Healthy Leadership, Vibrant Communities

This is a moment that calls for local leadership with global vision. We need healthy leaders working for transformation in their communities, for the sake of the world. What you do today in your sphere of influence matters.

Leading change is difficult, big picture work. It requires honesty, vulnerability, and hope. Working together, we can nurture healthy leadership in vibrant communities who are changing the world.

Rev. Heather James, an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), provides leadership and consultation for organizations and congregations in times of change.  

As a pastor, she has served several congregations in the Puget Sound region.  As a consultant, she has worked with churches and organizations across the globe.

Heather has been a true blessing for our church. She has patiently guided our leaders to boldly embrace our gifts, to realize our potential, and to see this time as a golden opportunity. Our church family is now as strong as ever and so excited for our new beginning.

– Jay K., Elder
Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church

From the Blog

The WA state coast in morning fog


I have been in and out a bit the past few weeks with opportunities to watch the waves roll in and out on the Northwest coast, and spending (socially distanced) time with family and friends. These moments make me realize how this season holds a unique weight and impact on our lives. Whether it is world concerns, the…

tulips in bloom


This spring, I have been in my garden like never before. Pruning, pulling, tilling, resting. As I was pulling out some dandelions a few weeks ago, my neighbor called out over the fence and said “You know they’ll grow back again, right?” Oh, I know. I know because this spring, the weeding has been a constant. The weeds…

We’re In This Together

Loving God and loving neighbor are two woven threads, bound together into one Jesus-following life. Heather James I wonder what it means to have an active theology of community. To center our Biblical understanding that we were created to live in relationship with one another in ways that serve and nourish the common good.  I wonder what our neighborhoods…

Music Mondays

Now for something completely different. Enjoy!! Thanks to the Shoemaker family for the great Monday music drop.

Sunday Worship

Here is a video guide for your worship this morning. If you want to sing along, there is a lyric sheet posted below. Come, let us worship the Lord. Lyrics-4-19-2020Download