Eric & Nicole have served as our lead pastors since they started Cedar Hills Church in their home in 2001. Eric grew up in the mountains of northern California and met Nicole while studying at Northwest University (Seattle, WA). Nicole grew up in Sandpoint where they married in the summer of 1994. Eric received his master’s degree from AGTS in 2008. Serving Cedar Hills—leading, teaching, and loving this community is one of their greatest passions. The Rust’s are an outdoor family, loving time on the lake or camping in the mountains of North Idaho. Eric & Nicole have three kids, Courtney (21), Mitchell (20) and Madelyn (5).