Founder & Director
Katie is a graduate from the University of Washington and Seattle native who has devoted the current season of her life to speaking, mentoring and serving in her community. She has been involved in Young Life as a leader and mentor for over 30 years. Read More
Kathleen Cummins, our Anchor chair, is a wife, a mother and a Sr. Vice President at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Kathleen is a frequent speaker on faith, finance and giving.Read More
After a full-time career in product development, branding, and retail forecasting, Carla shifted her focus and began to share her expertise with the non-profit sector. Read More
Carla lives in beautiful Washington state and is currently an empty nester. She launched her interiors business during COVID to help others make their homes their favorite place to be!
God calls us to walk alongside others as He has walked alongside of us. The Anchor has been that place where God has blessed Jodi with new friends, that place where listening and sharing encouragement occurs, and that place where celebrating others with warm hospitality is inviting to all. Read More
Besides raising her family with her husband, Jodi’s focus has been volunteering at Union Gospel Mission, Medical Teams International, Young Life, and networking young Moms.
Board Member, Treasurer
Nancy Buffalow spent most of her CPA career working in public accounting firms and large corporations. In recent years, she has contributed in the nonprofit sector.
Nancy completed a University of Washington Nonprofit Management Certificate program and was the board treasurer and rebrand committee chair for a Seattle education-focused nonprofit organization.Read More
Debbie was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and has been a Christ Follower since age 14. She has served on boards and committees at Camel Back Bible Church in Phoenix, AZ, Community Christian Fellowship in Edmonds, WA, and Bethany Community Church in Seattle, WA. Read More
Jenny lives with her husband in Lake Stevens and co-directs the local Anchor gathering. She is actively involved with the Young Life community, having served as a high school leader and committee member. Jenny graduated with a degree from Trinity Western University and works in the physical therapy field at ProAction PT, a local faith forward clinic. Read More
Her favorite verse is Exodus 14:14: “The Lord will fight for you. You need only to be still.”
Adele has been married to Kevin LaCombe for twenty-seven years. They live in Gig Harbor, Washington and have three children; Cameron (22), Madeleine (20) Isaiah (15).
Adele works for Debbie Macomber Inc as CEO. Read More
Adele is humbled to serve on the Anchor Executive Board, Youth For Christ Foundation Executive Board and the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation Executive Board. Adele serves on the National Leadership Council for World Vision and on the council for her local church, Harbor Christian Center.
Adele loves to read, travel and stay active. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and can be seen early in the morning most days at her local YMCA.
Dr. Leslie Parrott
Board Member Emeritus
Dr. Leslie Parrott is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and was named by Christianity Today as one of the fifty women to watch for her work in shaping the church and culture. Read More
Kristie Ratzlaff loves telling people how God has transformed her life. She worked for 15 years at Nordstrom in stock, sales, public relations and training.
Kristie is a full time volunteer for Community Bible study, as children’s teacher, core leader and Prayer Chair. Read More
Married with three children, Kristie’s family also has two dogs and two chickens. Kristie attended Smith College, Whitman College and graduated from University of Washington.
Marilyn is impassioned about sharing Jesus to those she encounters every day and abroad. She has over 35 years of philanthropic and board work and has spent countless hours working with Northwest Medical Teams Inc (later to become Medical Teams Int.). Read More
She was the recipient of MTI’s “Healthy Women Healthy World” Humanitarian of the year award (2017). She was blessed with a mother who led her to the Lord at a young age and honored her by funding and naming after her the pediatric wing of the Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Koutiala, Mali, Africa which by now has given birth to some 20,000 babies. She supports other Seattle-based causes such as United Gospel Mission, Cystitis Fibrosi, Stolen Youth, and Young Life to name a few.
Kelly lives in Sammamish where she and her husband, Bruce have raised three now grown children. As a University of Washington graduate in Communications and Broadcast Journalism, Kelly worked in TV and video production and corporate communications. Read More
Now empty nesters, Kelly and her husband have more time for travel adventures and boating in San Juan Islands and Canadian Gulf Islands.
The Anchor has been a great source of encouragement and connection to a Godly group of women whom Kelly feels privileged to work alongside.
Christine Joy Zorn
Christine Joy Sturton was born in Torquay, Devon, England. Joy earned a sociology degree from the University of Washington, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. During those years, she met her future husband and became Mrs. Jim Zorn. Over the next eight years, they were blessed with four children — three daughters and a son. Read More
Joy deeply senses God’s call to cheer on her children, grandchildren, and many women with whom she counts it a privilege to walk alongside in life and — if they’re willing — up steep & exhilarating hiking trails in the Cascade Mountains!