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DUSTIN BLATNIK
ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Dustin Blatnik grew up in Tacoma, Washington, where he and his wife Trina became friends in 9th grade, and were married in 2002. Dustin surrendered his life to Jesus at the age of 15 and is passionate about being a Christian husband, father, and friend. He and Trina are blessed with three talented children: Eliana, Naomi, and Dustin. They moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 2016 to serve in full time ministry.

Music was popular in Dustin’s home growing up and he received his first electric guitar at the age of nine.
 Since junior high school, he has performed with and led many bands. In college, Dustin studied both jazz and classical music at Pacific Lutheran University. By the age of 21, he was a private music instructor at the college and was also selected as a national finalist in Guitar Center’s ‘Guitarmageddon’ performing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. Over the years, Dustin has developed an impressive resume of live and studio work with local and national artists. These accolades opened the door for Dustin to start his own business teaching instruments to students of all ages and skill levels. 
In addition to ministry and music, Dustin spent a decade working in management for a global media and technology company, where he developed as a business leader.

He has served as a musical director and worship leader in two of the northwest's largest churches. Dustin and Trina were also blessed with being able to start the student ministry at their previous church in Washington.They
 are team builders who share a passion for helping couples develop healthy communication skills and strong marriages. Trina works part time as a hairstylist and enjoys helping others, serving at church, event planning, and spending quality time with her family and friends.