Rev. Gary E. Mathiesen, Pastor

Gary has served as pastor at Shepherd of the Hill since 1991. Prior to Puyallup, Gary was Associate Pastor (Youth & Family) for seven years at First Presbyterian Church, Moscow, Idaho. Gary Mathiesen received his M.Div. degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has been married for 30+ years to Mary, has two grown daughters, a son-in-law and two adorable and wonderful granddaughters. Gary enjoys travel (with Italy being his favorite destination), a relaxing meal with family and friends (especially on the deck in the back yard), a Mariner’s game on a warm summer evening, a ride on a Washington State ferry, long walks and an evening at a concert or play.

Rev. Mathiesen will be retiring in October 2017.  We are currently in the process of looking for a transitional pastor. 


Jacquie Hess, Director of Children's, Youth and Family Ministries

Jacquie will begin her ministry at Shepherd of the Hill in August 2017.  She has been married to her husband Joel for eleven years. They have two awesome children: Gabe (7), Norah (4).  She attended Life Pacific College and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies with a minor in Counseling. Prior to coming to SOTH, she was a stay-at-home mom for five years; and before that worked as a volunteer youth pastor at Sierra Vista Community Church from 2006-2011. She enjoys reading fiction, going for a long run, taking the kids to the park, and having friends and family over for bbq's.





Erin-CalataErin Calata, Choir Director

Erin has been the choir director at Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church since January of 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Pacific Lutheran University and completed her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance at Arizona State University. She is a seasoned soloist, recitalist and chorister, singing professionally with music organizations locally and nationally. She is an active voice teacher in the area, instructing at Pierce College in Puyallup and privately. She and her husband, Dom, are members of the church and love living in the Pacific Northwest where they enjoy the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.





Gina Sharp, Office Manager

Ken Emly, Financial Secretary

Sheri Martin, Pianist