Rev. Seth J. Thomas, Pastor
We are pleased to introduce our new pastor. Seth’s most recent experience was as a ministry associate and worship director at Birchwood Presbyterian Church right here in Bellingham, he has years of experience working with the INN Ministries on WWU’s campus
Seth graduated from Western Washington University and The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. He loves Bellingham, an amazing community rich with people who vibrantly bear witness to the glory of God in their lives through their passion for the outdoors and love of art, music, and food. Seth is excited to begin this new chapter with Saint James and faithfully pursue God’s vision for Bellingham with our church community!
Natasha Orme, Administrative Secretary
Natasha is a Washington girl, but she didn’t stay here long. When she was eight she and her family moved to American Samoa. Her favorite memory of being there was swimming in the warm Pacific Ocean. From there the family moved to Anchorage, where she spent her teenage years. There she skied and enjoyed the snow.
The call of the beach took her to San Diego State University, but the love of skiing later drew her to University of Colorado Boulder. (Oh, yeah, that and a love of education!) Natasha made a full circle, returning to Bellingham and the church she grew up in (Central Lutheran). She joined our staff in 2008.
Carolyn Mullen, Music Director
Leading singing and musical groups from her teen years, Carolyn graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Music Education with a concentration in Choral Conducting. Carolyn has 30 years of experience working with choral groups both in churches and in the community. A pianist since age 7 she enjoys playing jazz, classical and contemporary music.
She and husband Jim have two musical children, Zach and Keena, and live on a farm where they tend bees, dogs and beautiful growing things.
Kaitlyn Ronstadt, Pianist/Accompanist
Kaitlyn is almost a life-long Washington native and has lived in Whatcom county since she was 10 years old. She finished her undergraduate studies at Western Washington University in 2017, and is now working towards her graduate degree there as well. Besides music, Kaitlyn also loves to explore the outdoors using the many beautiful hikes and running trails around Bellingham.
Marina McLeod, Treasurer
Marina is a woman of many talents. She can also be found teaching math at Everett Community College. When not in the office tracking our income and expenses skillfully, she may be ringing bells or singing in the choir.