Ryan Jensema

Senior Pastor

I grew up in a family that loved and served Christ.  As I grew through my teen years I began to embrace my own faith and commitment to Christ.  I moved to Bellingham in the fall of 1995 to attend Western Washington University.  It was then that I connected with Northwest and began helping with the Middle School Youth Group as a volunteer. I came on staff as a summer youth intern in 1997 and have never looked back.  I served as the Youth Pastor for several years before accepting the Senior Pastor position in January of 2006.  It has been a privilege and blessing to be a part of such a wonderful group of people seeking to follow Jesus together. 

I am married to a wonderful wife Heather who I met at Western.  God has blessed us with four wonderful kids who keep our life fast paced and interesting at all times. We are enjoying life together following God’s lead in our families life. 

Executive/Worship Pastor
Mark Hinkleman