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 2012. Prior to that, he grew up in Texas, but now considers it a privilege to reside in the Evergreen State. He's been married to his amazing wife, Tamara, since 2011.
His interests include making coffee, drinking coffee, and books about coffee. In his spare time, he collects records, reads, writes, studies and is a hobbyist photographer, filmmaker, and graphic designer.
Julio was born and raised in a humble Christian family in Peru, South America. At age 13, he received Jesus Christ as his personal savior. It was a wonderful experience that not only changed his life but also gave it a purpose.
At age 18, he left his 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.
Boston joined the Edgewood Staff in September of 2017. He has a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies and a Minor in Christianity & Culture from Trinity Western University in Langely, BC in Canada. He grew up attending Edgewood and is excited to be part of the staff here and to serve within the Student Ministries. His interests are reading, learning and spending time with people, and dialoging about Theology. Boston has a passion to walk alongside others as they seek after God and to see the Joy of His presence within the Church.
Liana was born and raised in Cuba. Even though she lived under the Communist regime where believing in God was forbidden, she was certain of God’s existence and determined to find Him. While still living in Cuba, on her search for God, she risked visiting a Catholic church where her grandmother used to go. Professing her faith in God placed her in a difficult situation and she was about to be expelled from Medical School.
At the age of 24 she finished Medical School in Cuba and started Pediatric Residency at a Pediatric Hospital at her hometown of Santa Clara. In 1995, Liana decided to leave Cuba due to the hostile situation she was surrounded by after expressing her beliefs. She exiled to Chile, South America, where she lived and practiced medicine for 5 years before to come to the US.
Once in the US, she settled in Seattle. While she was working and studying for the Medical Board’s exams she met her beloved husband Julio and, through him, she got to know our Lord Jesus as her personal Savior.
In 2012, Liana joined EBC, where she has been serving the Lord along with her husband Julio, who is the Spanish-Speaking Ministry Pastor and her three sons, Andree, Alex, and Carlos.
Liana has always been passionate and actively working to share the Good News of salvation with people in the Hispanic community and people from other cultures. On May 2018, she joined the EBC staff as Director of Multicultural Outreach.
Khyra grew up as an only child in Richmond Beach. She became a Christian in high school. After graduating from WWU with a Child Dev/Education major, she married her husband, Michael. They started attending Edgewood in 1986 and have been very involved ever since. Khyra likes volunteering in the Awana Kids’ Bible club, and is looking forward to another year of 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 Fitch, Office Assistant
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.
Jeff Starks, Facility Manager
After he was brought to the Pacific Northwest during his time with the U. S. Navy, Jeff and his wife Constance spent some time wandering through places and careers before deciding to settle in Edmonds with their three children. Raised in the church as a Pastor's kid and becoming a follower of Christ in his early twenties, Jeff first came to Edgewood in late 2016 after enrolling his children in the Awana program. Jeff works part-time as Facility Manager at Edgewood. He spends the rest of his week perfecting his barbering skills at nearby Gene Juarez, and trying to keep up with the people who live in his house and eat his food. If he had any spare time he would like to spend it taking his wife on dates and working on his classic Volkswagen Beetle and Jaguar Simple Sparrow. Alas, he does not. But they sure look pretty in his garage.