I lead the pastoral staff, and oversee Sunday teaching and the vision of the Church. Helping people better understand God's word and how we can build our lives around Jesus' teaching is one of my passions. I have been on staff at Creekside since 2005, and Lead Pastor since 2015. I am married to my High school sweetheart Kathy, and we have two wonderful kids, Judah and Jocelyn.
As the Executive Pastor, I oversee the finances and facilities as well as counseling connections to help resource those looking for help mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and relationally. I am passionate about helping people find freedom through healing in Jesus. My husband, Joshua Baker, and I enjoy playing board games, walking around Edmonds and are blessed to get to do ministry together.
My role covers everything that involves connecting people to faith: groups, serving, next steps, you name it! Some of my favorite things are long conversations, sporadic adventures, Starbucks Coffee, sports of all kinds, and the city of Seattle. I’m blessed to have married my best friend and only girlfriend, Risa, and we have two amazing kids, Judah and Joy.
Kids need to know that there is a God who loves them, a Jesus who saves them and a Holy Spirit who empowers them, and I feel honored to lead the team that models and teaches this to kids at Creekside! I also love giving people - adults, teens and kids - opportunities to serve in meaningful ministry roles. My husband, Matt, and I have three wonderful children, and various pets.
As Care Pastor, my passion is to minister to the people in our church and our community who are going through difficult times in life: the hospitalized, the elderly, the imprisoned, the shut-ins, etc. As an important part of this, I am always developing a Care Team of likeminded people to partner with me to go to people who can’t come to church. We worship, study the Bible, and pray with them in a loving way.
I have the privilege of helping middle school and high school students develop their faith in Jesus. I also oversee tech teams at Creekside where I get to build teams and solve problems. My wife Shannon and I love board games.