What I do: Talk, breathe, then talk some more. Actually, I count it a great honor to preach God’s Word nearly every week at Northview. During the week, I try to spend my time developing leaders and thinking about the future of our church. It’s a great gig.

Spouse/Kids: Jeanne is my wife and she is better looking, kinder, gentler, and an all around better human being than I am. I have two boys and one daughter, Ethan, Micah and Sophie, who are three of the best people I have ever known.

Wisdom or bit of advice: “If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time for no reason.” Jack Handey

How I got involved with Northview:  I came to Northview to be the Pastor of Young Adults from Hope Community Church in Nelson, New Zealand. That was back in 2006. In 2008, the church asked if I would consider becoming the Lead Pastor and now here I am.

A few of my favorite things:  The Triune God, my wife and kids, Arsenal FC, the Seattle Seahawks, golf, squash, basketball, chocolate and coconut anything, New Zealand, laughing, and books.

I like this quote: “Earth’s crammed with heaven and every common bush afire with God. But only he who sees takes off his shoes.” E.B. Browning

Education:  I have a Bachelor’s degree in History and Communications from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, I have a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Talbot School of Theology in Los Angeles.

Hope and Vision for Northview:  I want us to be a Biblically faithful, culturally engaging church that brings the reign of Christ to bear on every part of our lives.

Hometown:  Seattle, Washington, USA

jbucknam@northview.org