Elders are men and women called and appointed by God, confirmed by members of the church, and entrusted with the task of leadership. They are committed to the responsibility of being examples to the congregation, giving the church direction, teaching the people, and leading the church.

At North Sound Church we are blessed to have spiritual depth, life experience and mature disciples of Jesus Christ on our board of elders. We are thankful to them, for their service and commitment to the vision God has given His church in downtown Edmonds.


Kathie Burnside

Kathie has a background working as a Registered Nurse in Portland and Seattle. Transitioning from her work in Nursing Staff Development and Hospital Management Training, she went to work at The Effectiveness Institute as a facilitator in People Skills training.  Kathie leads the Wednesday morning Women’s Bible Study group. She and her husband Greg have served on several short-term medical and church planting trips to Africa.  She loves to golf, travel and spend time with friends and family.  Kathie and Greg are blessed to call Edmonds their home.

Keith Hook

Keith grew up in New Jersey and Iowa and met his wife, Judy, in Colorado while serving in his first church as pastor. They moved in 1977 to the NW where he served as pastor for two churches. He has spent the last 20+ years working and teaching in missions. He and his family lived in Hong Kong for two years serving workers in China. They have hosted 80+ international students in their home. Keith is currently the executive director (part-time) of Missions Fest Seattle. He and his wife, Judy, have 3 married daughters and 8 grandchildren.

Tom Doerge

 Tom Doerge has enjoyed traveling and interacting with people from all backgrounds and cultures, from early on. He grew up in Corvallis, OR but attended college in Minnesota where he met the Lord in a one-of-a-kind experience one morning in 1971. The other major event for him in college was meeting and marrying Jean, now over 45 years ago. They have two grown daughters who reside in Texas and Michigan. Careers in Soil Science and Agronomy (Tom) and Nursing (Jean) took them to jobs in Oregon, Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Illinois and finally Edmonds, Washington. During that time they also enjoyed a wide variety of church experiences, which emphasized small home groups. These experiences included stints in Presbyterian, Assembly of God, community non-denominational, Evangelical Free and Black Baptist churches. Tom’s areas of spiritual interest and gifting are prayer, missions and giving.

John Taylor

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, and, friends, and love activities close to the water and Puget Sound!
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John Campbell

John was born in England, grew up in California, and has called the Pacific Northwest home since 1994.  He met his wife LeAnne when he was 17 and they were both working at Magic Mountain (the 2nd happiest place on earth); she led him to the Lord and they have been married for almost 35 years.  Since moving to the Seattle area, his ministry roles have included Sunday school teacher, Bible Study Fellowship group leader, church deacon, usher, Alpha volunteer, and an adult mentor position with Reach Ministries.  Some of the greatest joys in John’s and LeAnne’s lives have been the friendships, community, and ‘living life together’ experiences God has given them through the Small Group they have been a part of since 1997.  John and LeAnne have three wonderful children: John (plus his wife Dora), Amanda, & Claire; and have lived in Edmonds since 2012.