Dan Whitmarsh, Minister

A Northwest native, Dan has been at Lakebay for almost 10 years. Previously, he served churches in California and Oregon. He plays in a local bluegrass band and has a passion for fly-fishing in our local waters. He has a love for the people here, and so can often be found out and about in the community connecting with others.

Dan has a B.A. in Music from Azusa Pacific University, and received his M. Div. from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary in Fresno, CA. He was ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church in 2005.

He has two daughters who also fill his life with joy and delight, and no small amount of chaos.

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Doug Paterson, Lay Minister

Doug is a Gig Harbor native and has lived on the Key Peninsula almost 20 years. He is bi-vocational, serving at Lakebay as a Lay Minister while earning his way as a Tug Boat Captain on the Puget Sound for almost thirty years. He has a passion for prayer and for sharing the love of Jesus with everybody he meets.

Doug has a BA in Religion from Faith Evangelical College & Seminary in Tacoma, a Lay Ministry Certificate from the Christos Institute, and is a certified police and fire chaplain. In addition, he has taken classes at Covenant Bible Seminary in Tacoma

Doug and his wife Dorene have 6 children from 15 to 27 years of age scattered across the US. In his spare time, Doug enjoys picking a mandolin and raising chickens.