Luke Arnold, Church Accompanist
Luke is a Western Washington University student, studying Piano and Psychology. He hails from Silverdale, WA, and has been a vital part of the St. James Presbyterian Church community since 2019. We are grateful for the amazing musical gifts Luke brings to our Sunday worship each week.
Tracy Caruso, Director of Children & Family Ministries
Tracy brings years of children’s experience in this vital role in our congregation. She has a deep love for children and families. She works with our congregation to develop our Godly Play program, connect with families, and expand the ways we engage spiritual formation for people at all stages of their faith journey.
Shannon Laws, Church Administrative Assistant
Shannon Laws was born and raised in the Seattle area, currently lives in Happy Valley. She is a mother of two adult children, Hannah and Daniel, and has three poetry books available at Village Books. In addition to writing poetry, Shannon is a voice actor and the Housing Manager with Interfaith Coalition helping homeless families in Whatcom County.
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.
Rev. Seth J. Thomas, Pastor
Pastor Seth Thomas has been with us at St. James since 2017. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Seth and his family have deep roots in our community and are grateful to find a home and place to serve in our congregation.
Seth did his undergraduate work at Western Washington University and seminary studies at 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 grateful to serve St. James in this chapter of life and growth, as our congregation faithfully pursues God’s loving vision for the city of Bellingham!