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About Us

Our Staff

Reverend Shirley DeLarme

With a heart for God, and for people young and not-so-young, Pastor Shirley urges us to live our faith in the quiet moments, the big celebrations, the familiar spaces, and public places. She delights in discovering new things about people, places, cultures, and cooking, and especially new ways to live into who God has created us to be in Christ. She encourages us often to invite someone to church, to speak of our faith as we go to work or do our errands, and to be always looking for the next thing we could be doing to be more like Jesus here in Port Orchard. Shirley’s husband Lane is a significant partner in her ministry. Their three sons and one daughter-in-law are much loved blessings who actively witness to their faith in the choices they make and the way they live their lives.

Patty Novogradac is a vibrant and friendly first contact for anyone who comes to the church through the front door or the phone lines. As our administrative assistant Patty’s many talents help our ministries connect and succeed.

Jeff Mitchell knowledgeably gathers up the enthusiasms and talents of many musicians and vocalists, and with gentle teaching and direction leads them in making beautiful music that touches our hearts and glorifies our God.

Eric Matheson leads our praise team with passion and long experience, seeking to find musical ways for the great variety of people in our congregation to experience the presence of God in worship.

Katie Aosved creates a safe and fun environment for teenagers to learn about and experience God’s love in Christ, and to grow in their faith.

Crystal Murray cleans our facilities so when people come in they can enjoy their surroundings and feel God’s peace in a healthy environment.

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