Tim first came to Sequim as a boy. He met his wife, Branette, in eighth grade at the bus stop and knew he was hooked. After High School, Tim & Branette both attended Prairie Bible College, earning Bachelors in Religious Education. They married in 1984. After a brief time back in Sequim, they moved to Southern California where Tim attend Talbot School of Theology at Biola University.
While in Graduate School, Tim served as a Youth Pastor as well as working part-time for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Emergency Operations Bureau.
In 1988, having completed his MDiv, he received a call to serve as an Associate Pastor at Sierra Bible Church in Sonora, California. He and Branette served there eight years. During that time Tim also did some free-lance curriculum writing for David C. Cook Publishing.
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A significant part of Tim's story involves a crisis of faith. It was that crisis which led him out of pastoring for a time, feeling the need to separate his search from his paycheck. If you’d like to know more about his story go to www.thefaithpuzzle.org.
In 1996 Tim & Branette moved back to Sequim where they became active members of Dungeness Community Church. Tim also pursued some entrepreneurial interests, inventing a small tool (The MixMizer ™) which is sold nationwide and founding NorthWest Supply, Inc., a company specializing in the liquidation of medical & scientific assets.
After 19 years in the business world, Dungeness Community Church asked if Tim would consider assuming the role of Lead Pastor. Sensing God's timing and leading to re-enter full-time ministry, Tim accepted the call and joined the staff on November 1, 2015.
Tim says, "This is an adventure of grace that only God could have orchestrated. We are just excited and grateful that He has invited us along for the ride."
Wayne has been on staff at Dungeness Community Church since November of 1994. He is the Associate Pastor of men’s, discipleship, and assimilation ministries. Born in Long Beach, California, he graduated from Narbonne High School in 1973. He attended San Diego State University and California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California and graduated with a B.S. in Soil Science in 1980.
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Having a brief career with the Boise National Forest, Wayne received an M.A. in Biblical Studies from the Cole Center for Biblical Studies in Boise, Idaho. In 1980 Wayne became a lay staff minister to junior high students at Cole Community Church in Boise.
Four years later Wayne became an intern in charge of the junior high ministry. After spending two and half years in Montana, he returned to Boise to head up the Junior High department at Cole in 1989. In 1994, the family moved to Sequim as Wayne headed up the youth ministry at DCC.
After 32 years of student ministry he transitioned into the Associate role at DCC in August of 2011. He and his wife have been married for over 30 years and have three children. He likes to chase salmon and steelhead in the rivers on the Olympic Peninsula in his spare time. Building houses in Mexico is one of his favorite activities.
David was born and raised in California before moving to Sequim, Washington at 11 years of age. He attended DCC’s youth groups under the leadership of Wayne Yamamoto throughout middle school and high school, even helping with middle school youth group as a junior. He graduated in 2004 from Sequim High with a nominal to non-existent faith. After losing a dear friend in a car accident he began to ask and struggle with the bigger questions of life.
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Shortly thereafter he began teaching English in China and exploring six of earth's continents in a search for fullness of life. Whilst living in Guatemala he had a life changing encounter with the risen Christ in his dingy, Chimaltenango apartment. Life would never be the same after he was ‘ruined’ by the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Returning back to the States in February of 2008, he took over the Middle School program at DCC for two years - two years which left a deep and beautiful mark on his life. From there, God called him to a school in New Zealand named Laidlaw and a church in Auckland where he served as youth pastor. He graduated from Laidlaw on June 15th, 2013 with a bachelor's degree in theology. Upon his return home, he took his previous youth pastor's job. Pastor Wayne didn’t complain about this one bit.
Piper has a passion for youth and a love for the Church. His style of ministry is highly relational, seeing the significance of gospel-centered discipleship and hospitality. His favorite theologians include Athanasius and T.F. Torrance. When not at DCC, you’re most likely to find him scaling a rock wall at the Elwha or cooking pancakes, bacon and eggs for students on a Wednesday morning.