Our Pastoral Staff

At North Sound Church we feel blessed to have warm, committed pastors who support our congregation.

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Barry Crane

Senior Pastor

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 placed in Barry’s heart to see a life-transforming community in Southwest Snohomish County that is externally-focused, culturally-relevant, and Spirit-empowered.

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Allan Skoog

Worship Pastor and Pastoral Care

Allan has served in local church ministry most of his life. Allan brings a deep dedication to sharing the Good News with those who have not yet become followers of Jesus Christ. He oversees Pastoral Care and is the Pastor of Worship Ministries at North Sound Church. In addition, he is responsible for partnering with city Edmonds, planning events that touch the lives of those in our community. Allan has an extensive background in music ministry which has lead to the establishment of Mosaic Choir and Orchestra, of which he is the conductor.

Allan and Kathie have three daughters and cherish time together as a family.

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Robin Munshaw

Youth Pastor

Robin joined North Sound Church with experience serving in youth, college, worship, and mission ministries. Our desire is to encourage students to model their lives after Jesus, for them to develop their own relationship with God, and to live their lives in a great adventure with Him. Robin and his wife Dawnita, have three boys: Josiah, Jadon, and Justus.

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Nancy Eckardt

Pastor of Adult Ministries

Nancy grew up in Mountlake Terrace and spent a lot of time during high school in downtown Edmonds. She graduated from King’s High School and Western Washington University. After beginning her seminary degree at Fuller in Seattle, Nancy moved with her husband and children to Pasadena, California, so she could complete her Master’s at the main Fuller campus. Shortly after coming back to Seattle, she returned to Bethany as a pastor and served for 10 years, both at the Green Lake campus and for a couple years at the north campus. During the last year she worked at University Presbyterian Church.

Nancy lives with her husband, Glen, in Edmonds. Together they have 3 adult children and a granddaughter who was born at the end of April and keeps them driving between here and Eugene as often as they can.

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Jessica Ohlinger

Young Families and Children’s Pastor

Jessica has been working with children in ministry for the past 18 years. She’s worked with children around the globe including Ukraine, South Africa and Mexico. She’s passionate about seeing children of all ages grow closer to the Lord. Jessica graduated from the University of Washington with her degree in Early Childhood Development. Jessica is a mother to wonderful girls, Taylor and Rory. In Jessica’s free time she loves to spend time with family, friends, and try new restaurants.