Leadership

Our team of staff and leaders at Redmond UMC takes great pride in serving compassionately, as we walk alongside our community. Below are some of our leaders who hold formal roles within our church.


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  • Rev. Lara Bolger

    Pastor - Contact

    Pastor Lara lives in Bothell with her husband, Robert, and their dog, Annie. Lara loves to laugh, read, play volleyball, go to concerts, eat chocolate and is passionate about "the Wesleyan way": personal spiritual experience of God expressed in acts of love and social justice.

  • Debbi Harper

    Office Administrator - Contact

    Debbi, a native of California, spent 20 years as a Montessori teacher before becoming a Church Administrator. She loves the Seahawks, hanging out with friends and family (including her husband Brian and children Nathan, Michael, and Amanda), and shoes!

  • marie kuch-stanovsky

    coordinator of children's and connectional ministry - CONTACT

    Marie is a life-long United Methodist and grew in my faith through church programs like Sunday School, VBS, camp, and worship planning. She is passionate about working with kids and exploring what it means to be a church in the 21st Century.

  • Andy Lang

    Coordinator of youth and community engagement - CONTACT

    Andy has been a high school teacher for the past four years and is super excited to be working with our youth here at Redmond UMC. He has a passion for contemplative spirituality and is a student at the Living School for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque.

  • Bob Wright

    Music Director - Contact

    Born in Ballard, raised in Bellevue, B.A. in Music Ed. (Seattle Pacific), Bob represents the letter B in Redmond. Besides making bad jokes, he enjoys playing multiple keyboard instruments (including accordion) and using music as a platform for the exploration of the Great Mystery.

  • Sheryl Caldart

    "The Group" coordinator and Handbell Director - Contact

    Sheryl has served in our music ministry since 1984, and has been involved in handbells and accompanying choirs since she was a child! Sheryl works for the Northshore School District and enjoys spending time with her husband, Dana, and their daughter, Catlyn.

  • Matthew Kruse

    Chancel Choir Director - Contact

    Matthew grew up in the Seattle area and loves mountain biking and music! He has directed our Chancel Choir since 2005, teaches band, orchestra, and choir at local high schools, and directs music with the Orchestra of Flight and Twelfth Night Productions.

  • Dean Gorseth

    communications Coordinator - Contact



  • Yinka shojobi

    Early Childhood Caregiver

    Yinka is a retired Medical Laboratory Technologist who moved from Nigeria to California to be with her family and take care of her grandkids. Having moved to Redmond in 2018, she spends her time reading, swimming, knitting, and cooking.

  • Amy Mayes

    Artist in Residence

    Amy has ventured a long way from where she was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, has been working as a professional actress since 2012, and is proud to serve as RUMC's Artist in Residence.