that goal in mind. She loves her Anthem Church family and prays for us all to become everything God has intended us to be.

  • Cedric & angie van duyn

    Cedric was born in Durban, South Africa and became an active believer at 12. After receiving a powerful infilling of the Holy Spirit, he devoted his teenage years to sharing Jesus with anyone who would listen. During this time his sense of calling to occupational ministry became clear. Upon completion of Bible college, Cedric was ordained as a pastor at Glenridge Church and ministered there for 12 years. Angie was raised in Los Angeles, California and fell in love with Jesus at a very early age. She traveled to South Africa in pursuit of graduate school, but instead found and married Cedric. The Van Duyns were commissioned to the Northwest in 2004. As senior pastors, their lives are devoted to equipping and releasing people into the fullness of God's plan for this region and beyond.

ministry directors

  • jessica leible


    Jessica was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and moved to Washington State at age of nine. Growing up, her Grandmother would sing songs about Jesus and tell her stories from the Bible. To this day she feels her closest to God through worship music. Jessica is married to her loving husband, Rick, and has three amazing children. They found Anthem Church in April, 2022 and instantly felt the love, warmth, and connection to the congregation. She loves being involved with Children’s Ministry as Co-Director, sharing the Word of God with the children and guiding their passion for our Lord.

  • jenNIFER sovitsky


    Jennifer has been working as the Children’s Ministry Director at Anthem Church since January of 2022. She is married to Mike and together they have three children, Nicole, Baylee, and Brooklyn. Jennifer served 20 years in the Air Force Reserve as a Healthcare Administrator and spent ten years working as a Budget Analyst for the Department of Veterans Affairs. She resigned in 2018 to take on the great honor of caring for her family full-time and homeschooling her two youngest children for the past two years. Besides spending time with her amazing family, she enjoys reading, listening to all the homeschool podcasts and getting a good walk in when the weather is nice. She looks forward to partnering with parents to help the children in our ministry have a firm foundation and relationship with Jesus Christ.  

  • bob west


Board Members

The board of Anthem Church serves by providing a rich history of experience from an outside perspective. David has served on the elderships and boards of several significant churches and non-profit organizations. Jacob has been in the trenches of church planting and leading with his family since childhood. Both David and Jacob visit Anthem periodically and share guidance and direction to support our mission.