Gary Chupik - Lead Pastor and Church Planter
Gary’s from Canada — that explains a lot!
Gary, his wife Molly, and their three kids (Josiah, Zachary, and Sarah) reside in Bothell. Although a sports-a-holic, Gary has an unquenchable passion for learning. He enjoys everything sports, smoking meats, playing Madden 2016 with the boys, and fishing.
Gary loves a good movie, loves his iphone, and loves serving church planters as he coaches, mentors, and catalyzes new church plants in the USA and Canada. Gary’s passion is to see every person he knows take one step closer to God by giving their life away!
Robby Bates - Worship Leader
Robby sleeps, eats, and breaths worship music
The guy (seriously) NEVER stops listening to music, but maybe that's why he fits in so well here!
Robby's pleasure is to lead worship on Sunday mornings and oversee the music department at NorthCreek. Robby has been walking with God since he was 16, but within the last year has doubled-down and recommitted himself to following Christ and saying yes to God in every area of his life.
Robby's wife, Mary, helps keep him on track. She is encouraging and can be a little stubborn at times (Robby's own words!). Poor guy...he must get in trouble a lot.
Aubrey Adler - Children's Ministry
Aubrey Adler is an educator through and through. She comes from a family of teachers and she herself started teaching at the tender age of 13 after spending years assisting her mother and aunt. She grew up teaching horseback riding, dog handling and Sunday school.
In 2011, Aubrey earned her BA degree and teaching certificate. She spent four years teaching high school special education. She is passionate about working with young people with disabilities and hopes to create a program for inclusion at Northcreek.
When not working with kids, Aubrey trains horses. She has four of her own horses and works with several others. She also enjoys cooking, baking, walking her cat (yes the cat wears a leash) and enjoying the outdoors.
Zach- Pastoral Assistant
Zach VanWestrienen is the MAN. The guy does just about everything you could think of except interpretive dance. Zach oversees Sunday mornings, media, project management, and keeps the rest of the staff holy.
Zach’s vision is to see the gospel spread in and around the Puget Sound area. He has a passion for music, apologetics, and Netflix. When Zach isn’t working, he loves to play the guitar and go to the gym, although we're not sure what he does at the gym.
Steve and Rachel Balee - Elder, Kid's Ministry
Rachel is scary amazing.
She not only keeps the peace in kid’s ministry, and at home with four kids, but she also does it with Steve!
Steve is someone you want on your side. He’s passionate, driven, and sometimes a little crazy. He loves seeing people grow in small groups and has enough jaw-dropping stories to last 3 campfires (for real).
Isaac and Amber Parsons - Elder
Isaac is the resident BBQ pit master. He's a real estate agent, but also dabbles in making his own brew.
Isaac is married to Amber who teaches math at UW Bothell. Isaac leads worship, has lead small groups, and is passionate about pastoring and shepherding the NorthCreek family.