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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
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
Discipleship Formation & Communication Ministries Ashley Whitham
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, as well as Temple School courses, discipleship formation opportunities, and Mission Center workshops.
360-521-4562 Ashley'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


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.

Ashley Whitham Ashley Whitham
Discipleship Formation & Communication Ministries
Ashley Whitham is excited to join the GPNW Mission Center Staff. A native of Vancouver, WA, Ashley was blessed, baptized, confirmed, ordained, and spiritually formed at the Garden Grove congregation. She grew up as an active participant in the camping program, as camper, counselor, and director. Ashley graduated from Graceland University with a BA in Psychology and Religion before returning home to the Northwest. She has nearly 10 years experience working in marketing, and will bring that creativity to the position. Ashley graduated from Marylhurst University's Master of Divinity program. Ashley is a mom of two, Katherine and Isaac.

Sean Langdon Sean Langdon
Invitation Support Minister
Camping Ministries Director
Youth Ministries Specialist
Sean has served Community of Christ as a full-time minister since January 2012. In addition to his ministerial staff roles, he also coordinates ministry events for Young Adults throughout the GPNW Mission Center. 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 invitation and witness to the love of Christ through relationships, 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, 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.

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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