Pastor Scott loves working with people and communities -- bringing faith to life. He is passionate about Church being a safe and welcoming place for all, and is delighted that Advent is a thriving community hub for people of many faiths (and none) and all walks of life. He holds a B.A. in English from the University of Washington, and an M.Div from Wartburg Theological Seminary. Ordained in 1991, he has served congregations in Nebraska and Texas, Campus Ministry at Texas Lutheran College and the University of Washington, and as lead pastor at Advent since October 2013. Outside of the congregation, you're likely to find him fly fishing, sailing, and spending time with family. He and his wife Katie are avid cyclists, and both have been bicycle commuters all their lives. If you ask him about his kids, grandkids, or dog, chances are good he'll show you a picture or two!
Bryant Williams has always been a part of the church. He grew up in University Place going to Mount Cross Lutheran, where his family still attends to this day. Bryant spent his college years at Trinity Lutheran College while it was in Issaquah, WA and graduated with a Bachelor’s in
Children, Youth & Family studies with emphasis in outdoor education and Biblical studies.
Since moving back to Washington in 2013, Bryant has been serving in youth and family ministry up and down the I-5 corridor. He sits on the synod’s Children, Youth & Family
committee, works as a part of the Hospitality Team for the ELCA’s Children, Youth & Family Extravaganza each year, and loves getting out to local camps to serve and support when he has the chance. Bryant loves proclaiming God’s love for everyone and showing it to all he meets.
Bryant married his wife Stina in 2010 and they currently live in Everett, Washington with their cat Guinness, dog Lola, and 3 chickens Susan, Romy, and Michelle. When he is not at church, Bryant loves watching or playing sports, singing, being outside, reading, trying new micro-breweries, or catching up on all the different movies.