Dr. Kevin Hollinger has been the Senior Pastor of Edgewood Baptist Church since February of 2015. Prior to that time, he pastored Grace Church in Algona, Iowa for 16 years. Kevin’s love for our Lord and Savior is evident in his preaching, counseling, writing, and everyday life. He is blessed to be married to his wonderful wife, Paige. Kevin and Paige have seven children: Josh, Noah, Ana, Dasha, Peter, Isaiah, and Silas. He enjoys spending time with his family and loves to play sports. Kevin has his B.A. from Bethel College, a Master in Divinity from Bethel Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Biblical Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary.
Kaleb joined the Edgewood staff in July of 2012 as the Pastor of Student Ministries. He has a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies with a focus on Youth Ministry from Arlington Baptist College. He grew up in Texas, but now considers it a privilege to reside in the Evergreen State. He has been married to his amazing wife, Tamara, since 2011. His interests include making coffee, drinking coffee, and books about coffee. He also enjoys collecting records, reading, photography, and playing an array of different musical instruments. Kaleb has a passion to see students live their lives for the glory of God.
Julio was born and raised in a humble Christian family in Peru, South America. At age 13, he received Jesus Christ as my personal savior. It was a wonderful experience that not only changed his life but also gave it a purpose.
At age 18, he left my family and moved to Trujillo, Peru where after 10 years, he finished Medical School. In 1994 in a miraculous way, he was able to come to the US and with God's help, finished his residency in Family Medicine at the Providence FMR program, here in Seattle in 2000.
Since 2000, he has been working as a Family Physician for Sea Mar CHC. He also trains family medicine residents and medical students of Swedish MC and the University of Washington as associate clinical professor of the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Since very early, Julio felt the call to serve my God and Savior in the ministry of preaching and teaching His Word. This has been the passion that has moved and guided his life.
In February of 2012, Julio joined EBC as the pastor for the Hispanic Ministry. Since then, he has seen our Lord working in many ways in the lives of many.
God has blessed Julio with Liana, who is not only a beloved wife but also my faithful fellow worker in the ministry. Their sons, Andree, Alex and Carlos are a tremendous help by using their talents and gifts to serve along with us in the ministry.
Born and raised in Edmonds WA, Shannon accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior as a child due to the influence of her loving parents and the Children’s Ministry of the church they attended. Years later she began attending Edgewood’s college group and ultimately served on their leadership team. She met her husband, Steve, as a result of that involvement and they have now been married since 1999. She has served in many areas of the church: Choir, Women’s Ministry, Decorations, Children’s Ministry and Vacation Bible School. As their family has grown (they have 3 children: Isaiah, Benjamin, and Evie) Shannon has felt led to spend more time in the Children’s Ministry. This culminated in her answering God’s call to direct the Children’s Ministry in 2011. Shannon loves children and wants to see them grow into Godly men and women.
Sydney Jensen joined the Edgewood team at the beginning of July, 2016 as the Worship Music Director Intern. She graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago in May 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Music in Music and Worship with an emphasis in Voice. She grew up in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho with an older brother and a younger sister. She has been singing since she was very young and has a passion for using her voice to glorify God. She is excited to be serving at Edgewood and growing into her position.
Khyra grew up as an only child in Richmond Beach. She became a Christian in high school. A week after graduating from WWU with a Child Dev/Educ major, she married her husband, Michael. They started attending Edgewood in 1986 and have been very involved ever since. Khyra is in her 16th year working with Awana, and she co-directs the Women's Ministry. She has enjoyed and grown from 12+ years in BSF. Khyra is the mother of two grown children. In her free time she likes to pull weeds in her garden (she knows that's crazy), watch a good tv series, snuggle with her Australian Shepherds or help her husband work on their property in Eastern Washington.
Cathy found Edgewood through the Yellow Pages in 1985 and has attended ever since (minus a 2 year relocation to Colorado). She has a BA from the University of Washington and served as a secretarial substitute for Edgewood for several years before joining as a regular part-time staffer in 2010, editing the church newsletter and other duties as needed. Throughout the years she’s served in leadership roles in Awana, VBS, a service class for 5th/6th graders, women’s bible studies, orchestra and other worship ministry projects. She enjoys writing, reading and playing in the church orchestra. She and husband, Jim, met at Edgewood and were married in 1987. They have a daughter, Anna, in college and a fluffy white Bichon Cathy accidentally won at a school auction over 12 years ago.
Mike has been on staff as custodian since 2001 and a member since 1995. He grew up in this area and graduated with his wife Terry from the original Mountlake Terrace High School in 1971. Mike joined the US Air Force in 1972 and served with honor for 20 years. Mike and his wife Terry have enjoyed being married for 44 years. They are blessed with 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren.