Staff

Pastor: Tim Devine

Pastor Tim Devine St Paul UCC SeattleThe Rev. Tim Devine was ordained as a United Church of Christ pastor in 1987 and served UCC churches in Montpelier, Vermont, Wellesley, Massachusetts, and downtown Seattle, Washington before coming to St. Paul’s. Before ministry he was a teacher in the Friends (Quaker) Schools in the Palestinian community of Ramallah, on the West Bank of the Jordan River. In addition to the Middle East, he has interests in liberation theology, Native American studies, disability advocacy, the welcoming church movement for persons who are sexual minorities, the labyrinth as a spiritual practice, and the recovery movement. Tim lives in Seattle with his partner, David Anderson. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College and Bangor Theological Seminary.

Music Director: Carol Banach

Carol Banach Music DirectorCarol began with us in October 2011. She brings her experience in previous UCC and Lutheran churches to add grace and faithfulness to our worship.

Carol is an accomplished musician and music teacher and also works out of her music studio called The Lark’s Nest.

Learn more about Carol Banach’s background.

Pastor Emeritus: Del Elliott

Rev. Del Elliott served as St. Paul’s pastor and teacher for twenty seven years from 1971 to 1998. Ordained in 1959 in the Disciples of Christ (Christian Church), Del retired from ministry when he concluded his pastorate at St. Paul’s. Del is remembered and appreciated for his welcoming of the 12-Step movement into the building and the life of the congregation, as well as shepherding the Open and Affirming (ONA) process in 1995. He lives in Issaquah.