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Pastors and Staff


Kathlyn James

Senior Pastor
The Rev. Dr. Kathlyn James, our Senior Pastor, began her ministry at EUMC in July 2007. In twenty-five years she has served four congregations in the Pacific Northwest, most recently First United ...

Marcella Baker

Associate Pastor
Born and raised a Methodist, Marcella grew up in the Washington D.C./ Maryland area; she has enjoyed numerous corporate relocations throughout the United States with her husband Ken and their three ...

Dennie Carcelli

Pastor of Congregational Care
Rev. Dennie Carcelli is our Pastor of Congregational Care. She joined our staff in June 2010 and oversees the care-giving needs of the congregation. She is a graduate of the University of Washington ...

Paul Grant

Church Custodian
Coming soon...


Cheryl Hay

Church Administrator
Cheryl Hay hails from Portland, Oregon and has been a member of EUMC since 1988. As Church Administrator, Cheryl directs and oversees: the administrative staff and functions; financial, business and ...

June Jackson

Director of Adult Spiritual Formation
June Jackson is our Director of Adult Spiritual Development. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, June and her husband, Mike, have lived aboard their classic wooden motor yacht the “Lady Mick” on ...

Peggy Kennedy

Food Bank Director
Peggy Kennedy Peggy Kennedy is the Director of the Edmonds Food Bank. After working for many years as a volunteer in this capacity, Peggy was made an official member of the church staff in 1996, as it...

Heather Peterson-Bruno

Children's Center Director
Heather Peterson-Bruno is thrilled to be the Director of the Debbie Leraas Children’s Center at EUMC. “I feel blessed to have been a part of this wonderful preschool program for the past eleven years,...

Sharon Ryder

Communications Coordinator
Sharon Ryder is our Communications Coordinator. Originally from NW Ohio, Sharon has lived in the Seattle area since 2000 with her husband Andrew and sons, James and Braden. Sharon has been an ...

Roger Sherman

Acting Director of Music


Nora Thornton

Administrative Assistant
Nora Thornton, Administrative Assistant. Nora has been a member at EUMC since 1992, and began working in the office in July 2008. Nora had a similar position at a Lutheran Church in the 1980's, before...

David Walters

Building Manager
David Walters is our Building Manager. David’s primary responsibilities involve managing the facilities and grounds of the church and the other church properties as well as coordinating the volunteers...