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.
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. Dr. Mark Hearn
Rev. Mark Chung Hearn, PhD, is the Director of Contextual Education and Assistant Clinical Professor of Contextual Education and Ministry at Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry. He has published on U.S. Korean men, culture, race, and spirituality. His passion is to see individuals, communities, and systems flourish with their physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual well-being. In addition to his service in the Academy, he has worked in local churches and in athletic coaching. He loves a good game of pick-up basketball and spending time with his family. He is a provisional deacon of the Pacific Northwest Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Rev. Sharon Moe
Rev. Sharon Moe is a retired elder in the United Methodist Church. Sharon has served several congregations in the PNW Conference, most recently Tacoma First UMC. Prior to that appointment, Sharon served for seven years on the Cabinet of the PNWUMC, and in service to the Tacoma District. She has served as a delegate to both Jurisdictional and General Conferences of the denomination, on denomination-wide boards and agencies, and as the chair of the Board of Ordained Ministry. She has traveled extensively, teaching and connecting in the Philippines, Syria, Iraq, and Palestine. Rev. Moe is passionately committed to social justice and especially to those who are marginalized from the mainstream communities, including the church.
Kyle Turver is worship director at Bethany Presbyterian Church and founding member of Coastland Commons. He lives in Seattle with his wife Jessica and three 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. Justin White
The Rev. Justin White, an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, is currently serving the PNW as pastor of Brownsville UMC in Bremerton, WA. Justin was born and raised in Pelahatchie, MS. From a young age, he knew that God was calling him to be an advocate of justice and love. Justin went to undergrad at Mississippi State University and was involved in athletics as a trainer for baseball and women’s volleyball. He is a huge Mississippi State fan, especially of women’s basketball! He graduated in 2006. Justin went to Duke Divinity School for his Masters of Divinity and graduated in 2010. In his eight years of ministry in Mississippi, Justin was involved in movements of justice, peace, the arts, and community organizing. In Greenville, MS, Justin was on the Arts Council Board and a member of their community based recovery committee, helping to raise over $200,000 for the survivors of the March of 2016 floods. Justin enjoys sports, the great outdoors, boating, hiking, live music, reading, coffee, and tea.