Elders 2018-01-08T21:33:34+00:00

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.

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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.

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Jack Hoover

Jack was born in Washington and has also lived in Colorado, Montana and California. It was in California that he met his wife Sheri. They were married in 1986 and have two children. Jack earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration and is also a Colson Fellow having completed the Centurions program at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is the president of the Foundation for International Services and has helped establish numerous other businesses. He is active in various groups centered on Bible study, Christian business leadership and college mentorship. His interests include spending time with his family, studies of the defense of the Biblical truth, off-road adventures and billiards.

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Tom Reimer

Tom was born in Oregon and has been a “northwesterner” for all but a few years of his life. He and his wife Jean celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2011. They have three children and seven grandchildren. Tom is a retired mathematics educator, finishing his career as an administrator after over 30 years at Lane Community College in Eugene. They moved to Edmonds in 2002. He has been in church leadership for much of his adult life, serving as a choir director, worship leader, Bible study leader, small group coordinator, and on church and conference boards. Tom and Jean were part of North Sound Church when it first began in Pastor Barry’s home. Since Tom’s retirement, he and Jean have been active in several short term mission trips.  Tom has served both on the North Sound Church staff and as an elder board member.

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Darrell Zielke

Darrell grew up in Kansas where he met and married his hometown sweetheart, Helen. His career was in science and engineering with a MS degree and continuing passion for knowing and understanding the nature of what God has created. He has worked in positions of engineering design and management most of his working life and for fourteen years owned a company which developed automation for the recording industry. He has been involved actively with each church that he has attended and became part of the church plant that started North Sound Church. He has attended Bible Study Fellowship for many years and loves to hunt, fish and contact folks from far away places on his ham radio.

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