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Staff Vision Statement: "Servant Ministers Sharing God's Grace, Christ's Mission, and the Spirit's Blessing"

Staff Mission Priorities for the Journey:

1) Proclaim Jesus Christ

2) Discern and live out Community of Christ identity, mission, message and beliefs

3) Nurture healthy and compassionate relationships

President Kim Naten
130 Glenview Lane, Chehalis WA 98532
Contact about: Health and direction of congregations; Administrative how-tos; Church policy; Priesthood calls and issues; Melchisedec ministry; Pastor effectiveness; Ecumenical presence; Ministry resources; Spiritual leadership; New and existing mission, Best practices
360-748-3562 Kim's bio
Financial Officer Donald Welch
GPNW Finance Office: PO Box 60227, Renton WA 98058
Contact about: Stewardship, A Disciple's Generous Response, Funding for mission, Budgeting, Legal, Risk management, Real estate, Oblation, Investments, CFO support, Mission center funds, Payroll administration, Alaska Travel Fund
712-310-0718 Donald's bio
Associate Financial Officer
(through 3/31/19)
Steve Pomeroy
Home Office: 1505 164th Avenue NE, #U-2, Bellevue WA 98008
GPNW Finance Office: PO Box 60227, Renton WA 98058
Fax: 206-600-3170
Steve's bio
Karen Beckman Householder
17349 SE 134th St., Renton WA 98059
Contact about: Mission Center website, Mission Center event calendar, Mission Center email and eNews, Mission Center newsletter The Chinook, Camping materials, Event promotion, Bulletin inserts, Mission Center Conference
Fax: 206-984-4038
Karen's bio
Membership Services
Jill Brunette
PO Box 60227, Renton WA 98058
Contact about: Shelby reporting - Life events & changes in membership, reports, labels & directories; Event support; Contributions envelopes & processing; Financial reports; CFO training & Shelby support; Youth camp registrations & database; Youth worker applications
Fax: 206-600-3170
Jill's bio
Adult Formation Specialist Pam Cress
11306 179th Ave Court E, Bonney Lake WA 98391
Contact about: Temple School classes; Discipleship NOW; Adult Formation; Pastor support; Leadership development; Priesthood training
515-326-0790 Pam's bio
Invitation Support Minister
Camping Ministries Director
Youth Ministries Specialist
Sean Langdon
844 Mill Street #17, Springfield OR 97477
Contact about: Youth & reunion camping program, Retreat support, Youth ministries, Child & youth worker training, New and existing mission, Mission development, Seeker ministries
425-293-6366 Sean's bio


Karen Beckman Householder Karen Beckman Householder
Communications Administrator
As a lifelong member of Community of Christ in Renton Congregation, Karen has been active as a youth leader and congregational Communications Coordinator. Karen has a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in human resource management from the University of Washington. Previously, Karen was President of a real estate seminar company for more than 15 years, while also freelancing in communications design and production. Karen has won three prestigious newsletter awards, and has designed and published more than 10 websites. As a former member of Meeting Planners International, Karen also has extensive experience in multimedia presentations, as well as the design and production of a variety of print media. Karen is married to Alan Beckman Householder and has two adult children, Nick and Lauren.

Jill Brunette Jill Brunette
Membership Services Administrator
Jill lives in Renton, Washington and is a member of Rainier Valley Congregation in Seattle. Jill has worked as a Corporate Sales/Use & Property Tax Accountant, Event Coordinator, Executive Assistant and Administrative Assistant. She brings with her a wealth of experience and skills in finance and accounting, customer service, event coordination and planning, administration, and technology. Jill is the daughter of Myrna (Priest) and Dick Selzer, Rainier Valley Congregation. She and her husband, Brian, have two adult children, Brandon and Nicole, and a granddaughter, Makenna.

Pam Cress Pam Cress
Adult Formation Specialist
Pam has served as a full-time minister in Community of Christ for 15 years. She holds the office of Evangelist. Pam has a master’s degree in education and speech-language pathology from Wichita State University. She has also completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education, attended seminary at Graceland University, and completed studies for certification as a Spiritual Director. Pam has owned a private practice clinic in speech-language pathology and worked as a certified hospital chaplain before entering full-time ministry with the church. Her roles within the church have included Coordinator of Wholeness Ministries, Mission Center President for two jurisdictions, and Spiritual Formation/Discipleship Formation ministries on the North Central Field Apostolic team. She is passionate about deepening discipleship and equipping leaders for mission. Pam and her husband, Eric, have been married for 36 years and live in Bonney Lake, Washington.

Sean Langdon Sean Langdon
Invitation Support Minister
Camping Ministries Director
Youth Ministries Specialist
Sean has served Community of Christ as a field minister since January 2012. In addition to his ministerial staff roles, he also helps coordinate ministry events for Young Adults throughout the GPNW Mission Center and co-leads a campus ministry at Oregon State University. Previously, Sean worked as Guardianship Support Staff for developmentally disabled adults with Share & Care House, a non-profit organization that has a long history with Community of Christ in the Puget Sound area. Serving in the priesthood as a Seventy, his ministerial passions include various missional endeavors, compassionate ministries to the oppressed, and bringing relevant ministry to people of all ages, especially youth. Sean was born and raised in the Northwest and is a lifelong Community of Christ member. He currently resides in Oregon where he enjoys live music, participating in various social justice causes, going on road trips, hiking in the mountains or walking along the coast of the Pacific Ocean, and simply laughing and visiting with friends.

Kim Naten Kim Naten
Kim is grateful for her lifelong affiliation with, and heritage in, Community of Christ. She grew up in the Seattle area, attending Crystal Springs and Rainier Valley congregations as well as reunions and youth camps at Samish Island every summer. Kim attended Graceland University and Edmonds Community College and has held administrative positions both in the legal and law enforcement fields. She and her family were active members of Woodland Park Congregation until relocating to Chehalis, WA, in 2009, when they joined Olympia Congregation. Kim served as GPNW Mission Center Membership Services Administrator for six years, as well as Congregational Support Minister along with her husband, Rick. She also served as Pastor and Co-Pastor of Olympia Congregation for four years. She and Rick have been involved in the youth camping program for over 30 years as counselors, directors, cooks and Mission Center Camping Team members. While Kim and Rick are officially “empty nesters,” they enjoy spending time with their two children and their spouses, Taylor (Shelby) and Katherine (Matt), and their three 4-legged “kids,” Blaise, Leo, and Tiki. They are eagerly looking forward to their new roles as Grammy and Pops when they welcome their first grandchild in April 2017.

Steve Pomeroy Steve Pomeroy
Associate Financial Officer
Steve Pomeroy is a life-long member of Community of Christ. He was previously employed by the GPNW Mission Center as Pastor Support Minister and a Congregational Support Minister (2008-2015). He also previously served for more than 16 years as Pastor of Renton Congregation. Other areas of church service have included the Mission Center Council, the former Seattle Stake High Council, the Presidency of the Seattle Stake Elders’ Quorum, the Mission Center Design Team, the Renton Financial Oversight Committee, and a variety of other local planning and advisory committees. Steve graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree in education and received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Puget Sound. After eleven years of teaching for Milwaukee (WI) Public Schools, Steve moved to the Seattle area and worked for more than 30 years as the Business Manager of a consulting engineering firm before accepting church employment. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Church Council of Greater Seattle as Treasurer and as a member of their Finance Committee. Additionally, Steve is part of an ecumenical task force working with the Business School and School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University in development of an eight-course curriculum focused on financial literacy for pastors. Within the church, Steve continues to serve in self-supporting roles as chair of the mission center’s Bold Moves Grants Committee and as a Congregational Support Minister. Steve will return to his priesthood calling of High Priest while serving as Mission Center Financial Officer. He and his wife, Mary Ann, reside in Bellevue.

Donald Welch Donald Welch
Financial Officer
Donald is an Oregon boy, born and raised. His wife, Carrie (Garwood) Welch, was also born in Oregon but moved to Missouri when she was eight. They have been married for 13 years and have have two children: Jayne, 20, and Samantha, 13. Donald left Oregon when he first felt the call to serve the church in 1998: in Anchorage, Alaska for five years, then in Mesa, Arizona for seven years, and finally in Council Bluffs, Iowa for eight years. He has held many job titles for the church—youth pastor, church planter, mission center missionary coordinator, and pastor—but after 20 years, he could not resist the urge to come home. His family moved to Salem, Oregon in August 2018.

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