Valarie Zeeck | Co-Chair
Valarie has been a member of UPPC since moving to the area from Kansas City in 1994. She is an elder, has served on the personnel committee, chaired the committee that built the gym, and chaired the PNC that brought Pastor Taeler to UPPC. She brings a wealth of experience in managing projects, the ability to bring people together and a great love for UPPC and our broader community.
Annie Kiehl | Co-Chair
Annie and her husband, Brett, grew up in Gig Harbor and have been attending UPPC since 1997. They have loved raising their family within this community. She works part-time as a recovery room nurse and full-time as mom to their kids, ages 13, 10 and 7. The Kiehl kids have all attended Sunset Christian Preschool and participate weekly in the UPPC Children's and Youth Ministry programs. Annie is excited to serve on the Refresh Committee as we collaborate to improve the appearance and functionality of our church home.
Kate has been involved at UPPC for ten years and became a member in 2015. She has also served on staff for over 7 years, and is currently the Director of Marketing at UPPC. She is excited to use her experience in working with the UPPC community and marketing to meet the needs of our community through the refresh of our facility.
Craig and his wife, Jill, have been at UPPC for twenty-three years. He is currently one of UPPC’s Finance Elders and worked professionally in the finance field for thirty years. Craig has a passion for biblical generosity, finance & stewardship and is looking forward to working with us on the Refresh campaign.
Julie and her husband, Chris, have been involved at UPPC since 2002. They renewed their membership in 2012 when they moved back to the area. She is actively involved with multiple ministries at UPPC: the arts team, UPPC Kids, Stephen’s ministry, Music & Arts Institute and the SPOT program. She seeks to serve our church and the Refresh campaign by providing administrative support, and believes creating spaces where people come together to proclaim and acknowledge Christ as Lord and join in fellowship to serve one another matters.
Ron was born and raised in Tacoma, moving to UP in 2000 with his wife, Kristen, and their two kids. He became an official member in 2011, but has been involved with UPPC for sixteen years. Ron brings eighteen years of experience in the construction industry working as a Sales Manager for a manufacturer of exterior wall and window systems, and looks forward to using his experience as we partner with outside firms for our facility refresh.
Dory has been involved as a member of UPPC for 26 years! Her desire in representing not only the seniors, but also our entire church family, is that together we will continually and faithfully pray for God’s guidance as we refresh His house.
Joe and his wife, Erica, along with their two children, have been members at UPPC since 2011 as well as having been a Sunset Christian Preschool family. He was a member of the Playground Committee and is currently part of the New Members team. Joe brings twenty years of commercial and residential construction experience, and a focus for team building while creating a trusting and lasting relationship among all project partners. Joe is excited to send a message to our current and future congregation that we place a great value on providing a wonderful home/living room for all to worship through the refreshing of our current church home.
Shelley has attended UPPC for many years as her sons grew up. As an Interior Designer, she looks forward to working with our architectural firm to create an exciting and welcoming atmosphere where visitors will feel the warmth and love of our church family the moment they enter our facility.