Our Team


Josh Wiley

Lead Pastor




Karen Christianson

Resident Connections Pastor



Karen has a deep passion for people and creating belonging. Spending years building a corporate career building relationships and teams throughout the nation. Volunteering & mentoring have always been a very large part of her life as well. Karen felt God calling her for more and resigned from her corporate career to enter ministry. Karen has been with The Ransom Church of Sioux Falls, SD as a Resident Pastor along with studies as a ministerial student working towards licensing credentials.

Then God called again and said Go Plant! Karen is excited to get back to her roots of the Pacific Northwest, back to the mountains and rivers she loves so much.

Karen’s goal is to help create a culture of belonging & reaching the lonely & lost, where people learn their value through Christ.

Passions: broken families, single mothers, human trafficking, and, the unique and eclectic that don’t feel belonging anywhere.


Kellen Hackett

Multiplication Pastor



Erica Wiley

Communications Director


Born and raised in South Dakota, Erica is a midwest girl at heart. Helping others and expressing creativity are her two main passions in life. 

Erica and Josh have been married since 2007 and have been doing ministry together throughout their entire relationship. They have two boys, Liam and Connor, and love being active with them and their pup, Theo.

In her spare time, you’ll find Erica with a cup of coffee and a book, playing with her boys, or taking a nap.

Philippians 3:14

I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.