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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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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.