Audra McLain
President*

I am grateful that I found Christ Lutheran Church when I moved to the area in 2013 with my two daughters. Through our recent capital campaign and building project, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and get to know more of our church family. I’ve been amazed at this congregation’s generosity of time, talents, and treasures.

This is my third year on Council and I am excited to serve and support our mission as we continue through a time of change. I look to Colossians 3:17: “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Susan Holmes
Vice President*
Erin Carampot
Secretary*

I was raised in an ELCA church in Eastern Washington. After I graduated from Western Washington University, my husband, baby, and I settled across the street in the brown townhouses. A new mom, I was invested in raising my daughter in church. It was serendipitous to find ourselves living across the street from the right church. The warm reception we received when we first wheeled our stroller through the sanctuary door sealed it. We’ve been members ever since, even though we moved to Blaine, where we are raising our now teenage daughter. My daughter, Kaitlyn, and I are pleased to serve on Council together. My day job is at Birch Bay Water and Sewer District.

Bruce Mathias
Treasurer*
Victoria Wilhelmsen
Evangelism

I have been involved with community and world wide organizations—all with goals of improving the quality of lives for families locally and empowering individuals in foreign countries with small micro loans to generate a source of income to provide basic needs for their families—for most of my adult life.  I am honored and humbled to serve on CLC’s council as your Evangelism liaison.  My husband Peter and I feel blessed to be a part of CLC’s warm and welcoming family, dedicated to focusing on giving the surrounding community a place to meet and feel safe in our newly renovated space for Grace.  I am excited to see the community join us.

Jerry Mullan
Fellowship
Jennifer Mietenkorte
Parish Education
Shay Andersen
Preschool

I was raised at Christ Lutheran Church (CLC) and the sanctuary here remains one of the most beautiful I’ve ever had the pleasure to worship in. I was thrilled to rejoin CLC last year and to become more involved by serving on Church Council. I am inspired by the service oriented congregation we have, and I feel honored to be apart of a group of people who continue to stretch their boundaries to serve Christ.  I live in Ferndale with my husband and our sweet daughter, Veda, and we look forward to growing our family in this church community.

Brody Willis
Property Management

Born and raised in Skagit County, I can’t imagine living anywhere other than the Pacific Northwest. I enjoy hiking, camping, and nature photography.

I graduated from Central Washington University in 1993 with a degree in Computer Science. I worked first as a software developer, before finding my niche as an IT systems administrator with a Ferndale company.

I joined Christ Lutheran in 2018, after being moved by the lovely Christmas Eve service. I am grateful to have found my church home.

Jan Schlack
Social Concerns

After living in Minnesota for 27 years my husband and I moved to Washington where 2 of our 6 children are raising families. We were impressed with the outreach of Christ through social ministries. At CLC I have been involved with Adult Education, VBS, quilters, Stephen Ministry, Box Tops for Education to benefit Ferndale schools, and have signed the church up for the Adopt-a-Highway program.

I also volunteer through the Whatcom County Volunteer Chore Program, am Director of the Blaine Community Clothing Bank, keep a foster home for dogs, and am on the Board of Directors of the Alternative Humane Society.

We enjoy all the people at Christ Lutheran and love being in an area that has so much shoreline, beautiful trees, mountains, and very little snow and cold.

Maria Balentine
Stewardship

I spent my early years in Germany, Canada, and San Francisco.  During those years I enjoyed studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, working for the F.B.I. in Washington D.C.., working and taking various college courses in San Francisco, singing in various choirs, and active membership in St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

I moved to Ferndale in 1981 to live closer to family in Canada, working in Blaine for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. In recent decades I graduated from WWU (1990), married Steve at Grace Lutheran Church in Blaine (January 1996), welcomed our daughter Elizabeth (1997), retired (2007), and with Steve, discovered and joined Christ Lutheran Church.  Steve and I aspire to live a Christ-centered life, adhering to the Golden Rule.

Liz Mathias
Worship and Music

I am so pleased to call CLC home!  I am a life-long Lutheran and volunteer.  On Sundays you will find me playing guitar and singing at the contemporary worship service, at other times throughout the month, as council representative for the Worship and Music Committee, and/or wherever needed to assist with special projects. God has put me in the right place!  It is an honor to be associated with this very special organization.

Our church community a is warm and welcoming place where members, visitors, neighbors, family and friends can gather at one of two worship services on Sunday morning, and also find opportunities to share talents, time and blessings throughout the week.  As we become a church with eyes to the future, it is truly inspiring to see God at work within this congregation as our vision to create space for grace becomes reality.

Kate Carampot
Youth
Rev. Dr. Jana Schofield
Pastor*

I have served as the pastor of Christ Lutheran since July 2011. I love how our faith community serves children, youth, and adults both in our church and in our community. I served previously as a campus and parish pastor in California and a youth minister in Ohio and California. I graduated from California Lutheran University, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, and the Graduate Theological Union, and recently received a Doctor of Ministry degree at Seattle University. I live in Ferndale with my husband Michael and son Tae.

*Executive Committee