Our Staff

Nathan Harden – Resident Missionary

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 this page.

Frank Unrein – Church Planter

Frank Unrein is a church planter for the Challis Community Bible Study in the neighboring town of Challis, ID. Frank has been serving as the leader of this Bible Study for 13 years. Challis is a difficult town to reach, but Frank and his wife Kim have remained faithful and emit a love for Christ and a love for the people of Challis.

Sarah Pafford – Missions Apprentice

Sarah Pafford, our newest staff member, comes to us from Florida and is currently defining her title at Salmon Valley Baptist Church. Sarah serves many talents as she is a gifted teacher, music leader, willing servant’s heart, and so much more. She also works as a barista and has put down deep and meaningful roots in the community while working at the local bakery and coffee shop as a means to share Christ with those she encounters.

Kelly Watkins – Director of Communication Strategies

Kelly Watkins is a Salmon, Idaho native and has been a member of Salmon Valley Baptist Church since she was 5 years old. She completed her general education at Weber State University and is currently obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communication at Liberty University. Serving alongside the staff at Salmon Valley Baptist Church is her passion and she deeply loves the community of Salmon and desires to take the Gospel to the community, especially using communication mediums such as social media.

Donay Freestone – Worship Leader

Donay Freestone is a Salmon, Idaho native and has served as the worship leader at Salmon Valley Baptist Church for several years.