Until then, my door is always open.
You can read more about the new pastor, Rev. Zachary Taylor, who will be coming on July 1, in a newsletter article in the June “Friendly Caller.” (Out around the 1st of June.)
My philosophy is that the church is not a household of perfect persons, but a hospital for sinners. We all need help from time-to-time, and the best place to find and give help is in community. Christians are not perfect, but those who are striving together to become better followers of Jesus Christ.
I hope that you will join us in the exciting venture of finding a better way of living that honors God and helps your fellow journeyers along the way.
I am married to Dr. Mark Fredericksen, who is a naturopathic physician with his practice in Renton, Washington. We have three grown children – a daughter, Emily, who graduated in 2015 from Seattle Pacific University, another daughter, Abby, continuing work on her degree at North Seattle College – both work in a Montessori School in Seattle. And our son, Owen and his wife Ginny and 2 grandchildren live and work in Kent. He is manager of a sporting goods store, she is a medical transcriptionist.
I graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1977 with a B.A. in Applied Psychology, and two year’s of master’s level work in School Psychology. My Masters of Divinity was from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri. While there I served as assistant pastor in two congregations. And coming back to the Northwest, I was ordained in 1985.
My experience as lead pastor spans 30 years before coming to Chehalis, and the following five congregations here in Washington State: