Leadership Team

Staff & Governing Council

S = Staff & GC = Governing Council

Top Row: Alex Worthington (S), Ryan Colombe (S), Jeff Baker (GC), Bob Groff (GC), Mackenzie Huffaker (S), Ken Knuckey (S) and Matt Hesselgrave (GC).

Bottom Row: Todd St. Germain (Lead Pastor, S, & GC), Jeanne Buchler (S), Kiernan Foley (S), Alissa Sandoval (S), Cristina Collesei (GC), Jane Kelly (GC), Nicole Tierney (S), Rachel Schober (GC) and Peter Smallwood (GC Facilitator).


Todd & Angela St. Germain

Lead Pastor

Todd was born in Bellevue and raised in Kirkland. He has served as a pastoral leader and in leadership development for the last 25 years in New York, Virginia, and Washington State. He is passionate about people and their journeys and desires to see the church activated towards personal surrender, missional outreach, and experience the fullness of all God has designed for it. Todd believes wholeheartedly that an encounter with Jesus changes everything.    

Todd and Angela have three daughters and one grandson, their greatest joy and triumph. Angela was born and raised in upstate New York, loves Jesus, and ministers to people inside and outside the church. When Todd has free time, he likes to catch up on reading, people-watching, and enjoying the outdoors.

Todd would enjoy the chance to connect further.

Kiernan Colombe

Worship Pastor

Kiernan is a Washington native and has been doing ministry in the area since high school. She has sung and led worship for as long as she can remember and often spends time songwriting or creating. Graduating with her undergrad from Seattle Pacific University in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, she has a heart for seeing people reconciled, pursuing Jesus together, and encountering more of life with Him. She loves coffee, walks, traveling, and good conversation- let's connect! 

Mackenzie Huffaker

Tech Manager

For half a decade Mackenzie worked with YWAM going on outreach trips, staffing bible schools, and disciplining young people in Scotland. He and his wife Madi were married in 2020 and continued working with YWAM until 2022. In 2022 they moved to Washington and Mackenzie started working at WAChurch. He is serving as our Tech Manager. He loves making food with friends, competitive board games, and listening to audio books. Mackenzie is a Bible nerd and loves hoarding fun facts.
If you want to know more about Mackenzie grab a matcha with him.

Alex Worthington

Youth Pastor

Alex was born in Washington state, is a Woodinville High School grad, and a lover of the Pacific Northwest. He studied Biblical and Theological Studies at Biola University and is passionate about seeing students experience a dynamic love-relationship with their Heavenly Father! Alex loves to hike, bike, boulder, and anything else that is active or outdoors. If you want to hear more of his story, grab a coffee with him! 

Alissa Sandoval

Middle School & Missions Pastor

Alissa graduated from BIOLA and lived in Haiti, working for Samaritan’s Purse. When she moved to Washington, she worked for World Vision. She has a big heart for middle school students and is also deeply passionate for international missions. She lives her life “missionally” wherever she is, at home or traveling. After work she enjoys bouldering and hiking whenever she gets the chance. She'd love to get to know you more; grab a coffee with her! 

Nicole Tierney

WAKids Associate

Nicole is from Tampa, Florida and moved to Washington in January of 2023. She loves working with and caring for kids; babysitting, nannying, and the like. Working with children brings so much light and joy into her life and she is wholly excited to begin this new journey of serving in our WAKids Ministries. Nicole loves to write, hike, and, most of all, travel! If you'd like to get to know Nicole more, don't hesitate to invite her on your next vacation!

Ryan Colombe

Youth Worship Pastor

Ryan is a recent BIOLA university graduate with a degree in Organizational Communication. He is passionate about the deep healing that occurs in art, design, and worship. He seeks to live "missionally" in all that he does, writing music & busking in Pike Place market in his free time. He loves coffee, hiking, traveling, and meeting new people. He would love to connect with you!

Jeanne Buchler

Office Manager

Born in California, but raised in Kirkland, Jeanne has fond memories of learning how to sail on Lake Washington with her grandfather. Jeanne graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle with a long career in creative marketing direction before relocating to the Carolinas where she eventually met and married her husband, Christian. They have one lovely daughter, Viviana, and two dogs, Gus and Daisy. Jeanne’s family is her heart and soul! She enjoys a multitude of crafts and interior design, strong coffee, grooving to 70s & 80s hits, shopping at Hobby Lobby, and collaborating with her husband over the dreams and plans they share for their modest 1940s home. Oh, and she loves pink! 

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 Director, his other passions include singing and discipleship. Want to hear more about how God is moving in Ken's life? Grab coffee with him!