our staff

  • Allen Chaney

    lead pastor

    Pastor Allen served Cloverdale Church from 1996-2004 as Youth Pastor and Associate Pastor. After 17 years as pastor at Reedsport Church of God, he recently returned to serve Cloverdale again. He and his wife Susie have two adult children, Marc and Jacob. Allen is passionate about serving the church and seeing people find healing and wholeness by the power of Jesus's love and grace.

    e / pastorallen@cloverdalechurch.org

  • Max Buchanan

    associate pastor

    Max was born and raised in southern California where he attended Calvary Chapel Bible College and served as a youth pastor at Spoken Word Christian Church.  He is married to his wonderful wife, Jenny, and they have an adorable son, Conrad "RAD-man," and beautiful daughter, Cara Mae. When Max isn't riding his skateboard, you can find him with our youth.

    e / pastormax@cloverdalechurch.org

  • Tom Dougherty

    pastoral care/missions pastor

    Tom served as senior pastor at Cloverdale for 34 years, and recently stepped back to serve in a new capacity. His thoughtful teaching, passion for the Word, and coaching experience has helped our ministry grow into the thriving community of believers we are today.  If he is not greeting you at the door, you will find him driving to a hospital visit or bringing someone a sweet treat.  

    e / pastortom@cloverdalechurch.org

  • Dee Sienknecht

    worship & arts pastor

    Dee came to Cloverdale in November 2016. Her love for worship and passion for sharing God's love drives her ministry and life.  When she isn't leading worship at Cloverdale, you can find her serving musically throughout the Treasure Valley area, playing games with friends, and loving time with her awesome 9-yr-old son, Josiah, and foster daughters.

    e / dees@cloverdalechurch.org

  • Dewey is an Idaho native who has been serving in ministry for over 20+ years.  He and his wonderful wife, Pam, have 4 incredible children.  Dewey is a big kid at heart and is passionate about teaching the love of Christ in creative ways. When he isn't in Children's Ministry, you can find Dewey coaching track and investing in others.

    e / pastordewey@cloverdalechurch.org

  • Brandon Myers

    youth pastor

    Brandon joined our staff in 2019 coming from being a youth intern as his home church, and is now pursuing his Christian Studies degree online with Grand Canyon University. In his free time, Brandon loves to play and watch sports, fish, snowboard, play video games and spend time with friends and family.

    e / youth@cloverdalechurch.org

  • Peter Snider

    maintenance supervisor

    Peter grew up a PK in the Meridian Church of God where his parents were pastors. Peter is married to Kelly, who owns her own hair salon. They have 2 children; Hunter (who lives and works in California) and Jacquelin (who is a nurse at St. Lukes in Boise). Peter has a passion for hunting and has taught his children to be skilled hunters as well.

    e / peters@cloverdalechurch.org

  • Don Bertelsen

    seniors pastor and custodian

    Don was a Senior Pastor for 20 yrs at Oregon Trail Church of God in Caldwell, ID with a prior pastorate in Bakersfield, CA. Don has a passion for music and is gifted in teaching the Bible. His wife, Renee, uses her talents directing the Youth Band. Don and Renee have 3 children; daughter Kayla who is married with 2 children, & sons Darren & Dalen.

    e / pastordon@cloverdalechurch.org

  • Kim Brandt

    dayschool director

    Kim Brandt worked at Cloverdale teaching Preschool, several years ago, until taking a position at BSU's Administration Office. Her love for children brought her back to become the Dayschool Director. Kim is married to Kelley and they have 2 grown sons; Luke and Noah (who attended classes here at Cloverdale when they were young).

    e / dayschool@cloverdalechurch.org

  • Colette Wisniewski

    finance manager/receptionist