- Church Office: 158 1st Place NW Issaquah, WA 98027
- Sunday Service: 5025 Issaquah Pine-Lake Road SE Issaquah, WA 98029
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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.
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.
Staff Deacon - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lay Deacon - Women's Ministry //