Erik P. Kindem, Pastor
It’s been my privilege to serve the people of Peace since February 1, 2005 with my partner in life, Christine. I have experienced Peace as a grace-filled place where hearts and hands are open and extended outward. I am blessed to be father to two adult children, Nathan (spouse Deyhdra) and Megan (spouse Tyler), as well as two younger ones ~ Kai and Naomi.
I’m a 1979 graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington (Bachelor of Arts) and a 1985 graduate of Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota (Master of Divinity). Ordained in 1986, my service includes: Director of Lutheran Ministry with Native Americans in Northwestern California (1986-1991); Registrar, Holden Village, Chelan, Washington, (1991-1993); pastorates in Oregon and Washington (1995-2005); service as Peace pastor (2005-present).
Nicole Klinemeier, Director of Youth & Family Ministry
Seattle has been home for myself and my husband Kevin since 2000. My education includes a Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University and a Masters of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. I think working with the youth in a congregation is the most exciting place to be. I love their passion, enthusiasm, questions, ideas, and watching it all come together. I have served in congregations in Kansas, Minnesota, and Seattle, and have worked with children and youth at camps, a community center, churches, and a environmental center.
Jon Lackey, Minister of Music
Raised in Seattle, I graduated from Shorecrest High School and was active with my family at Phinney Ridge Lutheran and Bethel Lutheran of Shoreline. I began studying music seriously as a young person (piano starting at age 11 and voice at 15), and was the winner of the Seattle Opera Young Artist’s Competition prior to starting music studies at Pacific Lutheran University. My subsequent music career has included solo performances, recitals and appearances with orchestras internationally, as well as being active as a church musician in various places around the world.
Teaching has also been part of my vocation. I have taught on the faculties of Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia and Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, and taught music courses as a guest lecturer at the American College in Paris. Most recently I served as the Minister of Music (organist and choir master), at Graham Road United Methodist Church in Falls Church, Virginia. In 2011, my partner, James Jelasic, and I moved back to the Seattle area. I look forward eagerly to my new position as Minister of Music (organist and choir director) at Peace.
Donna Stewart, Office Administrator
Raised outside Chicago, Illinois and moved t0 Seattle in 1993. She is a member of West Side Presbyterian in West Seattle. She is a retired teacher, lobbyist, and technical writer. Current volunteers as a narrator for Audiobook Ministries in Sea-Tac. She joined the staff at Peace Lutheran in September of 2016.
Karl Coy, Sexton
I graduated from West Seattle High School in 1979, and married my wife Fran the following year. Our three beautiful daughters, Tanya, Heidi, and Amanda have been the center of our lives.
I started in residential construction right out of high school, learning the trade through on the job training in carpentry, electrical, and plumbing disciplines. I am currently employed by Potter Construction as a Project Manager, Safety Officer and in house WA. State Licensed Plumber.
I became the Sexton at Peace in February 2002, and enjoy serving as the care taker of “God’s House.”
Carie Lorensen, Bookkeeper
I began serving as bookkeeper for Peace in March 2003. As a professional bookkeeper, I have owned and operated a bookkeeping business since 2001. Prior to that, my work experience included numerous accounting and managerial positions, primarily in commercial banking. I received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Finance from California Polytechnic State University in 1987. I am an avid music and arts fan, and I volunteer for several organizations that support theatre and music in local public schools.
Heidi Coy, Nursery Supervisor
I became a member at Peace Lutheran church in 2002, and have served as Nursery Supervisor since January of 2003. I am very passionate about working with children! This gift has served me well in babysitting for friends and neighbors, as an aide at Girl Scout Day Camp for many summers and currently in serving as a nanny for 2 boys. A lifelong resident of West Seattle, I am the middle daughter of Karl and Fran Coy and and a 2003 graduate of Seattle Lutheran High School.
Amanda Coy, Nursery Assistant
I became a member at Peace Lutheran church in 2002, and have served on the Nursery staff 2008. I am the youngest daughter of Karl and Fran Coy and sister to Tanya and Heidi. I grew up in West Seattle and graduated from Seattle Lutheran High School in 2007.