MEET THE PASTORS
Dr. Scott Koenigsaecker
I have been the Lead Pastor here at SCC since fall 1995. Prior to coming here I was an Associate Pastor of Small Groups, Adult Education and Marriage and Family Enrichment Pastor, 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 2015 I became Chair of the Candidates Under Care Committee of the EPC Pacific Presbytery NW. The CUCC is charged with guiding and mentoring those who are seeking ordination in the EPC. As a committee chair I also sit as a member of the PPNW Council.
In 1980 I married Claire, who is a real estate agent. We have two grown sons David and Paul, and a grown daughter Grace. In my spare time I like to work out at the local gym, fish and crab. I would be happy to hear from you. You can email me at email@example.com
Rev. Rick Dietzman
Associate Pastor to Adults
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 UC 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 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. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Children's Ministries
Hello everyone! My name is Jennifer Gillis and I have lived in Sequim since I was a baby. I have attended Sequim Community Church since 1997 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.
It is amazing to see how God has worked in my life, bringing me to my home church to give back to the place where my faith started.
When I’m not working, I am spending family time with my incredible husband, Alex and our two daughters. We are blessed to call Sequim Community Church home and I could not be more grateful for the privilege of working in a church where God is so apparent in the people and the work being done. Feel free to contact me at jennifer@
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Director of Worship, Music and Arts
I’ve been the interim Worship, Music & Arts Director at SCC since July 2020 and joined the staff as permanent Worship Director mid-January 2021. I have a have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from WWU in Bellingham. Currently, I am enrolled in the Masters in Ministry program at Northwest University in Kirkland. I am also the Washington State Representative for Awaken the Dawn, a national worship and prayer movement.
My life has been surrounded by music, beginning with piano lessons for 12 years and vocal training for 8 years. My time with Kitsap Musical Theatre in high school prepared me for creating and performing many dramas during my outreach experience with YWAM in Fiji and New Zealand.
Before coming to SCC I was the Worship Ministry Director and Discipleship Training School Leader at YWAM, Discovery Bay in Port Townsend. From 2010-2013 I was Assistant Youth Director/Worship Leader at Central Baptist Church in Clovis, NM where I had many opportunities to lead worship as a guest musician at various churches in the area. I’ve also had the privilege of leading worship at churches in Kitsap, Jefferson, Mason and Clallam County.
My husband Isaac and I (and sometimes our five children) have enjoyed a social media presence with our music. You can find us on Instagram, YouTube & Facebook.
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