Family Ministries

Serve in Seattle

Join our partner ministries and serve Seattle year-round! After sign up, you will be contacted with additional information for your shift. 

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YMM Auction

Sunday, March 3, 9:30am-1:30pm & 6:15pm-7:00pm, UPC

This event is the primary fundraiser for all Youth Mission and Ministry mission activities local, national, and international for middle and high school students. This year we are throwing a Mexican fiesta in Larson Hall for the congregation!

Visit the Auction website for more information. 


Family Camp

May 24-27, Lake Retreat, Ravensdale, WA Located 35 miles southeast of Seattle.

Build and strengthen relationships as you and your family worship and have fun together. Activities for everyone! Organized games and sports, crafts, canoes, paddleboards, paintball, zip line, campfires with smores, worship, fellowship, as well as comfortable lodging, and buffet-style meals. Families are responsible for their own transportation to and from camp.
$135 per adult, $120 per youth ages 4–12, children under 4 are free! Refunds are not available after April 1. Registration closes May 10. Scholarships are available but limited. If you wish to request a scholarship please contact Makalee before registering.
Registration opening by March 4. 



Scholarship Fund

Families, we need your help to support all students wanting to attend retreats, fun events, and camps, no matter their financial situation. Join us in making sure every student has the chance to participate! If you would like to contribute; checks can be made out to UPC with "FLM Scholarships" in the memo line, or give online with PushPay, select giving type of "Other" and note "FLM Scholarships" in the memo box. Thanks!



Family Ministries Staff

Nancy Eckardt, Interim Director of Family Ministries
206.524.7301 X180

Makalee Latta, Executive Admin for Family Ministries
206.524.7301 x169

Rita Buyco, Associate Director of Urban Engagement and Family Missions 
206.524.7301 x160

Scott Gronholz, Director of High School Ministry 
206.524.7301 x181

Bianca Quezada, Director of Middle School Ministry 
206.524.7301 x115

Jill Brinkerhoff, Director of Children's Ministry
206.7301 x125

Sarah Smith, Associate Director of Elementary Ministry 
206.524.7301 x177

Debbie Symons, Associate Director of Early Childhood Ministry 
206.524.7301 x377

Daniel Keyes, High School Intern
206.524.7301 x128

Kevin Grow, Middle School Intern
206.524.7301 x127

Kaitlyn Anderson, Intern of Urban Engagement and Family Missions