Our Staff

Meet the people who serve various roles tremendously.


Faith DurhamApprentice

Faith Durham joined SVBC as the apprentice in fall of 2023, not long after she first came to Salmon with a traveling ministry and began to love the town while here. During her time here, she has been a vital part of many ministries and serves with dilligence. Faith is originally from Arkansas, has traveled to 40 states, and ministered to over 60 churches in the last few years. She has served in a variety of ministries with SVBC and has a heart for youth ministry. She works as a barista, loves meeting new people and hearing their stories.

Nathan & Amber HardenResident Missionaries

Nathan Harden has served as a carpenter missionary to Utah and Idaho for over 20 years. His wife, Amber, and daughter Faith travel the Intermountain West helping churches and pastors with construction projects. Nathan is a part of the staff at Salmon Valley Baptist and lives life on the road as a missionary full time with his family. To read more about the Harden Family and their ministry, please visit their ministry page.

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Ilya ChashchinProduction Engineer & Network Administrator
& Kelly ChashchinDirector of Communication

Ilya and Kelly Chashchin are both Salmon natives and childhood best friends who were married in Fall of 2023. Ilya joined staff in 2022 and has extensive background in technology and network administration. He serves a rather unseen role in maintaining technology for the church. He also enjoys filming and editing video content for the church as the production engineer. Kelly joined staff in 2019 and serves the church in a communcation aspect. She has two bachelor’s degrees in Communications with a concentration in journalism and public relations and another in strategic communication and marketing. Her favorite thing in her role is brainstorming new ways to reach people for Jesus where they are. Ilya and Kelly have a deep desire for their hometown to know Jesus and love serving their church family as staff together.

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