Dave sim || Lead Pastor

Pastor Dave and Janice have been married for 14 years. Their 10 year-old son Isaiah is precocious, energetic, curious, and full of joy. He loves learning history on YouTube and playing soccer for Seattle United FC. Cameron Junia is 4 years-old, and she’s a big fan of Disney Princesses.  She loves bright and loves to dance to whatever music is playing.  Dave has been in the Puget Sound area since 1989, while Janice has lived here most of her life. Janice is a Physician Assistant with Kaiser Permanente, and has been in healthcare for over 17 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 his league team, PuA.  Renew is a dream that began in the Sims' living room, and they’re excited to see this family grow as more Renewsters dream with them! Ohana!!

Erica cox || Associate Pastor

Erica has lived in the Seattle area since 2014 and been an active member of the Renew Church community since 2015. As a pastor, Erica invests where she is passionate: planning worship services, developing leaders, pursuing racial justice, and empowering women and girls. She enjoys building relationships while providing leadership for Renew's worship experiences, women's ministry, and young adults ministry. Intentionally and imperfectly, Erica seeks to live out God's call to vulnerability, beloved community, and compassion for self and others. She is also an avid audiobook listener and tea drinker.  

the stewardship team


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