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.
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.