Harbor Church is led by a team of pastors who pour out their lives in love and service to our church family. These pastors focus on preaching, teaching, and engaging our church family through prayer and celebration in the joys and trials of life. Our pastors are supported by a team of leaders who oversee our ministry teams.
Pastor Seth Winterhalter
Preaching & Vision Pastor
Pastor Seth Winterhalter is our primary preaching pastor at our worship gatherings. Before Pastor Seth planted Harbor Church he was a professional musician, music director, and pastor serving churches throughout Western Washington. Pastor Seth and his wife, Rachel, have three children; Raelynn, Rebecca, and Samuel.
Pastor John Bennett
Family Discipleship Pastor
Pastor John Bennett is our pastor focused on seeing the discipleship of our church family members from birth to death. He has surrounded himself with a team of volunteers who serve our children, our youth, and our adults as they navigate these stages of life while pursuing and becoming more like Jesus. Pastor John and his wife, Jan, have lived in the Shelton area for a number of years with their children; Allison, John, Peter, and Paul. John works for the Shelton PUD and works diligently to keep the lights on in Mason County.
Pastor Rich Downen
Connection & Life Groups Pastor
Pastor Rich Downen is our pastor focused on seeing people connected to the life of our church family through participation in Life Groups, service teams, and other discipleship opportunities. Pastor Rich moved to Olympia with his wife, Lisa, and their ten children; Jeff, Marta, Terefu, Rebekah, Song, Josiah, Joy, Mary, Asher, and Jeremiah, in 2011 to manage a power plant in the area and continues to work there today.
Operations and Facilities Administrator
Ian McManus oversees the day-to-day management of our church organization to ensure we are able to move forward in our mission to lead people into a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ. Ian and his wife Lyndsay have lived in Olympia since 2011 and recently celebrated the birth of their first child, a daughter named Ily.