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, 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.


Julian Fajardo, Pianist

Julian graduated from Western Washington University in 2016 with a degree in Vocal Performance and is currently working towards a teacher certification with endorsements in P-12 General and Choral Music. 

Starting his piano training at the age of three, he has gone on to accompany several choral groups and soloists, as well as teach private lessons all over the Puget Sound area.  In his spare time, he enjoys  baking and hanging out with his puppy, Riff!






Marina Gresham, 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. 



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