Pastors & Office Staff

Andy Dayton

Lead Pastor

I started following Jesus as a small child and felt God calling me to be a pastor as an awkward teenager. Following Jesus one step after another led my wife Lori and I across the country to Leavenworth as our Lead Pastor, toting along our 5 children: Isaac, Isaiah, Micah, Matthew, and Brenna. I love to preach, teach and lead the church to be the biblical body of Christ. You might also catch me telling stories at a coffee shop, baking something sweet at 11:00pm, or singing a random song in the middle of an otherwise normal conversation.

Kent Wright

Youth Pastor

I want Jesus to be the defining character in my life. Following Him has been an adventure that I wouldn’t trade for anything, and I plan to encourage all others to do the same. For 20+ years, Lori and I have enjoyed God’s gift of marriage. Lori is an amazing mother to our three children, sons Jared and Caleb, and daughter Bralen. In September 2018 I started as Youth Pastor in Leavenworth. My passion and hope for the youth of Leavenworth and the Upper Valley is to see them go beyond simply attending church and experience what it means  to live for and follow Jesus.

Adam Bergstrom

Church Administrator

We are called to rely on God and be obedient to the quiet nudging of the Holy Spirit. In a nutshell, this is how my wife Allison and I moved to Leavenworth from Washington, DC in July 2014, and why I joined the LCN team in October 2018.  From the day we moved to Leavenworth, LCN felt like family and we have been so blessed by the love and fellowship so generously given to us. If I’m not in the church office, you will find me playing guitar, woodworking, drawing, kayaking, cooking, gardening, or FaceTiming with our grandson. (Too many hobbies, not enough time!)  My door is always open, and I am blessed to be serving our church body!

Linda Pfister

Finance Secretary

Our family started attending church when I was about 7 years old. Shortly after, my dad got sick and was in the hospital for 6 weeks. During this difficult time the people of our new church reached out with love to our family.  As a young girl, the Lord started to tug at my heart  because of  the love this church extended to us. I asked Jesus into my heart when I was 9 years old! God has been so faithful to me and I continue to lean on Him daily.  Our family moved to Leavenworth in August of 1977. I married my high school sweet heart Kenny, and we have two daughters. Karlen and her husband Drew have a daughter, Makena. Krista and her husband Alex have a son, Lincoln.  I enjoy spending time with my kids and grandkids, and also enjoy all of the amazing things that Leavenworth has to offer: going on walks, spending time at the lake, boating, fishing, hiking and golfing.

Lori Dayton

Communications Secretary

I married the man of my dreams, he happens to be the Lead Pastor, Andy. We started dating when I was 16 and he still melts my heart today! We have 5 amazing kiddos that keep us on our toes and buzzing around like bees everyday. I love being a pastor's wife (most of the time😉) and I love being able to work for our awesome church. In my spare time I also lead worship on Sunday mornings. Andy says I'm a binge and purge hobbyist, but I say I have many creative outlets; sewing, crocheting, journaling, jewelry making, singing, and even drawing (although I'm not very good at it). If the mood strikes me, I'm all in! I love coffee and I love Jesus, and if I can talk about Jesus over coffee, even better!