Please read below to find out more about the pastors and administrative staff at Camano Chapel. We are here to help you in any way that we can. If you have a questions or need more information on an event or ministry please contact the church office at 360-387-7202.

Mich Michl - Associate Missions & Outreach Pastor

Role: Missions/Outreach Pastor

Hobbies: Hiking, Fly Fishing, Camping, Racquetball

Favorite Verse: "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God,who loved me and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:20

Family: Berna and I have been married for 39 years. We have two adult children. Jessica (husband Bjorn) and Austin (wife Emily). God has blessed us with five beautiful grandchildren.

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Mike Brazeal - Administrative/Connection Pastor

Role: Administrative/Connection Pastor duties, Chapel Staff, Finances, and Elder. Oversees: S.A.L.T Groups, Sunday School Classes, Marriage Ministry, Family Camp, Men’s Retreat, Ushers, Greeters, Cafe, Connection Corner, Safety Team, and Pre-school.

Hobbies: Loves being with his family, working in his woods on the South End of Camano Island, hiking, fishing and competitive pistol shooting.

Favorite Verse: “Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:12-14

Family: Married to Cathie for 43 years. Their four adult children are Paul, Daniel, Timothy and Kristin and their spouses. Their nine grandchildren are Hailey, Chase, Aubrey, Nicholas, Garrett, Ethan, Caleb, Harper Joy and Maizie Grace.

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Ronda Clawson - Director Of Women's Ministry

Role: Women’s Ministry Director which includes:  Women’s Bible Studies, All MOMS (Conception - Kindergarten), Care Meals, Women of Purpose, exercise group, prayer group, and the annual Women’s Retreat.

Hobbies: Trying new recipes, meal planning, walking, hiking, reading, Bible study.

Favorite Verse: "Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:  Because of the Lord’s great love we are not comsumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”  Lamentations 3:21-23

Family: Ronda is married to Tyler and they have two sons, Tyson and Tanner.

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Josie Colby - Director of Worship & Music

Role: Josie oversees the music department and facilitates the regular and special worship services throughout the year. She manages a large team of volunteers including vocalists, band members, technical team members and set design volunteers. Josie also assists with special events throughout the year, to include weddings, memorials and holiday services.

Hobbies: In addition to music, Josie loves the outdoors, enjoying kayaking and boating, hiking, camping and downhill skiing. She also loves to cook, enjoys traveling and loves to get her hands on anything creative. Just for fun, Josie also sings in a semi-professional rhythm and blues band performing in the greater Seattle area.

Favorite Verse: Josie has too many favorites to pick just one. But a top pick is: “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 4 -7

Family: Josie is married to her husband, George, who is also a member of the Chapel’s worship team, keeping the beat on the drums. They live on Camano and love spending time with their two adult children, and growing family.

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Aaron Bardon - High School Ministry Director

Role: Aaron is our High School Director, working with students in 9th- 12th Grade; sharing about God's abundant love for all creation, discipling students and encouraging them in their faith.

Hobbies: Aaron enjoys traveling, snowboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding, and learning new hobbies.

Favorite Verses: “ The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10

“But I do not consider my life worth anything to myself, so that I may finish my task and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the good news of God’s grace.” Acts 20:24

Family: Wife Sarah, daughters Millie and Ruby.

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Tristan Frank - Middle School Ministry Director

Role: Works with 6th-8th Grade students, teaching and sharing the love that Jesus has to offer students through the gospel, discipleship and helping to build a foundation in Christ.

Hobbies: I love spending time with my husband, Steven, and our 3 kids. I also enjoy camping, reading, quality time with friends, exercising and spending time outside when the  sun comes out.

Favorite Verse: "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary and his understanding no one can fathom." - Isaiah 40:28

Family: Tristan is married to Steven and they have three children, Samantha, Tegan and Mackenzie.

Joanna Coleman - Children's Ministries Director

Role: Director of children’s ministries for kids infant-5th grade. Purpose is connecting kids with the living Word of God, the message of hope found in Jesus, and equipping children, volunteers, and families for ministry. 

Hobbies: Reading, day trips with siblings, all things music, coffee dates with old and new friends, beach walks, eating pho, going anywhere on a plane, discovering new hobbies. Always down for a spontaneous adventure! 

Favorite Verses:  “He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.” Isaiah 40:11 

“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 

Family: Auntie to one, wife to none, sister to nine.  

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Gloria Walsh - Finance Director

Role: Finance Director

Hobbies: Reading, cruises, whale watching excursions

Favorite Verse: “For your Maker is your husband, the LORD of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called.” Isaiah 54:5

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Bo Steele - Director of Technology

Role:  As the Tech Director Bo oversees the tech needs of Camano Chapel from the practical day to day, to the technical Audio/Visual used for Sunday services and events.

Hobbies: Bo enjoys playing Disc Golf, hiking, board games, discovering new music, and all things drums and percussion!

Favorite Verses: "For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39

Family: Bo married his wife Makenzie in August of 2020.

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Mark Peterson - Facilities Director

Role: Protection and care of God's resources for ministry, as well as public image, are basic to the practice of biblical stewardship. Our level of maintenance and housekeeping cannot fail to affect the mission of the church. Good stewardship of time and resources is my goal, assisting Camano Chapel to fulfill its mission is the result.

Mark focuses on building, furniture and grounds maintenance and repairs, building projects and additions as well as annual systems checks.

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Kathy Johnson - Assistant to Directors of Worship, Missions Pastor and Connection Pastor

Role: Assistant to Pastor Mich, Pastor Mike, Josie Colby and bookkeeper, assisting in various office, production tasks and Sunday video projection.

Hobbies: Quilting, reading and gardening.

Favorite Verse: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding,will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7

Family: One daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter that I love hanging out with.

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Jennifer Clem - Event Scheduler

Role: Coordinates facility scheduling with ministry events, memorials, weddings, volunteers, and provides office assistance.

Hobbies: My favorite hobby is encouraging and cheering on my children in their lives. I also enjoy photography, reading, walking with my husband, and cooking.

Favorite Verse: "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is fairthful." Hebrews 10:23

Family: My husband Roger teaches at Cedarhome Elementary in Stanwood. We have three grown children- Spencer, Carter, and Sadie.

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Sandy Shook - Assistant to Administrative Pastor/Office Manager

Role: Sandy is the administrative assistant to Pastor Mike and the office manager.  She is also involved with church record keeping and HR.

Hobbies: Photography, Art, Traveling and time with friends.

Favorite Verse: “I lift up my eyes to the hills.  From where does my help come?  My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.” Psalm 121:1-3

Family: Married to Geoff for over 30 years. They have 3 children; daughter Clarisa and sons Noel and Morgan.

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Beth Erickson - Assistant to Youth and Children's Ministry, Graphic Designer & Webmaster

Role: Beth is the assistant for Youth and Children's Ministries. She is also the church graphic designer and website administrator.

Hobbies: Crafts, Photography, Graphic Design, Art, Sewing and Cooking.

Favorite Verse: "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." Jeremiah 29:11

Family: She is married to her husband Michael and she has two step-sons. Beth and Michael enjoy trips to the Oregon Coast, day trips through the mountains and doing photography together.

Becky Vargas - Pre-K Teacher

Role: Pre-K Teacher

Hobbies: Reading, spending time with my grandchildren

Favorite Verse: "Jesus said, 'Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.'" Matthew 19:14

Family: Husband - Omero, Sons - Jordan (Diedre & Jager & Baby Jensen), Trynton; Daughter - Taelor Gilbertson (Randal & Kyndall & Kasen)

Berna Michl - Pre-School Teacher

Role: Preschool Teacher

Hobbies: Reading, Sewing, Playing Piano, Singing

Favorite Verse: "being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Philipians 1:6

Family: Married to Mich Michl; daughter, Jessica Anderson; son, Austin Michl and five Grandchildren. Arbor, Summit, Maisie, Henry and Rocky.

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Allison Reid - Pre-K Teacher

Role: Pre-K Teacher

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends.  Game nights!  Attending Spartan Athletics and Performing Arts Events.

Favorite Verse: “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” 3 John 1:4

Family: Married to Brett for over 20 years. Mother of three children.

Jamie Whitney - Kindergarten Teacher

Role: Kindergarten Teacher

Hobbies: Gardening, Scrapbooking, Camping with my family, competitive pistol shooting and instruction. 

Favorite Verse: "If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing." 1 Corinthians 13 1:3

Family: Husband Scott, Mother of 3 children Emily, Jacob, Lillie

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