Staff Profiles

Pastor Heidi Calhoun

Pastor Heidi has been serving the church for over 25 years.  She has served congregations in Gig Harbor, Bellevue, Tacoma and Federal Way. She has also worked in the non-profit sector mobilizing efforts around hunger and homelessness and leading local conferences and other grassroots efforts in community mobilization. She received her undergraduate degree at Pacific Lutheran University, her M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary and her M. Ed. from Western Washington University. She is a mom to a teenage son and in her spare time enjoys sports, music, gardening, reading and participating in her sons many activities.

Marlene Wright

Office Ministry Coordinator

Marlene Wright has been Office Ministry Coordinator since March, 2016. Marlene grew up in Federal Way, WA and is a graduate of Washington State University where she met her husband, Keith. She is mother to Connor, Jarod and Sarah. Marlene enjoys walking her dog, reading, camping and going to the movies.

Douglas Wright

Church Administrator

Douglas joined Creator on October 1, 2015. Previously, he served as a King County law enforcement officer for 23 years, ten years as a technical writer for The Boeing Company and several years as a part-time self-employed paralegal. He is a life-long Lutheran who attends Trinity Lutheran Church in Parkland where he serves on the church council. He grew up in Spokane, but moved to Tigard, OR with his family where he completed his senior year in high school. He graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a History degree and obtained a master’s degree in Public Administration from Seattle University. He belongs to the Sons of Norway and is a member of the Scandinavian Cultural Center where he serves as a docent. He enjoys singing with the Normanna Male Chorus and the Cascade Foothills Chorale in Enumclaw. He also teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) weekly to students in Sumner. Free time is spent in volunteering, home improvement, reading and monitoring public policy developments.

Terri Heckroth

Director of Youth Ministries

Terri Heckroth has been Director of Youth Ministries since July, 1999. Terri and Andy are parents to Tod, Ryan, Robbi and Rachel and Grandparents to Matthew, Lana, Carter, Quinn, Vitani, Marinella, Brytzana , and Charlie.   Terri enjoys reading, traveling and playing with the grandkids.

Cheryle Lawson

Office Ministry Coordinator Assistant

Cheryle is the Office Ministry Coordinator Assistant and has been with Creator since November, 2015.  She is also responsible for maintaining the Creator website and publishing the once monthly newsletter.  Her prior experience includes 6 years with the State of California and 29 years with Boeing.  She enjoys quilting and quilting retreats. 

Danielle Lemieux

Director of Music Ministry

Danielle Lemieux serves as Director of Music Ministry. Prior to joining us here Danielle comes from 12 years as Director of Music Ministries & Youth at St. Marks Lutheran in Tacoma. She has extensive experience in directing choirs, and is accomplished in voice, piano and French horn.  She received her Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma) and a Master's Degree in French Horn Performance from New England Conservatory of Music (Boston).  She was a Fulbright Scholar to Norway in 2001-2002, focused on French Horn performance and studying Norwegian-composed music (both for her instrument and in general, folk music of Norway).  She is thrilled to be serving at Creator Lutheran.