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October 1, 2023 at 11:45am

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Annual Family Meeting for Northshore Members

As we prepare for our annual Family Meeting on October 1, Northshore members have the opportunity to review and vote on the approved budget for the upcoming 2023-2024 ministry year, new Overseers, and new bi-law language. It is highly recommended that Northshore members vote and submit any questions before the meeting. Questions submitted will receive either a response from an overseer or be answered during the Family Meeting.

Budget Overview

2023/2024 Proposed Budget

You can view the pre-approved budget by the Board of Overseers by clicking the button below. If you have questions about the budget, please submit them by clicking the button below, and an overseer will respond via email or answer your questions during the Annual Family Meeting.



Recommended Bylaw Changes

The Board of Overseers is recommending two minor changes to our bylaws.

Article 4 Section C Item 5B
The primary source for new Overseers shall be those men from within the church body who have been members for at least one year. However, it shall be permissible to call any pastor from outside the local body to serve as such as long as all scriptural guidelines are met. (Acts 15:6, 20:28, I Timothy 5:17-22)
New Overseers shall be men who are members of the church who have been engaged in the life of the church for at least one year. (Acts 1:21-22, Timothy 3:6)

Article 7 Section C Item 5
If authorized by the chairman, in his sole and absolute discretion, Overseers may participate in a meeting of the Board by means of a conference telephone or similar communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other at the same time. Participation by such means shall constitute presence in person at a meeting.
Overseers may participate in a meeting of the Board by means of video or telephone or similar communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other at the same time. Participation by such means shall constitute presence in person at a meeting.

We invite you to join us for a brief informational meeting on September 24, at 11:30 am in Baker Room to hear more about these changes from our Board of Overseers.

Overseer Candidates

After a search process, the Board of Overseers proposes the following members to join the Board. The congregational team has interviewed all the candidates proposed by the Board, and they have affirmed that they meet the criteria set out in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:7-11.

Austin Akers

Austin has been married to his wife Quinn for three years and is thrilled to be expecting the birth of their first child, a baby girl, very soon!

Professionally, Austin works as a Senior Software Engineer at Spring Health. In their free time, Austin enjoys diverse hobbies such as programming, learning new languages, dancing (specifically breakdancing), playing the cello, video games, and reading.

Within Northshore, Austin has been involved as a high school freshmen leader at Midweek for over a year and a half. Austin is excited about the opportunity to serve the church in a different capacity as an overseer.

Balaranjith Thangakunam

Balaranjith (Bala) married to Romila in 2007 and has two children, Cleofus (14) and Charis (10). They moved from India to Seattle in 2015 and have been attending Northshore since then.

Professionally, Bala has been with Amazon since 2014. He has an international work history, including stints in London, Dusseldorf, New York, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh before settling in India.

Bala’s enjoys being outdoors and playing cricket.

Within Northshore, Bala volunteers at Midweek, and serves on a team that has focusing on launching new congregations for the past year.

Bala appreciates Northshore’s biblical teaching, emphasis on salvation through Jesus and mission-oriented approach. He is excited about the prospect of serving as an overseer and contributing to Northshore’s outreach and mission efforts.

Andy Fry

Andy and Ember have been married for 27 years and have three children: Jadon (20), Kalina (15), and bonus child Caleb. Both originally from Illinois, they moved to Washington in 1997.

Professionally, Andy has been with a Seattle engineering company since ’97, now serving as COO. The company’s notable projects include Century Link Field, Seattle Central Library, Columbia Center, and Amazon Spheres.

Andy enjoys family, travel, having visited all 50 states, reading, board games, and running.

At Northshore, Andy’s family serves on the guest service team and has been in their life group for four years. They value the community focus and heart for the next generation.

Andy is excited about being an overseer and is thrilled to contribute to the campus renovations aspect of Greater Things by leveraging his construction background to benefit Northshore’s future.


Rich Budke

Rich and his wife Becky are enthusiastic about the possibility of becoming Overseers, viewing it as a family commitment. They enjoy hosting gatherings in their home and have a large family with children and grandchildren in the Seattle and Sacramento areas.

Rich has a background in business, owning and operating manufacturing and finance ventures.

His hobbies include traveling, both for faith-based and leisure purposes, and is involved in Ministries in India and Honduras.

At Northshore, Rich and Becky currently lead life groups and have a history of involvement in various church activities, including Board and Women’s ministries.

Rich is excited about the opportunity to use his Church Board and organizational leadership experience to help guide Northshore through all that is to come.


Ballots for voting on the budget, overseer candidates, and bi-laws are available using the link below. Paper ballots will also be available upon request in person, during the Family Meeting. We encourage everyone to vote online before the Family Meeting on October 1st. This allows us to efficiently manage our time that day as we count the votes. Voting is one member per ballot, meaning married couples must fill out individual ballots for their votes to count as two.




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