Meet our Instructors

The Instructors at The Kitsap School of Ministry are those who are actively involved in ministering to people throughout Kitsap County. We have a wide range of pastors, ministry leaders, missionaries, counselors, and business professionals who all bring valuable skills and life experience to the table. It is the desire of The KSM to bring in different voices in order to speak to the wide range of callings in which our students are looking to serve.

  • Peter Bertella- Head Program Manager at Salesforce

    Course Taught: Practicum

    1) What is your favorite thing to do outside of ministry/vocation?

    Spending time with my family.


    2) What is one book that everyone should read (besides the Bible)?

    Leading Change by John P. Kotter; The reason I like this book is because it educates individuals and teams on how to appropriately respond to change in their personal setting or in a professional workplace.


    3) Can you give us a snippet or highlight from the class that you taught?

    I lead the Practicum courses, and a highlight would be empowering students with the ability to place wheels on their visions. I aim to equip the class with tools that they can use to successfully launch a God given vision. 


    4) What would you say to any prospective students of the Kitsap School of Ministry?

    I would ask them to set practical objectives and expectations for course of study. And then prayerfully review these before and after every class to grab the most out of the experience and instructors. 

  • Andrea Corbridge- Director of Operations at Calvary

    Course Taught: Practicum

    1) What is your favorite thing to do outside of ministry/vocation?

    Spending time with my loved ones, being outside, eating, and studying and teaching American Sign Language and Deaf culture are my FAVORITE things.  If I could do all at the same time, that would be amazing.


    2)  What is one book that everyone should read (besides the Bible)?

    Love Does by Bob Goff. It will bless you, AND make you laugh. 


    3)  Can you give us a snippet or highlight from the class that you taught?

    The best part of the Practicum class are the practicums themselves.  The projects, ministries, mission trips, and outreaches that the students do utilizing the practical tools and skills acquired in this course.  It is thrilling to see vision and calling put into motion, and touching lives!  That is what it is all about.


    4)  What would you say to any prospective students at the Kitsap School of Ministry?

    I would say that if the Lord has sparked an interest in your soul to do this, do not hesitate to step out in faith and see what God has for you! If you have concerns about finances, logistics, or time demands, don’t let those hold you back! Reach out to us. This school was designed for you. For real life. We can work with you to best accommodate your needs. Come and see what the Lord has for you. 

  • Matt Kottman- Lead Pastor, Solid Rock Christian Fellowship

    Course Taught: Evangelism

    1) What is your favorite thing to do outside of ministry/vocation?

    I love to spend time with my wife and four children, whether doing stuff or just chillaxin'. I also love to go on long hikes (especially hiking the Grand Canyon which I do multiple times a year) and get lost in nature. Sitting down with a good book on theology is one of my happy places. When opportunity permits, I love experiencing other cultures, peoples, places, and foods.


    2)  What is one book that everyone should read (besides the Bible)?

    Delighting in the Trinity by Michael Reeves. This is a must read!


    3)  Can you give us a snippet or highlight from the class that you taught?

    Evangelism is engaging people in God's image with God's news in God's world. This course is an introduction into how to connect our communication of the unchanging Good News in changing times. The student should learn the basic tools for connecting people in the world to God's message of hope and redemption.


    4)  What would you say to any prospective students at the Kitsap School of Ministry?

    The Christian life is a life of continual growth and learning. We love and worship God with all our mind when we grow our mind in God's Word. As we grow, we are enabled to more effectively love our neighbors as we understand the heart of God more.

  • Amanda Harmon- LMHC at NW Family Psychology

    Course Taught: Counseling

    1) What is your favorite thing to do outside of ministry/vocation?

    Baking


    2)  What is one book that everyone should read (besides the Bible)?

    The Power of Showing Up by Dan Seigel and Tina Payne Bryson


    3)  Can you give us a snippet or highlight from the class that you taught?

    My favorite part of my class is teaching my students how to listen and be present with people. It’s a very uncomfortable process, learning to become fully present with another person. You must be willing to let all your fears drop away, all your judgements of yourself and others, and be willing to enter into the experience of another person. 


    4)  What would you say to any prospective students at the Kitsap School of Ministry?

    A lot of people have the HEART for ministry, but not a lot of people have cultivated their MIND to be an effective minister. A sharpened tool does more and better work than a dull one. This is a great program for those who want to grow themselves to grow their ministry. 

  • Peter Voorhees- Lead Pastor, Calvary Chapel of Silverdale

    Courses Taught: Planning & Vision, Ministry and People

    1) What is your favorite thing to do outside of ministry/vocation?

    My favorite thing to do outside of ministry is travel with my family to different parts of the country and world.  I love exploring new cultures, cuisines, and major historical sites. 

    2)  What is one book that everyone should read (besides the Bible)?

    I think a fun read is a book that puts the life of Paul the apostle to a narrative, called The Apostle, by Sholem Asch.  For a practical approachable guide on loving people well I would recommend, Love Does and Everybody Always, by Bob Goff. 

    3)  Can you give us a snippet or highlight from the class that you taught?

    Ministry & People: Understanding when the ministry of the gospel is effectually playing out through a community of redeemed sinners with various and disconnected sinful tendencies to affect others with like various and disconnected sinful tendencies.

    Planning & Vision: Leaders share a dream and direction that other people want to share and follow. The leadership vision goes beyond a written organizational mission statement and a vision statement to include successful planning and implementation. We look at how the vision of leadership, and subsequent planning to execute the vision, permeates the workplace and is manifested in the actions, beliefs, values and goals of your organization’s leaders.

    4)  What would you say to any prospective students at the Kitsap School of Ministry?
    The Kitsap School of Ministry is an approachable, affordable, and practical school aimed at equipping students to do the work of ministry more effectively.  The instructors for the Kitsap School of Ministry are practicing pastors, community leaders, and professionals who are doing the work of the ministry.  The courses taught are from high level instructors who have years of experience that have informed their practice and their course work.  This school is designed for the person who is unable to head to seminary or Bible college, but wants to accelerate beyond just 'learning on the job’.  It is affordable and the time commitment for class and homework is doable.  
  • Kyle Donn- Associate Pastor, Peninsula Bible Fellowship

    Courses Taught: Servant Leadership and Global Missions

    1) What is your favorite thing to do outside of ministry/vocation?
    Backpacking, Rock Climbing, and Drinking Coffee! 

    2)  What is one book that everyone should read (besides the Bible)?

    The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer

    3)  Can you give us a snippet or highlight from the class that you taught?

    Servant Leadership: Jesus gives His followers a radically different and counter-intuitive way of influencing the world - not by rising to lead, but by bowing to serve. 

    Global Missions: Jesus’ followers have a mission to make disciples of every nation. Today there are 3.14 Billion people alive who have never heard the Gospel.

    4)  What would you say to any prospective students at the Kitsap School of Ministry?

    Nowhere else in the area will you find such a Gospel-centered, heart-challenging, mind-engaging certificate program offered so accessibly and affordably. Register for the Kitsap School of Ministry and discover a depth of richness in the Gospel that will transform the way you live your life.

  • Josh Kluth- Associate Pastor at Peninsula Bible Fellowship

    Course Taught: Systematic Theology

    1) What is your favorite thing to do outside of ministry/vocation?

    I love going for walks and being outside with my wife and kids (a third on the way!). We also love eating and drinking together!


    2)  What is one book that everyone should read (besides the Bible)?

    The Theopolitan Vision by Peter Leithart


    3)  Can you give us a snippet or highlight from the class that you taught?

    “Theology” is a word that simply means “the study of God.” Could there be anything more important? What’s more, every person has thoughts about God (who he is and how he acts). In that sense, everyone is a theologian – but how we do we seek to be good theologians? This course is an attempt to help us to do that well. In the end, theology fuels our worship and discipleship.

     

    4)  What would you say to any prospective students at the Kitsap School of Ministry?

    Often our growth and development in the Lord only happens through personal commitment and discipline. The Kitsap School of Ministry is designed to provide you with both.

  • Josh Lott- Head of Instruction, Kitsap School of Ministry

    Course Taught: Church History

    1) What is your favorite thing to do outside of ministry/vocation?
    Hiking with my wife and kids, cooking, and laughing.


    2)  What is one book that everyone should read (besides the Bible)?

    Confessions by Augustine of Hippo or Tattoos on the Heart by Father Gregory Boyle


    3)  Can you give us a snippet or highlight from the class that you taught?

    The Church History course that I teach is not only focused on giving students a broad understanding of the history of the church over the last two thousand years, but also focused on teaching students how to read and interpret history. There is only so much that can be covered in four weeks, but if students can learn how to read historical documents for themselves they will gain so much!


    4)  What would you say to any prospective students at the Kitsap School of Ministry?

    The Kitsap School of Ministry is designed for busy people who are passionate about serving Jesus. Join today! You won't regret it!

  • Joel Barrutia- Lead Pastor at Silverdale Bible Church

    Course Taught: Old Testament Survey

    1) What is your favorite thing to do outside of ministry/vocation?

    I love spending time with wife and children outdoors.  We go on lots of hikes together as a family.

     

    2)  What is one book that everyone should read (besides the Bible)?

    Religious Affections by Jonathan Edwards

     

    3)  Can you give us a snippet or highlight from the class that you taught?

    In one setting, we draw out on a graph the whole OT storyline so that all of its different parts come together and highlight one main message, which is that mankind is in rebellion against God and is in need of a savior.

     

    4)  What would you say to any prospective students at the Kitsap School of Ministry?

    The time you spend studying with the KSM is an investment that can pay dividends for generations.  What we all need most is to grow in our walk with Christ.  The KSM will help you do that.