Administrative, Facilities and Kitchen Staff
Darren Hochstedler - Church Administrator
Darren Hochstedler joined the staff of Seattle First Baptist as our Church Administrator in January 2016.
Darren has extensive experience in church administration, most recently serving as administrator at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church for nearly 10 years. He also brings his knowledge from a previous career in theater management and lighting and set design.
In addition to working in church administration, Darren also is currently the choir director at Edmonds Lutheran Church, and will continue in that job going forward.
Phone: 206.325.6051 x102
Sue Ross, Faith Community Nurse
Sue Ross joined Seattle First Baptist Church in 1981, and with her husband Brian has been active in church life ever since.
Sue graduated from the UW School of Nursing in 1982, started working at the University Hospital and in 1988 she went to work for one of the Urologists as his clinic and research nurse studying the transmission of HIV and treatment of chronic Prostatitis. In 1990 Sue obtained her Master’s degree in nursing from the University of Washington. As the Faith Community Nurse for SFBC Sue will maintain a health information bulletin board, write articles for the Spire on health issues and is available for blood pressure screenings, assessments of physical, mental and spiritual needs, and help with accessing community health resources. More then anything Sue is happy to be a listening presence.
Katie Sturm, Communications & Digital Services
Katie comes with a background in Interfaith Dialogue and peace-building, digital services (communications and website work), and meaningful connections in the wider faith community of Seattle. Her work at SFBC remains focused on the website, Spire, social media and email communications. She, her husband, and her daughter live in Shoreline and love to call the PNW home.