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Amber David

Mommy Taxi | Pediatric Nurse | Artsy not Craftsy

I am a longtime Seattle girl and am blessed to be married to Andrew David, who God had to bring 12 and a half time zones from India in order to find me a match. We live in Sammamish with our 3 sons, Matthew 16, Isaiah 12, Zachary 10 and our splash of pink and sparkles, Gracie 7.

First, you should know that I am (perhaps ridiculously) passionate about God’s Word and seeing us as women truly grasp the power and strength that is there for us when we put Him first. I love to see the Lord work in our women’s studies and I know our enemy loses many a foothold on Tuesdays when women sit around tables, learn from and encourage one another.

I can still clearly remember accepting Jesus as my Savior as a wee little thing, but God really got my attention in my elementary years when I struggled with learning disabilities and was moved to the “special” class. My parents told me God had a plan for my life and for my time in those classes. I was given the beautiful gift of beginning to look for my value in God’s plan and not in my own accomplishments. There have been other struggles along my path and many blessings as well which I will share as we go along. 

My husband and I have worked in Adult Ministries at CBC for 19 years now as Sunday Community Group leaders and also have a heart for and involvement in missions. In my spare time (what is that!) I enjoy drawing and painting and work very part time as a pediatric telephone triage nurse.

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Anna Clagett

Nanna | Foodie | Creative

I grew up in Loveland, Colorado and married my high school sweetheart over 30 years ago. I got a business degree from the University of Colorado, and we joined the staff of FamilyLife (division of Cru) in Little Rock, AR where we served for 16 years. We spent the past decade in Nashville, TN where I served as the Women’s Ministry Director for Fellowship Bible Church, teaching, and leading staff and lay women. I am a recent graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a degree in Christian Leadership.

Some of the things I love most in life are our 5 children, age 20 to 27, and two little grandsons. I also love to sew, craft, take long walks, and have long conversations with friends. I am passionate about discipling women, helping them to know and live out truth in love, embracing all that God has created them to be.

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Barb Snyder

Book Lover | Seahawk fan | Bible Student

I have been leading Precept upon Precept classes since 1979. We started with four women and me around our dining room table. Then in 1980 I was encouraged to lead a Precept Upon Precept class at Crossroads Bible Church, where we have continued to hold the study.

Along with leading the Precept class, I taught the Seahawk Football Wive’s Bible Study for 27 years and the Mariner Baseball Wive’s Bible Study for 28 years. And my husband Chuck and I were co-Chaplains for the University of Washington Football Team for 6 years in the 1980’s.

My Sweetheart Chuck went to heaven on December 12, 2013. We were married almost 59 years. Together we taught Marriage Conferences across the United States and Canada. We co-authored“Incompatibility: Still Grounds for a Great Marriage” and Chuck wrote “Men Some Assembly Required” and “The Way to a Woman’s Heart.” “Incompatibility: Still Grounds for a Great Marriage” and “The Way to a Woman’s Heart” are now e-books. We have three great children and six exceptional grandchildren. (Of course!)

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Chris ter Kuile

NATURE LOVER | CREATIVE THINKER | TREASURE HUNTER

Let me clarify. I do not wear a striped shirt or captain a ship and say “ahoy!” Nor do I frequent garage sales or antique malls for good finds. But I DO love to dig into God’s Word and excavate living treasures amidst the black & white of His text! The book is huge. The treasure is endless and waiting to be discovered. Come get rich with me!

I grew up in church. It was part of my family routine. It was a good routine and I’m eternally grateful for that foundation! But I was 30 before I realized that there is SO much more. As mysterious as it is, there is a very personal and alive relationship to be had with Jesus Christ right now. He has things to share with us that are immensely life-giving. I am amazed by the power and joy that His Word brings to my life. It really is a book full of Good News!

My husband Robert and I have been married for 22 years and have two daughters, Cora (15) and Wren (11). After living in Dallas for nearly 40 years, God brought us up to the PNW last July. We’re loving the mountains and lakes and eagles… oh my! What a gift to live in such a majestic corner of God's creation! We’re enjoying this adventure and eager to discover all that God has for us here. I used to be an art director at an ad agency and still do a little graphic design work. In my down time, you might find me gazing at something beautiful outdoors, cheering at our daughters volleyball games or eating mint chocolate chip ice cream. Yum!

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Kaye Edds

Jungle Lady | Duct Tape Queen | Dark Chocolate Lover

I was raised in a Christian family and received Jesus Christ as my personal savior at the age of seven. As I grew in her faith I felt the Lord calling me to be a missionary. I served with Wycliffe Bible Translators for twelve years in Brazil and then in Papua New Guinea. While on furlough I met and fell in love with Dan. We have been married for 28 years and the Lord has blessed us with one son, Jason who is 25 years old. I am passionate about missions and knowing and living out God's Word. I also love studying the Bible and encouraging women to grow in their knowledge and love for God. I enjoy fitness, reading, gardening, fishing and spending time with my family.

Kelly Curran

converted sports mom |DQ Blizzard lover | Christmas movie fanatic

I am a true Pacific Northwester at heart and after spending a few years in sunny Florida and California, I couldn’t help but return to the beloved rain and grey. I managed to snag a gem of a man, Steve, and have three beautifully strong-minded children: Zach (17), Natalie (13), and Matthew (9). Needless to say these angels take after their mother more often than not, so our household never lacks in chaos and laughter. I wouldn’t have it any other way. In my 5 minutes of free time, I enjoy dinners out with my peeps, kids’ sports games, music, and watching Seinfeld with Steve after the kids go down.

After years of chasing empty pursuits, at 23 I witnessed God’s astounding mercy through His relentless pursuit of this former prodigal child. That mercy compelled me to give over control of my life to Him, and life has never been the same. Having tasted the goodness of God I can say with certainty: He is worth it. Gripped by the love of God, I have a burning desire for those who’ve walked a similarly broken road to experience a life truly lived in fullness of freedom, joy, and satisfaction that come only through surrender to Jesus Christ.

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Lena Putnam

Long-distance Grandma | World Traveler | Avid Shopper

I grew up in Prince Edward Island, Canada and now live in Sammamish with my husband, John. We have two children: our daughter Jenn who is married to Chris and live in Miami along with our granddaughter Grace and grandson Theo, and our son, David, who lives in Anchorage.

I have been a member of CBC since 2005 and enjoy serving in the Welcome Ministry and as a Deaconess. I received Christ as my Lord & Savior after 37 years of searching for what was missing in my life. I am a passionate student of the Bible and have been a leader in Bible Study Fellowship for many years. I have been active in Tuesday morning and evening studies at CBC.

I enjoy reading, traveling, decorating and especially family get-togethers!

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Lynn Possing

adventurous | truth seeker | never bored

I am a Midwestern girl at heart, born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin. I met my husband Denis for the first time when I was in 5th grade, but of course I never imagined I would marry him until 18 months before it happened.  Life surprises us, doesn’t it? We have been married for almost 30 years and have four wonderful children – Miles, Mason, Adam and Gabi. And I cannot leave out our dog, Rocky. Life would not have been the same without him!

Through job opportunities given to my husband, our family has had the amazing (and life-altering) experience of living for extended periods of time in far away places like Switzerland, Dubai and China. I’m thankful for those rich experiences, although there were challenges that came with the blessings. We love to travel, learn about new cultures, eat interesting foods and try new things. Our current project is the renovation of our RV. We are transforming it from “decoration disaster” to “posh hotel on wheels.” If our plan works out, we’ll soon explore some fascinating places right here in the US of A ... and we’ll do it in style.

I met Jesus for the first time when I was 9 years old. A neighbor invited my sister and me to go to Vacation Bible School at her church, and our mother was more than happy to unload us for a few days. I asked Jesus to come into my life during that week. Long story short, my parents both ended up asking Jesus into their lives as a result of our neighbor’s invitation. My family was radically and permanently changed. Many, many bumps and storms were to follow, all serving to bring me up close and personal with the only thing that could satisfy my soul --- Jesus. I love to spend time with God in His Word. NOTHING can compare to the thrill of knowing Jesus.

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Melanie Adent

Book-a-holic | Art lover | Dutch licorice connoisseur

My growing-up years include hometowns in Huizen, The Netherlands, Franklin, Tennessee and Whittier, California, where I met my husband Daniel of almost 30 years. He then brought me to my longest-lived-in hometown, Bellevue, Washington in 1994. We have four great children, Jacob (25), Luke (23), Emma (20), and Kallie (17). Right now, we enjoy having them all close by. 

We found CBC soon after moving to Bellevue and have been here ever since. I jumped into Tuesday morning Bible study right away and have been hooked from the beginning! I’ve also enjoyed involvement in Women’s Ministries events, both as a volunteer and on staff for four years. It was through Bible study, especially inductive Bible study, that I learned to love the Word of God. I love encouraging others to engage in the worth-while endeavor of reading and studying the Bible as well! This is a journey I have never regretted!

Another journey I was on this last year was one through breast cancer. I experienced God’s love and care for me in new ways and am so thankful for the healing He provided me. I am learning to embrace anew Proverbs 31:25, “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future,” as I have learned to trust God and find contentment in new ways.

When I have free time, you will find me spending it with family and friends, reading, quilting, perusing art galleries (wishing for an unlimited budget), and pursuing other creative activities. If I have a free weekend, I love to travel to Portland, home of Powell’s, one of the best bookstores around!

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Pam Olson

California Girl | Traveler | Happy Wife & Mamo

I live in Redmond with my husband and best friend, Paul. We have 4 adult children - Angie, Jess, Michelle and Amy and 3 wonderful son-in-laws, Troy, Erick and Tyson. We also have 7 beautiful and very active grandchildren from age 20 down to age 6. We feel very blessed to have all our children’s families living close by.

I was raised in the San Francisco Bay areas and accepted Jesus as my savior at age 9 at a Billy Graham Crusade. As a young adult I moved to Washington and began attending Crossroad Bible Church in 1973. I was mentored by 2 precious older women of faith who helped me go deeper into God’s word. In those early years I also attended classes at Cascade Bible College. Since then I have served as a deaconess, retreat coordinator, Bible study teacher, several years as a Bible study table leader, a mentor, attending the Titus Two training, and in the Team3 children's programs at Crossroads.

I enjoy spending lots of quality time with my family, traveling, praying with my friends the “Garden Girls”, scrapbooking, reading, playing Sudoku and beating my husband at video games!

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Tavia Wilson

Bookworm | Tar Heel | soccer mom

A born and raised Southerner, I moved to Bellevue with my husband and kids in August 2012, and we have enjoyed learning all about Washington and the Pacific Northwest. We’ve learned to play soccer in the rain (or snow). We’ve learned how to discard our trash in three different ways (compost, recycle, and landfill). We’ve learned how important a church family is, especially when blood relations are all the way across the country.

I have loved being involved in Women’s Bible study and MOPS for the past six years at Crossroads Bible Church, and even more, I love seeing my children – JT (8), Laney (6), and Carter (2.5) – grow and learn in the children’s programs like Sunday mornings, Awana, and Summer Splash.