Team

Jake Goetze

Lead Pastor

Jake is a Pacific Northwest native: a flannel, trucks, and country music guy raised in the small town of Eatonville. When he’s not fishing, he’s hanging out with his wife and kids, hopefully at Disneyland.

After the loss of their 3-year-old daughter, Magnolia, Jake has a renewed passion to tell others about hope in Jesus and the heaven their little girl is now playing in. That’s what gets him out of bed in the morning and why he started this church.

jake@arborchurch.com

Garrett Birkeland

Pastor

Garrett is a little bit city, a little bit country, and the only staff member who grew up in Arbor’s backyard. A connoisseur of slapstick comedy, great food, and a love for adventure, you can find him on the river scaring away the fish as he’s slipping, filling his waders with water and laughing too hard to stand back up.

Experiencing God & spending time with his wife & three kids are his two greatest passions. Garrett loves adventure, but the best adventure of all is seeing God’s love displayed through the local church.

garrett@arborchurch.com

Anna Chadwick

Executive Pastor

Raised in Big Sky Country, Anna made Seattle home a dozen years ago with her childhood sweetheart, Kevin. Together they have created a family that loves to baseball, snow skiing, and roasting s’mores over the open campfire.

Having a heart for discipleship means she loves seeing lives transformed by the power of Jesus, and is passionate about building community through the local church.

anna@arborchurch.com

Alison Acone

Community Care Pastor

You probably could already tell from her tan, but Alison grew up on sunny Southern California beaches before she and her husband relocated in 1990 to the slower pace of life found in… Bellevue. Ironic.

The smile lines on her face are brought to you by many years in youth ministry, her three kids, and two little granddaughters. After experiencing her share of tears, Alison’s deepest desire now is to help the hurting find the hope and comfort only Jesus can bring.

alison@arborchurch.com

Bryan Cobley

Student Director

Bryan is often mistaken for Aquaman, but ironically he can’t swim. He grew up in Modesto, California, and recently answered the youth ministry call to move northward. His favorite things include: football, food, family, and friends (in that order).

Bryan and his wife Audra just had their first son, Kade, and are excited for the new adventure that God has them on.

bryan@arborchurch.com

Hayden Wright

Worship Director

Home for Hayden has always been the Pacific Northwest. It may sound cliche, but growing up in Vancouver, Washington means he naturally loves our cold rain, especially if there’s a hot coffee in his hand. When it comes time to thaw out, he and his wife, Sara, have a passion for traveling to new cultures where they love to try all the regional foods.

In addition to leading worship, and sarcasm, Hayden is also supporting our communication platforms with graphic and visual design.

hayden@arborchurch.com

Scott Hetherington

Teaching

Scott volunteers on the teaching team here at Arbor. Not only is he a great communicator, he can pretty much do everything else… and has! From backpacking, to guiding white-water rafting trips, Scott loves to be outdoors. He’s a former youth pastor, camp director, and the current principal at Spiritridge Elementary.

More than all of that, he is a dedicated father of three, who loves Jesus with all his heart.

hetheringtons@bsd405.org