Anna Elisabeth

Anna Elisabeth

Anna is a violinist + songwriter, and has been attending COTA regularly for less than a year. COTA has been for her a place of expansion, and she’s excited to be a board member to support and facilitate this sacred space. Her goal is eventually to have every single person at COTA over for dinner. Anna currently serves as the board president.



Brett Cottle

Brett Cottle

Brett moved to Seattle three years ago and has fallen in love with the mountains and the sea and spends as much time in them hiking, fishing, and kayaking as possible. To support his growing list of outdoor hobbies and the related toys he works at a local online retailer. Brett’s attended COTA for three years, and wants to support COTA’s radically authentic and open minded search for Christ centered truth wherever it may lead.

Dacia Ray

Dacia Ray

Dacia Ray has lived on and off in Seattle for about 20 years and currently lives in Fremont with her husband and two sons. She started attending COTA a year ago and loves the ritual, the attentive worship, and thoughtfulness present in each Sunday’s meeting. She is interested in serving on the board as a way to give back to the community and also hopes to help find opportunities for the children at COTA to join in worship.

Kyle Ellman

Kyle Ellman

Kyle is a midwest transplant who moved to Seattle five years ago and felt right at home amidst the coffee shops, breweries, and beautiful scenery. By day he is a software developer, but his greatest passions are food, bicycling, making things, and building community. Kyle and his wife, Lacy, have attended COTA for two years, and he is excited to give back to the community by serving on the COTA board.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lark Ballinger

Lark Ballinger

Lark Ballinger is a third year COTAn. They enjoy serving COTA’s community through building and developing relationships between the members, putting their background in community organizing and volunteer coordination to good use. Lark is known for their booming laugh which is frequently heard when they’re welcoming newcomers and making introductions. They have a love of boards: COTA’s, their longboard, their snowboard, and board games.

Marie B.

Marie B.

Marie B is an actor, pianist, singer, writer and poet. She was born and raised in Seattle and is thrilled to COTA her home for over four years.  Marie likens church to a questionable algebraic equation: people in relationships = church = community = family. She is pleased to contribute to the COTA community through board work.