REV. TASHA IWALANI HICKS MCCRAY  Pastor

REV. TASHA IWALANI HICKS MCCRAY
Pastor

Tasha has been the pastor of Mt. View Presbyterian since September 2011. She is married to Glenn McCray, who serves as the Church-Based Community Development Director with Urban Impact, and is the daughter of Calvin and Diana Hicks, the sister of Josh and Derek and the privileged aunty of Chanteya, Shaughnessi, Kalea Mae, Jordan, Eliana, Kanani, and Kelani. Tasha has been deeply shaped by her multicultural upbringing, being Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, Irish, German, Dutch, Welsh, and growing up on the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation. Her experiences have grown within her a passion for the church to not just reflect, but to be a place of belonging for the beautiful array of God’s creation, where we are each reminded of our place in the unfolding story of God in Jesus Christ. Tasha loves living in White Center and serving as the pastor of Mt. View, as well as coaching the Varsity Girls Basketball Team at Evergreen High School with her husband and a crew of great coaches. Prior to making the trek back to her roots in the Great Northwest, Tasha served as the Director of Volunteers with Faith Network of the East Bay, partnering churches with local, under-resourced schools in Oakland and Berkeley. She has lived and had many opportunities to learn and share life with others in places such as Utah, Romania, Hawaii, and the Bay Area. Along the way, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in World Religions at the University of Hawaii, a Masters of Divinity at San Francisco Theological Seminary, and completed an immersion program certificate with the Christian Community Development Association in Chicago. Tasha also serves on the Strategy Team for NEXT Church, the Property and Finance Committee with the Seattle Presbytery, and the Community Advisory Team for Evergreen High School.


ALEX COLLIER  Urban Impact Community Development and Outreach Director

ALEX COLLIER
Urban Impact Community Development and Outreach Director

Alex joined the Mt. View team January 2018 in collaboration with Urban Impact. He is married to Becky and together they love on their sons Haven and Emmett, and their dog Cecilia. Alex brings together tremendous gifts of creativity, compassion, and relationship building to serve as our Community Development and Outreach Director. He journeyed across the country from his roots in North Carolina and came to Mt. View and the White Center Community in 2005, as a part of the Presbyterian Young Adult Volunteer Program. He has since made White Center his home. He has served in many different roles working with kids, youth, and families in the community, as well as led recreation at camps throughout the country. Alex leads community engagement and discipleship efforts at Mt. View and also serves at Evergreen High School part-time. In addition to his work at Mt. View, Alex is a photographer, a storyteller with a gift for words, and a fly fishing guide. He is passionate about capturing things that make people light up, as well as the beauty of God's creation. Alex earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Lees McRae College in North Carolina.


Ruling Elders

BETHANY TATE

BETHANY TATE

ENRIQUE GARCIA  CLERK OF SESSION

ENRIQUE GARCIA
CLERK OF SESSION

SUE SMITH

SUE SMITH


Kids Team

 
NICOLE GIFFORD  Nursery Coordinator

NICOLE GIFFORD
Nursery Coordinator

SUE SMITH  Kids Church Lead

SUE SMITH
Kids Church Lead

 

Thanks to many within the MV fam' who are on rotation to provide care and spiritual nurture to our kids!
Kids Church Collaborators: Sue Smith, Becky Collier, Bethany Tate


volunteers

 

Team Aloha
Glenn McCray
Jojo Dawson-Oswald
David Tabaka
Janet Sweet

Nominating Committee
Enrique Garcia
Alex Collier
Janet Sweet

Finance Team
Bethany Tate
Heather Bergfors

Buildings & Grounds Crew
David Tabaka
Jane Johnson
Jojo Dawson-Oswald