MEET THE PASTORS

Sequim Community Church pastors walking across the parking lot

I have been the Senior Pastor here at SCC since fall 1996. Prior to coming here I was an Associate Pastor of Small Groups, Adult Education and Marriage and Family Enrichment as well as a Youth Pastor for over 16 years. My doctoral work was at Fuller Theological Seminary in marriage and family counseling, which I have utilized to develop marriage enrichment programs, parenting seminars and various men’s and women’s workshops.

I have had the opportunity to write curriculum for several different companies, write freelance articles for various publications and co-author a book on small groups entitled Get ’em Talking which was Golden Medallion Award winner. 

At SCC my primary job description is to preach, lead and administer the day-to-day workings of the church. We have an exceptional staff team and very dedicated board of deacons and elders, with whom it is my privilege to work.

In 1980 I married Claire, who is a real estate agent. We have two grown sons David and Paul. Our daughter Grace is a college student in Oregon.

In my spare time I like to work out at the local gym, fish and crab.

Feel free to email me: office@sequimcommunitychurch.org

Dr. Scott E. Koenigsaecker

Senior Pastor, Sequim Community church

I was born in Martinez, California and committed my life to Jesus at the age of fifteen at a youth retreat.  I was greatly influenced in college by the Christian small groups at the University of California at Davis, where I studied electrical engineering and spent time with other young people who had a heart to grow and follow Jesus. I’ve also attended Fuller Theological Seminary at three campuses over the years (Pasadena, Menlo Park, and Seattle) and have a Master of Arts in Theology and a Master of Divinity equiv.  I’m a lifelong learner so my next educational endeavor is pursuing an Advanced Diploma in Ministry Leadership through Fuller’s Doctor of Ministry program. 

One of my life mottos is reflected in the SCC core value: “Life change happens best in small groups.” I’ve seen this principle ring true in every ministry area I’ve been involved in, so I believe that this role at SCC is a perfect fit for the way God has wired me to be.

My wife Andrea and I have been married since 1996, and we have three children. In the early years of our marriage we lived in Eastern Europe. In the year 2000 we came back to San Jose, California where I began serving as an assistant pastor.   We moved to Sequim in 2007 and I’ve continued to enjoy the many new challenges of overseeing adult ministries, the small group ministry and teaching classes. 

I invite you to stop by and check out one of our Sunday Seminars which usually take place at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM here on the church campus or go to our website and listen to or download the seminars.

You can contact me at rick@sequimcommunitychurch.org

Rev. Rick Dietzman

Associate Pastor to Adults, Sequim Community church

I was born and raised in Sequim and have a large extended family of early Sequim pioneers. I grew up playing guitar, piano and vocals informally with the rest of the Smith family.  My formal training is in voice under Seattle’s David Kyle, who is famed for training Hollywood actors who transitioned to Broadway.  It has been my honor and privilege to lead worship at various churches in the Sequim/Dungeness valley for the past 17 years.  Last year I was a History Maker’s Artist 106.5 finalist and I reached the semi-finals for StarSearch.  My lovely wife Melanie and I have been married 22 years.  We have two children: Emily is 17, and Adrian is 13.

You can contact me at nathan@sequimcommunitychurch.org.

Nathan Funston

Director of Worship, Music, Arts

Hello everyone! My name is Jennifer Gillis and I have lived in Sequim since I was a baby. I am blessed to have two loving parents, two older siblings, and a beautiful daughter whose energy and love are endless. I have attended Sequim Community Church since 2001 and have served in both the Children’s and Youth Ministries as an intern and volunteer leader.

After receiving my Associates of Arts at Peninsula College, my deep passion for youth led me to attend Northwest University to obtain my Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministries with a concentration in Youth and Family.  I could not be more grateful for the privilege of working in a church where God is apparent in the people and the work being done.  You can contact me at jennifer@sequimcommunitychurch.org.

Jennifer Gillis

Director of Children's Ministries, Sequim Community church

Hey y’all!  My name is Keith Sandell, and I’m a pastor’s kid from Hagerstown, Maryland. After graduating from high school, my desire to serve youth led me to pursue further education at Grove City College and then Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, where I graduated with a Master of Divinity.
I am so blessed to have an amazing family which includes my two parents, my brothers and their wives.  I also have four incredible nieces and nephews!  In my free time, I enjoy hiking, traveling, reading, and watching and playing sports.  If you want to talk about anything ranging from upcoming youth events to the Pittsburgh Steelers, feel free to stop by my office or contact me at Keith@sequimcommunitychurch.org
Keith Sandell

Youth Director

(360) 683-4194
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Office Hours: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Monday-Friday

950 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim, WA 98382


Service Times:

9 a.m. Contemporary
Contemporary vibe
(Fellowship Center)

10 a.m. Traditional
Familiar hymns
(Main Building)

11 a.m. Modern
Modern rock worship, video and lights
(Fellowship Center)

Our loving nursery is available all three hours, plus Sunday School for Kids thru Middle School at 11 a.m.

Adult Sunday Seminars
10:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.