9300 Nels Nelson Road, Bremerton, WA 98311  360-692-5000

Staff

Tyler Kirkpatrick – Pastor

 Tyler received his Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He is also a graduate of Whitworth University in Spokane, WA where he majored in theology.

Prior to coming to CKPC in 2015, Tyler worked with college students and young adults at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, and has been involved with youth ministries at several churches, including serving as the Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries at Country Homes Christian Church in Spokane.

A born and bred Western Washingtonian, Tyler and his wife Brittany are happiest reading in a hammock or hiking out on the trail, miles from the car, lugging heavy backpacks and eating freeze-dried dinners.  Tyler also enjoys skiing and scaling the occasional mountain. His love for the Mariners, Seahawks and Sonics (RIP) runs deep, but he bleeds the purple and gold of the Washington Huskies (his devotion might be called “unhealthy”—he watched every game of their 0-12 season!).

Dani Sharrett – Director of Children’s Ministry

Dani is so thrilled to be the Children’s Ministry Director here at CKPC.  She has grown up here in Bremerton and started attending CKPC with her family when she was three years old.  She started teaching Sunday School at 12 and has never stopped.  She has a passion for sharing Jesus’s love with children and seeing how it can change their lives.  She feels truly blessed that she has found her dream job here at CKPC.
In her spare time she loves watching movies and crafting.  She enjoys spending Saturdays with her Husband and dog snuggled up on the couch watching a movie or playing a new board game.  She is full of useless trivia facts about pop culture and can quote almost every line from Friends.  She is also a complete Disney Fanatic and if you bring it up she will talk for hours!   She is excited to see what God has planned here are CKPC!

 Amanda Warfield – Director of Youth Ministries

Amanda is a preschool teacher and blogger outside of youth group activities. She earned a Masters Certificate in Preschool Studies from Liberty University, and is also a proud graduate of the original USC (Go Gamecocks!) where she majored in psychology and sociology with a cognate in Early Childhood Education.
Before moving to Washington, Amanda and her husband Russell loved to sit on the beach, take long walks in the sunshine, and listening to thunder storms. Now they content themselves with lots of reading and board games with great friends. You should probably also know that she’s a crazy cat lady, and is likely to trap you into looking at lots of pictures, that all look basically the same, so you can see how adorable her “babies” are.
Amanda had no inkling that one sentence in June 2016 — “If you ever need help with the youth group, let me know.” — would turn into working part time as interim co-director, but she’s excited to see how God continues to move within CKPC!

Glen Milligan – Director of Choral Music

Glen earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music and Biology from Washington State University and is earning his Master’s degree in Education from Washington Governor’s University. Currently, Glen is working as a piano teacher for the Washington Academy of Music and as a paraeducator for the Peninsula School District. In addition, Glen has extensively sung in sacred settings from California to London and he is excited to share his
experience with CKPC’s choir!

Dax Baumgartner – Director of the Praise Team & Worship Band Leader

Dax’s music background is extensive and varied, and includes everything from ragtime piano and radio jingles to world tours with pop vocal groups. At his home church in central Florida, Dax enjoyed       being a “jack of all trades,” serving in multiple capacities with that worship band, and brings that experience and drive to the team here at CKPC.

Dax’s involvement with the Worship Band can be summed up in one phrase: “Mix it up.” He feels that a music team is at its best when they offer a little something for everyone. Dax believes in leading worship through song, whether it’s a traditional hymn, a well-known staple of Christian pop radio, or maybe a more obscure piece that happens to speak to his heart. Dax is always on the lookout for a new meaningful and inspiring song to introduce to the congregation, provided there’s ever time to actually rehearse it with the band!

Most of Dax’s time outside of CKPC is spent working as a music producer in Seattle, or at home with his wife Melissa and their baby boy, Austin. A big fluffy cat named Chester and an even bigger, fluffier dog named Seamus round out the Baumgartner household.

Patrice Johnson – Director of Communications / Office Manager

Patrice moved to Silverdale in the fall of 2017 from Portland, Oregon.  She grew up in Eastern Washington.  Since moving to the northewest she has missed the sunshine the most, but it has given her an excuse to have multiple pairs of rain boots!  She enjoys organizing, good coffee, good wine, and long walks through the aisles of Target.  Patrice, her husband and two boyss enjoy spending time outside.  They are Portland Trail Blazer Fans, Minnesota Vikings, and Seahawks fans (of course)!

Martie Hole – Director of Creative Connection Preschool

Martie has a deep love for Jesus and young children, which are perfectly paired in her role as the Director of Creative Connection Preschool and Kindergarten.  She is blessed to be part of such an amazing ministry and has always said she has “The best job on the planet, and the payment in hugs alone make it all worth while!”

Born and raised in Eastern Washington, she met and married the love of her life, Kris. They moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest when her husband was stationed at the Shipyard with the Navy in 1984.  Together they have since raised 2 children, 2 dogs, multiple cats (and even a fish!) here in Bremerton and are delighted to call it home.

Martie loves coffee–especially from All-Star espresso stand, as well as crafting, traveling, and most importantly, spending time with family!  She looks forward to coming to work every day and is excited to be part of the plans God has in store for the future of CKPC!

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