Meet the Staff



Lead Pastor

Chris Pawlowski

Chris joined the United States Navy in 1995 and served our country for 22 years, retiring in 2017 as a Chief Petty Officer. Believing that God has called him to full time ministry Chris began attending college in 2008. He has graduated with a Masters of Arts in Religion from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently finishing a Masters of Divinity in Homiletics. He has been married to Rebekah for 11 years and they have three biological children, Hayden (8), Jeremiah (7) and Adelynn (5). They began to foster in 2017 and it was through this avenue that God brought Nyah (1) into their family. Chris’ deepest desire is for the church to passionately pursue Christ and represent Him to a world that needs to hear His Gospel. This can happen best through fervent preaching of the Word of God and compassionate shepherding of His people.

Executive Pastor


God brought Tricia and I to Dishman in 2004 as newlyweds. In the years we have been here God has blessed us with four great children and many wonderful friends.
God has grown me from only being  served by the church to being a committed servant to the church. He has transformed my life while here and this has grown a huge desire to pass what I have gained to others. This is why I am passionate about growing our Life Groups.
I have seen God grow so many people through the care, love, and encouragement that take place in our Life Groups. I hope you will take the chance, visit and see where God may take you.

Ministry Assistant

I was born and raised here in Spokane, WA. I have been attending Dishman for many years. DBC is where I met my Husband Kyle. We have been happily married since 2014.  I love Jesus more than anything! I love serving here at DBC, not only in the office but in Children’s Ministry as well!  Spending time with family and friends is by far my favorite thing to do. I also love to camp and be in the beautiful outdoors.  Summer and Fall are my favorite seasons of the year and Christmas is my favorite holiday.

Youth Leader


I have a beautiful wife of 10 years and counting and two beautiful daughters. I accepted Jesus into my heart in early 2012. I did a believers baptism April 22, 2012. I started helping out with the youth late 2011 and slowly started feeling that working with the youth is where God was calling me. Since working with the Dishman youth it gave me the confidence to go back to college. I am now a student at Grand Canyon University going for my BA in Elementary Education – planning on graduating in 2019.