Kyle received his Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2009 and is certified to receive a call to an ordained position in the Presbyterian (USA) church. He currently works for Logos Bible Software but has a background in both college and youth ministry. He loves reading theology, especially Karl Barth. He is often found preaching or teaching at churches in Whatcom County. He is a music junkie who obsessively compiles best of lists that nobody reads. He believes that cheering on the Portland Timbers in the North End of Jeld-Wen Stadium is the happiest place on earth. His wife Lindsay works for the INN University Ministries. They have two children.
As a mom, wife, and senior staffer at the INN University Ministries, Lindsay’s days are filled with play-doh, heart-felt conversations about faith, and lots of coffee. One of the things Lindsay loves best is helping others grow in understanding of God’s story and discovering what it means for him to transform their story. Lindsay graduated from WWU in 2002 with a B.A. in Human Services and has been married to Kyle since December of the same year. They have two kids, Rory (6) and Max (2), and celebrate the victory of getting through another day in this crazy stage of life by laughing together each night at episodes of Parks and Recreation.
I am privileged to be the Pastor of FPC, the husband of Laurie, and the father of Zoe. I feel so blessed to be in a job that I love in a community that brings me joy and life every day. I will not be blogging per se as every text that we come across on Sunday will be a repeat- but every week on Sunday I will post my branching out- a series of questions around the text for Sunday Worship. As well I will post the month’s memory verse and the week’s reading schedule.
Hans Erchinger-Davis was born in Bellingham, WA, studied business at Western Washington University, and theology at Regent College, Vancouver. He has worked internationally in the tech industry, and is an award winning filmmaker. He presently works as program director for Lighthouse Mission Ministries, and is married with one daughter.
Lance has been attending FPC for about 10 years and helps lead music at the contemporary service. He’s married to CJ and they have two boys, Paxon and Beckett. During the week, he teaches high school English. In his spare time (what’s that?) he likes to read (of course), listen to music (of course), adventure outside with the family, and start (but not finish) house projects.
Linda is long time member of FPC Bellingham and has been active in many different roles in the church. She received a diploma in lay ministry from Whitworth University in 2011. She serves as a chaplain to women at the Whatcom County Jail and is co-director of the Prison Fellowship/Whatcom Jail Ministry. She is blessed to be a wife to Phil, a mom, step-mom, mother-in-law, and grandmother. She enjoys her 2 cats, walking, reading, beading, preaching occasionally, learning new things and talking about what God has done.
Matt is a fly-fisherman who is married to Denise, and together they have Emma, Jackson and Coleton. He’s originally from Texas, moved to Vancouver in 2009 to study at Regent College, graduated and moved to Bellingham to work as an intern for Doug at FPC in June of 2013. He is new to Bellingham, new to Presbyterianism, and new to working in a church. He loves adventures with his family, cooking, swimming,and being outside.
Seth has been a part of the FPC community for over a decade, first as an INN student and then over the last 6 years on staff of the INN. He completed a BA from WWU in History and set down roots in Bellingham with Stacy, his wife. Currently, Seth serves at the INN and is a fulltime grad student at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. He’s an avid reader, Sounders FC soccer fan and, passionate coffee expert.
My personal encounter with Jesus began at a Presbyterian Church camp as a 10 year old but it took many years for me to respond! Forty years to be exact! From that point on, life became very different. Upon graduating from Fuller and completing the requirements for Ordination of Word and Sacrament, I served two churches as an Associate Pastor and then served a Superintendent of the Covenant Church. Several years later in a tiny ELCA mountain church I discovered a sincere love for liturgy. And…just when I thought there could be no greater blessings, God brought me a wonderful husband (David) to share with my entire family. My mother (Kay, now 91) has been with me over 20 years and what a delight she is! I am so blessed…grandmother of 10, mother of 4, daughter and wife of a funny, kind and caring man. We are all so glad to be here in Bellingham and particularly to be associated with FPC…it is like we have returned to the church where it all began.