Hermiston Nazarene Church


Pastors, Staff, & Leadership Teams

Eric Fritz

Lead Pastor

Pastor Eric was saved as a teenager, called into ministry shortly after being saved, and has been in full time ministry since 1990.

Pastor Eric (PE) joined our HermNaz ministry team as Lead Pastor in November of 2014.  He loves preaching, mentoring, and helping people apply God's Word to their lives.  He is passionate about applying the radical love of Jesus by showing Jesus in culturally relevant ways.

PE enjoys time on the water fishing and is always ready to grab a fresh cup of coffee with whoever is ready.
He is joined by his wife, Sharon, and their four kids.

Michael Castello

Worship & Student Ministry Pastor

Pastor Michael joined our ministry team as our Student & Worship Pastor in September 2019.  Pastor Michael has a passion for leading God's people into His presence during our worship gatherings.

He is joined by his wife, Claudia, and their two daughters.  Michael has served at churches in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Oregon.

Pastor Michael loves sports. Pastor Michael's favorite teams are: any team hailing from Chicago except the Chicago Cubs and his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes.  Pastor Michael also loves to play video games and fish. Pastor Michael's favorite thing is to spend time with his girls.

Gabrielle Fritz

Office Manager

Gabrielle has a heart for ministry, a passion for serving the Lord, and loves being "involved" in the many parts of ministry at HermNaz.  Gabrielle is also a part of the youth staff and is probably who you see taking photos of our events and services.  She graduated with a Certificate of Business and Entrepreneurship and finds these skills helpful in the HermNaz Office.

Got questions?  She can help you out.

Valerie Vandecar


Valerie does a great job making us look good and shine!  She's cleaning on campus several days a week plus does most of the set-up of tables and chairs for events.
Thanks for all you do, Valerie...and big thanks to your husband, Josh, for the hours he and the family spend here helping, too!!

Ministry Leaders


HermNaz Kids


Visitation Team & J.O.Y. Group


Nursery Ministry


J.O.Y. Group Seniors

Meet Our Church Board

John Burnett

Church Board Secretary / Trustee

PJ Burkley


Josh Vandecar


Eric Townsend


Doug Breshears


Linda Baker


Larry Lightburn


Becky Robison


Kelley Hoskins

Elevate Student Ministry President

Laurie Ross

Life Group Director

Roberta Woodward

Missions President

John Shaver