Meet Our Staff

Chris Pritchett

Senior Pastor
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Chris’s vision is to help foster a healthy and vibrant congregation that forms people to embody the character of Christ in the world. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Westmont College, a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Master of Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. Chris is currently working on his doctorate from Fuller Seminary in the area of spiritual leadership.

Before coming to Knox, Chris served several churches in California and is interested in the practice of leadership, vision casting, discipleship and justice, theological reflection, and writing. His great joy is watching God’s kingdom unfold in the hearts and lives of everyday people.

Chris met his wife, Devon, at Westmont College, and together they enjoy an active lifestyle with their three children, Hannah, Abby, and Lucas. His other pursuits include running, surfing (not so much anymore), skiing and snowboarding, hiking, gardening, camping, and anything outside.

Jonathan (Jon) Saur

Associate Pastor
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Jonathan Saur was raised in Mission Viejo, CA. He graduated from Westmont College in 2006 with a B.A. in Communication Studies and from Fuller Seminary with a M. Div. in 2015. Before going to seminary, Jonathan worked as a congressional staffer for Congresswoman Lois Capps. During seminary, Jonathan worked full-time as the Director of Youth Ministries at Presbyterian Church of the Master in Mission Viejo, CA.

Jonathan is an avid Lakers fan. He enjoys reading Biblical studies, theology, history, and literature of various genres. He has a strong passion for the proclamation of the Word of God, being a part of the life of a congregation, and educating the people of God for the mission of God.

Rachel Morris

Director of Worship, Music and the Arts
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Rachel was raised in Hobart, WA. She graduated from Whitworth University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (Ministry Emphasis) and is currently pursuing her Master of Divinity at Fuller Seminary. Before coming to John Knox, she served on staff at Maple Valley Presbyterian Church in Maple Valley, WA and Knox Presbyterian Church in Spokane, WA. She has also worked as a choral accompanist and private voice and piano teacher throughout the Greater Seattle area.

In addition to music and the arts, Rachel is passionate about walking alongside others as they discover who God has created them to be and the unique ways they have been equipped to serve in the world. She is also passionate about encouraging and developing the next generation of leaders.

Rachel is grateful to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where she can enjoy hiking, cheering on the Sounders, drinking good coffee, as well as reading on rainy days or being outside on our perfect sunny days (when we get them).

Hollie Robins-Jennings

Director of Operations
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Hollie is a Washington State native, born and raised in East Wenatchee. She attended Wenatchee Valley College and Eastmont High School concurrently, leading to graduation from both in 1998. After graduation, she joined the U.S. Navy serving onboard the USS Shoup. After her enlistment was up she spent a year and a half in Fairbanks, AK working government-civilian contract. Not being a fan of Fairbanks cold weather, she relocated to Seattle in 2006 where she met her future husband Tim the same year. She has developed her career in management in nonprofit with multi unit management experience. She holds a degree in Business Management from Washington State University.

Hollie enjoys a variety of hobbies including cooking, sewing and gardening. She lives with her husband, kitty Loki and parakeet Lady in Tukwila, WA and is very excited to contribute to the John Knox family/community.

Dave Roberts

Director of Student & Family Ministries and Church Communications
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Dave wanted his bio to read “Mr. Roberts is a man of mystery and intrigue.”  He was told that wasn’t sufficient so he gave us this instead:

Dave has had the distinction of being the largest baby ever to be born at Abington Memorial Hospital a record that probably no longer stands, but one he did hold.  When Dave was a large little boy his family moved to suburban Chicago where Dave grew up tormenting the neighbors.  After high school, Dave attended Northwestern College in St Paul MN, where he met and married (not in the same day) his wife Rachel.  During college, Dave sensed a call to ministry that he has pursued since then.  He has served at John Knox for past 15 years, and has two daughters.  He also enjoys many things, which are too numerous to list here, which is really another way of saying, “Mr Roberts is a man of mystery and intrigue.”

Kristine Jung

Preschool Director and Director of Children and Family Ministries
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Kristine graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Education and a teaching certificate.  She taught for 6 years with the Tukwila School District and during that time earned her Master’s Degree from Lesley University with a focus on Creative Arts integration.

Kristine has been a member of John Knox for over a decade and has served John Knox families in many roles including that of Nursery Director, Sunday School and JAM teacher, VBS volunteer, small group leader, and Elder.  Kristine and her husband, David, have been married for 14 years and have 3 energetic, enthusiastic, and sometimes exhausting children who have been part of all of these programs as well, so she brings not only the experience of teaching, but also that of a parent.  She is very excited to partner with you in this ministry.

Suzy Lindeke

Executive Assistant / Office Manager
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Suzy Lindeke has served as Executive Assistant/Office Manager of John Knox since August 2000. Before arriving at JK, she served her home congregation, Resurrection Lutheran (RLC), for 11 1/2 years beginning as the Church Secretary and later serving as Assimilation Coordinator. She and her husband, Dale, also served as worship leaders for 30+ years and continue to be active in church leadership at RLC.

Suzy was born in Jakarta, Indonesia where she lived for a year and a half. Being an “INDO” (Dutch/Indonesian), her family moved to the Netherlands for a time. Several years later, the family immigrated to America. They were sponsored through a Presbyterian church and landed in Corvallis, Oregon. Her dad was offered a position in the Seattle area and the family moved once again settling in Des Moines.

Suzy and Dale have two adult children and three grandchildren. They enjoy spending time with family/church family and teaching Ballroom and Latin Dancing and going out to local dances.

Marianne Lee

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Marianne has a degree from WWU and attended JKPC some years ago, before moving over to Marine View Presbyterian. She did bookkeeping work for several small non-profits and private clients before beginning at John Knox in 2008 as a contract bookkeeper.  She and her husband have a 5 yr old daughter and a 2 yr old son.  She loves working with the staff and congregation at John Knox, and her children love the JK Preschool.


Melody Fuchigami

Assistant Preschool Director
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Hi, I am Melody Fuchigami.  I was born and raised in Normandy Park, spent 20+ years in California where I married my husband Mike and had my three daughters; Chanel, Calli and Hannah.  Asking Jesus into my heart at the age of five during a neighbor’s VBS started my lifelong relationship with Christ.

My degrees are in general studies and transportation, which have led me on a varied career path.  That diverse path equipped me to wear many hats at JKPC, from Sunday school teacher, CFM coordinator, even a stint as Interim Preschool Director.  I started with the Preschool in the summer of 2002, and as the Preschool has grown, so has my involvement.  It is so exciting to see students we had at four years old now teenagers; volunteering at VBS and going on mission trips!