© 2016 All Souls

  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 worshipping community that is thoughtfully and intentionally invested in West Seattle–– a church for the neighborhood 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 BBQ joint. He loves long meals, riding on two wheels, building and tinkering, live music, fly fishing, and his Big Green Egg.

The Pelanders work and live and frequent soccer fields with their three children near Admiral Junction.

NATHAN RYAN  |   music + mercy

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.

He works to craft a meaningful, worshipful, and accessible Sunday morning service. The selection of rich, storied hymns set to new music with creative instrumental arrangements is done very intentionally, to draw the community into a reflective and dynamic experience of God and his grace toward us.

Nathan has eaten at every great sandwich shop in the city, and fronts the band, The Bruised Hearts Revue. 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.

CHARLOTTE ALJETS  |   pastoral / ministry coordinator

Charlotte provides broad-range pastoral, ministry, and project support, and helps organize practical, tangible care for the All Souls community. She also connects with newcomers, serves as liaison to members, and especially loves coming alongside new moms in transition.

A Virginia native, Charlotte enjoys music and dance, exploring the city, reading, interior design, and the outdoors. She lives with her husband, Adam, and their three sons in North Admiral.


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STEFPHAN GAMBILL  |   All Souls Kids, ministry assistant

Stefphan, with the A.S.K. team, helps facilitate Sunday morning operations, aimed at creating an integrated, safe, and welcoming experience for volunteers, children, and families.

He holds a degree in youth ministry and Christian education, and has served in leadership with Young Life.

During the week, Stefphan can be found oven-side at the Market's renowned Le Panier Bakery.

STEPHANIE FILER  |   discipleship / community formation

Stephanie plays a vital role in the work of distilling and cultivating a deeper desire to know and love God at All Souls. She oversees opportunities for women to gather and grow, in groups and on an individual basis, and is helping to develop a community-wide framework to facilitate and encourage deeper intimacy with Christ, no matter where we find ourselves on the spiritual spectrum.

What's your hope for how spiritual formation will shape us?

“That we’d become a community, here— where we are— who evidently love God in our choices and actions, and who value how each of us builds and enhances the whole by who we are uniquely.”

Stephanie, married to Mark and mom to two elementary-age girls, has a graduate degree and work history in clinical social work. She reads voraciously, enjoys time with her family, live music, and dance (“ballet and modern, not wedding or club”), and wishes she spoke more languages.

JENNIFER WAGNER  |   Sunday morning host

Jennifer is one of our Sunday morning hosts, helping to coordinate behind-the-scenes logistics— organizing and supporting volunteers and staff— and helping craft a dynamic and engaging, warm and hospitable worship experience.

A Colorado native and life-long hiker, she is also a mental health counselor (MA, LMHCA) with a local practice, and serves as a seasonal missionary to Gulu, Uganda, where she has explored how movement and dance can be used to rehabilitate a community that has survived years of civil war. 

KARA BARRETT  |   All Souls Kids, curriculum director

Kara’s primary role is to cultivate gospel-centered learning opportunities for K-5th graders and their families, implement curriculum, and to support/equip volunteers. But her underlying desire is for the children of All Souls to hear the words you are the beloved, such that they would “reverberate in every corner of their being,” she says, “and, because of their confidence in God’s commitment to and love for them, that they might radically and sacrificially love and serve others.”

A trained cultural anthropologist and the daughter of overseas missionaries, Kara brings a passion for helping kids discover how the gospel of Jesus propels us toward care of those who may have dramatically different circumstances and/or beliefs than they do, in the vast world around them.

She lives with her husband, Peter, and their three children near the Alaska Junction.

HANNAH NIEMAN  |   Sunday morning coordinator

Hannah manages all things ‘Sunday morning’, overseeing  behind-the-scenes logistics— organizing and supporting volunteers and staff— and helping to craft a dynamic and engaging, warm and hospitable worship experience.

During the week, though, she can be found at the Univ. of Washington, where, as a doctoral student, she is working to  support math teachers as they create welcoming classrooms where all students are valued, and are engaging in meaningful work.

A Georgia native, Hannah-- in her limited free time-- enjoys “soaking in sun, whether on a bike ride, hike, or in my back yard.” She and her husband, Jake, live in Admiral.

ALLISON HOLT  |   All Souls Kids, ministry assistant

Allie, with the A.S.K. team, coordinates with parents, volunteers, and staff to help with the nursery through early-elementary child care and classrooms on Sundays.

An East Coast native, Allie’s professional background is in education, and she currently works at UW. She loves volunteering with the residential art program at Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, spending time with family and friends, and “puttering with her own art and crafting.”