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Ed Weaver

New Lead Pastor for Karcher

We are grateful for Pastor Ed and Debi Weaver who received a great vote of confidence Sunday morning. Pastor Ed has been on staff at Eagle Church of the Nazarene the past 20 years, and served in pastoral ministry beginning in 1983 at Ontario Church of the Nazarene, and was ordained in 1995. The people of Karcher are excited about Pastor Ed and Debi beginning their leadership of Karcher Church in February 2022.

2515 West Karcher Road
Nampa, Idaho

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Dr. Les Moore
Interim Pastor

Karcher Church of the Nazarene
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Families and Children

The purpose of Kids Street ministries at Karcher Church is to create a foundation of Biblical knowledge, build a personal relationship with God and develop Christ-like character.  Kid Street Ministries takes place on Wednesdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm and is for ages 3 years through the 4th grade. Also. offered are children's programs for Sunday School, Children's Worship during the 10:45am service, and Bible Quizzing for 1st to the 6th grade.

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CROSSWALK Youth Ministries

Our Church’s mission is to make Christ-like disciples. We intentionally seek to build meaningful relationships in and beyond our group. Our leadership team, both students and adults, is dedicated to engaging their fellow peers whenever possible. Our youth group strives to meet two main objectives: to love God as we seek to grow in our relationship with Him, and to love others in a way that fosters a thriving community of faith.

Youth Activities:
CROSSWALK Talk (Sunday School) - 9:15-10:15am - Youth Building
CROSSWALK (Youth Group) - 6:30-8:00pm - Youth Building

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College Age Ministries

College and University students, and other 18-23 year olds, are welcome.

The group meets on Sunday 9:15am in room 206 of the Family Life Center. This weekly session is centered around a Bible based conversation with a challenge to intentionally live as Jesus calls us to live—fully and in community. We’ll share stories while we’re at it and grapple with what “good news” means in the context of now.

Keep an eye for more on this page to be in the know for other activities, small groups, and random adventures.


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Karcher Women's Ministries

Whether a summer pool party, weekend retreat, Bible study, local service project, or crafting day, Cherish Ministries at Karcher offers opportunities for fellowship, connection, growth and service for every woman. Activities are planned at least quarterly and posted here and on our Facebook page. Friends are always welcome!


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Karcher Men's Ministries

If you change a man, his family will change, too; then his church; and then his community. But it starts with a man, and every man needs to be discipled. Our mission is to call men into authentic manhood on their journey of becoming like Jesus; men who reject passivity, accept responsibility, lead courageously, and expect the greater reward: God’s reward. Our focus is not male dominance but rather a male resurgence within the church. We must have a strong vision that is: Relational, Transformational, Missional, and Generational.

Today the role of men in our households and in our families is under attack. Men's Ministries is an essential part of a Christian man's life, providing mentoring relationships, with skill building so that our families can experience a husband, a father, or a brother that presents Christ-Likness in every aspect of his life.

Contact Pastor Wink (see "Meet Our Staff") and find out how you can be a part of this ministry today.


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Wednesday Church Activities

Karcher Church offers many opportunities for participation in the ministry of this church. Here is what is happening on Wednesday:

7:00 am Men's Bible Study - Fireside Room
10:00 am Women's Bible Study - Esther and Ruth; Fireside Room
6:00 pm Bible Study & Prayer - Fireside Room
6:30 pm Child Care for children of families in ministry - Family Life Center
6:30 pm CROSSWALK-Youth Activities - Youth Building
6:30 pm Men's Bible Study - Summit Room
6:30 pm Women's Bible Study - Esther and Ruth; Fireside Room


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Senior PrimeTime Ministries

Senior adults are extremely active and involved members of Karcher Church. Whether you are a retiree or soon will be, a grandparent or someone with adult children, married or single, you'll find a wonderful community here.

We have multiple ways to get involved in discipleship, volunteer support, and social events with others who enjoy spending time in fellowship and service, although for the time being.


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Sunday School and Discipleship

Karcher Church has strong commitments from members for our Sunday Studies in our Sunday School groups. Not  just our Sunday meetings, but there are always additional events, pot-lucks, special music concerts, and much more to engage in. We offer many differing choices based upon subject matter, and group types. You are always welcome in every group, so take some time and visit several groups, and find where you feel the most comfortable. Just one warning...you will engage in new relationships and are likely to find "Life-Long" friends.


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Worship Arts Teams

The Bible commands, "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord." At Karcher Church, we believe praise and worship should not be a spectator sport, but that everyone is called to be directly engaged as we lift our hearts and voices to the Lord. The Worship Arts at Karcher includes Worship Team, Worship Band, Choir (currently suspended), Scripture Team, and Tech Team (Audio, Media, Camera, Livestream, & Lighting). If you are interested in joining one of these teams, please contact Pastor Seth.


About Karcher Church


Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.          Matthew 28:19


Karcher Church is a place where people from all walks of life can begin or continue their journey toward a relationship with GOD. It is a place where seekers, new believers, or seasoned followers can grow in that relationship. We are a community of believers that want nothing more than to establish true friendships with others on the same journey. Our worship is contemporary and our style is casual. You can come just as you are, what is important is that you come.


...in the beginning

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Everything has a beginning. Karcher Nazarene had her beginning as The Franklin Road Church of the Nazarene founded in 1949 by a group of Northwest Nazarene College students and community members. The church thrived, growing rapidly and seven pastors were called during the time at the Franklin Road location. It would be twenty-five years after her founding that the church would move to a new location. An 80 acre farm was purchased, plans for a building were designed, and a new name was given: Karcher Church of the Nazarene. At this time, it was a church that seemed to be way out in the middle of farm land, somewhere between Nampa and Caldwell. Today, the farm land is gone, and the location is a central location in the City of Nampa.

Today, Karcher Church is a growing, exciting fellowship of like-minded holiness people. We are seeing days of harvest in the surrounding community as we continue to endeavor to make Christ-like disciples.

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Meet Our Staff


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Dr. Les Moore

Interim Pastor

Our interim Pastor, Dr. Les Moore received his call to ministry as a young boy in Concord, California where he was raised with 7 brothers and sisters. He graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University then earned a Doctorate degree of Ministry at Biola, Talbot School of Theology after receiving a Masters of Divinity degree at Nazarene Theological Seminary.

He pastored 4 churches as lead pastor after serving as an associate- youth and music pastor in 5 different churches during his educational years. Karcher Church is his second interim pastorate after retiring in 2018.

His passion is his wife and family, preaching the Word and people.

Pastor Les and his wife Lynda have 3 children and 9 grandchildren, all who live in the Treasure Valley.

His hobbies include hunting, fishing, boating, snorkeling among other outdoor activities. He and his wife live on the Snake River in Wilder, Idaho.

Contact Les

James Bramson

Position to be filled.

Director of Children's Ministeries

We are axiously awaiting God's work in this area of ministry, and praying for our new leadership that He has planned for us.

Contact James

James Shepherd

Pastor James Shepherd

Youth Pastor

Pastor James Shepherd was raised in Eastern Oregon and is a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University. James has a desire to not only teach and preach the Word of God, but to also put practical hands and feet to it for the students he works with. He works to create an environment of growth and safty for students to experience God. James is an avid coffee drinker and enjoys having conversation over a cup.

Contact James

Seth and Andrea Cook

Rev. Seth Cook

Worship Arts Pastor

Seth & Andrea love Jesus. They are bringing up four children to know and love him. And they want you to know the great love of Jesus! Seth enjoys catching a round of disc golf, playing guitar, and hanging out with friends and family. He'd love to talk with you about what God is doing in your life or about getting involved in the Worship Ministries.

Contact Seth

April McNeiece

Rev. April McNeiece

Associate Pastor

Pastor April serves as associate pastor with oversight in the area of discipleship and adult ministries. Connecting with people and helping people connect with Jesus is her passion. April has a BA in education from Point Loma Nazarene University and a MA in Spiritual Formation from Northwest Nazarene University. She was ordained in 2015. Married to her high school sweetheart for 50+ years, April and John’s 3 adult children have in turn blessed the family with 10 grandchildren. Favorite ways to spend her time is a long walk or a visit with a friend over coffee. Favorite quote: “The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God cannot keep you.”

Contact April

Paula Haunschild

Paula Haunschild


Paula Haunschild was born and raised in Nampa, graduated from NNU and moved to Alaska where three sons and a daughter were born. In 2005, she moved to the Philippines to serve as a missionary with Resources for the Blind at Faith Academy, Manila. She returned to Nampa in 2013 and began serving at Karcher as the Office Administrator in 2014. Her heart is for missions and family connections. She enjoys quilting, baking, and planning events, especially with her children and two sweet granddaughters.

Contact Paula

Jack Smith

Rev. Jack Smith

Senior Adult Pastor

Pastor Jack & Darlene Smith have served together in pastoral ministry for 57 years, the last five years at Karcher. Jack is a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College and three years at Nazarene Theological Seminary. At present, Jack is serving as a Senior Adult minister.

Jack & Darlene have two children, John and Jennifer. Jack has been involved in sports for many years and is willing to play pickle ball at PrimeTime luncheons. He is willing to connect with you for coffee to share what God is doing in the ministry here at Karcher.

Contact Jack

Mark and Sara Winkelman

Rev. Mark Winkelman and
Rev. Sara Winkelman

Karcher Online Community Pastors
Men's & Women's Ministries Leaders

Mark and Sara both served here at Karcher Church years ago, before coming back. Both are ordained elders in the Church of the Nazarene and most recently, Mark and Sara served as pastors of our sister church in Middleton, Idaho. Mark and Sara serve as our Karcher Online Community Pastors providing pastoral care as well as content for this ministry. They also have taken on the role of leadership for our men's and women's ministries here at Karcher Church. Watch the Activities Calendar for upcoming future events for both of these vital ministries here at Karcher. 

Contact Sara

Contact Wink

Office Days
Monday through Thursday

Office Hours
8:00am through 4:00pm

Office Phone
(208) 467-7479

Office Email
[email protected]

Join Our Team


We're looking for talented individuals to make our team even better. If you or anyone you know is interested, we'd love to hear from them.


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Director of Children's Ministries

The Pastor/Director of Children’s Ministry resources and equips our families to be Christ followers and disciple makers. They oversee all key discipleship initiatives of the children’s area. The primary purpose of this role is to develop, coordinate, and execute a team that helps our families to mature and multiple God’s kingdom.

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Activities Calendar


When what's happening happens.

Upcoming Opportunities:

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It's Just Coffee

Women's Ministries

Ladies sign up now for an “It’s Just Coffee” small group to create connection and build friendships with other ladies at church.

When: January to March ‘22
What: Group of 5 ladies (give or take), meeting minimum once a month (could be weekly or every other week), to have coffee or tea, or to share a meal together, or to go to a fun outing together, or to hang out and chat together. Each group decides their plan for the 3 months.

Contact Pastor Sara Winkelman if you would like to be in a group!
[email protected]
208-697-8467 (prefers text)

Winter Retreat
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Marriage Conference

Intermountain District

We are excited to announce and invite you to the upcoming Intermountain District Marriage Conference featuring Gary Thomas coming to Nampa January 21 & 22, 2022.

Registration closes
Jan. 16 Registration link:

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Membership Giving


Karcher Nazarene is now using our NEW Children's Ministries wing of the Family Life Center! Thank you to all of the people that worked so hard to make this happen. Soon we will begin a remodel of the kitchen and the new additional bathrooms. Because of your giving, it will be debt free!  

The people of Karcher Nazarene have continued to be faithful to their giving during the COVID-19 Pandemic, thank you from your church staff and your church board.

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