Boulevard Park Staff

Bud Diener, Senior Pastor

Bud, his wife Teresa, and their five children have a long history in the Northwest.  He joined the staff of Overlake Christian Church as a pastoral intern in 1983, became the youth pastor in 1985, and in 1989 planted Evergreen Church in Sammamish.  Pastor Bud served as the senior pastor at Evergreen for 18 years.  Bud holds a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry and New Testament Greek, and a Master of Theology degree in Systematic Theology. In 2007 God called Bud to South Africa to train pastors, teach, preach, and share the Gospel.  Due to recent changes in South African immigration law his ministry there has come to a close. On June 7, 2015 BPPC called Bud to be Senior Pastor and as of October 2015 he is at BPPC full time.

Joel Lee, Director of Student Ministries

 Joel is from Northern California, particularly from Silicon Valley where he was a youth and education pastor for Onnuri Church of San Jose. He’s married to Anita and has two kids, Annabelle and Josiah. Joel has an undergraduate degree in psychology and holds a M.Div from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, CA. He has a passion to see the lives of students transformed by the Gospel and helping them navigate their faith journey through practical and biblical teaching. He enjoys spending quality time with family, friends, and the body of Christ. Joel joined the Boulevard Park staff on February 2016.

Roger Gillihan, Assistant Pastor

Roger has been at BPC since 1972. Roger grew up in rural Longview, WA. He has a degree in Bible from Multnomah school of the Bible in 1978. He has been married to Carol for 44 years. He has two adult children, Ben and Wendy. He greatly enjoys teaching and discipleship. He and Carol enjoy RVing.