Senior Pastor

TJ Samuelu

As Senior pastor it is my privilege to welcome you to the Fairview Church. It is our purpose to help the church minister to the people of the Seattle area and beyond.

My wife, Courtney, and I have been working together in ministry since 2007. We have 3 beautiful children: son Tre (11), daughter Elekana (9), & son Isaia (6). TJ graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in Portland, OR. Our journey started in Vancouver, WA working for a non-profit that focused on teen suicide prevention and outreach. TJ then served at King's Way Christian Schools/Vancouver Church of God as the high school Bible teacher and the Golf & Track head coach. He then transitioned to serving as the Missions Pastor for Vancouver Church and joined the Global Strategy team. Most recently, TJ served as the Associate Pastor at Cloverdale Church of God in Boise, ID. Now landing in Seattle, we feel a genuine spirit of family and community here at the Fairview Church. 

Whether church attendance is a customary habit for you or you have no idea what people do when they gather on Sunday mornings, you are welcome to come and find out what we are all about.  Join us Sundays at 10:30 am in-person or online!


Fairview Ministries Administrator


Carl Christensen

We learn and thrive in an inspirational setting. Friendships and mentoring relationships mature when we assist each other realize our aspirations. Programs germinate and grow within a stimulating and supportive environment. I wake up every morning wondering what new opportunities God will give us to learn, grow, and explore at Fairview.




Child Center Director

Leta Brown

After more than 26 years at Fairview , I still love this place and the people we are honored to serve. I love teaching my bright, curious and growing students about how God makes the world work through science, math, words and friends. When not working, I love to be creative - doing bonsai, stained glass, new class projects, writing, and using my gifts at church. I also do a lot of walking, jogging and moving with a goal of participating in an annual half-marathon.

Building Manager


Bill Kockritz

I grew up in Alaska and moved to Seattle in 1968. I have been married for over 45 years to Janet (Ropkins). We have 3 grown children and 10 grandchildren. I retired from Boeing in 2006 after 31 years. I enjoy working at Fairview Ministries. My hobbies include hunting, fishing and camping.!


Office Support - Child Center

Jennifer Marquez

Hi, my name is Jennifer Marquez and I've been working at Fairview since March of 2018. Initially I worked in the 1-year-old room, then moved up the Pre-K room, and now I work in the office. My favorite part of working at Fairview is the strong community.



Office Support - Church

Courtney Samuelu

Hi, my name is Courtney and it is a privilege to join the Fairview team. My husband TJ and our three children (Tre, Elekana and Isaia) moved to Seattle in February 2020. I am excited to work alongside a community of people who love the ministry of The Fairview Church. 




Sheila Reid

Hi, I’m Sheila Reid. I have been the working in the office for Fairview Ministries since 2004. I have been a part of the Fairview family

(formally Woodland Park Church of God) since birth. I was born and raised in Seattle. My husband John and I have three children (Ariel, Olivia, and Jake) and three grandchildren (Chancellor, Ava and Jax). When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing games and watching movies!