Our Staff


Jared Ellsworth | Pastor and Elder

Jared joined the Lake Tapps family in July of 2020. He has a desire to see people take Jesus seriously in their life and to see the goodness of God flourish in our community. Though Jared grew up enjoying BBQ in Kansas City, his heart has always been in the west due to the landscape and culture. Jared loves being married to Rachael and playing with their 2 kids, Anne and Owen. They relish the great outdoors as well as playing a good board game. Jared is also an avid reader of all genres and a fan of Chiefs football. 

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Stephanie French | Director of Operations

Since 2009, Stephanie has worked at Lake Tapps directing the church's overall operational objectives and overseeing ministry development. She has a passion and determination to build ministry around the vision and foster a culture of discipleship. Stephanie also leads a talented team in ministry to Lake Tapps' students. She studied Art, Media and Culture at the University of Washington and earned her Master's in Leadership Ministry from Faith Seminary in Tacoma. Stephanie is married with four kids spanning 18 years in age and in her spare time enjoys reading leadership books, hiking and making art.

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Lindsey Eklund | Director of Children's Ministries

Lindsey has served our Lake Tapps Kids since April of 2019. She is a military “brat” who has had the opportunity to live in many different places around the world. At an early age, she developed love and compassion for others and credits this character trait to her exposure to many different cultures and ways of life.

She is a graduate of William Smith College and Duke University and has devoted more than 20 years to working in Christian education with children and their families and is committed to growing a strong, faith-based children's program. She values collaboration and encourages an atmosphere of positivity and teamwork.

She is married to Scott, mother to A.J. and Aiden and together they enjoy creating a space of hospitality and welcome in their home and in their lives. Her passions include singing, theatre, Duke basketball, travel, and cheese.


Jason Siegfried | Director of Worship and Digital Ministry

Jason joined the staff of Lake Tapps in the fall of 2018 after moving to Washington from Indiana with his lovely wife Valerie and their teacup poodle, Turnip.  Jason is working towards his Masters in Counseling Psychology at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, and when he's not studying or playing guitar he enjoys being out in the trees, reading, and playing and singing with his wife in their band "The Siegfrieds".

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