Pastor Dietz has been at CHCC since 1997. He and his wife DeLynne have three sons and a new daughter-in-law, and DeLynne teaches at Edison Elementary School in Centralia. Mitch first sensed God's call to full-time ministry at the age of 15. Following graduation from Crown College near Minneapolis, MN, he pastored for more than six years in North Dakota and Montana before moving to Washington in 1991. 

When asked about his goal for ministry, he says, "My calling is to cheer people on to the finish line that the Apostle Paul spoke of in Philippians 3:14 ".  

He loves all sports, including golf, and enjoys music, playing the guitar, and "tinkering" with several other musical instruments.

Ron has been an ordained minister since 1972. He was born in Portland, Oregon and attended Cleveland High. Ron attended Seattle Pacific College where he toured for the school in the Seattle Pacific Singers. 

Following graduation S.P.C. hired Ron to be an Admissions Counselor. Ron married Patsy in July of 1973 and began their life together. To their marriage David (1974), Peter (1976), and John (1978) were born. Ron and Patsy now have two grand children, Jack (2005) and Addison (2008).

Ron’s ministry has been full and varied: serving as an assistant pastor, youth minister, minister of music and a senior pastor. He also has served on various boards and committees as well as a member of the Seattle Pacific Board of Trustees from 1984-1991. In addition to performing as a professional singer, Ron has served as a funeral chaplain, helping over 4000 families through the loss of a loved one.

Nicoe is married to Jerry King and they have two teenage boys. She has lived in Centralia her whole life with the exception of going to college at Central Christian College in Kansas and Roberts Wesleyan College in New York. In college she played basketball on scholarship and was an All-American her senior year. The last 13yrs she has been creating and building after school programs for the Centralia School District. Nicoe brought many enriching opportunities to the students but she will tell you her favorites were robotics, and the filming projects. She enjoys energetic activities from a good game of “Sprout” ball to running a half marathon, with a marathon on her bucket list. 

Super excited to see what God has in store for the Cooks Hills Community Church youth group!