Kris Kramer - Senior Pastor
Role: Senior Pastor
Hobbies: Going for walks with my wife and Marksmanship
Favorite Verse: "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." Romans 8:1 (ESV)
Family: I am married to Joyce, and have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren.
Brett Reid - Executive Pastor
Role: Executive Pastor, Oversee and equip the ministry and support staff of Camano Chapel with guidance and encouragement. Direct ministry staff for the purpose of fulfilling the vision and mission of Camano Chapel by equipping ministry staff to recruit, train, develop, and oversee lay leaders, “modeling the ministry” by activities and relationships.
Hobbies: Hanging out with family and friends, basketball, hunting, going to sporting events, reading biographies, listening to podcasts and understanding how to better defend our faith.
Favorite Verses: “In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” James 2:17
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1
“When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?” Psalm 56:3-4
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:6-5
Family: Wife, Allison, 20 plus years of marriage (high school sweethearts) and three children—Kaitlyn, Blake, and Brayden
Mich Michl - Associate Mission & Outreach Pastor
Role: Missions/Outreach Pastor
Hobbies: Hiking, Fly Fishing, Camping, Raquetball
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." Galations 2:20
Family: Berna and I have been married for 37 years. We have two adult children. Jessica (married to Bjorn) and Austin. God has blessed us with two beautiful granddaughters, Arbor and Maisie.
Mike Brazeal - Connection Pastor
Role: Connection Pastor, Elder Oversees: S.A.L.T Groups, Sunday School Classes, Marriage Ministry, Family Camp, Men’s Retreat, Ushers, Greeters, Cafe
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: His wife is Cathie, their four adult children are Paul, Daniel, Timothy and Kristin and their spouses. Their seven grandchildren are Hailey, Chase, Aubrey, Nicholas, Garrett, Ethan and Caleb.
Matt Lee - Pastor of Grades 6 - 8 and Young Adult Ministries
Role: Youth Ministries Pastor
Hobbies: Fishing, watching, playing and coaching sports, and a good movie
Favorite Verse: Then Elisha prayed and said, “O LORD, please open his eyes that he may see.”2 Kings 6:17
Family: Married to my amazing wife Jaymi of 15 years! I have three kids, Logan 11 years old, Maya 9 years old and Brooklyn 6 years old.
Ronda Clawson - Director Of Women's Ministry
Role: Women’s Ministry Director which includes: Women’s Bible Studies, MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), 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.
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 pic 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 has been married to her husband, George, for 27 years. They have two adult children, Makenzie and Isaac, and a 15 year old dog named Romeo.
Teresa VanSant - Director of Children's Ministry
Role: Children’s Ministry Director for kids birth through 5th grade. She oversees and organizes Sunday mornings, children’s special events, preschool and pre-k programs, Kaboom and Centershot.
Hobbies: Running, Cooking and Gardening.
Favorite Verse: “The Lord your God is living among you. He is almighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” Zephaniah 3:17
Family: Husband Paul. Children Megan, Madeline, Jack and stepchildren Ben, Brooke an Bethany.
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
Luke Laures - Director of High School Ministries
I am so excited about doing life with the high school students of this community! My biggest desire is to see kids grow in their knowledge and affections for God and His Church. Above all other things I want to point kids toward Jesus and His Gospel. I hope that they would see His love for them and respond.
I know high school students are in a crucial point in their lives where they will decide what to follow, who they will be. I will do everything I can to reach a wide range of students through ministries like Capstone, Summer Breeze, and special events.1 Corinthians 9:22 “I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some.” I also will try to build and train them, always going back to the Word of God and making it our final authority.
My life verse is Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.“
Aaron Bardon - Director of High School Ministries
Role: Aaron is our High School Director, working with students in 9th- 12thGrade; sharing about Gods abundant love for all creation, discipling students and encouraging them in their faith.
Hobbies: Enjoy 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 20:2
Family: Wife Sarah and daughter Millie Claire.
Mark Peterson - Facilities Director
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.
Nate Laun - Assistant to Facilities Director
Role: As the Facilities & Technology Assistant, Nate provides support to the Facilities Director for maintenance of the campus, supervising custodial work, and managing our IT. Nate says he make the lights that should be blinking, blink, and the lights that shouldn't be blinking, stop blinking.
Hobbies: Kayaking, photography, and building things with wood.
Favorite Verse: “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22
Family: Nate & Jessica have two children, and are an active foster family.
Kathy Johnson - Assistant to Dir of Worship and Missions
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.7 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.
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, exercising, 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 3rd grade at Cedarhome Elementary in Stanwood. Spencer is our oldest son and works at Highlands Community Church in Renton. Our son Carter is working toward becoming a pilot. Our daughter Sadie is an artist.
Sandy Shook - Assistant to Senior and Executive Pastor
Role: Sandy is the administrative assistant to Pastor Kris and Pastor Brett. She is also involved with church record keeping and providing office assistance.
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: Her husband is Geoff. He’s the guy with the white hair that you see playing electric guitar on the worship team. Together they have 3 children, Clarisa, Noel and Morgan.
Beth Erickson - Assistant to Youth and Children's Ministry
Role: Beth focuses on being the assistant to Pastor Matt Lee, Luke Laures and Teresa VanSant. She is also the church wide graphic designer and web site administrator.
Hobbies: Crafts, Photography, Graphic Design, Art 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: Her husband is Michael and she has two step-sons.
Becky Vargas - Pre-K Teacher
It’s been an honor to have been teaching Pre-K classes at Camano Chapel for the past 24 years. I graduated from George Fox University in 1984 with my teaching degree in early education. In 1989, I proposed the idea of beginning a Pre-School program to the church Board and with their blessing and encouragement, started my first class of eight students that year. Since then, we’ve grown to have as many as six classes with a total of 75 kids in the program. Our program incorporates Christian teachings and values. If offers a variety of experiences that foster and allow children to develop social, emotional, creative, and intellectual skills. Some of the ways we do this is through hands on projects and experiments, monthly field trips, music, stories, art, and playing on the playground or gymnasium. We strive to have a fun, safe learning environment that helps kids become motivated to do their best to prepare them for the public, private, or home school experience.
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 two granddaughters, Arbor and Maisie.
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.