TLC Pastors

Co-pastor: Judah Pelligra

Co-pastor: Heidi Pelligra

State Required Officers:

President: Sherri Wall 

Vic- President: Ken Thompson

Treasure: Carol Dzimitrowicz

Co-Secretary: Darrell Bourne (On Record) and

Co-Secretary: Jessica Kerr ( Board Notes)

Board Members:

Chairmen of the Board: Tim Palmer

Board Member:  Terri Thompson


Worship Team:


Leaders and Singers:

Ken Thompson and Jon Wall



Vicky Thomas

Jessica Kerr



Part-time Drums:  Jon Wall

Part-time guitarist: Christian Arnold

Part-time guitarist: Louis Ante 

Part-time pianist: Sherri Wall

Part-time pianist: Carol Hughes

Children's Church:

Nursery:  Haley Holland and Vicky Thomas


The Little Landers:  Billie Kassell


Middle Landers:  Diane Cryer


Our Team:


Sherri Wall:

Sherri Wall is a founding member of TLC. By trade she is an economics professor currently on assignment at Emporia State University. She is dedicated to The Little Landers Children Church. Sherri also plays piano on the worship team when available.

Ken Thompson:

Ken Thompson is a long-time member of TLC.  Ken is a retired X-ray tech, who is now a landlord. He is a wonderful bass player. Ken puts down his bass guitar and picks up his electric or acoustic guitar to take turns leading worship on Sundays. 


Carol Dzimitrowicz:

Carol Dzimitrowicz is a dedicated member of The Landing Church. She chauffeurs children to and from school. Carol keeps a tight ship when it comes to church finances, and helps us keeps fiscally responsible. 

Darrell Bourne:

Darrell Bourne is passionate for the lost.  He is involved in Alpha House, a recovery ministry, with his wife Debbie. He is the on record TLC Secretary.  By trade Darrell is in construction, in family business. He loves one on one personal interactions that leads others to conversations about christ.

Jessica Kerr:

Jessica is a dedicated Mother of two. She takes our board notes as the Co-TLC Secretary. Jessica is also part of our worship team. She is a wonderful addition to our team.

Board Members:


Tim Palmer:

Tim Palmer is faithful member of our church. By trade, he is the Production Director at iHeartMedia Inc. Fairbanks, a local radio station. Tim wears several hats at The Landing Church, roadie, sound man, announcer, guest speaker, scheduler and chairmen of the board all done with a light-heart and occasional joke.  He is also a beloved family man and dedicated Christian.



Terri Thompson:

Terri Thompson is a long-time member of TLC. She is a retired school teacher.  She helps with media on Sunday mornings and is on the board of TLC. 


Haley Holland:

Haley Holland is a devoted mother and wife. She is an amazing person who loves God and family.  


Billie Kassell:

Billie Kassell leads our street ministry. She has a heart for the homeless and the hungry in our community.  She is full of love and compassion for our children ministry.

Diane Cryer:

Diane Cryer is a self employed masseuse. She is an outdoor enthusiast and hiked the Chilkoot Trail in 2007. She seeks to understand God in ever deeper ways. 

Kevin Abnett:

Kevin Abnett is our beloved tech support and in charge of streaming Sunday's messages.  He is an integral part of the Alpha House Ministries in the Fairbanks area along with Darci, Debbie and many others.  Alpha House Ministries is a recovery service where they experience breakthroughs, real connection, laughter and food in a fun and safe environment.

Guest Speakers

Shawn Arnold

Jeff Howe

Jason Kempthorne

Kevin Lankford

Co-pastor: Judah Pelligra

Co-pastor: Heidi Pelligra

Tim Palmer (See above)

Darci Scherzer

James Thomas

Sherri Wall (See above)

Jon Wall 



Nels Church was born in Alaska.  He attended colleges in Anchorage and in Fairbanks and was a general contractor for a number of years.  He married his wife, Lorrie, in 1973 and together they have seven children.


Nels served in a variety of leadership roles at Lighthouse Christian Center over the years. In 1987, the family moved to Bend, Oregon and started Bend Christian Center where he pastored for about ten years.  As a result of several mission trips to various countries, Lorrie and Nels decided to start REAP, International and move to the Philippines. In the Philippines they started a Bible School with the purpose of training men and women to touch their nation and the world for Christ.  They ministered and continue to minister at many churches on several islands. After living there for four years, they returned to the States and have since been traveling and ministering in both countries.

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