Mountain View Staff

The staff at Mountain View come from a variety of backgrounds but we all share a common commitment to God, family, and ministry.  Find out a little more about us below and, in return, we hope to connect with you.

  • Brian Eldridge, Associate Pastor

    As a teenager, I felt a strong call to pastor and work in the church.  I attended Northwest University in Kirkland, WA and received my BA in Church Ministries.  After 13 years as a youth and music pastor, my wife and I planted a church with a lot of help!  After an 8-year church-planting journey we came on staff at Mountain View as Associate Pastors and now Lead Pastors.  My family -- wife Kim, and two kids, Carter & Hannah -- love the church.  We believe in the power of the Gospel of Jesus to change lives and we are excited to see that happen through Mountain View Community Church.

  • Aaron Anderson, Youth Pastor

    As a seven-footer, most people notice how abnormally tall I am before anything else.  But my height does not define me.  I am a happy husband, dad of 3 amazing daughters, musician, classic car lover, fisherman, board sport junkie, and, of course, I play basketball.  I gave my life to God when I was in high school and was called to be a youth pastor as a senior at Oregon City High School.  I joined Jon in the planting of MVCC in 2005 and have been the youth pastor since the beginning.  I feel blessed to be a part of what God is doing.

  • Heidi Newkirk, Children's Pastor

    I grew up in church and learned what it meant to have a personal relationship with Jesus at a very early age.  As I grew, God gave me a passion for kids which, at first led me into public education.  After graduating from George Fox University with my Master of Arts in Teaching, I taught at the 6th & 7th grade levels for 7 years and loved it.  After deciding to take a break from teaching, when our kids were born, Jon presented me with the idea of being a part-time children's director.  It was the perfect combination -- Jesus and kids!  Outside of my church activities, my favorite thing to do is spend time with my husband and our three kids.

  • I grew up familiar with church and believe I met Jesus as a preteen, but it wasn't until I was working in a church office in college that I truly gave my life to Him. Since then, I have been grateful for multiple opportunities to serve Him as office coordinator in churches I've called home in the past, as well as at two local faith based non-profits, First Image and Compassion Connect. I am also a well loved wife and mama and a proud Canadian. My husband, Micah, and I are passionate about being connected in the local church and are excited to be a part of MVCC and the work God is doing in O.C.