Pastor Rich Hamlin

Senior Pastor

As the founding pastor of Evangelical Reformed Church (est. January 5, 1997) it has been my hope and vision that we as a congregation would grow in grace and in the knowledge of Christ; and that we would be salt and light in the greater Tacoma area. I have helped prepare myself for the pastorate with a BAE from Pacific Lutheran University and a MA from Trinity Theological Seminary. My favorite part of the pastor’s job is preaching God’s Word, shepherding God’s flock and calling non-believers to repentance.

I married Lynn in 1989 and we were blessed with three children–Isaiah, Claire, and Joel. Now adults, they have blessed us with seven grandchildren (more to come we believe). We are an active family, all of us enjoy the battle to stay in shape. On the side, I have been the Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach at Sound Christian Academy for years. We also enjoy living in our 125 year-old farmhouse, the place we have called home for nearly all of our married life.

My email is