We believe the Scriptures teach there are two offices God has ordained for the leadership and care of His church. Elders (with two categories: Pastor and Ruling Elder), who oversee the spiritual well-being of the church through teaching and shepherding, and Deacons, who are set apart to assist the church in the fulfillment of its mercy ministry.
Pastor Ryan Hemphill
Pastor Hemphill grew up in Westwood, KS as a member of the Shawnee Reformed Presbyterian Church. He graduated from Kansas University with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy in 2006. He then began his training at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA, graduating in 2009. While attending seminary, he met and ultimately married Alicia. They moved to Seattle in the fall of 2009 for Ryan to take up the call to pastor the Seattle congregation. Pastor Hemphill and his wife have been blessed with five children, ages 11, 9, 7, 5, and 2.