Director of Church Engagement
Chris is the Dir. of Church Engagement at the Mission, and has been building and networking through the Mission for more than 7 years. With ten years in pastoral work, Chris brings an ability to understand the purpose and needs of the Church while also seeing the needs of the city.
In 2013, Chris helped launch the LUTC network with a key group of leaders from around the region. His role is primarily networking and vision casting. He hopes to see local networks flourish with a thriving group in each city in the greater Seattle area and help the Church discover a unified, compassionate Body of Christ leading the way in serving and loving their cities.
Chris and his wife Rebekah have been married for 14 years and have four rambunctious kids: Simon, Levi, Josie and Zeb.
Church Engagement Program Manager
Ravon Johnson is the Church Engagement Program Manager at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. He also leads a home church, Embassy Bible Fellowship, and is the co-founder of Embassy Life Services, a ministry to homeless and low income women and children. In addition, he serves as president of R.E.A.L. Men at War, a ministry designed to help motivate men to become the spiritual leaders/husbands/fathers/brothers God created them to be.
Ravon served in the US Navy from January 1974 – September 1977. In addition to the above mentioned activity, since surrendering his heart to Christ as Savior and Lord in November 1987, Ravon has served at a local Christian radio station, Corporate Action Against Drugs, Crista Ministries, Promise Keepers, and Antioch Bible Church. Ravon is committed to breaking down barriers amongst believers that the world might see Christ!
Church Engagement Communications Specialist
Marilyn is the Church Engagement Communications Specialist and has been working at the Mission for 4 years. She was previously in the Mission's Marketing department for over three years and also regularly serves on Search & Rescue - serving our homeless neighbors on the street. Marilyn previously worked with international populations serving as an International Student Advisor at a university and lived abroad 2 years in South Korea teaching Business English to the employees and executives of Hyundai and KIA.
A Seattle native, Marilyn got a Marketing Management Certificate at UW and her BA degree in Human Services at Western Washington University. Continuing her desire to serve the body of Christ and help those in greatest need, she is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Counseling at Western Seminary.