Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Phil Strong

Lead Pastor

Phil Strong is our Lead Pastor. He and his wife, Lynette, have been married for 37 years, with 30 of those spent together in pastoral ministry. They have 2 adult children and 7 grand-children. Phil and Lynette enjoy time together, whether over a good cup of coffee, before a yummy plate of pad-thai (gluten-free), or on a leisurely walk. They'd love to grab coffee with you and hear about your story!

AAron cato

Executive Pastor

After being called out of a 20 year career in “the corporate world,” Aaron has been serving in outreach ministry and ministering for 15 years within the community at Woodinville Alliance. Aaron, his wife and 2 daughters, are grateful for the ways that Jesus continues to reveal Himself to them. He is convinced that identity, healing, authenticity, and purpose result when people experience the goodness of God for themselves. He'd love to hear more about your story!

Keri foley

Family Equipping Pastor

After years of teaching and pastoring in the Seattle area, Keri joined the staff at WAChurch to lead ministry to children, youth and families.  She, her husband Tim, and their 3 girls have had the privilege of seeing God at work around the world, but have found deep friendships and a fresh encounter with Jesus as a part of what He is doing in this community.  She believes there is no greater investment than in the faith of the next generation. Her love language involves exploring outdoors, river-gazing, deep questions and diet coke. She'd love to get to know you!

andrea baker

Worship Ministry Director

Andrea leads the Worship Ministry at Woodinville Alliance. Creative vocation for her is spent in the realm bridging music and story: in songwriting, worship, and walking with others in their stories of hope and suffering. She and her family live out in Issaquah but are drawn to this people to journey with. Whether it’s over a plate of actual charcuterie or talking music and story, you’re always welcome at her table. Grab coffee with her!

Diane bricker

Office Manager

After 25 years in the banking industry, Diane was called to international ministry and spent 7 years in Central Asia and Africa working with World Concern. After a one year sabbatical, God led her to Woodinville Alliance Church. Diane would love to get to know you and hear how God is moving in your life. Contact her to schedule a meet up over coffee. 

Alissa sandoval

Youth Ministry Associate

Alissa graduated from BIOLA University and then lived in Haiti for a time. While there, she felt called to the Seattle Area, so she went. After spending time with organizations like Samaritan's Purse and World Vision, she felt called to full-time ministry. In addition to having her hands in all things media related at WAChurch, you can find her making Tik Toks with her Youth Students. After work she enjoys bouldering and hiking whenever she gets the chance. She'd love to get to know you more; grab coffee with her! 

Sandy calissendorff

Women's Ministry Director

Sandy is our Women's Ministry Director. She is also a wife, mother and works part time for the school district. Sandy has a passion for inspiring women to develop a deeper relationship with the Lord and each other. Seeing women light up when they are exercising gifts that God gave them, brings her great joy! Want to hear more about how God is moving in Sandy's life? Grab coffee with her! 

alex worthington

Youth Pastor

Alex is a Woodinville native and Woodinville High school grad. After feeling called to ministry as a sophomore in college, Alex transferred to BIOLA University where he studied Biblical and Theological Studies. He has been serving in a variety of different churches and ministries over the past five years and is so excited to have found his home at Woodinville Alliance Church leading the youth ministry. Alex loves to hike, bike, swim, and anything else that is active and outdoors. Want to hear more about Alex’s story, nab a cup of coffee with him!

Michael Louderback

Young Adults Pastor

Michael has a heart to see all generations, both inside and outside of the church, find and foster an authentic relationship with Jesus. He has many years of experience serving and leading in different areas of ministry including organizations like Youth for Christ. He has also lead several outreach and evangelism ministries, with the goal to see those who may never set foot in the church have the option to hear the Gospel and its message of hope! If you want to hear more about how God is moving in Michael’s life, send him an email or set up a time to grab coffee with him.

Kiernan foley

Worship Leader

Kiernan loves and grew up in the Seattle Area. Her favorite things to do involve wandering around the city to find the best coffee and coolest spots. She has sung for as long as she can remember and has been leading worship for most of her life. Graduating from Seattle Pacific University with a degree in Social Justice; Peace, Mediation and Conflict Resolution, she has a heart for justice and connecting to the world through art, music, and peacemaking. There's nothing she'd love more than to grab a [good] cup of coffee and hear about your life!

ken knuckey

Facilities Director

Ken first attended WAChurch after a friend invited him several years ago. When he walked through the front doors, he immediately knew this was his church family. He and his wife Val have been attending here since. While he holds the title of Facilities Manager, his other passions include singing and discipleship. Want to hear more about how God is moving in Ken's life? Grab coffee with him! 

michael williams

Facilities

Michael has been attending WAChurch since December of 2016. His heart beats for the Lord and he enjoys the relationships he's been able to foster within our Church Family. When he's not gussying up the church, Michael can be found strumming his guitar or fixing up his vehicles. Want to hear more about how God is moving in Michael's life? Grab coffee with him! 

governing council


Norm Donelson (GC facilitator) | normdonelson2@gmail.com
Jon Esterly
Colleen Nordlund
Peter Smallwood
Phil Strong
Charlie Vaughan
Cindy Wuflestad