Hi, I am Siri Barden and have been a member of Church on the Ridge for 6 years. I was born and raised in the Seattle area by two wonderful parents, Tom and Pat, and have two sisters, Kristine and Ingelise, who humorously now refer to me as the “church lady.” I attended the University of Washington (Go Dawgs!) where I received my BA and received a Masters from Pacific Lutheran University in Finance. I am proud to call Washington home as a lover of good coffee and the rain.
I grew up going to church every Sunday and was an active member in vacation bible school, youth groups, church plantings, and being the church pianist. When I received an offer to join the staff at Church on the Ridge, I was thrilled to merge my professional and spiritual passions to help make our community stronger and further the mission of helping people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. I am excited to join the staff alongside Pastor Charlie in this endeavor. My role will be to assist and support our collective spirit to spread the Church vision for the community while ensuring excellence in the ministry.
I am the proud mother of three wonderful children, Tyra, Tova, and Ezekiel, as well as my dog and companion Hank. I love to spend time with them whether visiting them at school or enjoying the outdoors. In my free time, I enjoy skiing, hiking, working out, rock climbing, bike riding, exploring my Scandinavian heritage, watching the Seahawks and listening to country music. I am blessed to be surrounded by my family and friends. I look forward to meeting the entire congregation, so please introduce yourself and go ahead and say “Hey Siri.”