Our Team

Whether you have attended church your whole life or are visiting for the first time, we are happy to have you here. We want you to know that no matter what you’re carrying in life, you are welcome at Lakepoint.

We want everyone who enters the doors to know that they are loved and wanted, and we look forward to meeting you!


Meet the Team

Rachel Taylor

Lead Pastor

Rachel is part of the original team that planted Lakepoint back in 2008 and has served on staff since then. She has worn many hats, most recently as Executive Pastor. However, in June 2022 she became Lead Pastor at Lakepoint. 

She and her husband, Ryan, have three adult children, Brenden, Ashley and Jordan. In her downtime, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, date nights with her husband and dreaming about her next Pinterest project.

Facebook: facebook.com/onesavedbygrace
Email: Rachelt@lakepoint.net

Amy Smith

Children’s Ministry Director

Amy accepted Jesus into her heart at the age of seven and has been volunteering in Children’s Ministry since before she was out of elementary school herself.

She has been the Children’s Ministry Director at Lakepoint since 2014 and oversees the children from birth through 5th grade. Amy works closely with volunteers to plan curriculum and KidZone events throughout the week.

You can find her playing with the kids on any given Sunday morning in KidZone. She loves having coffee with friends, babysitting her nephew and watching movie trailers.

Facebook: facebook.com/amy.beasley.96
Email: Amyb@lakepoint.net

Joshua Smith

Youth/Student Ministry Director

Joshua was born in Washington, but has grown up in Oregon all his life. Over the last several years, he spent his time serving Monmouth Christian Church as an associate worship pastor.

Relatively new to youth ministries, Joshua is thrilled about watching God move in the hearts of the middle & high schoolers and developing as a leader! In pursuit of deeper understanding and growth, Joshua attended Reach Training Institute.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending quality time with friends and with his pretty neat wife!

Email: Joshuas@lakepoint.net

Tiffany Sparks

Admin/Tech Assistant

Tiffany has been on staff part-time since August 2015. Her current role is that of IT and special projects including website management, volunteer coordinating, set-up/tear-down liaison, and various other administrative responsibilities.

She is a transplant from Southern California and a graduate from U of O. She spends her time traveling, sipping tea, and teaching her socially-inept chihuahua, Chai, to be a dog.

Facebook: facebook.com/dojotiff
Email: Tiffanys@lakepoint.net