Rev. Amy Hitchens
Rev. Amy Hitchens, a Pacific Northwest native, served the formerly named Highline Medical Center as their chaplain for 13 years before she became the pastor for Normandy Park UCC in June of 2018. She is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University and the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. She was a board certified chaplain for many years and is enjoying her call now to parish ministry- especially exploring church vitality, ecumenical partnerships in community organizing, and spiritual formation.
Amy works closely with the Parish Care Committee at Normandy Park UCC for pastoral care concerns and needs of the congregation. Amy is also trained in advance care planning with the WSHA/WSMA Honoring Choices program and can facilitate conversations with families regarding planning for health care emergencies and end of life care.
Amy's other passions include reading fiction and non-fiction, spending time with her family, studying the enneagram, Pilates, and gluten-free cooking and baking.
Director of Music
Kevin is a Tacoma native with over 20 years' experience playing piano, with more than 10 in church music. He holds a bachelor of music degree magna cum laude in piano performance from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Much as music and church life is his passion, he earns his primary living as a pilot and flight instructor and will soon transition to being a full-time airline pilot. Outside of his job responsibilities he serves as adjunct national staff for the United Church of Christ, is treasurer of the local music education nonprofit Jump Into Music, and is an avid hiker and backpacker. Kevin oversees the music program at Normandy Park UCC, including direction of the choir and coordinating the regular and special guest musicians in worship. He is also available to play for private weddings and memorial services through the church.
Kirsten is an avid reader, history buff, and most importantly, wife and mom. What Kirsten "knows for sure" is...
She's fortunate to be both a church employee and a church member
She enjoys her daily interactions with the folks of the church and the many projects and activities they're always organizing
It's great to work for a church community that is working to be a force for good in the world
Dark chocolate-covered mangoes are the perfect snack!
She's happy to try to answer any questions you may have about Normandy Park UCC