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 a United States Navy Chaplain for 25 years. 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, Worship Arts
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!
Pastor, Congregational Care
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.
Pastor, Community & Outreach
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. For more, visit HolyTrinityEdmonds.com.
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!
Pastor, Children's Ministry
Sue comes to North Sound Church with over 10 years of experience working as an Administrative Assistant for a Children's Pastor at a local church. She has been teaching dance to kids in the Edmonds area for over 30 years at Barclay-Shelton Dance Center. Sue helps out with Club Grub on Sunday mornings and her husband, Kevin, is on the media team, helping run sound for the services. They have two children and three grandchildren. Sue loves to garden, craft, camp and especially loves to take care of her grandkids!
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.
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.
404 Bell Street
Edmonds, WA 98020
- (425) 778-5384