Elders & Evangelists

Our Elders

“Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the Church of God which He obtained with the blood of His own Son.”  
Acts 20:28

Brad Rickman


Brad Rickman grew up in a family dedicated to serving the Lord and was baptized at age 10. He met his wife Kristy through a sister in the Church who introduced them and from first meeting to the wedding day was only 9 months. They have three faithful Christian boys named after Apostles and Prophets, Matthew, Andrew and Daniel. Brad has a career in telecom and technology as an executive. The Rickman family are very active in all sorts of recreational activities like skiing, golf and travel. Brad's favorite Bible passage focuses on the peace and encouragement of eternal salvation in the Lord.
"Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus". (Romans 8:1)

Mark Miller


Mark Miller was raised in Snohomish County and has worked in the automobile industry throughout his career as a Ford Mechanic. He and his wife Alison have three adult sons. Mark appreciates all kinds of music, plays guitar and enjoys getting together with fellow Christians and jamming. He also loves traveling to warm climates during the Pacific Northwest winter months. Mark feels blessed to be part of such a wonderful, loving family at Kirkland.
One of Mark’s favorite scriptures is 1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.”   

Todd Nielsen


Todd grew up in the Seattle area and has worked his entire career in Construction Management related to public transportation projects in the Snohomish County area. Todd is an avid baseball fan-- particularly the Seattle Mariners. He also loves all kinds of music, especially hymns and he enjoys leading congregational singing. Todd and his wife Sheryl have two married adult children and are recent new grandparents. Todd has been a part of the Kirkland Church family since 2015. He is a dedicated Bible student and is committed to growing in the faith and wisdom as revealed by God. “All scripture is inspired of God, and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God, may be equipped for every good work”. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) 

Our Evangelist

“Preach the Word. Be ready in season and out of season.”
 2 Timothy 4:2

Ben Keehn


Ben grew up in Lake Forest Park, a suburb of Seattle. He has worked with several different churches all over the United States in a ministry and teaching role starting at age 20. He cherishes any opportunity to sit across the table with somebody--familiar or stranger, young or old--and share the richness of life found in the pages of God's Word. Ben and his wife Hallie were married in 2019 and enjoy spontaneous road trips, camping, and hiking (especially in the Cascade and Olympic Mountains). Ben has a deep appreciation for the family he has found through Jesus at the Church of Christ in Kirkland and loves the words of Peter in his first letter: "...though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory..." (1 Peter 1:8)