Our Leadership

Motivated by their Christian faith, the leaders at Seattle's Union Gospel Mission share a passionate desire to serve, rescue, and transform those in greatest need through the grace of Jesus Christ. As a group, these men and women bring hundreds of years of ministry experience to the table. That experience, combined with a consistent dependence on prayer and the Bible, informs the direction of the Mission.

Our Leadership


Jeff Lilley — President

Executive Team

Gary Fast — Senior Vice President of Capital Projects

Candace Grisdale — Chief Development Officer

Cornelius Lee — Chief Administrative Officer

Dave Mitchell — Chief Operating Officer

Terry Pallas — Chief Program Officer

Chris Peppler — Vice President for People & Culture

Ralph Rowland — Vice President for Community Engagement

Board of Trustees

Bill Aanenson — Chairman
Account Executive — Bonneville Seattle

Craig Chapman — Vice Chairman
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Retired — INRIX

John Forrest – Treasurer
Managing Shareholder – Sweeney Conrad, P.S.

Ann Klein — Secretary
Managing Partner — Schnitzer West

Andre Benjamin — Trustee
Manager — AfterTheResume.com

Ryan Church — Trustee
Senior Director of University Ministries — University Presbyterian Church

Russell Cole — Trustee
President/Chief Client Advisor — Sage Advisors, LLC

Jenny Printz — Trustee
President — Jenny Printz Consulting

Kellie Schneider — Trustee
Community Volunteer

Laney Shorett – Trustee
Branch Sales Manager – Absolute Mortgage

Scott Urie — Trustee 
Retired — Washington Air Reps, Inc.

Michael Tutmarc — Trustee 
President — Tutmarc Architects

George Ward — Trustee
Vice President — Aldrich & Associates

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