- Phone: 425-372-7420
- Church Office: 158 1st Place NW Issaquah, WA 98027
Read about the year 2020 for Soma Eastside Church, including praises and challenges, goals for 2021, budget info, and an update from each staff member.
Lead Pastor & Elder //
Paul led the planting and establishment of Alathia Community Church in 2005. Alathia became Soma Issaquah in 2010. He and his wife Kathryn lead an MC in the Issaquah Highlands and have 4 kids.
Youth Ministry Lead, Video Team Lead & Elder //
Warren Mainard is our Youth Ministry lead while we are between youth pastors, as well as Video Ministry director. He has over 25 years of ministry experience as a Youth Pastor, Church Planter, Pastor and Non-Profit leader. He now serves as the Executive Director of IMPACT Players, a non-profit focused on inspiring men to become great husbands, fathers and leaders. Warren, his wife Leah and kids Krista and Micah live in the Issaquah Highlands and co-lead a Missional Community with the Rumseys.
Soma Kids Director //
Service Coordinator //
Erika is the service coordinator and administrator at Soma Eastside Church. Whether you are looking to attend a Sunday service, join a volunteer team, or just get more connected at Soma, she can point you in the right direction. Erika lives in Covington with her husband Archie and their two boys, Kayden and Dominic. She enjoys spending time outside with her kids and two dogs, hiking, and strength training.
Deacon of Music //
Deaconess of Spiritual Formation & Executive Assistant (leave coverage) //
Amanda serves as the Deaconess of Spiritual Formation. She has also taken on the role of Executive Assistant to Pastor Paul Dean while Robyn Volk is on maternity leave. Amanda lives in Maple Valley with her husband, Stephan, and their girls, Lydia and Nora. She studied worship arts and has a heart for discipleship, worship, and the arts. She enjoys putting together the liturgy each week for our Sunday worship gatherings. Her hobbies include quilting and gardening.
Executive Assistant //
Robyn works directly with the pastoral staff, managing scheduling and various administrative duties. She lives in Preston with her husband, Tyler, and daughter, Riley, and is expecting baby #2 in July 2021. She loves to sing and lead worship, and snuggle her boxer dog, Remy.
Director of Finance //
Chad has been on staff at Soma Eastside as our Director of Business and Finance since 2010. Some of his areas of responsibility are: annual budget, human resource, vendor contracts, financial systems and general accounting. Please keep Chad in prayer as he serves in this vital role within our church.
Administrative Assistant //
Nick has been an Elder with Soma Eastside since 2013. He holds a BA in Business Administration from Washington State University, and an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He leads a Missional Community with his wife Colleen.
Tom has been an Elder with Soma Eastside since spring of 2021. He serves on the global leadership team for a non-profit focused on youth, and works cross-culturally to provide young people with the opportunity to encounter the love and message of Jesus in international communities. He lives in Issaquah with his wife Bernice and together they enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and sailing.
Deacon of Tech //