Staff + Leadership

Rev. John Asher


John discovered the depths of God's love when he was in the youth group at Columbia Presbyterian Church in Vancouver, WA.  Through the gift of caring mentorship, he was instilled with a passion for ministry.  He believes deeply in helping remove the barriers that separate us from our true identity in Christ. To serve that purpose, he holds a Master of Counseling from Fordham University and a Master of Divinity from Fuller Seminary.  Prior to professional ministry, he served as a head of staff for a technology education company.  He now lives in Puyallup with his wife and two sons.  

Ken Emly

Financial Secretary
Ken has been Treasurer for several years.
In his free time he enjoys cooking with Valerie,
and walking to help prevent the good eating from gaining ground.
He volunteers at Multicare and really, really misses the NICU babies.

Sheri Martin

Sheri has been the pianist at Shepherd of the Hill since 2005.  She loves being part of the choir family and appreciates the congregation's joyful participation in music.  Sheri's interests include traveling, gardening, reading, and finding interesting stories in her family history.

Gina Sharp

Office Manager
Gina has been the Office Manager at Shepherd of the Hill since 1997. She enjoys assisting the staff, leaders, and members of the congregation -- as well as others in our community.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, rock painting, photography, flower gardening, genealogy, wine tasting and cooking.

Breann Franklin

Nursery Attendant

Board of Session

“It is the duty of elders, individually and jointly, to strengthen and nurture the faith and life of the congregation committed to their charge. Together with the pastor, they should encourage the people in the worship and service of God, equip and renew them for their tasks within the church and for their mission in the world...”
 Their meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Clerk of Session: Gayle Shenk

Class of 2023
Don Bennett . . . Administration Committee
Jenn Hawley . . . Mission Committee
Class of 2024
Janice Duvall . . . Worship Committee
John Stevens . . . Fellowship Committee
Class of 2025
Merry Pantaleo . . . Christian Education Committee
Kim Randall . . . Property & Grounds Committee
Pat Williams . . . Nominating Committee

Board of Deacons

All deacons have a parish area of members of the congregation that they care for in times of joy or need.
When you become a member, you will have a deacon assigned to you. If you ever have a concern, crisis, or questions, please contact your deacon for help.
They also assist at memorial services for members; provide care to those in need in our neighborhood, and sponsor a Christmas Giving Tree so that local families with children that are referred to us can experience the joy of Christ's birth through a caring community.
They hold their meetings on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Class of 2023
Raye Chynoweth
Dona Johnson
Fran Miller
Class of 2024
Bev Cascio
Barbara Kendall
Ruth Kennon
Brad Maxa
Class of 2025
Anne Bennett
Rose Marie Heath