Welcome to Seattle Mennonite Church. Here is a brief overview about us, our history and what makes us who we are.
Who We Are
Seattle Mennonite Church is an active Anabaptist Mennonite Christian congregation working faithfully at following Jesus in our urban context. As disciples of Jesus, we believe faith and action are inseparable elements in each person’s pilgrimage. We are often welcoming new friends, and we aim to live out our calling to offer hospitality, whether for a morning or over the course of years.
Mennonites have been around for about 500 years. Mennonites seek to follow in the Way of Christ Jesus, as revealed in the gospels, and are committed to community, living simply, and peace and justice.
Sunday Morning Gathering
On Sunday mornings, we gather for worship, fellowship, and opportunities for people of all ages to engage in Christian education and formation. Our Sunday School program runs September through May and meets for an hour following worship, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. We meet in the Lake City neighborhood in Seattle, in a building that many still remember as the Lake City Theater. Our buildings have become places where we worship and fellowship, and where we and many other community members, organizations, and congregations work, play, and serve in a variety of ways. At Seattle Mennonite, we together discern God’s will in community, worship faithfully through the Spirit, and follow Christ in building peace in our community and in the world. Welcome!
Seattle Mennonite Church has a staff team made up of persons with varied gifts and interests, all of whom support and enable our many ministries.
Lead Pastor Megan joined the ministry team as Lead Pastor in September 2015 after a decade of pastoral ministry in Chicago. She is excited to bring her passions for worship and preaching, pastoral care, and building collaborative connections within the city and across the wider Mennonite church to the team. Some of her favorite restorative activities are reading and hiking, including her weekly practice of Friday Sabbath Hike. She also enjoys making baby quilts, going to concerts, frequenting the theatre to see her actor husband, Jon Stutzman, perform, and going on traveling adventures both large and small. Pronouns: she/her/hers
Finance & Project Manager
Office & Volunteer Coordinator
Our email addresses are our first names at Seattle Mennonite dot org.
Spiritual Leadership Team (SLT)
Spiritual Leadership Team serves as the governing body for Seattle Mennonite Church.
You may contact any member of the team individually with affirmations, questions, or concerns,
or write the whole team (including pastors) at the email address corresponding to: slt at seattlemennonite dot org
Our pastor is available to respond to specific needs and emergencies, to attend to events such as weddings and funerals, and to refer people to external resources she may not be trained or equipped to provide. Our Congregational Care Team assists in coordinating support of those within the congregation needing special care for any reason, nurtures and equips systems of care within the congregation so that we minister to one another, and tends to ongoing lifecycle of care for the congregation. Additionally, we regularly offer opportunities for support through participation in small groups and congregational fellowship.
Mandated reporting of known or suspected instances of abuse or neglect of minors: “Although Washington State law only requires that supervisors report alleged abuse by individuals they supervise, SMC’s policy extends this requirement to include pastors and others in the congregation who reasonably believe child abuse [or neglect] occurred, whether or not there is a supervisory relationship” (from the SMC Child Safety Policy).