Staff
Pastor

David Parker

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PASTOR DAVID PARKER: Born in ’62, and “again” in ’81. The middle child of five who got bumped to the top “before my time” to lead some amazing churches and grow personally along the way! I played Tonka’s and trains in the 1960’s, cut my teen-teeth on pop-rock music of the 1970’s, discovered college, Christ and Cara (my wife) in the 1980’s (all in that order), began the long (wink) journey of parenthood in the 1990’s, woke up one day to the stalled realities of metabolism, gravity and the importance of exercise in the 2000’s, and am now learning about empty-nesting, mid-life challenges and parenting a new boy named Jackson (an Australian Shepherd/Lab/Bluetic Hound mix) in the 2010’s!  Life is good!

What matters most to me is Jesus; knowing him and making him known to others. I believe in faith that is relationship not religion. I believe in connecting people more than conducting programs. I believe in creating hope and not cowering in fear. I believe that Jesus is everything we’ve ever longed for and the provider of all that we need.

I am a native of Washington State. Born and raised in Spokane. I attended secondary school on Mercer Island and went on to graduate from Western Washington University with a BA in Demography (Sociology Department). After getting married in 1986, we moved to Pasadena, California where I attended Fuller Theological Seminary, graduating in 1990 with a Masters of Divinity in Theology. I served a rural church circuit in Northern Idaho and Western Montana for five years and ministered for four years in Walla Walla, Washington. I spent 17 years at the helm of Central Church in Richland, Washington and arrived on the beautiful shorelines of Oak Harbor, Washington in 2016

My passion is to help people come to know, love and trust Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Through him, I want all people to experience three amazing discoveries; life, belonging and purpose!  My wife Cara and my twin children (Caleb and Caitlin) have joined me on this quest. They feed my soul and warm my heart. Outside of the Holy Spirit, my family is my greatest asset in ministry! Come and join our family for this most fulfilling quest!

 


Director of Children and Youth Ministries

Erin Tombaugh

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Erin was born and raised in Kansas. While there is “no place like home”, Erin decided in 2015 that she needed a change of scenery and started looking at a move to the Pacific Northwest. After volunteering as a youth leader for a year at her church in Wichita, she started to wonder whether youth ministry might be the next step for her. So when she saw the posting for Director of Children and Youth Ministries at OHFUMC, she knew that her time as a volunteer youth leader was only the beginning.

Fast forward a bit and Erin is settling into life as a Washingtonian. When she’s not at the church, she can be found exploring the surrounding area, reading, watching movies, shopping, snuggling with her cats Ava, Skidder, and baby Levy, or out with friends. She also loves to travel, especially to see her nephew and niece in Iowa!


Director of Music and Worship Arts

Stina Queeno

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Christina Queeno is a native of Oak Harbor who has worked as choir director, worship leader, organist & pianist since 2002 at several different churches.  She most recently worked at Grace By The Sea Anglican Church in Oak Harbor.

Stina states that music is the tool God uses to minister to her and also through her to others.  She believes music draws us closer to God and loves big, majestic traditional music and also contemporary Christian music as long as it is theologically correct.  She believes God is too big to worship in only one way.  What brings Stina joy are her dog and starting the day in quiet time with God and a cup of coffee.  She makes sure that happens before her three children wake up!

Her studies have included music education, voice and organ at Seattle Pacific University as well as music theory and voice at Skagit Valley Community College. She is a member of the Whidbey Community Choir, Whidbey Playhouse and volunteers with the Oak Harbor School District.


Secretary

Peggy Miller-Stephens

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Peggy began worshiping at First United Methodist Church in January 1991 and in April of that year she was baptized and joined the church family.  Since that time she has played with the Praise Ringers Bell Choir, sung with the Chancel Choir, served on various committees, and with Betty Jo Shaddy-Brown has decorated the Sanctuary for the annual patriotic concert, painted backdrops for VBS, and decorated for Mirth events (annual themed evenings held from 1997-2012 to break-up the winter doldrums).

In 2000 Peggy re-connected with her high school sweetheart, Ray Stephens, and in 2004, they were married on the "Mystic Sea" in Bowman Bay under the shadow of the Deception Pass Bridge.  After completing a 32 year Civil Service  career, Peggy put her heart and soul and love of animals into a professional in-home cat sitting business called The Cat's Meow.

In 2007, God nudged Peggy into applying for, and being selected as Church Secretary at OHFUMC following the retirement of Elaine Jung.  Evidence of God's influence on perfect placement became evident when, during her training period, Peggy reached for the desk Bible to look up a scripture reading, and the dedication page showed the Bible had been donated by Peggy in memory of her mother!

Peggy welcomes all visitors to the office with a willingness to help, and promises to always keep the candy dish full!

 

 


Pianist/Organist

Lisa Bain

Lisa Bain came to Oak Harbor in 2002 and joined the church in 2005 along with her father, retired pastor and VA Hospital Chaplain Verne Robinson.  She stepped up to become the church Pianist/Organist when Kay Boone retired in 2007.

Lisa works as the Librarian at Oak Harbor High School and is also the Advisor for the Key Club.  Her husband Mike also works for the School District.

 


Custodian

Betty Jo Shaddy-Brown

Betty Jo Shaddy-Brown joined OHFUMC in 1992.  Shortly after joining she joined the choir and continues to share in that ministry.  Along with Peggy Miller-Stephens she helps decorate for the annual Patriotic Musical and paints the background flats for VBS.  Betty Jo retired from Civil Service in 2007 after 30 years at NAS Whidbey Island.  In 1995 Betty Jo and Larry Brown got married in the church.  When she is not working, she enjoys working in her yard and flowerbeds. Larry and Betty Jo enjoy traveling and take a couple trips a year.  Betty Jo has 2 children, 4 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter with a great grandson due  in January.