DANIEL McMANIGAL, Pastor
(B.A. Biola University; MA.B. Westminster Seminary California; PhD Christ College, Sydney) Pastor Dan is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA). He previously served as a chaplain’s assistant in Sydney, Australia and as a church planter for the OPC in Roseburg, Oregon and the URC in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of “Encountering Christ in the Covenants: An Introduction to Covenant Theology”.
CRAIG VICK, Assistant Pastor
(M.Div. Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis) Pastor Craig has served various churches in Washington and California over the past thirty years. He came to know Jesus as Savior and Lord when he was nine years old. When he was eighteen he had the privilege of spending several months at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland. There he recommitted his life to the Lord. To prepare for ministry he changed his major from Engineering to Philosophy. Pastor Craig enjoys philosophy, singing, playing the harmonica in Hope’s Bluegrass Gospel Band, and teaching the Bible. Pastor Craig started serving Hope Presbyterian Church when Bellewood Presbyterian Church dissolved and its members joined Hope. He was officially installed as an assistant pastor in February 2018. He and his wife Kelly have served Bellewood Presbyterian Church for almost twenty years and they both consider it a great joy to serve God at Hope.
MARTIN HEDMAN, Assistant Pastor
(BSIE, University of Washington; MBA, Claremont Graduate University; MACS, Westminster Seminary California) Pastor Martin has served as deacon and elder in the PCA, and then for about ten years as organizing pastor of Mission Presbyterian, a church plant of the PCA in La Habra, CA. A Seattle native, Martin and his family have recently relocated to the Seattle area. They are thrilled to live here, and to be a part of the body of Christ at Hope Presbyterian.
TOBY WELCH, Assistant Pastor
(B.S. and M.S, Lamar University; current studies: MAT, Whitefield Seminary; Ed.D, Concordia University) Pastor Toby has served various churches for over thirty years in states such as Maryland, Kentucky, Texas, and California. He was the deaf pastor of the Deaf Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas, for seven years before he moved to Seattle, WA. He now serves as Assistant Pastor of Hope as he continues in his calling to pastor Bellevue Grace Deaf Church under the PCA. He is an American Sign Language teacher at a high school in Kirkland, and also teaches ASL classes at Hope on Sunday afternoons.
Charles is the Session Clerk at Hope and has been ruling elder for more than three years. Previously he served at Westminster OPC in Monroe, as well as Lynnwood OPC, Eastside Fellowship and Alderwood Manor Church. He was born in Jackson, Mississippi and has lived in Huntsville AL, Hammond IN, Laurel MS, Lynnwood WA and Bothell WA. Charles came to faith as a child through Memory Program, as well as Bible camps, Bible courses and studies. He has a BS degree in Mathematics and Physics and additional training in computer programming and PC repair.
Ray was raised in a Christian home in Tacoma, received a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington, and has lived in Spokane, Olympia, Seattle and now Redmond. He was ordained as Ruling Elder in 1974 in the RPCES (now PCA). He then served for 18 years before stepping aside to enable younger men to develop their leadership. In 2014 Ray and his wife Pat joined Hope, and he returned to Session in 2017. Over the years, Ray’s ministry efforts have distilled into two major efforts. First, to help provide for the congregation weekly God-glorifying worship “carefully conducted with dignity and decorum” (~ the late Dr. James Boice). Second, to help the congregation expand their individual testimonies of salvation through Christ at home and worldwide (~ 1 Peter 3:15).
Don grew up in Michigan, joined the US Air Force, got married, and spent a year in Vietnam. After the service, Don and his wife Carol moved to Kirkland, where they became believers and joined Rose Hill Presbyterian Church. They then moved their family to the Monroe area, where Don was ordained as a deacon in Westminster OPC (Hope’s parent church). Don is responsible for Hope’s financial reports.
David came to faith in Christ when he was 30 years old. He has served as deacon for 25 years, first at the Free Reformed Church of North America, then at Westminster Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Monroe WA before being ordained at Hope PCA. He has lived in Washington state all his life, first working in construction and spending 5 years training and apprenticeship for electrician. He currently works for Boeing.
Jim was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta and came to faith in his university years. During those university years he met and married Joanne. Jim graduated from the University of Alberta with a mechanical engineering degree, worked for several years in Alberta and Ontario, then moved with Joanne and their four children to Kirkland to work for Boeing. He retired in 2016. Jim was a member of the Bellewood church, and became a member of Hope when the churches merged. He has served as a deacon since 2017.