Tammy serves as the settled pastor at The United Churches.
Rev. Dr. Tammy Stampfli
Tammy is happy to be called to serve as settled pastor at The United Churches. Tammy received her Masters of Divinity at San Francisco Theological Seminary and was ordained in 1990. She received her Doctorate of Ministry from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. Tammy just finished her Clinical Pastoral Educational Training at Providence St. Peter Hospital. She has served as a youth director, Christian Educator, Associate Pastor and Pastor.
Jill brings teaching, counseling, law and chaplaincy experience.
Rev. Jill Komura
Rev. Komura steps in as Administrative Pastor after serving as Interim Associate Pastor for The United Churches of Olympia. She is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in history and literature at the University of California at Davis; a J.D. at the University of Washington in Seattle, an M.S. in Counseling at Johns Hopkins University of Baltimore, and an M.Div. at Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry. She spent some years working in law and teaching on both coasts before returning to the Pacific Northwest. Prior to coming to The United Churches of Olympia in a pastoral role, Jill served as a Staff Chaplain in the telemetry, neurology, and behavioral health units at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. She maintains her certification as a Board Certified Chaplain with the American Association of Professional Chaplains. In addition to her Administrative Pastor role at TUCO, Jill also works regularly as a facilitator for one of several Clergy Communities of Practice organized by the Pacific Northwest Conference of The United Church of Christ. As a member of The United Churches of Olympia, she serves on the Congregational Circles Ministry, whose role is to tend to congregational circles of Fellowship, Service, and Welcome.
Lara is a highly-experienced, seminary educated, professional social worker.
Minister to Youth & Families
Lara is a seminary educated, professional social worker with experiences in both church and community settings. Lara received a Master in Arts and Church and Community Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX. She also holds a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington, TX, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Religion from Wayland Baptist University of Plainview, TX.
She has worked in church and community positions in Texas as well as being on the faculty of Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX as an Associate Professor of Social Work. She worked with the National Youth Advocacy Coalition in Washington, DC before moving to Olympia in 2011. Lara currently is Youth Ministry Coordinator at Westminster Presbyterian Church and looks forward to working with our youth as well. Lara lives with her partner Beth and their two daughters here in Olympia.
Dee’s background includes training in piano, organ, voice, and violin.
Director of Music
Dee’s musical background includes training in piano, organ, voice, and violin at the University of Puget Sound, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. She also holds a Master of Music in Music Education from the University of Idaho, and have post-graduate training in advanced conducting, choral and instrumental methods, voice, jazz choir, music technology, and church music. In addition to her first and most important career as a Mom to three lovely, now-adult, daughters, Heather, Heidi and Roberta, Dee served as a K-12 music educator in several school districts in both Idaho and Washington. Beginning in 1986, she served as an adjunct music instructor at Centralia College. In that position she produced and directed four Broadway musicals, and was the founding conductor of the Pacific Northwest Chamber Orchestra, retiring in 2009. Dee is honored to work with the dedicated volunteer singers and instrumentalists of TUCO, and look forward to many glorious musical experiences throughout the coming worship seasons.