David is an active lay leader at First United Methodist Church of Seattle and is the former chair of their communications team. His interests include advocating for various social justice causes, and in providing welcoming spaces for people of all backgrounds to find supportive community. David and his partner live and work in downtown Seattle, and strive to extend hospitality to many who find themselves relocating to this growing city each year.
Rev. Dani Forbess
Dani is pastor of Northminster Presbyterian Church in Ballard. She and her husband Doug have roots in California but have enjoyed Pacific Northwest living for years. She is a founding member of Coastland Commons, a grassroots project to bring the art of worship into the local hands of the congregation. She is fascinated by the local work of pastoral ministry and how it shapes local art and community. She is passionate about bringing that work into the context of the 21st century.
Rev. Sharon Moe is the pastor at Tacoma First United Methodist Church. Her ministry has been one of advocacy for the LGBT community and all marginalized in our world, reaching out to embrace people who are without adequate income from work and who are unable to afford housing or support their families, and helping to heal the world devastated by violence, war and division. She brings a passion for scripture, a yearning for justice and love for a broken world to her ministry.
Kyle Turver is worship director at Bethany Presbyterian Church and founding member of Coastland Commons. He lives in Seattle with his wife Jessica and two young children. He has been a worship leader in many different contexts and loves to bring people together through collaboration. Kyle says, "Serving on the board of The Well has been a joy. It is an honor to work along side such thoughtful people and help in the good work that is happening."
Rev. Mia Baumgartner
Mia Baumgartner has been ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) for 20 years. She has served as a parish pastor, lived in intentional community as Holden Village Pastor, and served as Executive Director of Immanuel Community Services. She currently works as a healthcare chaplain in oncology. She has led workshops on Nonviolence and Resiliency. She also serves on the School of Theology and Ministry Ecumenical and Interreligious Advisory Council.
Justin White is Pastor of North Mason UMC and Brownsville UMC. He hails from Mississippi and is quite a fervent supporter of Mississippi State sports. He is a former member of the board for the General Commission on Religion and Race for the United Methodist Church.