PASTORS & LEADERSHIP
Pastors Brian & Racquel Undlin
Brian & Racquel are the founding and lead pastors of LifeChurch. In college, Brian felt God calling him to start a church in the northeast, but it wasn't until 1995 that He made the Portland, Maine area clear. In 1996, with 2 small children, Brian and Racquel moved to Maine without having ever visited or knowing anyone local. Simply knowing that God had put the people of Maine on their hearts, they came ready to serve and God has blessed the church from the beginning. They now have 4 children and enjoy a happy home.
Pastor Tom Pequinot
Tom worked as a stockbroker, an insurance agent, and entrepreneur for most of his life. In 1999, he attended LifeChurch and started a process of being mentored and discipled by the senior pastors. Tom got involved with various ministries like LifeCamp, worship, and LifeGroups. Over the years he discovered that God was calling him into the ministry and in 2009, came on staff as an associate pastor. Tom lives in Gorham with his wife Christine and their 3 children.
CFO / CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Kim is a native from Minnesota. She graduated from Bemidji State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education in 1990. While in college, she and her husband Gordy met Pastor Brian . After teaching school in Oklahoma, Kim and Gordy moved to Maine in 1996 to launch LifeChurch with Brian and Racquel.
Since day one, Kim has been a part of all aspects of ministering at LifeChurch. WIth a background in Administration and Education, Kim currently divides her time between serving as LifeChurch’s CFO and in Children’s Ministry. Kim dedicates her life to the mission of LifeChurch which is to see “childrens' lives transformed by Jesus.” She loves to be a part of helping kids connect with God whether through Sunday morning services, KidzLife events, or one on one conversations.
She hears people tell her all the time, “if I could have just learned what my children are learning when I was their age, I would be so much further in my walk with God.”
After Gordy was called home to Heaven in 2016, Kim is still devoted to helping others develop their relationships with God and with people. She is the proud mother of 3 sons.
Samantha started attending LifeChurch in 2000 with no prior church background. When she began to devote her life to God, she found her call and passion serving every week in the children’s ministry department. After teaching and dedicating herself to the children at LifeChurch for several years she then opened our childcare center, Sunny Days. Working at Sunny Days for 5 years was an amazing experience in which God was preparing her for what He had next in her life. In 2010, she was given the opportunity of a lifetime to follow Gods bigger plan, becoming the full-time Children’s Pastor of LifeChurch Gorham. In Samantha’s own words; "Your children’s spiritual growth is so important to me. It is my honor, privilege and passion to help transform your children’s life to know God’s love and truth and help them become spiritual champions for Christ." Samantha and her husband Chris have been married since 1997. They have three beautiful children Joshua, Cameron and Kaiden.
Kandace grew up in the big state of Texas and graduated from The University of Texas (Hook ‘em horns!) with a BA degree in Psychology.. She then went on to complete her Masters degree in Counseling, specializing in Marriage and Family therapy. Before moving to Maine, she worked as a Christian Marriage and Family Therapist and really enjoyed helping people. It was amazing to see families and marriages transformed through the healing power of God! In 1998, Kandace moved 2000 miles away from her warm state of Texas to Maine, experiencing the "Ice Storm" of the century during her first winter in the North (surprisingly, she stayed!) Once in Maine, she met her husband Jeff while working as an Employment Specialist and later as a HR Recruiter for Maine Medical Center. A few years later, God blessed them with two beautiful children, Morgan and Mason. In 2010, the Porter family visited LifeChurch and realized God had called them to this new church home. Kandace began serving on the First Impressions Team and led a LifeGroup. Soon after, she felt that God was calling her to serve more and eventually, God opened the door for her to be on staff at LifeChurch. Currently she oversees various ministries and serves as Executive Coordinator. She also loves to connect with new people!. Kandace encourages everyone to say "Yes" and respond to God when He calls you to serve. Jump in and get involved - you will not only be a blessing to others, but you will be blessed as well!
Colin has been a Head Start/Early Childhood teacher in the Greater Portland area since 2015. He served as a high school youth leader at a Unitarian church from 2011-2017. Following God’s lead, Colin began attending LifeChurch in 2016. Ready to go “All In”, Colin began serving on the KidzLife dream team and leading small groups with middle and high school students. Colin finds great joy in assisting the students in developing their walk with Christ and understanding God’s plan for their lives. In all things, he strives to give all the glory to God!! Colin lives in Portland with his wife, Melissa, and three children.