Pastor & Staff

Pastor and Staff

Rev. Dr. Alan Dorway

Alan DorwayPosition: Pastor
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Phone: 425.259.7139

I’m Alan Dorway and the pastor here at the First Presbyterian Church of Everett. I grew up in Las Vegas, NV and attended the First Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas. My parents are still members there. My “home” church helped to shape my love of Christ. I was baptized there, came to know Jesus personally through time and Calvin Crest, and encountered love, grace, faith, and community there in amazing ways. After high school, I graduated from Northwestern University (1997 BA), Princeton Theological Seminary (2001 M. Div.), and McCormick Theological Seminary (2010 Doctor of Ministry).

Previously, I served for nine and a half years as the Associate Pastor of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Carson City, NV before following a call from God to serve in Everett.  

Personally, I enjoy music, spending time with friends, goofing off (yes pastors do that), golfing, hiking, eating good food and thinking about traveling. Some day I hope to be able to travel more, but until then, I’ll keep dreaming.

I am a HUGE Chicago Cubs fan, but over the past three years being here in the Pacific Northwest, I’ve also become a Mariners fan.  Last season, I happened to be at the perfect game Felix pitched on August 15th. What a great time!

Come and join us on Sundays at 10am. Everett First is a great place to grow in your faith, celebrate in worship, and be engaged in mission. The people here are diverse, caring, and love to grow in faith together. We strive to live out being a beacon on the hill, radiating Christ’s love, in worship, discipleship, and mission.  

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Dr. Dana Wright

Dana WrightPosition: Director of Christian Formation and Discipleship
Phone: 425.259.7139

I'm Dana Wright and I'm the Director of Christian Formation and Discipleship.

I have a Ph.D in Christian Education from Princeton Theological Seminary and an M. Div. (with a concentration in CFD) from Fuller Theological Seminary.

My wife Judy and I have been married for 35 years. We have three adult children and two granddaughters.


Steve Torrence

Steve TorrancePosition: Director of Music Ministries
Phone: 425.259.7139







Linda Senter

Position: Financial Assistant
Phone: 425.259.7139



Ari Kohler

Ari KohlerPosition: Custodian
Phone: 425.259.7139








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