BILL BEAR – Acting Chairman of SCC
Bill came to the Seattle area from New York City. He has been involved in Shoreline Community Care as an interviewer, web-designer, chairperson, and presently as a board member. Bill attends New Hope Seattle and functions there as ministry lead for Celebrate Recovery.
Bill recently retired from working as a para-educator in the Shoreline School District.
Bill is involved in Youth Wise Mentoring, the Back-To-School Consortium, Power of One volunteer &Embrace Shoreline Schools.
KRISTEN COGGIN – Board Secretary
Kris is a native of Michigan and a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Elementary Education. She was actively involved in her local Presbyterian Church; participating in youth group and assisting in the pre-school age Sunday School program. After graduation, she and her husband moved to Colorado and she began a career in the Life and Health Insurance Industry. A new job opportunity brought her to the Seattle area 10 years ago.
Kris is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Shoreline, where she is an Elder and currently serving as the Clerk of Session. She is also a Ministry Team Leader for the Women’s and Prayer ministries. After retiring from the insurance world two years ago, she began volunteering with Shoreline Community Care and recently joined the Board of Directors in the role of Secretary. She enjoys travel, reading, cooking, and a bit of gardening. Her daughter and son-in-law currently reside in Amsterdam.
JACOB IMMANUEL – Board Treasurer
Jacob was born and raised in India. He graduated from college with a degree in Zoologyand, additionally, studied accounting. During his university years,he served as the founding secretary of Cochin Community Welfare Society. The main purpose of this charitable organization was to work among the leprosy patients in the city of Cochin.
After teaching science for three years in Nigeria, he immigrated to the United States where he made a career in accounting.
After several years as a small business owner, he now keeps books for a medical clinic in Seattle.
Jacob is an active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church and the Mar Thoma Church of Seattle.
He has served as the treasurer of Shoreline Community Care for a over 19 years.
RICHARD KLEIN – Board Member
Richard Klein was born and raised in the Pittsburgh, PA. area. After college, he taught Elementary and High School for several years before returning to graduate school where he earned an MS in Biology. He worked in the Maryland in the Biotech industry until moving to Seattle with his family in 1985, continuing in the Biotech field until retiring in 2010.
Rich and his family have attended Berean Bible Church in Shoreline since they moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1985. Rich was active as a leader in the AWANA program at Berean, continues to serve on the Business Committee, and has been an active member of a small group for years.
Along with his work at Berean, Rich enjoys working outside in the yard, traveling, and spending time with his sons, their wives, and his four grandchildren.
Rich has worked with Shoreline Community Care for more than ten years. Over the many years, he has spoken to groups about SCC, interviewed many clients, and is currently serving as a Board Member.
Lyn Ritchie Team Member and Scheduler
Lyn Ritchie was born in Seattle and joined Shoreline Community Care’s team in 2016. She schedules appointments, does client interviews and keeps statistics as well.
Previous to volunteering with SCC she worked for 7 years at North Help Line, an agency in Seattle, where she did interviews with clients and managed the Baby Cupboard.
Lyn is a retired RN, she and her husband have a son and a daughter and three grandchildren. She attends Bethel Lutheran Church of Shoreline where she serves on various committees and is currently president of the church Council.
She enjoys speaking with all the potential clients that call for help, problem solving with them and giving them referrals for further help.