22027 17th Ave SE
Bothell, WA 98021
8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, and 12:30pm
The eldership is a council of equals: a team of biblically qualified, dedicated men empowered by the Holy Spirit to do their work. Although elders act jointly as a council and share equal authority and responsibility for the leadership of the church, all are not equal in their giftedness, biblical knowledge, leadership ability, experience, or dedication. Therefore, those among the elders who are particularly gifted leaders and/or teachers will naturally stand out among the other elders as leaders and teachers within the leadership body. This is what the Romans used to call (pumus inter pares), meaning “first among equals.”
Married to: Kelly Dunlap Children: Tyler (and Miyu) Dunlap; Megan (and Nick) Madeira
I was born into a nominally Christian home. I first remember hearing the Gospel at a church camp and I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior at the age of 12. I spent the next two decades wrestling with God for the Lordship of my life and He patiently worked me through anger, fear, pride and depression (a work that continues today). In the midst of this all the Lord brought me a patient and godly wife. He showed me the value of complimentary personalities and she is my true partner. As our children grew we longed for good Bible teaching and accountability in our lives and the Lord brought our family here to Canyon Hills. I have served in a number of ministries here, including Middle School Camp/Ignite, Worship, Deaconship and Eldership. Kelly and I are both currently serving in Children’s ministry and as Flock Leaders.
MARRIED to Sara Grode; CHILDREN Caleb and Sadie
since the beginning. Was on original set up and worship teams.
I have a passion for prayer and missions.
Bachelor of Science from South Dakota State University
Abbott Nutrition-Professional Sales Rep.
I grew up on a farm in South Dakota in a large Catholic family of 10 children. I came to know Christ as a young adult at a business meeting in Spokane, Washington. I met my wife, Sara, at CHCC singing together on the worship team. I have served in college, worship, missions and visitation ministries over the years at CHCC. My prayer is to see our church grow in prayer, missions and overall discipleship.
MARRIED TO: Stacey Kautzman CHILDREN: Kameron (son) and Emily (daughter)
Lynnwood High School & Everett Community College (Business)
Western Pneumatic Tube Company – Aerospace
Accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior in 1983 while attending a home bible study (LifeGroup) that my future wife had invited me to. In my high school years I was influenced by many who knew Christ and lived their lives according to their faith. Their testimony and steady walk played a major roll in my conversion years later. After accepting Christ I attended Faith Fellowship Baptist Church and Northlake Christian Church prior to coming to Canyon Hills. Over the years I have been very blessed to be mentored by many strong men in the faith.
Married my wife Cherry on 5/19/84. We have two adult children Stuart and Lauren.
Business Management UW
President - Aseptico Inc.
I was raised in a Christian home. From an early age I knew about Jesus, but two days before my 10th birthday, convicted of my sin and lost condition–I knelt by my bed and I prayed a prayer of repentance and accepted Jesus and my Savior. Since coming to Canyon Hills, Cherry and I have met many great friends and have enjoyed fellowship in a couple of great Life Groups. We count it a privilege to fellowship at Canyon Hills.
Married to: Paula Ketchem Children: Samuel and Madison Ketchem
B.S. Chemistry/Biochemistry, University of West Florida, 1989
Ph.D. Molecular Biophysics, Florida State University, 1995
Postdoctoral Research, The Scripps Research Institute, 1997
During college I turned to the Bible to bolster my debates with some Christian friends. Through this God's Word spoke directly into my life. I saw the truth of my need for a savior and gave my life to Jesus in college in 1988. I then married one of the Christian friends I had been debating. Paula and I have since been actively involved in serving in many areas. We are currently serving in preschool together with our two kids, I lead a LifeGroup, and it is my joy and privilege to serve as an Elder.
Married to: Amy; Children: Hannah, Lexa, Ally
BS Business Administration/ Management
ReNu Medical, 17 years
I accepted Christ as my personal Lord and Savior as a child. I grew up in a Christian home, but it wasn’t until I began attending Canyon Hills that I fully committed my life to following Jesus. I am committed to living a life pleasing to God and worthy of His kingdom. Amy and I have been blessed to serve in many different ministries including: Preschool, Elementary, Children’s Check-in, Life Group Leaders and on the Board of Trustees.
Married to: Diane - 6/28/80 Children: Kristen - 30 (married); Meghan 28 (married); Lauren 25 (married); Breanne 22
University Of Washington - BS Accounting June 1980
Senior Services Of America - CFO
I grew up in a Christian home where I was aware of the gospel at a young age. When I was 12 I repented, surrendered my will and committed my life to Christ. Coming to Canyon Hills made a major impact on my faith walk with the Lord. Diane and I belong to an amazing Life Group with life-long friends. We’ve had the privilege of traveling to Russia twice and to Chile as part of a global outreach team. I thank God that He loved me, saved me and is conforming
me to the image of His Son, Jesus.
Married to Becci: Apr. 7, 1984 Children: Shareen (husband Bryan Bouma); Rachelle (husband Brandon), Ashley (husband Cody Hoover).
Grandchildren: Kaden, Payton, Jackson, Carter, Elliana and Colson, Easton, Damen, Madelyn, Kinsley.
Since CHCC began (over 20 years)
Mount Baker High School graduate, Vo/Tech school (welding theory)
L.W. Products 31+yrs. Metal Fab. supervisor
I Grew up in the Bellingham/Lynden WA. area on a Dairy farm, was raised in a Christian home and went to a small non-denominational Church (Lynden Gospel Hall). We moved to this area a couple of years after we were married. I accepted the Lord as my Savior when I was 14 at a summer youth camp (Anvil Island B.C.) through the scripture Romans 10:9, and the encouragement/help of my camp counselor. After moving to this area, we began attending Overlake Christian Church and moved to CHCC during the church plant.
Married to Judy: August 21, 1973; Children: Rick (wife Renee); Anne (husband Mike Crandall); Tom (wife Hsiu huei); George Jr. (wife Cynthia)
Grandchildren: Jacob, Jessica C., Jessica G, Jonathan, Connor, Olivia and Zachary.
Whitewater High School graduate,
Janesville Vo/Tech School (Carpenter Apprentice Program)
I was a Carpenter until I joined the Seattle Fire Department in 1968. I Retired from SFD 1989.
I grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. My family belonged to a Methodist church and I attended with them occasionally until I moved to Seattle in 1966. The first church I visited in the Seattle area was Overlake Christian Church on February 12, 1995. A week later an evangelism team called on us and Pastor Moorhead presented the gospel. To the astonishment of our family & friends, Judy & I both accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior. After that, we rarely
missed a service or a class that was offered at OCC! We visited Canyon Hills in January, 1999 and knew it was our church when several people responded to Pastor Steve’s gospel message. I have served as an elder since 2001. We lead a Life Group in our home in Kenmore and serve in the Counseling ministry.
At Canyon Hills, the differences among our elders are merely functional and not formal. Therefore, the eldership at Canyon Hills will be made up of spiritually qualified men appointed by the congregation to fulfill the role and responsibility of guiding, guarding, and growing the sheep. In short, elders are responsible for the pastoral oversight of the church.
Canyon Hills uses the title Pastor to describe the elders who are in full-time paid ministry. We use the title elder (the most common word) to describe our elders who are bi-vocational and yet still assume the noble calling of shepherding the flock at CHCC. Our desire is to function as a team of co-ministers carrying out the mission of the church.
Thus, taking the use of all these terms into consideration, a Canyon Hills Community Church elder is an older, spiritually mature male member of the church who has been appointed as a servant of the church. Canyon Hills Community Church does not endorse women holding the office of elder because they cannot be the husband of one wife, a qualification clearly taught in 1 Timothy 3:2, and the fact that elder is referred to as "he" in both 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.