Pastors/Directors from left: David Piper, Pastor of Student Ministries - Britt Hemphill, Pastor of Children & Family Ministries - Jenny Hartman, Parish Nurse - Tim Richards, Lead Pastor - Wayne Yamamoto, Pastor of Adult Ministries - Shawn Stanton, Director of Worship & Music
Support staff from left: Katie Means, Office Manager - Terry Sage, Custodian - Jennie Forberg, Bookkeeper - Jane Bultadaob, Secretary
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.
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.
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.
Shawn was born and raised here in the Pacific Northwest. He grew up in a family that was, and still is, heavily entrenched in the Jehovah’s Witnesses religion. After years of doubt and guilt he left the religion at age 30, leaving behind most of the family and friends he had ever known. For the next 15 years he searched and fell, searched and fell again as he looked for the God he knew existed. In nothing less than a miracle God found him wandering around an old dusty bookstore on the island of Kauai and the miracles haven’t stopped since!
In 2007 God introduced him to Becky and two years later they were married. Shawn has two children, Quinn and Sahara and two step-daughters, Taylor and Sydney.
Children & Family Pastor
Britt was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and experienced life in Ohio, Mississippi, and California growing up. He received his undergraduate degree from UCLA and attended graduate school in forestry at the Univ. of Washington where he met his future bride, Gayle, and became a follower of Jesus at the age of 24.
Britt began ministry in 1982 as a volunteer connecting with Seattle street youth. From 1985-94 he was a teacher and coach at Port Angeles High School, along the way serving as a youth group leader and a Young Life leader. Full-time ministry began in 1994, including a thirteen-year span of teaching and school administration in Papua New Guinea.
Colleen was born in Port Angeles and raised in Southeast Alaska. As a teenager she spent summers commercial fishing with her family. She attended high school in eastern Washington and in 1990 earned a BA in Child and Family Studies at Washington State University. Colleen met her husband Phil while working in a fish plant in Valdez Alaska on one of her summer breaks in college. Two weeks after college graduation they were married and made Alaska their home. They have two daughters Anna aged 15 and Devon aged 19.
Gary and Nancy Stack
Gary and Nancy are back on the Olympic Peninsula and available for all types of counseling needs. Professionally trained with masters degrees. Over 20 years experience. Appointments are available in Sequim at DCC and Port Angeles at IBC. For an appointment, call: Gary: 477-7088, or Nancy: 477-6910.