I have been attending St. Matthew for about 10 years. I am inspired by the grace and acceptance our church shows to each other and to the community. I am excited to serve on council and look forward to seeing the possibilities of where SMLC will go next. I am a wife and mom, avid reader, volunteer and a reluctant sailor.
For about 22 years, St. Matthew’s has been my church home. Hebrews 12:1 calls us to run with perseverance the race marked out for us. I am inspired by SMLC’s longstanding commitment to the community by its many outreach programs. Today, we are witnessing many challenges facing our local and global communities. I believe God has called me to serve on Council to help SMLC find ways to address those challenges and to strengthen its relationship with the community. When I’m not working for the Federal Aviation Administration or at church, you can find me running, pedaling my bike, working on a house project, or doing agility with the family dog.
I have been attending SMLC since 2007 after my wife (Lisa) and I returned to Seattle from the East Coast with our first child (Kylie – now 11 years old). We were both attracted to SMLC due to the wonderful people and the engaging music that made the worship experience truly a welcoming place. After see many changes and meeting many people at SMLC, I'm excited to be giving back and serving the entire SMLC community and through SMLC the larger Renton community. In my free time when I'm not working at Boeing in Renton, I enjoy spending time with my family that also includes our youngest Grace (8 years old). We all love being active in the outdoors hiking, camping, skiing, and biking and also enjoy rooting for the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks. GO PACK GO! (and oh yeah - go hawks)
Laura has been thrilled by the combination of love, welcome, and community action that she has found at St. Matthew's and is looking forward to working with the council to build on that. She spends her mornings teaching science and math at the Hillside Student Community School in Bellevue, and her afternoons hanging out with her 2 and 4 year-old sons.
I was born and raised in the Seattle Metro area. I grew up on the eastside and have been volunteering in Youth Ministries, since I was a Freshman in High School. The majority of my time volunteering has been with churches in the area, and Little League Baseball. I’ve been married since 2008 and have two beautiful and lively children that you might have seen around the church. My family and I are excited about the direction St. Matthews is headed and I’m honored to be on council during this time of growth.
My name is Sarah Hauer. My husband and I have two daughters (6th grade and 2nd grade) and I have been members at St. Matthews for about 11 years. As a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, I have been working for agencies and schools like Kindering Center and Meadowcrest Early Learning Center to serve the families of Renton with children with special needs. I’m really looking forward to sharing my passion and experience with St. Matthew’s through a position on council.
Member of St. Matthew's since we moved to Maple Valley in 2000. I'm a Sales Engineer for Eaton selling electrical products to Utilities across Washington. I'm very excited for the chance to serve on the council and hope the decisions made there will reflect the values of the St. Matthew’s family while moving us closer to the goals we strive for.
I have been a pediatric RN for 30 years, working at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and for a few years in the Renton School District. For the past six years I’ve served as nurse coordinator/clinic nurse for Reconstructive Pelvic Medicine (RPM) clinic, with a primary focus on bowel management. These children who have suffered stool incontinence have inspired me to write a comic book (illustrated by my daughter, Carlie) that we give to families going through our program. Dave and I have been married for 28 years, and we have two grown children, Alex and Carlie, ages 25 and 22 years. They both were confirmed at St. Matthew’s, and I’d love to get reconnected with the youth here again!