About Us...

 

We, at Wallingford Presbyterian Church (WPC), are your neighbors.  We follow two simple edicts which are central to our faith in Christ and which best reflect who we are:  

  • ‘Love Your Neighbor as Yourself’ (Mark 12:31)
  • ‘Make every effort to live in peace with everyone’ (Hebrews 12:14)

Ultimately, we are a reflection of our Seattle community: diverse, open-minded, multicultural and welcoming. We are passionate about bringing love and peace to the world. We welcome you to visit and join WPC! White, Black, Asian, Latino, Young, Old, Middle-aged... All are welcome at WPC. We invite you to walk through WPC’s doors, attend our services as a visitor, and join us. Come as you are.

In the context of the social challenges that we encounter on a daily basis, and guided by our Christian faith, this is where we stand across a range of current issues: 

  • We stand in solidarity with all who passionately believe in gender equality. Whether this takes shape as the right for women to be pastors, support for equal wages, the right to be business executives, or the right to be mothers, we look up to women for their leadership in society and in our church.
  • We stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community. The Presbyterian Church USA has been a leader in embracing LGBTQ equality. WPC agrees with PCUSA’s position to actively support LGBTQ rights. 
  • We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. We believe that it is important tosupport racial equality and economic justice in today’s environment of suspicion, misunderstanding, and institutional racism.
  • We stand in solidarity with Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu brothers and sisters around the world, believing that all religions can peacefully coexist. Although our theologies may differ, we are all human beings on this earth deserving respect and dignity on our own religious journeys.
  • We stand in solidarity with all who strive for Peace on Earth. The Love of Christ transcends all boundaries and is the guiding light that has the power and potential to bring the world together. We reject war, violence, bigotry, racism, and hatred. Let us love one another to bring peace to the world!

 

Wallingford Presbyterian Church is a member of Presbyterian Church (USA), or PC(USA), a mainline Protestant Christian denomination in the United States. A part of the Reformed tradition, it is the largest Presbyterian denomination in the U.S., and known for its relatively progressive stance on doctrine. 

  

 

1414 N 42nd St
Seattle, WA 98103

Office:

(206) 632-0263  

info@wallpc.org

 

Directions

Wallingford Presbyterian Church is tucked in the Wallingford neighborhood, two blocks west of the Wallingford Park. Here are some easy driving directions from I-5:

  • Take the 45th St exit (#169)
  • Head west on 45th St 
  • Take a left onto Wallingford Ave 
  • Take a right onto 43rd St 
  • Take a left onto Ashworth Ave
  • WPC will be on your right

Staff

Pastor: Rev. Tiare Mathison grew up in Seattle, went to Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA and has been a pastor in three different settings. “Pastoring is a privilege.  I get to hear peoples' stories of joy and heartache, of hope and despair; I get to baptize and bury” Tiare responds. “Thanks be to God.” She is thrilled to be the Pastor at Wallingford Presbyterian Church. “God has done amazing things with this micro church and it is exciting to see what God does next,” she said. Please feel free to email her (wallpcpastor@gmail.com); she would love to meet you! 

 

Assistant Director, Nursery & Children: Mary Brothers is a qualified Montessori Assistant and brings a quiet energy to her deep care of the little ones.

Facilities Manager: David Lang has maintained the facilities at WPC for several years. Born in Hanoi, Vietnam he also speaks both Vietnamese and Chinese.  After coming to the US in 1980, he began work for the Seattle Public Library in 1988 as custodian/maintenance, where he continues to work in addition to his work at WPC. David is married with 3 children, and in his spare time enjoys basketball, fishing, and travel.