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.
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." 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.
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, Café, Safety Team
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 42 years. Their four adult children are Paul, Daniel, Timothy and Kristin and their spouses. Their eight grandchildren are Hailey, Chase, Aubrey, Nicholas, Garrett, Ethan, Caleb and Harper Joy.
Matt Lee - Pastor of Grades 6 - 8
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, 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.
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 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.
Ashley Johnson - Director of Children's Ministry
Role: Oversees Sunday mornings children's classes, children’s special events, Kaboom and Centershot.
Hobbies: I love spending time with my family, cooking, the outdoors and have recently taken up playing guitar.
Favorite Verse: "What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?" Ps. 8:4-6
Family: Ashley has been married to Jared for 4 years. They have a 2 year old named Ava.
Tristan Frank - Volunteer Coordinator for Children's Ministry
Role: Tristan oversees the volunteers for our children's ministries. Scheduling and recruiting volunteers for Sunday mornings, Tuesday evenings and summer programs.
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.
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
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.
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 at Cedarhome Elementary in Stanwood. We have three grown children- Spencer, Carter, and Sadie.
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: Married to Geoff for over 30 years. They have 3 children; daughter Clarisa and sons Noel and Morgan.
Beth Erickson - Assistant to Youth and Children's Ministry
Role: Beth focuses on being the assistant to Youth and Children's Ministries. 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: She is married to 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 coem 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.
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.