Meet our staff!

Jeff Horton | Senior Pastor

Jeff Horton has been Senior Pastor at SFMC since August 2001. Prior to that he served as Minister of Christian Education & Music at Warm Beach FMC for 13 years. He & Pam met at Bothell High School and both graduated from Seattle Pacific University. They have four children (ages 16-27). Before moving to Warm Beach Jeff & Pam spent two years in Wilmore, Kentucky at Asbury Theological Seminary. Jeff is currently working toward a DMin degree in Spiritual Formation & Leadership at George Fox Evangelical Seminary with a particular interest in the role that life in community has on life-long spiritual formation. Hobbies include traveling, music, live theater, and being a Seahawks fan.

Jarad Bivins | associate pastor

Jarad Bivins rejoined SFMC in Nov. 2016. Jarad, along with his wife Becky, first attended Shoreline Free Methodist while they were both students at Seattle Pacific Seminary. Upon seminary graduation, Jarad was appointed to Tacoma Light & Life before returning to serve here at Shoreline. While in Tacoma, the Bivins family grew to include little Eleanor. Some of Jarad's passions for pastoral ministry include spiritual formation, Wesleyan studies, and worship theology, especially when it comes to the Eucharist. Jarad loves to explore new hiking trails, engage in community around good food, baking bread, and he has a talent for random backyard games.

Dave Tefft | Office Manager