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Gary Gulbranson

Pastor Gary has been at Westminster Chapel since 1993, previously serving as senior pastor of Glen Ellyn Bible Church in suburban Chicago. Over the years he has ministered on radio and television and has been a speaker for many international conferences.Pastor Gary and his wife, Jorie, have brought to Westminster a deep sense of commitment to embracing the fullness of a relationship with God, while addressing the needs of our community and the world. Jorie is involved in the music ministry at the Chapel as well as women’s ministry. She is also a retreat and conference speaker. They have been married 36 years and are the parents of two daughters. Their oldest daughter, Marci Gulbranson Moore, passed away very suddenly from unknown causes in 1998. God has given them a platform to help many others through their own experience of grief and loss. Their youngest daughter, Marisa, is married to Scott Gronholz, and they have two children.

Pastor Gary is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute; Trinity College, Deerfield, IL.; Denver Seminary, (M.Div.); and Loyola University (Ed.D.). He has served on the boards of Greater Europe Mission, Youth for Christ, Leadership Design Group, Seattle Assoc. of Theological Education, and Denver Seminary. Pastor Gary has a heart and a passion for mentoring. Whether adults, grandchildren, or emerging young leaders, he is a firm believer in being a godly role model and desires the same for everyone in the congregation.

Doug Anderson

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Bill Johanson

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Travis Mann

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Dave Melin

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Craig Nishizaki

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Rich Rice

I am a faithful believer in Jesus Christ.

I grew up In Yakima, Washington the youngest of six children. It is my good fortune to have married my High School sweetheart in 1978. Maurina and I were blessed with two wonderful children, Amanda born in 1981 and Jordan in 1984. Amanda is married to a fantastic man, Sean, and we now have a beautiful grandson in our lives. I graduated from Western Washington University in 1980 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Later in life, I earned a Masters of Global Urban Ministry degree from Bakke Graduate School. Maurina and I currently split our time between our homes on Lopez Island, Washington and in Redmond, Washington.

After several management jobs out of college, I was fortunate to land a sales position with the Kellogg Company in 1982. This was the start of a 30 year career that would literally take us from coast to coast as I advanced in the company. In addition to Washington, we have lived in New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Utah and Michigan (twice), where I ultimately worked in senior leadership roles at Kellogg headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan. I retired (I prefer the word refocused) in 2012.

I am currently President and Executive Director of W.I.N.D. of God, a non-profit we founded in 2007. W.I.N.D. is focused on providing leadership development, spiritual training and education in the mountainous Ixil region of Guatemala.  I also volunteer my time and offer my expertise to other non-profits in the Seattle area. We attend Westminster Chapel in Bellevue, Washington where I currently serve on the Elder Board and volunteer in the Missions Department.

I feel called in the area of missions and enjoy cross-cultural learning opportunities. My mission experiences include Guatemala (over 20 trips), Costa Rica, Mexico, Uganda, Malawi and Japan. My passions include traveling, writing, hiking, kayaking, biking and a wide variety of other outdoor activities. 

Steve Sirich

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Kent Wiegel

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