Meet Our Staff


Jim Hays

 Lead Pastor
Jim is our Lead Pastor and main Teaching Pastor. He and his wife Marcie were married in 1979. They have two adult children, Lauren and John. Jim was raised in Seattle and Bellingham, studied at Seattle Pacific University and North Park Theological Seminary, and has been in pastoral ministry since 1978. Jim’s hobbies include bicycling, gardening, reading and fishing, each while drinking strong coffee. His spiritual gift mix includes teaching, leadership and encouragement.
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 Evan Appleby

 Associate Pastor
Evan is our worship leader (aka "the guy who leads the music") and whatever else he can do to make sure things run smoothly at Life Pointe.  He and his wife, Cyndi, have been married since 1991 and have five kids (ranging in age from toddler to adult), a son-in-law, and a granddaughter.  Evan has served in various ministry positions at various churches and christian organizations since 2000.  Evan's interests include spending time with his family, reading, and listening to and playing music.  He's also been known to enjoy the occasional cup of coffee.

Steve Sept

 Pastor of Children and Young Families
Steve admits to having been born in California, but loves everything Northwest. He has been married to his wife, Rosilynn for 31 years, and have four beautiful young adult daughters.  He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and Dallas Theological Seminary.  Steve has served a number of churches around the country as well as in Canada.  His interests include hiking, writing and Earl Grey tea. Steve's strengths include leadership, teaching and encouragement, and his passion is nurturing the spiritual growth of children and families. 

Wendy Cox

 Administrative Assistant