Living Hope Church

Living Hope belongs to the Free Methodist Church

We Exist 

To help people find and follow Jesus through relationship with God, each other and out community.

Our Vision 

Is to be a community of people experiencing the transforming love and power of God so we are able to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. 

Our Priorities


To pray is to change. Prayer is not something we master, but in prayer we are mastered by God. God transforms us through Christs' love into people who bring a little heaven into time and space.


We worship with all our hearts falling down in surrender and ordering everything in our lives for the purpose of God's Kingdom.


We are on a journey with Christ. We commit to being a church that journeys together becoming more like Jesus as we do our best to be Jesus' apprentices; learning to live as he taught.


We are a relationally connected people. We value relationships with those around us and want to see Jesus make a difference in people's lives. We commit to being stewards of gospel as we live day to day.

Visit Us

Living Hope Free Methodist Church

9500 NE 191st St Bothell, WA 98011-2225

I-405 Southbound

  1. Take exit 23B for WA-522 W toward Bothell
  2. Keep left at the fork and merge onto WA-522 W/ Woodinville Dr
  3. Turn Right onto Bothell Way NE
  4. Take the 3rd left onto NE 191st St
  5. Continue up the hill, take the second right down a long driveway
  6. Destination will be on the right

I-405 Northbound

  1. Take exit 23 toward Seattle/ Bothell
  2. Continue on the ramp and merge onto Woodinville Dr
  3. Turn right onto Bothell Way NE
  4. Take the 3rd left on to NE 191st St
  5. Continue up the hill, take the second right down a long driveway
  6. Destination will be on the right

Kyle Welstad - Lead Pastor

Kyle first came to Living Hope in February 2015 with a B.A. from George Fox University in Biblical Studies as well as an M.Div from George Fox Evangelical Seminary. Kyle and his wife Christina are originally from Oregon and love the Pacific Northwest. Kyle loves a good cup of coffee, reading, playing baseball with his kids and is a huge sports fan. Their three children Addison, Michael and Elizabeth, keep things hopping around the house and are all a lot of fun. Kyle has a passion for the church and longs to see people connected to Jesus.

Mary Combs - Associate Pastor

Mary serves as the Associate Pastor and as the Daycare Director here at Living Hope Church. She has a passion for seeing people of all ages know their value as children of God. She has a heart for connecting people to each other as a tangible expression of the love Jesus. Mary and her husband Chris have been attending Living Hope since 1996. They have two kids Libby and Noah.

Scott Swenson - Worship Pastor

Scott has been in ministerial leadership since 2009. He was brought on staff as a minister of music at Living Hope Church in 2017 through the relationship that his wife Serena had developed with Living Hope in the year prior. Scott, with his B.A. in Educational Ministry and Worship Arts earned at Seattle Pacific University, loves collaboration and is always seeking to invest in young leaders. Both Scott and Serena love music and enjoy going to concerts as much as they do creating music with other people.

Serena Swenson - Youth Pastor

Serena first came to Living Hope through an internship with the Free Methodist Conference in 2016. Through this experience serving at Living Hope, Serena found herself with an unexpected passion for ministry. This temporary role paved the way for a permanent position on staff for both her and her husband, Scott, in 2017. Serena found a love for teaching while attending Seattle Pacific University, where she earned a B.A. in Biology. Through her love for teaching and her passion for seeing people get excited about Jesus, Serena leads and nurtures the young people of Living Hope.

Bethany Geringer - Children's Pastor

Bethany joined the team at Livining Hope as the Children's Ministry Director in July 2019. Bethany has a B.A. from Northwest University in Children and Family Ministries & Biblical Studies. She is passionate about seeing families and kids grow closer to God and is excited about the future of the children's ministry at Living Hope.  Originally from Centralia, Wa, she has lived in the Seattle area for the past three years. When not at work, Bethany will probably be hiking or going on a road trip to explore the beautiful PNW.