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.
NORTH SOUND CHURCH – BOARD OF ELDERS
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 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.
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.
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.
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.