Rev. Jack served in the United States Marine Corps including a 13-month deployment in Vietnam (1965-66) as a photographer. After leaving the Marines, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Trinity College and a Certificate in Leadership Management. He retired in 2008 after a 36-year career in the Real Estate Valuation Industry; the last 10 years in corporate management. Prior to retiring, Rev. Jack earned a Master of Art’s Degree (MA) in Pastoral Ministry from Mount Marty College, and a Doctorate (D.Min) in Applied Ministries from the Graduate Theological Foundation. Part of his doctoral studies were completed at Christ Church College, Oxford University (UK). Upon entering the Holy Orders, Rev. Jack earned a Master of Divinity Degree (M.Div) from the St. John XXIII Theological Institute. Rev. Jack was ordained to the priesthood on November 13, 2010.
Rev. Liz is a graduate of Central Washington University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She went on to become a Certified Teacher with a Special Education endorsement, and taught in the Bellingham School District for over 20 years. Prior to entering the Holy Orders and marriage to Rev. Jack, she served as a vowed nun in the Sisters for Christian Community for 12 years. Rev. Liz earned a Master of Divinity Degree (M.Div) from the St. John XXIII Theological Institute, has experience signing for the deaf at mass, and was a licensed Foster Care provider. Rev. Liz was ordained to the Priesthood on August 18, 2012.
Rev. Jack and Rev. Liz were married in 2011 and serve as "Equals in Ministry - Equals in Life." In addition to their pastoral and outreach duties, they are active members of the Skagit Valley Clergy Group, and serve as Chaplain's for the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA).