Our Staff - Chapel of Praise, Eureka Montana

Our Staff

Pastoral Team

  • Curtis McDuffie

    Lead Pastor

    Pastor Curtis McDuffie has been the Lead Pastor at Chapel of Praise since September of 2001. He married his wife Stephanie in May 1990, and they have two sons, Curtis and Noah. The McDuffies love the natural beauty and the great people of Montana, and they count it a privilege to serve here.

    Pastor Curtis McDuffie Photo
  • Russell & Lindsey Evitt

    Youth Pastor Team

    Russell and Lindsey Evitt are a ministry team from North Dakota who have called Chapel of Praise home since 2021. They have two children, Eloise and Jones. Russell and Lindsey have a passion to connect young people with the Savior, disciple them in their faith and advance the kingdom of God by equipping them for the work of the ministry.

    Russell & Lindsey Evitt photo
  • Stephanie McDuffie

    Children's Church Coordinator

    Stephanie McDuffie is the senior pastor’s wife at the Chapel of Praise. She has a life-long love for children, and has made a career out of her passion. She has over twenty-two years of experience in the classroom. Stephanie strongly believes in the biblical teachings of the gospel and wants to support families in educating their children with biblical truths.

    Stephanie McDuffie Photo


  • Jeff & Linda Arneson


    We are Jeff and Linda Arneson, and have lived in the Eureka area since the late 70's. We both came from out of the state, but met here, married here, and raised our three children here. We have been very blessed to be part of The Chapel of Praise for the past sixteen years

    Jeff and Linda Arneson Photo
  • Will & Denise James


    Denise and Will moved from New Hampshire 4 years ago, where Will pastored for 18 years. They love being a part of the community here in Eureka and feel so blessed to be part of the family of Chapel of Praise

    Will and Denise James Photo
  • Roger & Arletta Presnell


    Roger and Arletta joined the church in 2003. Roger has over 20 years Elders' experience. They both have been involved in many ministries. Their greatest heart is to serve people in every need.

    Roger and Arletta Presnell posing for a photo
  • John & Sandy McCrorie


    I am John McCrorie Jr., along with my wife of 31 years, Sandra (Sandy). We moved here 20 years ago from Dayton. We visited Chapel of Praise and liked Pastor Curt and Stephanie's teaching and the friendly people. We have been here ever since.

    Sandy and John McCrorie posing for a photo
  • Greg & Dorothy Edwards


    Greg and Dorothy moved to Eureka 3 years ago after retiring from careers in law enforcement and high school teaching. They both enjoy serving the Lord at the Chapel of Praise and in their community

    Greg and Dorothy Edwards Photo


  • Christie Hanson

    Church Administrator

    Christie has been attending Chapel of Praise for over 10 years and has been working in the office since August 2020.

    Christie Hanson Photo
  • Barbara Morgan

    Treasurer/Financial Secretary

    Barbara Morgan is an experienced financial analyst. She and husband Stan are active within the Chapel of Praise congregation.

    Barbara Morgan Photo
  • Joe Forrest

    Men's Ministry Leader

    Joe Forrest is a veteran and former pastor. He and his wife Paula have resided in Eureka for many years.

    Joe Forrest Photo
  • Sandy McCrorie

    Prayer Chain Coordinator

    Sandy has been attending Chapel of Praise for 20 years. She has been leading the Prayer Chain for 9 years.

  • Alan Erwert

    Head Usher

    Alan Erwert has been attending COP for 3+ years. Alan became the head user in April of 2021. He and his wife Brenda also work with the Chapel of Praise youth.

    Alan Erwert Photo
  • Jarrell Miller

    Worship Coordinator

    Jarrell has been on the worship team since he began attending Chapel of Praise. He moved into this leadership role in 2022.

    Jarrell Miller photo Photo