Dave Sim || Lead Pastor
Pastor Dave and Janice have been married for 12 years. Their 9 year-old son Isaiah is precocious, energetic, curious, and full of joy. He loves learning history on YouTube and playing soccer for Seattle United. Cameron Junia is 2 years-old, and she’s a big Dora the Explorer fan. Dave has been in the Seattle area since 1989, while Janice has lived here most of her life. They have grown deep roots in Seattle and currently live in Victory Heights in North Seattle. Janice is a Physician Assistant with Group Health, and has been in healthcare for over 15 years. She is a great listener and gives good advice. She is also a big-time console gamer. Dave spent 9 years in campus ministry with InterVarsity, before entering seminary and completing his MDiv at Seattle Pacific Seminary. Dave is passionate, visionary, and has an enormous heart for people and reconciliation. He plays Ultimate Frisbee with the Maple Leaf Pick-Up Artists. Renew is a dream that began in the Sim’s living room, and they’re excited to see this family grow as more Renewsters dream with them! Ohana!!
Erica Cox || Worship Director
Erica is a seminary student at Seattle Pacific University, working toward her Master of Divinity degree. She grew up in southern Idaho and has been slowly making her way west. She attended college at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA and worked as a youth minister in Richland, WA before moving to Seattle in 2014 for seminary. Her decision to pursue pastoral ministry was made after receiving a BA in Elementary Education from Whitworth, where she also dedicated much of her time to being a resident assistant and a member of the track and field team. In addition to leading worship at Renew, Erica is currently involved in the leadership of SPU’s SoulCare program, a small group initiative that gives first year undergraduate students an experience in Christian formation and reconciliation. Both worship and small groups give her the opportunity to explore how people can grow in discipleship and love of God and others. She calls the Beacon Hill neighborhood home and beets are her favorite vegetable.