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  Sundays at 10 am  /  3429 45th Ave SW, Seattle  /  How Can I Know God?    

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ANDY PELANDER  |   pastor

Andy, with his wife, Rachel, leapt at the opportunity to organize a new church for the city, in our neighborhood. They are working to help build and shape a community that is thoughtfully and intentionally invested in Seattle–– a church for its community that shares its hopes, needs, and questions.

An ordained presbyterian minister, Andy has a graduate degree in theology and counseling, and has previously served as a pastor in the San Francisco area. In a former life, he has written for magazines, worked in design, and helped open a restaurant, in New York. He loves long meals, riding on two wheels, photography, tinkering, live music, and fly-fishing.

All Souls is a church for asking real questions, building lasting and intimate friendships, and celebrating the grace we’ve been shown in Jesus. For Andy and Rachel, this usually begins among friends around the kitchen table.

They work and live and frequent playgrounds with their three elementary-age children near Admiral Junction.

NATHAN RYAN  |   worship arts

Nathan, a longtime Seattleite, is a fixture in the local folk and americana music scene as both a solo act and band member. Hailing originally from Texas, there’s plenty of Johnny Cash and Elliott Smith influence in his songwriting to go around.

Nathan works to craft a meaningful, worshipful, and accessible Sunday morning service. The selection of music, liturgy, and pace is very intentional to draw the community into a reflective and dynamic experience of the God of the Bible and his gospel of grace in Jesus.

This translates to worship designed not just for those new to this church, but for those new to church, period. Nathan works with other musicians––guitar, keys, banjo, mandolin, percussion––to build the All Souls ‘sound’ and catalog of many rich and storied hymns set to new music.

Nathan has eaten at every great sandwich shop in the city, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of obscure bands. During the week, he works with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, and he and his wife, Jess, live near Alaska Junction with their four children.

MEGAN SNOW  |   All Souls Kids

As director of All Souls’ children’s ministry, Megan’s hope is to set our kids up to discover Jesus, and explore His gospel of grace, in their own language. Her goal is to equip and partner with our families as we seek to invest in the spiritual wholeness of our children. 

Megan brings dynamic and varied experience to her role. She has worked with kids ranging from newborn through high school in various capacities, both in ministry environments and public education. She’s been an English teacher, a case manager for at-risk youth, and a dance instructor, among other roles. Whether sharing great literature with teens or teaching little ones how to point their toes, she has always been inspired by kids’ curiosity, enthusiasm, and resiliency.

A new mom, Megan now spends plenty of time pushing a stroller through Lincoln Park, one of her favorite places to be in West Seattle. Alongside her husband, Tyler, and their son, she is eager to be establishing new roots in a very old home in the Morgan Junction. 

CHARLOTTE ALJETS  |   community care / volunteers

Charlotte creates order from chaos. She works to help craft a space for worship on Sundays that is dynamic and engaging, open and honest, warm and hospitable. Why? Because worship should reflect the gospel—Jesus’s hospitality toward us. So Charlotte’s desire is to facilitate an environment that joyfully and openly welcomes both new and familiar faces to All Souls.

Many hands contribute to make this happen, before, during, and after. Charlotte organizes and equips dozens of volunteer, and manages the ‘back of the house’ in an administrator capacity.

Charlotte enjoys exploring the city and trying new coffee shops while pretending to like coffee. Loves: great literature, outstanding cheesecake, and outdoor adventures. She lives with her husband, Adam, and their son near Admiral Junction.

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