PO Box 7008
TACOMA, WA 98417
Rev. Christine T. Long, Executive Presbyter
cell: (360) 259-9595
Prior to becoming Executive Presbyter, Christine served as Associate Pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Olympia (2005-2017) and as COM Moderator (2015-2017). She has served in youth ministry at The United Churches of Olympia and Cornerstone Presbyterian. While studying music in college she served as Children’s Choir Director at University Place Presbyterian and as Youth Choir Director at Little Church on the Prairie. She has also served congregations in Caldwell, NJ, Kendall Park, NJ, and Roseville, CA.
She holds a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma WA. Christine resides in Olympia with her husband James, her son, Donovan, currently a student at Capital High School, and her daughter Bridget, who is studying oboe at the Boston Conservatory. In addition to spending time with her family, Christine finds rejuvenation through healthy eating, exercise, reading, caring for two dogs and two cats, and music.
Christine looks forward to partnering with Olympia Presbytery sisters and brothers in ministries that nurture, empower, and strengthen diverse pastors, churches, and communities. She seeks to offer her skills as a natural connector of people, curator of resources, and collaborator to support congregations as they live into their call to bring the light and hope of Christ to their communities and the world.
Kari McFarland, Stated Clerk
Kari lives in Tacoma, and began serving the Presbytery in March 2013. Kari was ordained to the Validated Ministry of the Stated Clerk on May 26, 2013 at Bethany Presbyterian Church (Tacoma). AND then on July 1, 2013 she became part-time Presbytery Administrator with the retirement of Susie Zych.
Kari is a graduate of Whitworth, served as a Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) of PC(USA) at their urban ministry site in Los Angeles, CA, and graduated from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA, with her M.Div. She is the mother of an active 2nd grader, Molly.