Helping people discover, trust, and love Jesus Christ.


Pastors & Staff

Jason Deuman

Lead Pastor

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.

Shannon Baker

Executive Pastor

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.

Mark Miller

Connections Pastor

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 by best friend and only girlfriend, Risa, and we have two amazing kids, Judah and Joy.

Kate Thaete

Kids Pastor

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. 

Byron Newby

Care Pastor

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.

Joshua Baker

Youth Pastor

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.

Jordan and Dana Schmidt

Neighborhood Table Leads

Jordan - Neighborhood Table Pastor: I am the pastor for each Neighborhood Table location, I preach as well as disciple those who attend. The best part of my job is getting to know the amazing people who come to our meals and being a part of their story. I really enjoy playing music, am a ravenous reader, and hanging out playing board games! My wife Dana is the absolute best, and we love having a night in with our cats, mittens and moo moo.

Dana -  Neighborhood Table Manager: With a background in food service management, I oversee all of the dinner church operations (food safety, scheduling, inventory) as well as manage each dinner church location on site. I am super passionate about natural health and wellness as well as using creativity through photography, calligraphy, or design. Any time spent with my husband Jordan, and our two cats is my most favorite.