Our Ministry Team - Leading and Equipping others for Ministry
Rev. David Reinke, Intentional Interim Pastor
Pastor David comes to parish ministry from a ministry background of fundraising consulting, financial planning, and serving ministries as director of institutional advancement. He loves serving congregations now and considers it the highest calling of his life.
Kathy and David have 3 sons and 6 grandchildren in the area and love their time with family, their time together, and their local “road trips” to smaller towns in Western Washington. Kathy enjoys time with her grandchildren and her mom (still interesting at 96), and David enjoys serving congregations and his work with other intentional interim pastors in the Northwest.
Rachel Salchert, Preschool Director
Rachel has been working in early childhood education for the past twelve years - working with children from birth through fifth grade. She joined Pilgrim in June of 2016.
She and her husband Kevin have two young girls.
Rachel Dapelo, Church Secretary
Rachel is a native of the Seattle area. She has been a member of Pilgrim since she was 5 years old and attended Pilgrim Lutheran School as an elementary student. She is a graduate of Concordia, St. Paul and prior to serving as the church secretary, was a teacher in our Preschool.
Rachel and her husband, Dave, have 3 kids, a cat, and big hairy dog. They enjoy hiking, camping, and taking adventure road trips. And, there’s a very good chance she needs a cup of coffee.
Peggy Polinder, Church Secretary
Peggy was born in Centralia, Washington, and has been the Church Secretary since 1995.
When she's not in the Church Office she enjoys doing floristry and needlework. She also collects movies (mostly musicals). Since the time she was little she's always wanted to be a female detective. She has 7 children, 17 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.
Linda Lutz, Bookkeeper
Linda joined Pilgrim in 1999, has been singing on the worship team since 2001, and became Pilgrim Lutheran Church and Preschool’s bookkeeper in 2012.
She and her husband John have two children. Once is a recent college graduate, and one is in college.