New to UPC or to Seattle? You are welcome here. At UPC, we are a group of multi-ethnic, multi-generational people who love Jesus. Our mission is to share the hope of Jesus Christ with people in our neighborhoods, in our city, and around the world.
Born and raised in the great state of Colorado, I moved to the PNW where I studied at Seattle Pacific University and Regent College (Vancouver, BC). I started volunteering with Side-by-Side in 2006, and joined the staff in 2011. It’s a privilege to dream up all sorts of outrageous and unforgettable ways to provide laughter, rest, and togetherness for families dealing with serious childhood illness. I live in Shoreline with my wife Lisa, our daughter Jane, and our son Leo.
I have been part of UPC since college and love this season of caring for families and volunteers through Side-by-Side. There’s always another party or event to plan and oodles of opportunities to creatively celebrate life in the midst of challenges.
Associate Director, Preschool Programs
I am thrilled to join Team Side-by-Side and explore how to share the gift of play and friendship with kids in a consistent, caring environment, and also encourage parents as they provide for their kids in unimaginable circumstances. It's a joy to see the children’s faces when they walk into a room tailor-made for them—a place where they feel empowered to engage their curiosity because we have said YES.