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!).
Ty Whitman – Ministry Associate/Youth Director
Ty recently graduated from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, with a degree in Business Management and a specialization in Leadership Studies.
While at college, Ty led a ministry at Whitworth called Awake, where he helped students “grow in knowledge and love of Jesus”, and worked with High Schoolers at La Jolla Presbyterian Church where he developed a passion for youth ministry and sharing the Gospel. He is very excited to be a part of the CKPC family, and to be able to foster a community with the youth towards growth and love for Jesus and each other.
Reading has become one of Ty’s greatest passions, yet it was not always so growing up. Ty has a uncanny ability to quote the Tv show, “The Office”, and he has the tendency to relate most situations he finds himself in to the show itself. Outside of work you’ll most likely find him at the gym, or watching Netflix in his spare time.
Dani Sharrett – Director of Children’s Ministry
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’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)!
Abby Breeding – Nursery Coordinator
Abby is a mother of two young boys but has worked with children for most of her teenage and adult life, from babysitting to volunteering at local elementary schools to ABA therapy and working with children on the Autism spectrum. Abby was first introduced to CKPC through Creative Connections Preschool, then further involved through Monkey Mornings until she enthusiastically applied and accepted the position of Nursery Supervisor.
Abby is the daughter of a Retired Naval Senior Chief and knows the importance of community in order to adapt and thrive. Along with feeling the sense of community through church, Abby is a leader and founder of Mom Strong Kitsap, a community that aims to create a welcoming and safe environment for women to accomplish fitness and health goals, connect with like minded women and help relieve the isolation and stresses of motherhood. She is excited to be continuing the same concepts for the families at CKPC through the nursery.
Abby enjoys playing soccer with her family, being crafty with a sewing machine and binge watching all the anime she can get her hands on!
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!