Our Staff

LUKE TAYLOR

LEAD PASTOR

Luke was born and raised in Bigfork, Montana, and has been married to his beautiful wife Caroline since 2014. Luke, Caroline, and their two sons Asher and Rhett love the Flathead Valley and the culture of Northwest Montana. In their spare time, they can be found in the woods or on the river enjoying all that the Treasure State has to offer. Luke graduated with his Bachelor of Science from Montana State University, and later received his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology in preaching from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

TYLER WILSCHETZ

EXECUTIVE PASTOR

Tyler was born and raised in Texas where he made the conscious decision to follow Christ at the age of 25. He was a 5 year scholarship student athlete receiving a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Science from Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut, followed by a Master’s of Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2019. Tyler has been married since 2012 to his beautiful wife Alicia. They have three children; Payton, Cheyenne, and Lane. He enjoys the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and baseball.

MARQUIS ASHLEY 

WORSHIP PASTOR

Marquis grew up in Spokane, WA where by age 16 he had found identity and success in the local music scene. Sadly, a season of poor decisions followed, but at age 17, Marquis heard the gospel, gave his life to Christ, and was radically changed. After attending Moody Bible Institute and Calvary Chapel Bible College, he toured as an independent and major label musician and has served in full-time worship and pastoral ministry since 2003. He and his wife Allison were also married in 2003 and have three amazing kids. Marquis enjoys family walks & bike rides, songwriting, fast internet, anything chocolate-peanut butter & naps. 

ALLISON ASHLEY 

VENERATION KIDS DIRECTOR

Allison is the Veneration Kids Director. She grew up in Wisconsin and then Washington state, where she married her husband Marquis in 2003. She was raised in the church, serving in kids ministry as soon as she was old enough, and made her faith her own in high school. Moving to Kalispell in 2014 felt like coming home. Allison enjoys lake days, exploring new hiking trails with her faithful dog, watching her kids fly down the ski hill ahead of her, and curling up with a good book, especially on the gray, cloudy days. She homeschools her three children and loves seeing kids understand the Bible and God's great love for them.

GORDON BRALEY

COMMUNITY LIFE PASTOR

At the age of 19 Gordon joined the Marines and served two combat tours in Iraq. Shortly after his service, God miraculously and radically changed his life. In an act of obedience, Gordon fully surrendered his life to Christ and realized the calling God placed on him. The Lord opened many doors for him as a successful entrepreneur using his platform to share the love of Christ to everyone he encountered. He has served in many leadership roles within the church over the past decade prior to becoming the Community Life Pastor at Veneration Church. Gordon is married to his wife Ewelina since 2012. They have two children: Gordon (Gordy) and Rose. In his free time, he can be found hunting, working out, or climbing mountains!

NOAH MYERS

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Noah was born in the Flathead Valley where he and his wife, Florence, were married in 2017. His first experience running a sound board came in middle school with his church worship team, which eventually lead him to pursue a formal education in Audio Production.  Noah enjoys being prepared as opposed to planned (There is a difference) and thus, spends his days researching whatever topics present themselves. Various interests include Biblical study, fictional lore, technology, and fantastic story telling. He also enjoys sad piano music... considerably.

MICHAEL DREESEN

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Michael grew up in Valparaiso, IN and has been married to his beautiful wife CammiAnn since 2014. Michael was raised as a Christian and has been drumming since high school. He currently works both inside and outside the church as a Web/Application Developer, but he also loves fostering worship environments through his musical gifts. Michael and CammiAnn moved to the Flathead Valley in 2015 and dream of owning acreage in the future. They have 3 beautiful girls, and enjoy hiking and taking walks as a family.