Kendy’s Calling

“It has truly been my great privilege and exceeding joy to have served as one of your pastors. I have been so honored to be part of this community – God is moving in mighty ways as BelPres serves the city and partners with Jesus in the mission for revival. I look forward to seeing God continue to bless and guide BelPres. Thank you for being the kind of community that it is almost unbearable to leave. I will miss being part of a terrific leadership team of lifelong elders, deacons, volunteers and staff, being led in amazing worship in two languages of praise and being a pastor of such a faithful, generous, innovative, and Spirit-led community.”


Last month, we celebrated the ministry of Rev. Kendy Easley who left BelPres to become the Executive Pastor/Head of Staff at Bethany Community Church in Seattle. In reflecting on Kendy’s departure, Dr. Scott Dudley shared that, “While this is a big loss for BelPres, it is a brilliant move for the Kingdom. Kendy has been indispensable in moving BelPres forward. I will miss her partnership and I am sad to see her go. However, Kendy is so talented that I know God is going to use her to continue his work of revival in the Seattle area.” 

Kendy began serving as our Executive Pastor in 2007 and previously served at BelPres from 1990–1998 leading the Prayer + Care (formerly Caring Ministries) department. 

Kendy’s unwavering faith in God’s vision for BelPres resulted in a more robust management structure, ongoing encouragement to live out the gospel of Jesus, and an inspirational spirit of turning vision into reality. As a testament to her commitment and beliefs, Kendy spearheaded many initiatives and partnerships that have been instrumental in spreading revival throughout our region. Kendy helped launch Cascade Fellows in coordination with our Faith + Work + Culture initiative. She also supported the development of Re:New Ministries to provide safe housing for students in need. Additionally, Kendy’s vision and passion led to the creation of the School of Ministry, providing an opportunity for residents and interns to discern their own calling. While Kendy’s impact will long be seen in these and other areas at BelPres, it is her compassionate heart, genuine love and concern, and enthusiastic energy that will be most remembered and celebrated. 

In Kendy’s words, “It has truly been my great privilege and exceeding joy to have served as one of your pastors. I have been so honored to be part of this community – God is moving in mighty ways as BelPres serves the city and partners with Jesus in the mission for revival. I look forward to seeing God continue to bless and guide BelPres. Thank you for being the kind of community that it is almost unbearable to leave. I will miss being part of a terrific leadership team of lifelong elders, deacons, volunteers and staff, being led in amazing worship in two languages of praise and being a pastor of such a faithful, generous, innovative, and Spirit-led community.”

We are so thankful for Kendy’s contributions and the many ways she served BelPres. While she will be missed, her impact will continue to be felt throughout our staff and congregation.

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