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Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Keith Tanis, Executive Presbyter

Keith coaches the Presbytery in "missional transformation." He is a life-long student of the Bible, the church, and of contemporary culture. For his D.Min., from San Francisco Theological Seminary he wrote a dissertation on How Culture Shapes Spirituality. 

Keith has been married to his wife, Marti, for 43 years. They have two children, and four grandkids! When he's not traveling around OlyPres, Keith loves to cook, roast his own coffee, make sawdust and go fishing.

 


Photo Credit: Mitya Ku

Photo Credit: Mitya Ku

Kari McFarland, Stated Clerk

Kari lives in Tacoma, and her first day in the office was Friday, March 1, 2013. Kari was ordained to the Validated Ministry of the Stated Clerk on May 26, 2013 at Bethany Presbyterian Church. 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 married to Nick Brownlee, and mother of an active preschooler, Molly.

 


Photo Credit: dimnikolov

Photo Credit: dimnikolov

Steve Klump, Treasurer

Steve Klump became presbytery treasurer in December 1993, not realizing it was a lifetime commitment.  He also served as pastor to the Toledo Presbyterian Church from August 1988 through December 2013.  And he’s been a Presbyterian since about 1950.  Now exploring the joys of retirement (at least from the role of pastor), Steve remains devoted to the ministry through Sound View Camp, passionate about disaster response work, and obsessive about paddling adventures. He invites everyone to share in his enthusiasms.