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. In addition to his pastoral responsibilites at North Sound Church, Barry serves as the Deputy Region Chaplain for Navy Region Northwest. 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 Discipleship
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 two 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.
Director of Youth and Young Adults
Ryan was born and raised in Edmonds, going to school here and being involved in the community his whole life. Emily grew up in Clinton, Wa and has lived in Edmonds since graduating High School. Ryan and Emily come to North Sound Church after working with young people in ministries for the last decade. Ryan and Emily both have a passion for youth and young adults and believe that there is a generation of young people who are ready to hear and respond to the truth about Jesus Christ. Our 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. Ryan and Emily have twin daughters named Evie and Ella.
Pastor of Community Ministry
Chris comes to North Sound Church with significant experience in both community service and church ministries. He has had a 22 year career with the YMCA including the role of North District Executive where he coordinated the work of Y's for North Seattle, Shoreline and South Snohomish County. In 1996 he joined the ministry team full time with Calvin Presbyterian Church in Shoreline and served for 10 years. Chris has served since Feb. 1, 2009 as Pastor of Community Ministries at North Sound Church. Chris' primary focus is helping meet the needs of those in the greater Edmonds community. He and his wife Sandy have been married for 40 years (Sandy is the City Clerk for the City of Edmonds). They have two adult sons Jeremy and Ryan. Jeremy and his wife Maria have served the last 6 1/2 years as missionaries in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with Mission To Unreached People (MUP). They have three beautiful children (Owen - 4 years Lucia - 2 and a half years and 2 month old Jonas!). Ryan and wife Teresa live in the Magnolia area of Seattle. Ryan is a teacher / coordinator of extended day programs at Seattle Country Day School where Teresa works in admissions. Teresa has a heart for justice issues in the world and helping serve people without a voice. They have a son, Hudson James, born July 27, 2012
404 Bell Street
Edmonds, WA 98020
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