February 2020  
This Week's Events
Staff & Leaders

Staff - Parish Relations

Staff- Parish Relations is our Personnel Committee and supervises the Pastor, Administrative Assistant and other paid Staff; assists the District Superintendent  (DS) in times of pastoral changes; gives guidance to the Council and Trustees in their supervision of the of the staff and reviews staffing policies.

Meeting: 2nd Wednesday at 6:30 pm


Willem Romeijn

Pastor Willem Romeijn has been serving at Spanaway United Methodist Church since 2013.  Originally from the Netherlands, he and his wife JoDene have been serving within the Methodist Church for many years.  His wife is currently serving at Sunrise UMC in Federal Way.  Willem enjoys meeting new people and when possible, talking with them about the good news of the gospel, spending time with his family, swimming, reading, studying and traveling.  One of his hopes is that there will be a renewed emphasis on small group ministry in United Methodist Churches since the Christian Gospel was originally spread through small groups/ house churches.  Willem is happy to be serving the community of Spanaway and Spanaway United Methodist Church and looks forward to seeing you soon.

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

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This position is in transition

Choir Director

Valerie Chittick

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Valerie Chittick grew up in the Spanaway United Methodist Church while attending Spanaway Junior High and Spanaway Lake High School.  She continued on to the University of Puget Sound where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and her Masters of Arts in Teaching.  Valerie is starting her 16th year of teaching and is currently employed by Sumner-Bonney Lake School District in an elementary music classroom. She is happily married with two kids, Amelia who is 11 and Brandon who is almost 4.

Lay Servants

This group is comprised of several lay servants/ speakers  within the church, including Al Harmon, Ed Root & Amani Tamaalii.  Lay Servants/Speakers are people who are commiting themselves to go through a certification process within the United Methodist Church.  They are available to speak during the service, to lead small groups and to help with the Pastoral care of the body.

Sunday School Leader

Uaina Toleafoa

Uaina (wine -ah) is our wonderful Sunday School Leader and teacher.  She takes time every week to prepare a lesson for our older Sunday School children (Preschool - Elementary ages).  In Uaina's class,  you can count on your children being welcomed,  well- cared for and learning about how much God loves them.

Nursery Leader

Carolynne Tamaalii- Anderson

Carolynne is our Nursery Leader.  She serves weekly in the Nursery  to make sure that our youngest members are cared for while their parents and guardians are able to fully enjoy and receive during the Worship Service.

Church Council

Church Council is responsible for the overall vision and mission of Spanaway UMC, sets priorities for ministry, evaluates ministry effectiveness and approves the budget. 

Meeting: Last  Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm.

The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees are the legal corporation of the church and responsible for care of the physical property, insurance matters, building use policies and legal matters.

Meeting: Time varies; contact Church Office for more info.

Finance Committee

Finance Team is responsible for the day to day financial operations of the church.  Creates the annual budget, authorizes special offerings and fundraisers.

Meeting: 2nd Wednesday at 6:30 pm

Worship Team

Worship Team assists the Pastor in planning worship, both weekly and special events, and the care and seasonal decoration of the sanctuary. 

Meeting: 3rd Wednesday at 5pm

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