Pastors and Staff

Pastor: Jim Patten
Jim Patten was born in Spokane, Washington. He grew up in California and graduated from Whitworth College in Spokane. Jim attended Princeton Theological Seminary. After graduating, he served churches in Medford, Oregon, Bremerton, Washington, and Indiana, Pennsylvania. Jim has two children: Brook and Justin. Jim loves to hike, cross-country ski, golf, work out at the YMCA, read novels, and go to movies. He likes good food, going for walks, and entertaining friends. Jim loves to tell stories and laugh. He is committed to making the Bible relevant to the modern world from a theologically progressive perspective




Associate Pastor: Janet DeWater
A native of New Jersey, Janet DeWater has called the northwest home since 1988. A graduate of San Francisco Theological Seminary, she served First Presbyterian Church in Everett before coming to Newport as the Director of Children’s Ministries in 2002.  In 2009 she was called to serve as Associate Pastor at Newport. Her responsibilities include worship, children’s and family ministries, oversight of the youth program, and general pastoral duties. She and her husband John, enjoy supporting their children’s activities, (Paul is a student at Seattle University and Nora is at Redmond High School), working on their home and yard, gathering with family and friends, and every once in a while, the cherished opportunity to relax and read!





Program Staff

Youth Director: Kevin Williams






Nursery Director: Noriko Fujita









Fishpond Preschool Director: Keri Cable
Phone: 425-736-4392








Pastors Emeriti:

David Meekhof









Gary Schwab










Parish Associate:
Mary Hanke








Music Staff
Director of Music: Nathan FrankNathan Frank







Pianist: Jennifer GreeneJennifer Greene







Office Staff
Office Manager: Pam Zipoy








Bookkeeper: Susan Jorgensen (not pictured)

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