Montie Ralstin served as Lead Pastor of Discovery Church in Boise for 26 years. He retired in 2013 and in January of 2014 he began serving as Executive Director for Treasure the Valley where he continues pursuing his passion for the unity of the Church by working together in community across all domains of culture by encouraging a lifestyle of Prayer Care Share.
Presently he serves as a co-convener for the Pacific Northwest City Advance and as a board member of Mission Aviation Fellowship. He has served as Senate Chaplain for three sessions of the Idaho Legislature.
Montie is a graduate of the University of Idaho and Northwest Nazarene University. Prior to full-time ministry he owned a commercial building company and served as President of the Idaho Branch of the Associated General Contractors where he is now an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Association.
He and his wife Ann, have two daughters that have blessed them with five grandchildren. He takes great joy in being a husband, dad, and grandpa. He relishes relaxing at their place in the mountains, riding his ATV into remote places; fly fishing, hunting, and picking huckleberries at his various “undisclosed” locations.
Our Valuable Team Members
Leadership Team - Prayer
Daryl Zachman serves as the pastor of Calvary Chapel Treasure Valley, a non-denominational church in Boise, Idaho that was formed 15 years ago. He has a passion to teach the word of God, a heart for united prayer as a means of revival, and desires to see the Church work together to bring Christ to the community.
Prior to moving to Idaho, he worked in Sacramento as a recording engineer for a Christian record label and as an assistant pastor. For several years he organized Bash on the Grass, a concert event held in Julia Davis Park, bringing regional Christian musicians together.
Daryl and his wife Cindy have two adult children—Justin and Ali. They live in Boise.
Board Member - Care
Rich McGovert grew up in the San Jose, California area until he graduated from San Jose State University and began to teaching and coaching public school in Beaverton, Oregon in 1980.
He served as the youth leader at Greater Portland Bible Church until called to Fellowship Baptist Church in Boise in 1992 to be the Youth Pastor. He studied at the Cole Center for Biblical Studies and was ordained in 1997. When Cornerstone formed in 2000, he began to oversee various ministries, lead worship, and share the preaching.
Today, Rich serves as the Senior Pastor with his passion being discipleship and developing the authenticity of the Believer.
Rich and Donna have been married since 1979, have four married children – all serving at The Cornerstone – and 6 grandchildren. Sports have always been a part of their family life and Rich has coached for over 34 years, and his children all have competed in athletics at the collegiate level.
Rich acknowledges God in every area of life and the ministry in which he serves, knowing that it all is a result of the leading and empowering of God, to His glory.
Board Member - Admin.
Melisa Pearson is a native Idahoan and has lived in Boise her entire life. In high school, close friends invited her to a church service where she was given the opportunity to ask Jesus to be the Savior of her life. That night she started a living and growing relationship with Jesus.
After working in the corporate world with Albertsons in the legal field for over 25 years, Melisa began working at Discovery Church in 2005 as Administrator and personal pastoral assistant. This change opened the doors to full time ministry serving leaders and congregants at Discovery Church as well as being involved in serving the community through Treasure the Valley. She currently serves as Treasurer for Treasure Valley Festivals.
Melisa and Kip have been married for over 33 years.
Lance Zagaris has been serving as pastor of First Baptist Church in Emmett, ID since 2000. The Lord has been teaching him to work with other pastors in shepherding the community as well as the local church. When he learned about Prayer Care Share, he believed that the framework, training, and unity of TtV churches could help take his church and local ministerial to a new level.
Lance has been President of the Gem County Ministerial Association since 2004. The GCMA sponsors many local ministries such as: Good Friday and Thanksgiving Community Services; Baccalaureate Service; National Day of Prayer; See You At The Pole; Serve Emmett Day; a voucher system for gas, food, and lodging to help the needy in cooperation with three local businesses. The Church engaged in community has borne great fruit in the city and beyond.
Lance has also been active in a Leadership Learning Cluster for about 11 years with American Baptist Church pastors. They meet one day a month to discuss a book on leadership, pray, have lunch, and minister to one another through the sharing of resources, ideas, and ministry projects.
Lance and his wife Jolene have been married for 32 years. They enjoy being with their grown children, Andrew and Lydia, and their first grandchild, Isaac, who has brought much laughter to their lives.
Board Member - Prayer
Blossom Johnston is a Kanaka Maoli—a native Hawaiian who grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii with six sisters and four brothers. She attended public and private schools then graduated from Kamehameha Schools on Oahu. In 1976 at the Frontier Young Life Camp in Colorado she began a life-long relationship with Jesus Christ. She is a testament to God’s ability to take difficult circumstances and turn them into joy.
Her professional career has allowed her to pursue her life’s mission—‘with God’s help, to improve the well-being of children and youth’. This took her into public service in Governors—Dirk Kempthorne and Jim Risch’s administrations. While in this role she served as the White House’s Faith-based and Community liaison in Idaho. She worked in the nonprofit sector with Magic Valley SAFE KIDS and Terry Reilly Dental Clinic and the private sector through consulting with the State of Idaho, a start up and with private companies.
She is married to Lamont Johnston and is the mother of two sons (Kai and Kiley Mathews and Peleke and Holly Mathews) who have blessed her with two beautiful grand-daughters (Leialoha, Leilama) who live in Twin Falls.
Vineyard Boise Christian Fellowship is where she actively serves and is currently the Chair for Bluum.org an organization that provides learning option for students across Idaho. She also sits on other nonprofit boards and is the Secretary for Treasure Valley Festivals.
Jeff Anderson originally came on to the Treasure the Valley team to work with a volunteer team in creating our original website.
Since 2005, he has been the owner of Anderson Consulting, LLC, which assists organizations in public relations, events and campaigns. Prior to that, he was a Project Manager for Mission Media in Boise. (1999-2005) He has also worked with The Idaho Statesman, KTIK radio, the Boise Hawks and the University of Montana in a variety of roles.
He is a graduate of Boise State University with a degree in Communication. He has served in ministry in some capacity since 1979, whether it was teaching kids in Sunday School, leading men’s groups or home groups or helping coordinate activities in the Treasure Valley as well as various parts of the United States.
Mark Thornton came to Boise in 1984 on a full ride football scholarship to Boise State University and has lived in the Treasure Valley ever since. Mark started serving in ministry as a volunteer with the Idaho State Office for Promise Keepers Men’s Ministry in 1996 and was hired to a part time position the following year.
Since that time, Mark has served in full time ministry as an Associate Pastor at Capital Christian Center in Meridian as a Worship Leader, Men’s Ministry Director, Community Pastor and Outreach Coordinator. In 2012, Mark was awarded the “Governors Brightest Star Award” for outstanding volunteer service in the Treasure Valley for his efforts in coordinating the “I Heart Treasure Valley” event which saw over 4500 people volunteering throughout the Valley.
Mark’s greatest desire is to see unity, amongst the people of God in our community, manifest to the extent that the promises and blessings of God are tangible for believers and unbelievers alike.
Mark’s greatest blessings are his wife Susan, and his children Hugh, Kathryn & Micaiah!
Tony & Becca Zanders
Dusty Benner is a church planter with the Christian and Missionary Alliance and Lead Pastor of Sojourn Church in Boise since 2010. He is also a Director with Church Partnership Evangelism and leads evangelism and discipleship campaigns around the world.
Dusty is passionate to see every man, woman, and child in the Treasure Valley have an opportunity to hear about the wonderful grace found in Jesus, in which we need a united church effort to accomplish.
Dusty is married to his wife Chandra and has five children.
Bill Briley is a church planter and lead Pastor of the North End Collective in Boise.
Bill and his wife Julie are parents to Moses who has brought great joy to their lives.
Kevin Keep grew up in southern California with two brothers and a sister. He knew he was called for a life of service when he was 14, but it wasn’t until he was 23 till he knew what that meant. He has a deep passion for the Lord and both men’s & youth ministry.
He has been an entrepreneur since the early age of 17 and has owned a few different businesses throughout his career. His wife Jenny and he currently own My Deals LLC which is a Brand Marketing Firm that specializes in helping bring brand awareness to companies and their brands all across the world.
Together Kevin & Jenny have 6 children of their own and are helping raise their two nieces. They have been in Idaho for the past five years and can’t think of a better place to raise their family.
They are both the cofounders of a non-profit organization called Rebuilding Generations that is helping bridge the gap between the young and older generations through the restoration of old cars. They currently attend Eagle Nazarene Church where they are actively involved and are always open to the Lord’s plan for their life.