Jeff Auw

Lead Pastor

Jeff was born in Southern California, but has lived most of his life in the Treasure Valley. While Jeff prayed to accept Christ at an early age, he didn’t fully understand and begin striving to live for Him until he was in high school. During his “youth group” years, God began transforming his life and shaping him for his calling in ministry. Jeff has developed a passion to see the church impact the community around it and leave a lasting mark. He is excited to see this happen as the church grows, multiplies, and moves into new neighborhoods.

Jeff went to school at Northwest Nazarene University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion in 2006 and then completed a Master of Arts degree in Missional Leadership in May 2013. Throughout those years Jeff served as a pastor at two different churches before accepting a position at Centerpoint Church in Murrieta, California in September 2013. During his time at Centerpoint Church, Jeff served as the Connections Pastor and planted Centerpoint’s first off-site campus, Centerpoint French Valley, in October 2015. In December 2016, Jeff responded to the call to return to the Treasure Valley and now serves as the Lead Pastor at Outpost Church.

In March 2008 Jeff married his best friend, Amaya, who currently serves part-time as Outpost’s Administrative Assistant. Jeff and Amaya have 3 boys, Elias, Ezekiel, and Malachi. When Jeff and Amaya are not serving the church, you can most likely find them taking their boys on some kind of adventure, doing their best to make memories, and wear them out!

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Mike Price

Family Ministries Director

Tom Bowman

Associate Pastor

Emily Tenhulzen

Children’s Director

Emily is a Treasure Valley native who grew up in the church and was
raised to have a deep faith. She loves Jesus greatly and strives to shows
His love through her life, holding herself to a standard of grace, not

She currently attends Boise Bible College where she studies Children’s
Ministry with an emphasis on Intercultural Studies (missions).

Working with children and teaching them about Jesus is Emily’s passion.
She loves the way kids love so deeply, the way their brains process and
interpret the world, and the joy they bring to life. That’s why Emily is
dedicating her life to teaching them and raising them to love Jesus.
Traveling is another one of Emily’s great loves. She absolutely adores
experiencing new places, cultures, and people. She hopes to travel for
the rest of her life and explore the world.

Emily likes to consider herself a photographer, although she wouldn’t go
so far as to call herself a professional.

If she’s not helping in ministry, she’s probably binging on a TV-show,
reading a book, or eating Chick-Fil-A.

Emily Tenhulzen
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