Our Pastoral Staff

Craig Swanson

Craig joined the FBC staff as Senior Pastor in 2002.  Craig grew up in SW Washington and after finishing his training at Multnomah Bible College, he and his wife, Lois, spent the next nine years in Japan where they helped establish two churches.  After returning to the States in 1989, Craig worked in the Seattle office of a Japanese company building American style houses in Japan.  After a few years, he was led back into pastoral ministry and served for nine years as senior pastor in Sammamish, WA before coming to FBC. Craig and Lois enjoy sailing, building projects as well as urban and backcountry hiking.  They have two married sons, Kip and Kaj, both working in the mental health field. (email Craig: click here)

Mike Kurtz

Mike also  joined the FBC staff in 2002 as Associate Pastor. Prior to full time ministry, Mike earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and thereafter worked as a Manufacturing Engineer for 15 years. In 1989, Mike attended Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland, Oregon, which was followed by a move to Seattle where he met his wife, Lyanne, at FBC. He later returned to Multnomah for his MA in Pastoral Studies and thereafter joined the staff. Mike and Lyanne are now proud parents of Maili, an adopted child from China in Dec. 2010. Mike’s primary responsibilities include the Home Group, Music, Adult Christian Education, and Youth ministries. He enjoys music (almost any kind), baseball, football, college hoops, and traveling. (email Mike: click here)