The Friendly Church on the Corner
Evergreen Lutheran Church & Preschool
Located in beautiful Seabeck WA. We serve the greater Kitsap and Mason County areas.
Our church was a church plant by Memorial Lutheran Church in Bremerton October 12, 1980. We started having services in the library of Seabeck Elementary School. Groundbreaking for the church building occurred on June 17, 1984. Construction under supervision of Woodcraft of Seattle with volunteer labor from the members. Our "friendly church on the corner" now has grown since those early days! We serve many families and have grown to be a thriving congregation of all ages with a Preschool too. Preschool established in Jan. 1995. We are excited to see what the next 40 years brings us.
Meet Our Staff
Pastor David Carnahan
Hi, I'm Pastor Dave, Let me tell you a bit about myself.
I'm from Aberdeen, WA, where I was born and raised. The oldest of 5 children adopted by my grandparents, it was a huge blessing to be raised by grandparents who had a unique view on how to raise children. With a summer home on Hood Canal, I could not have asked for more. Growing up I never ever wanted to be a pastor but an aeronautical engineer designing space shuttles and more. But here I am today, pastor of such a wonderful, loving congregation. After almost 39 years of being a pastor, I truly appreciate my time here at Evergreen Lutheran. Favorite Bible verse would be … I don’t have one. I do have a ton of them, depending on what’s going on in all of our lives that day.
Favorite quote, however, has never changed. It’s from Francis of Assisi … “Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words.”
Pat GreenwaltChurch Secretary
I was born in Seattle but came to live with my adoptive parents when I was 7 weeks old. I grew up in the Tracyton area, graduating from Central Kitsap High School and Olympic College. My husband Bob and I have lived in Seabeck for over 40 years. We have been part of Evergreen Lutheran for nearly that long. I joined the staff at Evergreen Lutheran Church and Preschool as the only teacher in 1996 and later added the duties of Director. After 20 years, I retired from the preschool and became the church secretary. I love being part of the Evergreen Lutheran Church and Preschool family. Bob and I have a son who lives in Idaho with his wife and 3 children. We enjoy visiting them and watching all 5 play various sports like soccer, volleyball, lacrosse and swim team as often as possible.
My favorite verse: [Jesus said] “I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20b
Preschool Director & Lead Teacher
Marin MerzEvergreen Lutheran Church Preschool Director
I grew up in Mason County where I attended North Mason High School. I then went on to graduate from Olympic College. Currently I reside in Holly with my husband Robert Merz and our five daughters. Our passion is the Hood Canal. I have been a part of Evergreen Lutheran for the last nine years; I love it here. My favorite bible verse is "If you love me, keep my commandments." John 14:15
Autumn KempLead Teacher
I was born and raised in Bremerton, and a graduate of Bremerton High and Olympic College. I've been married for 20years to my husband, and we have 3 children. I've attended Evergreen Lutheran Church and worked at our Preschool for 10 years and my children are alumni. We love watching our children grow as they follow their passions and are becoming amazing young adults.
"Be strong and courageous, Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you".