About Our Team
Bridgette Tomlin, Founder
Bridgette and her husband, Chresten, have been married for 22 years and have been in the ministry together for every single one of those years! (whew!) 21 of the 22 years have been spent in full-time evangelistic work, both stateside and overseas. They have two beautiful blonde babies--ages 15 and 10--and base out of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Although Bridgette and her hubby have been in the same vein of ministry all of these years, the makeup of itinerant ministry is in a constant state of flux. Transition is a key operative for this ministry. Like many ministry wives she often feels like the red flag on the tug-of-war rope with the children on one end and her husband and the ministry on the other end! Somewhere in the mix she's learned to be proactive in keeping herself in a place of Spirit-led decision-making.
When she finds time for personal hobbies, Bridgette enjoys entertaining, blogging, singing, browsing the local antique shops, and sipping on a cup of hot tea for a few precious quiet moments. Her heart is to lead others to the authentic presence of God--through worship, through Word, and through one-on-one connection.
Born into a pastor’s home, Pam has been in full-time ministry her entire life. Alongside her husband, Jim, Pam has traveled around the world in ministry for over 29 years in missionary evangelism--a total of 40 years in ministry! Pam was healed of a rare, incurable illness 30+ years ago. Since that time, she has inspired congregations as she shares her “fight of faith,” through the principles of healing that she has learned, as well as her unwavering belief in the power of the Word of God.
After her love and passion for God, her husband, children, and grandchildren are the love of Pam’s life. You've not seen a "GiGi" more in love with her grandkids! In her spare time she enjoys shopping and movies with her husband, as well as coffee with friends. Friendship and relationship building are of great priority to her.
Pam has a passion to encourage people to live to their full potential and to live out their God given purpose. Her desire to mentor young women, especially those in ministry, is what makes her a vital asset to Sanctuary.
Casey is a wife, momma and pastor in Tulsa, OK. She spends her time keeping up with the craziest dreamer and God-chaser she knows (her husband), and being mom to two precious girls that are her life’s calling to raise. She loves the people that she gets to pastor and realizes that God has facilitated His healing in her life through the process of planting Foundations Church. She heavily leans toward Jesus every day to be the Grace that is sufficient for her and power that is made perfect in her weakness.
In her spare time, Casey loves a good cup of coffee with a friend, anything chocolate, writing, and a family date day. What draws her to Sanctuary is her desire to truly share her vulnerabilities and struggles to help others dealing with similar wounds and insecurities that come with ministry.
Richelle and her husband Joel have been married and in the ministry together for 15 years. Through various roles such as children's ministry to youth ministry, Joel and Richelle have been a team in each season of their lives together. As a preacher's kid herself, Richelle always acknowledged the call of God on her own life. "I always thought that being in the ministry equated to living in a glass house. But while serving under an incredible pastor's wife as a young ministry wife, I learned how to be real, imperfect, all while never losing sight of Jesus."
Richelle's greatest passion in ministry is simply feeling like she's where she's supposed to be--"in the sweet spot. The sweet spot is when our passions cross with the things we enjoy. For me, I find it most in Children's Ministry, but I'm learning to stretch a little outside of that comfort zone."
Richelle assists Bridgette with all the behind-the-scenes mechanics of making Sanctuary work, as well as coordinates all of our Let's Connect hostesses.