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Jay Kirschenman

Staff - Deacon of Operations // 

Following a career in financial services, Jay joined the staff team at Soma in March 2023.   Julianna, his wife for more than 35 years, and Jay have three adult children and two grandchildren.  They enjoy time with family, enoying the outdoors, playing golf and engaging people.


Colin black

Staff Deacon - Music 

Colin is the music coordinator and a worship leader here at Soma Eastside Church. He is amazingly supported by his wife Melinda and two boys, Judah & Maddox. He has enjoyed a lifelong passion for writing, recording, and playing music. He also enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and shooting sports. 


Michele Hare

Staff Deacon - Kids & Youth Ministries //

Michele serves as our Deacon of Children and Youth, pointing families to Jesus, our only Rescuer and the best Boss of our everyday lives. She is an educator with a pastor’s heart, having a background in both public and private schools. Michele lives in beautiful Fall City with her husband Chris and their kids Ethan and Ebby. In her free time you’ll catch her fly fishing or working in her yard. Michele is currently working on her Master’s of Applied Biblical Leadership at Western Seminary.


Shannon taylor

Staff - Deacon of Prayer 


Shannon is Deacon of prayer and has served Soma Eastside in many different ways over the years with her husband Frank and four daughters in Issaquah. She enjoys gardening, coaches others in gardening and enjoys people, walking, and playing games. 


jordan Fielder

Staff - Director of Administration 

Jordan is the Director of Administration at Soma Eastside. She can help you gather more information on Sunday services, getting connected to a Missional Community, or joining a volunteer team. Jordan lives in Hobart with her husband Justin. She spends her time coaching in the gym, riding horses, snowboarding, biking, or pretty much any activity outside.


Julianna Kirschenman

Lay Deacon - Welcome

Julianna volunteers her time as our Welcome Team Lead, leading the Greeters and helping new attendees connect and make Soma Eastside home. Julianna lives in Sammamish with her husband Jay. They have three grown children and two grandchildren. She loves connecting with women, taking care of her grandchildren, and golfing.

Anessa Mades

Lay Deacon - Hospitality 

 Anessa leads the hospitality team serving coffee and preparing the communion elements for our Sunday service. She and her husband Paul live in Issaquah with their 4 daughters. They love spending time with friends and family sharing delicious food, traveling, and skiing/snowboarding.

brian maher

Lay Deacon - Technology 


Brian has been serving as the Deacon of Technology for over 10 years. He has been in Washington State his whole life and enjoys spending time in God's mountains; running, climbing, or skiing them. He met his wife Elizabeth at Western Washington University and now lives in the Issaquah Highlands with her and their two children. Please reach out to him or Trevor if you are interested in helping with running the audio console, livestream, or slides.

Kevin mather

Lay Deacon - Setup/Teardown 


Lindsay Jacob

Lay Deacon - Women's Ministry 

Soon after moving from the east coast to join Soma Eastside in November 2021 with her husband Shiju and 2 daughters, Lindsay had the desire to begin a women's bible study at the church. She is thankful for the many other women who have joined her in this effort to establish an ongoing women's study on Wednesday evenings year round, and she loves the deep discussions they are able to have on Wednesday nights centered on God and His Word. She is grateful for the rich community of this church family. In her free time, Lindsay loves to read, walk in nature, play flute, watercolor paint, write poems, and bake yummy treats.

Mary Kay Blum

Lay Deacon - Women's Ministry 



Donnavon Webb

Lay Deacon - Men's Ministry 

Donnavon has served in many different roles within the church over the years but has recently been called to men’s ministry. He’s the husband of Gail, his wife of 30 years and father of daughter, Riley. He’s grateful for the grace they both extend him as he attempts to be the husband and father God has called him to be. He believes God has a plan for every one of us, and to the extent that God grants him the ability, he’d like to help every man he comes in contact with connect with that purpose.