Bear Creek Leadership

The staff and leadership here at Bear Creek is comprised of people of all ages and walks of life who are committed to loving you, caring for all, and praying for every  every single person in our community.  We are here to serve you!  If you have any questions for any of our staff or leadership, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at 425-788-2953 or at

  • Brook McBride

    Lead Pastor

    Hi, I'm Brook, and this is my wife, Cyndy, and our granddaughter, Emerson.  I'm the lead pastor here at Bear Creek!  I love being the lead pastor here at Bear Creek and I'm passionate about getting you involved in this warm, welcoming, and inclusive community. My passion is to help folks say "yes" to a God who has said "yes" to you at your first breath of life!  And to invite you to join me and our Bear Creek family and friends reach out to folks and places that are hurting in our world.  Here at Bear Creek we strive to a part of God's "light in the darkness."  Part of that "light" is trying to have some fun together!  No matter what we are doing, we try to do it in a way that we lift spirits!  I can't wait to get to know you and get you connected to all the great people here! You are going to feel better about YOU when you get involved at Bear Creek!   If you ever want to talk give me a call or text me at 605-6107793. Thanks for dropping by!  Facebook F     Twitter    Envelope

  • Janelle

    Office Administrator

    Working at Bear Creek UMC has been amazing. It provides joy, laughter and love. I always look forward to meeting everybody that comes through the door, and love being able to help in what ever you may need. Stop by the office and say hello! 

  • Kristin Perry

    Community Leadership & Events Coordinator
    It is an honor and privilege to work for Bear Creek United Methodist Church.  I get excited about coming to a workplace where inclusivity, service, hope and grace are at the core of everything we do. My job is to connect people to people, and people to events, that will ignite their spirits and plug into this  dynamic community enriched with people of all ages, races, genders, faith backgrounds and life experiences.

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  • Simon Hill

    Music Coordinator

    Simon oversees the wide variety of musical activity at Bear Creek including the choir, band, congregational singing, handbells, and special music. He has worked with choirs across several denominations, including the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, United Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Having completed a Master of Sacred Music and a Master of Music, Simon is passionate about developing community through congregational singing and the choral ensemble. Simon is currently working towards a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting at University of Washington. When not at the church or on campus, Simon enjoys baking, all things musical theatre, and spending time with his husband Chris and their two cats, Betty and Ghirahim. If you would like to be involved in any way with music at Bear Creek, please contact Simon at

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We're so blessed to have a community of givers!

Many from our church family help throughout the week, show up to serve others, and lend a hand for special events.  These are just a few of the friendly faces of our congregation doing what they love...

  • Walking in the Seattle Pride Parade

    From supporting our neighbors to standing up for others' rights to making neck coolers on a hot day, this is an important part of our history and dedication to our community.

  • Trunk or Treat

    Each year we open our parking lot up to the community to provide a fun & free Halloween event.  Our church members love to dress up, pass out candy, decorate their cars, and provide fun games for the kids to explore.

  • Vacation Bible School

    We have dozens of volunteers jump in and help when VBS happens each summer!  Fun craft stations, feeding kids, playing games outside, singing along with kids...It all takes energy, a love for children, and a heart that wants to teach our young ones about the beauty of God.