• Dean Nelson - Senior Pastor

    Coffee Profile: Velvet Hammer is intense in every category.  Sharp acidity and smooth smokey flavor.  
    A Favorite Quote:  “Look for yourself and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, decay.  Look for Christ and you will find Him and with Him everything else thrown in.”  C.S. Lewis Scripture:  Isaiah 40:31.  But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.  They spread their wings and soar like eagles.  They run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind.
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  • Rob Rife - Worship Minister

    Coffee Profile: a grande Americano in a dirty cup with bad cream (practicing java asceticism).
    Job Description  as Minister of Worship & Music I am responsible for helping to create an atmosphere of worship through music, the arts and liturgy. If this intrigues you, call me. In fact, feel free to ask me anything related to worship here at WPC, recognizing that I have only a 2 gig mental hard-drive. As a rather odd individual, I love playing the bagpipes.
    Scripture: Micah 6:8  "He has told you, O mortal, what is good, and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"
    Quotes:  "The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world."  - G.K. Chesterton
    "Eschew obfuscation." - Marshal McLuhan
    "If you're abstract and you know it, draw your soul." - R. Rife
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  • Denise Syverson - Office Manager

    Coffee Profile: Starbucks - tall nonfat mocha with extra chocolate! 
    Job Description - Denise works Monday-Thursday managing the flow of the office. She coordinates a lot of the financials to make sure our bookkeeper gets what she needs in a timely manner, schedules appointments for the Pastor, works on Council and membership data and keeps the general flow of information and systems functioning as smoothly as possible. She produces the weekly bulletin and monthly Yakima Covenant newsletter and also maintains the website.
    Scripture: Psalm 18:1 - "I will love thee, O Lord, my strength."

  • Carrie Osorio - Preschool Director

    Coffee Profile: 16 oz non-fat mint mocha
    Job Description: Carrie loves listening to God to give Wonderland a biblically-based yearly focus. She thrives on planning monthly curriculum using themes that excite and entice preschoolers to learn. Carrie believes that connections grow stronger through open communication. She spends lots of time working to ensure that parents know what important events are happening in their children's preschool lives. She appreciates the council of the Preschool Support Team in making decisions that impact our Yakima Covenant community. Carrie loves leading the children's weekly "Chapel" times. The "little ones'" spirit for worship is a gift. She truly believes that an early start to living for Jesus is the best education a child can receive.
    Scriptures: Psalm 121:1-2 "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth."  
    Jeremiah 29: 11-13 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."

  • Cheryl Mills - Childcare Coordinator

    Coffee Profile: Sorry, I don't like coffee.  I never have followed the norm.  I enjoy Iced Tea or a nice, cold Pepsi!
    Job Description - I oversee our Nursery and Childcare for infants to five-year-olds on Sunday mornings, Wednesday Mommy Connection, and all other church events by special arrangement.
    Scriptures: "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps not record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It alway protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."  1 Corinthians 13:4-7
    "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. -John 3:16
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  • Clarence Leach - Custodian

    Coffee Profile: black
    Job Description - Clarence works Tuesday-Saturday taking care of the building and grounds. He not only keeps everything sparkling clean, he also sets up for all events that take place here at the church. Minor repairs needed - he"ll take care of that too. If you ever have a question about where something is at the church, Clarence is the one to ask.
    Scripture: Philippians 1:6 "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ."