We would like to introduce you to our team here at NSC...
Barry was born in Wisconsin, but at a young age moved to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He has served churches in Canada and the United States. He originally came to Seattle to attend graduate school at the University of Washington. Barry served as the Deputy Region Chaplain for Navy Region Northwest. After 25 years of service, he retired in January 2014. Barry and his wife Barb have three adult children: Sean, Ryan and Scott. North Sound Church grew out of a desire to see a life transforming community in Southwest Snohomish County that is externally-focused, culturally-relevant, and Spirit-empowered.
Pastor of Worship Ministries
Pastor Allan Skoog has served in local church ministry for over 25 years. Allan brings a deep dedication to sharing the Good News with those who have not yet become follows of Jesus Christ. As Pastor of Worship Ministries at North Sound Church, Allan assists the congregation in events that touch the lives of those in our community and leads the congregation in worship. Allan has a rich background as a Worship Pastor and producer of major productions. In addition to his responsibilities at North Sound, Allan leads the eighty-voice Mosaic Choir, a community group composed of participants from 23 different local churches. Allan and Kathie have three girls and five grandchildren!
Helen Zielke came to North Sound Church through the sponsoring congregation, Northshore Baptist Church, in Bothell. She has served in a number of ministries at Northshore including Choir, Christmas Dessert Theatre, Wellspring PM Bible Study, Apples of Gold, and WOW ministries. She and her husband, Darrell, who serves on the North Sound Church board, have been involved from the birthing stage of North Sound Church. Helen has been an administrative assistant for two different CPA firms. Her interests and hobbies include the following: spending quality time with her two teenage grandchildren, David and Kathryn, daughter Debbie and her husband, Eric, reading, scroll woodworking, gardening, cooking and quilting.
Pastor of Community & Global Outreach
Worship Administrative Assistant
Becky is grateful for the opportunity to use her organizational skills to help in the Worship Department at North Sound Church. She also is excited to serve the Edmonds community through assisting in the Community Relations area. She and her husband, Steve, have three grown and married children and three grandchildren.
Director of Children's Ministries
I was born and raised in Seattle. After graduating from High School I attended a small Bible College in Seattle where I graduated with a degree in Christian Education. My husband Bud, and I, have served in overseas missions off and on throughout our married life and I have been involved in children's ministries for many years serving in many different capacities. We have two wonderful sons, Andrew and Collin and a lovely daughter-in-law, Heidi. I am so thankful to be serving at North Sound Church, ministering to our children. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and travel.
Ryan was born and raised in Edmonds, going to school here and being involved in the community his whole life. His wife, Emily grew up on Whidbey Island. They have been married 9 years and have twin daughters, Evie & Ella. Ryan and Emily came to North Sound Church after working with young people in the Edmonds area for the last decade. They enjoyed the past 3 years they had working with the youth and young adults at NSC. They will now be preparing to plant Holy Trinity Edmonds, an Anglican church in October 2014. The goal is to provide community that is real and honest. "We believe that being able to be honest and vulnerable with ourselves will allow us to have honest relationships with one another as well as with our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ." Come and join us in our pursuit, as we all grow in our relationship with Jesus.
Pastor of Visitation and Support
Chris Chase brings 22 years of YMCA Professional ministry to his call at North Sound Church. After serving 10 years as full time staff associate with Calvin Presbyterian Church in Shoreline, WA, Chris joined North Sound Church as Community Pastor in 2009. As of 2014, he is now Pastor of Visitation and Support for the NSC congregation and local community.
Chris has been married to Sandy for 41 years. Sandy recently retired after 20 years serving as Edmonds City Clerk. Their son Jeremy serves in Cambodia with wife, Maria and children Owen, Lucia and Jonas. Their other son, Ryan, is a teacher at Seattle Country Day School and with his wife Teresa, has a son, Hudson.
Emily came to NSC with 10 years of administrative experience. She enjoys her role in Worship & Community Relations as graphic designer, website administrator, bulletin coordinator and assisting in various areas to help make Sunday mornings run smoothly! Emily is married to Ryan and in October 2014, they will be planting Holy Trinity Edmonds, an Anglican church, out of NSC. They have twin daughters, Evie & Ella. Emily also loves leading worship and singing in and around the community.
Director of Discipleship
John brings 37 years of experience working with churches all over the Pacific Northwest as a church architect and consultant with an emphasis on long range strategy. His personal involvement with previous ministry positions has included: small group leader, discipleship, missions, elder, men's ministry, leadership development and assimilation. His deep passion is discipleship, helping the growing to grow and experiencing the presence of Jesus daily. John, along with his wife Jean and their 4 daughters have made 25 trips to the country of Ukraine over the last 18 years. John and Jean love spending time with their daughters, son-in-laws, friends, activities close to the water and Puget Sound!
404 Bell Street
Edmonds, WA 98020
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