Our leadership team is a partnership between staff and members.


Rev. Dr. Laurie Brenner

Senior Pastor
Pastor Laurie Brenner is a Pacific Northwest native. Laurie has served churches in Seattle, Vashon Island, Scotland and Paris. After completing her Ph.D. in New Testament Studies at Durham University (England), Laurie returned to the classroom, teaching at Seattle Pacific University and Fuller Seminary until the fall of 2018, when she accepted the call to be Senior Pastor at West Side. She and her husband, David, love walking their dog in West Seattle, travelling, reading, and especially spending time with their grown kids (Emma and Jeremy) and many nieces and nephews.

Children, Youth & Families

Stacy Kutz

Families and Youth Director

Erika Aronson

Children's Assistant

Liz Bolling

Nursery Supervisor

Congregational Life

Karol Aronson

Church Administrator

Christina Hjort

Ministry Coordinator

Rev. Dr. Ron Rice

Parish Associate


Anthony Spain

Music Minister

Clint Gawthrop



Noël Foulk

Communications Coordinator

Scott Minaglia

Facilities Manager

Janet Squires

Church Secretary