Our Leadership

John Mitchell - Elder/Lead Pastor

I’m a fun loving follower of Jesus who can’t get over God’s amazing grace. I enjoy my family and I’m a loyal friend. I like to read, write, golf, and sip a premium ale now and then. My wife (Debbie) is my closest friend. Thirty two years, six kids, and four grandkids later, we still got the heat! I long to live loved by God together with His people, in a way that compels us to love each other well and love our city to Jesus.

Andrew John - Worship Coordinator

My wonderful wife (Katie) and I moved to Boise from Bozeman, Montana in 2015. Since moving, God has created a special place in our hearts for the community at City Church. I am constantly inspired by how God is using this body to advance His kingdom. I enjoy hiking, fishing, hunting and most things outdoors. I also have a passion for engaging culture through music and other creative outlets. I am humbled to be a part of this team and excited to see what God has in-store.

Jeff Johnson - Elder

I am the product of Christian parents, a loving and optimistic father and a sensitive and fragile mom. God saw fit to make me his child about the same time I became a husband to Diane, 29 years ago. We’ve been parents for 26 years and became grandparents this year! I have lived almost half my life now as a believer and if God wants to use me to love on more of his family, I'm excited.

Laura Smith - Ministry Coordinator

I'm a wife to a handsome man named Caleb and mom to a sweet girl named Rosie. I’m a proud Vandal whose been given incredible opportunities to love families and children in Boise through developmental therapy, teaching, and various ministries. Caleb and I spend our free time baking cookies, playing intense board games, or pretending to be movie critics. We LOVE the City Church community, as God has shown us so much of who He is and how He loves us through the people here.

Lance Chisum - Financial Controller

I am a boise transplant as of 2014, hailing from the great city of Seattle. My wife, Valerie, and I moved to Boise in order be closer to family as well as to seek out a stronger Christian community, which we found at City Church. We have a son, Nathan, who brings us great joy and is full of excitement and energy. When not wrangling my little one I enjoy fly fishing, wood working, tinkering, and many other hobbies including pretty much any outdoor activity. My wife and I have traveled the globe and are always looking for someplace new to explore. It's great to be part of City Church and I am thrilled to work together with the community to further God's kingdom in and around our city