The Fairview Church Staff

Senior Pastor

TJ Samuelu

As the Lead 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 (12), daughter Elekana (10), & son Isaia (8). I graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in Portland, OR. My journey started in Vancouver, WA working for a non-profit that focused on teen suicide prevention and local outreach. I then served at King's Way Christian Schools/Vancouver Church of God as the high school Bible teacher and the Golf & Track head coach and then transitioned to serving as the Missions Pastor for Vancouver Church and joined the Church of God - Global Strategy team. Before landing in Seattle I served as the Associate/Missions Pastor at Cloverdale Church of God in Boise, ID. Now as the Lead Pastor here at The Fairview Church in Seattle, I feel a genuine spirit of family and community. 

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 Ministry Office

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 The Fairview Church. My hobbies include hunting, fishing and camping!

Church Administrative Assistants

Sheila Reid

Hi, I’m Sheila Reid. I have been the working in the office for Fairview Ministry 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!

Courtney Samuelu

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

Worship & Media

Kathy Jo Kahn - Worship Leader

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Kelsey Forsythe - Media

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Child Center Director

Christina West

Hi, my name is Christina West and it is such a privilege to be the Center Director for the Fairview Child Center. I am originally from Connecticut, and moved out to Washington in May 2021, because my husband got stationed at JBLM. I am truly excited to be working at Fairview and be surrounded by the loving families and staff here who have the same foundation of faith as I do.

Child Center Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Marquez

My name is Jennifer and I have been working at Fairview since 2018. What I enjoy most about my job is visiting all of our different classrooms to see the kids' smiling faces and hear their comical anecdotes. I grew up in Seattle and now live in the Renton Highlands with my two daughters (Rosalie and Grace) and fiancé (Matt). In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, reading, photographing my kids, and working on design projects around our home. 

Finance - Bookkeeper & HR

Shannon Ford

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