Rev. Doug Bunnell

Pastor Doug was born in Evanston, Illinois while his father was in graduate school. He grew up in Palo Alto, CA enjoying sports, reading, and spending time with family and friends. In junior high Doug’s family began to attend Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. That first Sunday in church Doug heard...

Rev. Becca Niemeyer

Associate Pastor Becca was born and raised in Seattle, WA. A love for ministry and a love for science have always paired well for her. She received her Bachelor of Science degree at UW preparing for a possible future in dentistry, only to be led instead to receive a Master...

Fred Hartsook FPC Inn Director

Fred Hartsook

The Garden Director Fred was adopted from South Korea and raised near Seattle, WA, and made his way to Bellingham for college in 2003. At The INN, he found community and formation as he took his first meaningful steps following Jesus as an adult. After college, Fred didn’t pursue ministry...

Erin Vanstaalduinen

Youth Coordinator Erin has lived in Bellingham since 2010. She loves everything the PNW has to offer – oceans, coffee, taco trucks, and adventures. Her recent adventures have included biking the California coast to raise support for girls to be able to attend school in Iraq, traveling to Uganda as...

Kerrie Bauer

Commissioned Pastor to Children and Families Children’s ministry has been a part of my life since my earliest memories. My parents worked for Child Evangelism Fellowship when I was young and served as foster parents in a boys’ home on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Their passion for sharing the good...

Alissa Hallet-McSharry

Connections Coordinator Alissa attended WWU in the late 90s where she was very involved at the INN. After six years working in Alaska, she and her husband Caleb started attending FPC in 2005 and were married at this beautiful  church in 2006.   They have two boys, ages ten and...

Tammy Rutgers

Organist & Accompanist Tammy Rutgers began accompanying hymns in elementary school in Western Michigan, choirs in junior high, and congregational singing as church organist in high school. Ever since, she’s never been far from a keyboard, a choir, or both! Tammy received her B.A. in communications from Dordt College, Sioux...

Becky Elmendorf

Choir Director Becky Elmendorf was born in Hondo, Texas on an Army Air Corps base during WWII, but spent most of her childhood in southern Indiana. Her dad was a symphony conductor and music professor, and her life was full of music and church since her parents were the church...

Emily Bajema

Hillary Thomsen

Contemporary Worship Coordinator

Megan Matson