"Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work
and build up the church, the body of Christ." (Ephesians 4:12 NLT)
Sanctuary is a Council led church. This means we have a Council made of both elders (lay leaders) and pastors who provide leadership, vision and direction.
Our Council gathers twice a month. One gathering is devoted to the ‘business’ of running the church, the other to the spiritual health and well-being of these leaders. Our meetings are open and any suggestions and feedback for the Sanctuary Council are welcome and may be directed to any one of our team members.
New members of Council are nominated and elected at yearly congregational meetings to replace those elders who have completed their terms. Terms for elders typically last 3 years. To nominate a member as an elder – email Tammie.
Mark Mohrlang, Pastor
Mark is a gifted musician who is passionate about community and worshipping God. Mark has been involved in numerous bands, the most recent of which is The Opiate Mass. He received his M.Div from Fuller Theological Seminary and is ordained in the CRC. Mark has a growing passion to see the church understand the the value and significance of their work (whether office, home, or school) as it is the primarily place where we live out our faith. To that end he is a Regional Coordinator for the Made To Flourish Network, and leads a cohort with the Cascade Fellows. Mark is married to Summer and they have two red-heads: Allister & Amelia.
Summer Mohrlang, Pastor of Spiritual Formation
Summer is a gifted communicator with a heart to see the church grow in intimacy with Jesus and engagement with their neighbors. She is an Air-Force brat and Air-Force vet, received her M.Div from Fuller Theological Seminary, and is ordained in the CRC. In addition to preaching, Summer is currently overseeing our community groups and PATH Preschool. She is passionate about helping people develop healthy spiritual rhythms to life. She's married to Mark, the mother to Allister, Karter, Amelia & Kaleb and the resident green-thumb of the Mohrlang family. Summer & Mark are also licensed foster parents and have a growing heart for caring for hurting children.
Torrey Edwards, Director of Children's Ministry
Torrey has been a member of Sanctuary since its beginning in 2004. She lives in Woodinville with her husband DJ, daughters Olive and Elaine, and her mother, father, and grandmother. They call it "The Yard Farm." She uses her gifts of coordination and communication not only as our Children's Ministry Director, but also as the Green Bean Art Coordinator, a weekly volunteer at ReCreative, an officer for the Woodinville Arts Alliance, and her local PTA. She likes to spend her downtime taking pictures and supporting Greenwood's stellar local cuisine - her favorites are the Green Bean (of course!), Razzi's, Gorditos, and Chocolati. On any given Sunday you can probably catch her and the family at one of those for lunch.
Drew Dixon, Director of Worship and Communication
Drew desires to see people grow in deep relationship with Jesus while immersed in genuine community that is saturated with the beautiful truth of Scripture. He hopes to serve and shape the church through teaching, spiritual formation, and pastoral care. He is currently completing an MDiv at The Seattle School. As Director of Worship and Communication Drew leads worship, oversees communications, and occasionally assists in preaching. During his downtime, Drew enjoys good coffee, long mornings, scenic walks, deep conversations, watching Netflix, and reading spiritual classics.
Randy Rowland, Network Pastor
Randy is the founding pastor of Sanctuary and is involved in developing and supporting church plants regionally and bi-nationally in the Christian Reformed Church. Randy has worked in five different church settings, including two church plants and at Seattle's University Presbyterian Church. Randy holds undergraduate degrees from Pacific Lutheran University and People's Bible Institute. He also holds Masters and Doctoral degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary. Randy has a deep interest in music, movies and sports and how all of these aspects of popular culture can be explored to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Randy is married to Nancy Rowland and has two children, Rachel & Andy. He is an avid scuba diver, reader, movie-goer and boater. He is also the stadium voice for the NFL Seattle Seahawks. Randy is author of two books: Get A Life and The Sins We Love and co-author with Lyle Schaller of Center City Churches.