About Me & IBD


I am an intentional interim pastor who delights in helping churches and organizations refine their mission and seek new leadership.  Here at Interim By Design/IBD is where I share my craft.

About My Call

I feel a deep call to serve congregations and clients in the midst of change. Over the past 20 years in ministry I have become an accomplished ministry strategist whose impact is seen in staffing models, strategic plans, mission studies, vibrant worship, and mission partnerships around the world. My well-worn passport illustrates a passion for bringing hope to people experiencing change, crisis, conflict, or living in poverty.

My strengths include learning, maximizing effectiveness, team building, and collaboration. I am passionate about discovering and activating strengths in others through coaching groups and retreats.

I currently serve as Interim Head of Staff/Sr. Pastor at West Side Presbyterian Church, in West Seattle. Previously I served as  a Sabbatical Pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Tacoma, and as Interim Head of Staff at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church in Spokane, WA, and Interim Head of Staff at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Chehalis, WA.

I enjoy serving on the Board of Directors of Medical Teams International and as the President of the Thai Christian Foundation.

About Interim By Design This website is where I share my craft and host conversations with others who have a common interest in interim ministry. Contact me to join the conversation.

Interim ministry leaders and pastors are sometimes referred to as ‘transitional ministers’. Typically we serve in churches, non profit organizations, and academia.