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Leadership

Meet Our Team

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Jake Poetzl received his BA in English Lit at Wheaton College, IL. and has a MAT from Pacific University. Before pastoring Jake taught at the middle school, high school and college level. He's been a senior pastor for 10 years. He and his wife Rachel have been married for 22 years.

 

Q: What is your perfect pizza?

A: BBQ pizza with jalapeños

 

Q: What is your favorite action movie?

A: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

 

Q: Most used app on your phone?

A: Audible

 

Q: Scariest animal in your opinion?

A: Sharks

 

Q: What is the best smell in the world?

A: Man made - definitely fresh waffle cones. God made - Juniper

Jake Poetzl
Lead Pastor

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Tyler Mueller
Executive Pastor

Tyler is from Spokane originally, where he received his degree in Theology from Whitworth University. He and his wife Jen moved to the Seattle area 8 years ago and settled in Lynnwood. Married for 10 years, they have two small boys, Malcolm and Barrett. 


Q: What is your perfect pizza?
A: Pepperoni, black olive, green pepper from Pizza Pipeline. It's only on the other side of the state, but their sauce is what makes it.


Q: What is your favorite action movie?
A: The Dark Knight is the only movie I've gone to see multiple times in the theater, it was just that good.


Q: Most used app on your phone?
A: Reddit


Q: Scariest animal in your opinion?
A: Goblin Shark, have you seen those things?


Q: What is the best smell in the world?
A: Just after it rains in the summer and you get that wet asphalt smell, or the smell of a fresh Christmas tree the first morning after you bring it home.

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Milane Topacio
Youth Director

Milaine is Filipino-American, born and raised in Seattle. She moved to the Shoreline area in kindergarten and hasn't looked back. She's passionate to teach the goodness of God and to provide a community where students feel they belong and are seen. Outside of the church walls, she is also a full-time Sales Support Coordinator at a recruiting firm in Bellevue. 

 

Q: What is your perfect pizza?

A: Meat lover's pizza!

 

Q: What is your favorite action movie?

A: Almost any Quentin Tarantino movie, but probably Django Unchained or Kill Bill Vol. 1.

 

Q: Most used app on your phone?

A: Pinterest, for sure.

 

Q: Scariest animal in your opinion?

A: I'd have to say Moose, but I hear Hippos are pretty dangerous.

 

Q: What is the best smell in the world?

A: Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, or spam and eggs in the morning.

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Felipe Martinez
Worship Director

I love playing music and worshipping. I also love my family. Damara is my beautiful, loving and smart wife, we have been married for 13 years. Zorion is my son who loves sports and loves people so well, and is always the first to make new friends. Alaia is my smart, strong, beautiful daughter. We are a family that loves God and loves to adventure and make friends.

 

Q: What is your perfect pizza?

A: Dillon James from MOD Pizza - margarita pizza with corn, onions, roasted peppers and olives.

 

Q: What is your favorite action movie?

A: John Wick

 

Q: Most used app on your phone?

A: YouTube, watching a ton of tutorials

 

Q: Scariest animal in your opinion?

A: Snakes, doesn't matter what kind

 

Q: What is the best smell in the world?

A: My wife's pot roast dinner