ABOUT SKYLINE STAFF
Pastor Robyn loves people almost as much as she loves Jesus! Committed to biblical preaching and teaching that helps us grow spritually, she also provides visionary leadership while exercising spiritual oversight along with the elders of the church. She seeks to build and promote partnerships with other faith-based communities in the area. She loves the arts, long lunches, to garden, to wonder at nature, and whenever possible, spend time with her husband when she's "off the clock."
Debbie's entrusted with running our church office and welcomes all who call, text, email or enter our doors. You will find her assisting people, offering encouragment, greeting our preschool families and cheerfully helping behind the scenes.
Anne supports and gives direction for all the music ministries for our worship services and special events. She directs our adult choir, sings in our praise team, plays piano for us when needed and offers solo music as well to enrich our worship. Anne's well-respected in the Tacoma-Seattle music world, is on faculty in the music department of Tacoma Community College and is the artistic director for a numbers of musical groups in the Puget Sound area.
Karla is an joyful soul, accomplished vocalist, pianist, as well as cellist, who has directed the Tacoma Youth Symphony for many years and still directs the Pennisula Youth Symphony. Karla also has a love of jazz. She often helps us experience a variety of instrumentalists offering special music in our worship services while she leads our congregational singing on piano or electronic keyboard.
Debbie Fortescue "Miss Debbie"
Debbie's love for Jesus Christ and young children drew her into preschool ministry. She came as a mom of preschoolers, began to volunteer, then joined our staff. Her creativity and compassion couples with her solid background in preschool administration. She has been a lead in Skyline Christian Preschool for over 25 years. You can see it is her calling.
Skyline has two Pastoral Associates who use their gifts to lead us in lead ministry when Pastor Robyn is away. Fred is a strong preacher, weaving story and scripture to help us all grow in Christ. We are blessed that Fred preaches about once each month.
As one of Skyline's Pastoral Associates, Valerie serves out of her passion to bring a compassionate presence alongside people in visitation and care whenever Pastor Robyn is away.
Fern's warm and welcoming presence is exactly what Skyline needs in the main office when Andrea cannot be there. Ever ready to create, print, fold or assist in ministry, Fern is a gift who is thriving in her new job.
Evan is a master at sound mixing and worship support. When he's not in the back of the sanctuary managing the sound, lights and worship slides, he's most likely on the drums with the Praise Team.