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Mike Settle

Deacon

I grew up in Shelton Washington, the oldest sibling to four sisters.

My wife, Amber, and I met at Seattle Pacific University and were married in 1999, after graduating. That same year I was hired to be a Seattle Police Officer. A few years later we had our first of 4 children (Kate, Jack, Emme, and Hale). I spent 23 years in law enforcement before finding a new and different challenge, overseeing the financing and accounting of an asphalt construction company.

Amber and I both have loving Christian parents who discipled us in the importance of having fellowship in a strong and healthy church. In 2021 God placed such a church in our path. We first visited Evangelical Reformed Church of Tacoma during a tumultuous time in the world, in our country, and inside the Christian Church. There seemed to be a growing shortage of bold, unapologetic, Godly leadership in all three. During our first few visits to ERC it was immediately apparent that God was working for His good, through both the leadership and members. All Christians should be able to unflinchingly say the bible is the inerrant word of God and sufficient to His purpose. Both truths are foundational for the proper instruction of grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. ERC of Tacoma does not flinch on the foundation that “scripture alone” provides. This was the leading reason that we decided to become members of this wonderful church body.

My prayer for ERC is that together we would lean solely on Christ, finding utter contentment in Him, wanting nothing else but Him. “One drop of the sweetness of heaven is enough to take away all the sourness and bitterness of all the afflictions in the world.” -Jeremiah Burroughs. In doing so, I also pray we hold each other accountable to this truth, while sacrificing for one another through the blessed bond we share as brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, our Savior. “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” – Galatians 6:2

I humbly ask that you continually hold me accountable for my actions as a Christian brother and deacon servant. It is an inexpressible honor to have such profound fellowship with, and a calling to serve, Evangelical Reformed Church of Tacoma.

Glory to Him alone!