South Hill Christian Church Staff

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    • Pastor mike Laramie


      Pastor Mike has served at SHCC since August of 2004. He and his wife, Laurie, moved to the Pacific Northwest from Southern California where he had pastored for 16 years. They have two adult children, Larissa and Shawn. After service in the Marine Corps, Pastor Mike received a B.A. from Purdue University and a Master of Divinity from Talbot Theological Seminary. When asked how Jesus Christ has impacted his life, the Pastor responded that not only has he been delivered from the penalty and power of sin but he has been given a purpose here on earth before going to his secured future in heaven. God is teaching Pastor Mike to be dependent upon Him every day for everything.

      Favorite Bible verse: John 8:32

    • RAVE Youth Leader, Wes Newsome


      Wes Newsome was born and raised in Washington, but is a Texan at heart. He is a graduate of Highline Community college and Seattle Massage School, and has worked at Unified Grocers in Seattle for over 20 years. Wes and his wife Billie have both been involved in youth ministry for over 18 years, and have loved every moment of it. They are proud parents of two boys, Justin and Nolan. Wes believes that there is nothing any youth will come up against that the power of Chirst in their life can't bring healing and restoration to.

      Favorite Bible verse: 2 Chronicles 16:9

    • Children's Ministry Director, Melody Lickert


      Melody Lickert was born in Southern Idaho but moved with her family to Washington as a young girl. The Puyallup area has been her home ever since. She is happily married to Jason, and they have two beautiful girls, Mya and Isabella, a son Robert, and another son Abram James, stillborn into the arms of Jesus on July 15th 2009. We look forward to our heavenly reunion with him.

      Melody has always found joy working with young people. One of the first things Melody and Jason started doing together as a dating couple was volunteer as recurrent preschool teachers in their church’s Sunday school program. They have called SHCC their church home since 2009. Melody has spent many years working in adult vocational education as an instructor at Everest College. She is passionate about family health and fitness and enjoys teaching group fitness classes at a local fitness center. Melody loves being involved in her community and is constantly looking for practical ways to share the love of Christ with those around her.

      Favorite Bible verse: Hebrews 10:23

    • Administrator, SueAnne Kolby


      SueAnne grew up in the Pacific Northwest. She and her husband, Frank are grateful parents to four remarkable kids who are emerging adults. She received her B.A. in Accounting from the University of Washington in 1995. Frank and SueAnne have attended SHCC since 1996 and serve in a variety of ministries. They are continually amazed at God’s saving grace, provision, restoration, and faithfulness. 

      Favorite Bible verse: Proverbs 2:1-6

    • secretary, Hillary Taylor


      Hillary was born in Tacoma and has lived in the Tacoma and Puyallup areas for all but 2.5 years of her life (her husband Lloyd was stationed in VA during that time). Lloyd and Hillary have been married for over 30 years and have two wonderful children, Rebecca and Elizabeth. Our family has called SHCC our home since 2005 and serve in children’s ministry and special events ministries. We are so blessed to have a great family here at SHCC and strive to be a blessing to those around us

      Favorite Bible verse: Philippians 4:7-8