Officers of the Presbytery

2018 Moderator
Abbie Watters, Ruling Elder
Bethany, Tacoma

2018 Vice-Moderator
Rev. Ed Wegele, Westminster - Chehalis

Staff Support
Rev. Christine Long, Executive Presbyter
Rev. Kari McFarland, Stated Clerk
Bernie Cooper, Treasurer (acting)

Other members of Leadership Council

Ruling Elders
Kristen Laramie, University Place
Tom Hill, Toledo
Dorothy Culliton, Westminster, Olympia

Teaching Elders/Pastors
Rev. Jim Thoburn, Community Pres, Buckley
Rev. Sue Watkins, First Pres, Puyallup
Rev. Dexter Kearny, Longview


  • Prays for the mission of the Presbytery
  • Visions the future
  • Establishes current priorities in programs and personnel
  • Reviews the progress of teams
  • Leads new Church Development and Redevelopment
  • Implements the Futures Task Force Report
  • Creates space for organic teams to grow
  • Facilitates faithful stewardship


Next Meetings

2018: June 7, Aug 2, Sept 6, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6,