Bethany Staff


Pastor: Angela L. Ying

Office Manager: Michelle Perry
Phone: 206/ 725-7535
Fax: 206 / 723-4465

                 Bethany Pastor

                   Angela Ying

Angela Ying is Senior and Founding Pastor at Bethany United Church of Christ. She is the first Taiwanese American to ever be ordained as a minister in the United States. Before serving at Bethany, she served as the Associate Executive Presbyter in Seattle.

A graduate of Princeton, where she received the Preaching Award, Reverend Ying has been a national keynote speaker and preacher. Reverend Ying has served on the Board of Directors of the Congregational Leadership Northwest, the Church Council of Greater Seattle, the Washington Association of Churches, and as a delegate to the World Council of Churches.

She works locally, nationally and internationally for peace and justice with organizations of men, women and children of numerous cultures and backgrounds from around the world, seeking in all things to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God.

Office Manager

Michelle Perry

She was born and raised in Seattle in the Central Area, and loves living and working in very diverse communities of different cultures.

She has been a business administrator for faith-based non profits for 20+ years. The most passionate part of her professional and community service is in the area of anti-racism work with emphasis on Black & White relationships.

She is a member of the New Beginnings Christian Fellowship where Dr. Leslie Braxton is pastor. She continues to research Ethnic Studies/Cultural History with an emphasis on African American.

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