Smokey Point Leadership
Pastor Keith & Karmin Kippen, Lead Pastors
At the beginning of Keith's ministry he served faithfully at Marysville First Assembly for fifteen years. During his time at MFA he served in men’s ministries, leading the jail ministry in Everett, Washington and in 1993 became an active leader in the youth ministry. Over the next year, a.s revival began to break out in the youth ministry, he became fully engaged in support of his youth pastor (now friend and mentor), Pastor Benny Perez. Keith taught on Sunday mornings for the high school class from 1995-1999.
In 1998 he came on staff full time at MFA and one year later became the Pastor and Director of Marysville Master's Commission. Over a period of seven years the ministry school grew under the leadership of Pastor Keith to be one of the most recognized schools in the northwest.
After many years of ministry and being licensed to minister through the Assemblies of God and doing full time traveling evangelism, God led him through months of prayer to start a church plant in his own home town, Smokey Point, in Arlington, Washington. As lead Pastor of Jake's House, he and his team have seen Jake's House grow and flourish. Pastor Keith and his family are so thankful for God's calling on their lives to serve Jake's House Church and their community.
Pastor Terry & Jenni Bonner, Executive Pastors
Terry and Jenni Bonner have pastored in Idaho, Washington and Alaska since 1992. Their deepest desire is to raise up a generation of people who are in love with Jesus and are habitually addicted to the lifestyle of prayer. They have also authored a book on prayer called, “Declare: Submerging into God’s Presence”.
Pastor Jeshu Ram, Impact Asia and International Director at Destiny International
Jeshu and Teresa Ram have been in involved in ministry since 1991. They have led discipleship and leadership schools around the world with Youth With A Mission, and are currently serving on the pastoral staff at Jake’s House in Arlington, Washington. Their heart for Destiny Int’l is to equip and release followers of Jesus Christ who passionately pursue transformation in their God-given spheres of influence.
Pastor Judi Johnston, Events
The events ministry oversees the administration and execution of Jake's House conferences, special services, which may include; baptism, baby dedications, weddings and memorials.
Pastor Chuck Sweet, Africa Missions Director
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Pastor Bjorn and Brianna Gieseking, Worship and Young Adults Pastor
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Kim Davis, Children's Director
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Kelly & Ed Matheson, Destiny International SOM Director & Missions Director
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Pattie Eterovic, Church & Financial Administrator
As the Church & Financial Administrator, Pattie ensures the smooth and efficient operation of a church through overseeing the daily activities and operations, and managing the business side of the church. She is an active member of the church and sets an example for the congregation through her life and work. She is also responsible for managing finances, paying bills, overseeing payroll, and tracks and records church income from generous givers.
Pattie came to Jake's House Church in February 2013 as a congregant, later attending Destiny International School of Ministry in 2014, later becoming employed in December of 2018. Prior to coming to Jake's House she worked seven years for Washington State DSHS as a Financial Services Supervisor, and has an additional 25 years of executive leadership experience in the private sector. Her passion to serve people is a demonstration of her love for Jesus.
Pattie was born in Santa Rosa, CA., grew up in Southern Oregon and later moved to Washington state in 2002. She now resides in Stanwood, WA . She is a mother of two adult sons, a grandmother of five, and a sister to seven (sister) siblings. She enjoys experiencing diverse cultures while traveling, enjoys gardening, hiking, spending time with family and friends, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to those she meets.
Karen Stomberg, Office Administration
Serving as Office Administrator, Karen is the first point of contact when you enter Jake's House Church. She is responsible for the daily operations of the church which include answering phone calls, church communication, scheduling meetings for the Lead Pastor, Executive Pastor, and other staff members. This team operates in the background supporting the various ministries and pastoral staff of Jake's House.
Karen and her late husband, John, came to Jake's House Church in 2010 and immediately caught the heart and vision of the church. Karen immediately joined the admin team and John lead the Men's Ministry.
Born and raised in Marysville, WA, Karen is the mother of three adult sons and enjoys spending time with her family and being a grandmother. She also enjoys working out at the local gym, hiking, road trips, fashion, and relaxing with a cup of coffee.
Megan & Zach Neumann, Media and Sound Directors
Megan and Zach serve as the Media and Sound Directors (respectively). Megan, who was recently brought on full time as Media Director is in charge of recording and uploading Sunday Services and Conferences, maintaining the church website, posting to social media when needed and more. As Sound Director, Zach makes sure the worship team and pastors sound good. He is in charge of sound for Sundays and events and also training our sound team.
Megan has been attending Jake’s house for 12 years and has served on the media team for 9 of those years. She has, in the past, served as a Youth Leader for Jake’s House Youth and was in charge of media for them as well. Zach has attended for 7 of those years and has served in sound and media for just as long. Together, they bring more than 20 years of experience to Jake’s House.
Outside of Jake's House, Zach and Megan enjoy time with friends and their families. They also enjoy attending and working various comic book and pop culture conventions.
Jake's House | Statement of Faith
At Jake’s House we are dedicated to the great commission – (Matt. 28). We are passionate about making disciples for Jesus Christ in the Northwest and around the world. We will accomplish this goal through the teaching and preaching of God’s word, personal mentoring, and the daily offering of ourselves to Christ as a living sacrifice on the altar of prayer.
Here at Jake’s House we do not believe that church is a place of entertainment, but a place of life transformation. We believe the good news of Jesus Christ will revolutionize any one person's life, regardless of age, race, gender or creed. This ministry is committed to biblical standards, financial integrity, strong relationships and the leading and empowering of the Holy Spirit.