Kim Saunders President
I grew up near Washington DC, went to college at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and in late 1986 moved to Bremerton, WA with my Navy husband Ray. Our five kids were born between 1987 and 1992 and we divorced in 1996, when I joined Microsoft and moved to Kirkland with the kids. In 2004 Michelle and I got married in Victoria, Canada and we joined Holy Spirit Lutheran Church around 2010. In 2012 I left Microsoft and now work in leadership development, build 5-star green communities, invest in writing musical theater and fiction, and am happily connected to our now post-college, employed kids. In 2013 I helped envision the new ministry that has become Salt House, led the call committee that called Pastor Sara, and have continued as a lay leader in our new and growing community.
Gila Fein Vice President
I’m a native of Seattle, wife of Heather, mother of three grown children and I work as a psychotherapist in Kirkland.
I’ve been attending Salt House since the Summer of 2016, I volunteer on the Welcome Thrive Team and consider Salt House my spiritual community. I have a deep respect for the importance of community, consider religious study one of my favorite hobbies and deeply support the idea of radical inclusion as modeled by Jesus and practiced at Salt House.
Todd McClure Secretary
My wife Wendy and I have been married 12 years, and we are blessed to be the parents of Connor who just turned 10. Outside of college and graduate school, I have lived on the Eastside my whole life. I am a risk management analyst for a local medical device manufacturer called Ocular Instruments. Our family
started attending Salt House this last summer and have enjoyed getting to know you all through kids’ functions, coffee ministry and various service projects.
GREG FENICH Treasurer (Appointed)
When I’m not busy in the Salt House kitchen, I spend my week working in Microsoft’s Tax & Trade department. I have worked for Microsoft for 16+ years in a variety of finance roles that has allowed me, and my husband Parker, to also experience living in Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore for 12 years. Prior to Microsoft, I worked in audit functions as a practicing CPA. I’m a native of Washington State, a proud graduate of Washington State University (GO COUGS!) and received my MBA in International Business.
SARAH URIE AT-LARGE COUNCIL MEMBER
I moved to Washington in 2013 to attend nursing school and fell in love with this gorgeous state. I started attending Salt House about 1.5 years ago after years of searching for a church and instantly made a connection with the vision and mission of this church. My past involvement has been volunteering with the kids in the nursery, being a part of the Homelessness Thrive Team, and being an occasional reader and communion volunteer during the service. My hope and prayer is that Salt House continues to be a light for this community. No spot light shining on us and what we do, but rather a lighthouse, being a beacon by which others can see Jesus in our world and find safety in Him.
ANNE ANDERSON AT-LARGE COUNCIL MEMBER
I am a Washington native, a UW grad, and a nurse since 1981. I work with the palliative care team at Seattle Children's. I have been married for almost 36 years to Jim, and we have lived a short walk from Salt House for the past 35 years, so it feels right to be a part of this wonderful community in our neighborhood.
We have four kids who all graduated from Lake Washington HS. We like to spend time with our family sailing and visiting national parks. My hope in serving at Salt House is to be more connected in the ways that we are serving our community, both within our church and with the New Bethlehem Day Center.