Our Team

Mosaic is unique in many ways, but there are a couple things that many people ask about.  First, we are smaller by design, not by accident.  It is not our intention to limit growth, we are just more concerned about the type of growth.  We want to grow deep in our relationship with Jesus, with each other and with our city.  We think the best way to do that is by planting in various neighborhoods rather than by growing one large meeting.  Second, our staff is intentionally part-time.  We think one of the hindrances to rapid expansion and a reproducible model, is the need to pay full-time wages to pastoral staff.  In most countries, this is simply not possible, but here, in the USA, it is not only possible, it is expected! 

We are super proud of our team, the sacrifice they make to be involved and the way they stay engaged with their city by working other jobs or being great moms!

  • matt atkins

    Lead Pastor


    Matt has the privilege of working with Mosaic as the primary teaching pastor and visionary. Matt has attended Regent University in Vancouver, BC, and is frequently invited to speak at schools, conferences and retreats around the world. Matt is ordained with the Christian Reformed Church of North America.

    In addition to working with Mosaic, Matt is a financial advisor with a private capital management company in Bellingham. Matt and his wife, Laura, of more than 30 years, enjoy spending time with their children (5 + spouses) and three grand-children, serving their community, taking vacations to warm places and working on their yard and garden. Matt is an avid golfer, loves fly fishing and reads constantly.

    Phone - 360.815.1910

  • Dale Mcmurtrey

    Church Business Pastor


    Dale has been married to his wife Lori for over 30 years.  They have two grown kids who are both married and now have the joy of 3 grandchildren. He loves sports, being a grandpa and getting together with friends.

    Dale runs his own bookkeeping and payroll business and serves clients all over Whatcom & Skagit county.

    Phone - 360.201.6592

  • Jason houtsma

    Worship & Arts


    Jason is our worship leader extraordinaire.  He is not only an incredible guitarist, but he is also an amazing song-writer and leader.  Jason has developed a worship training website that is being broadly used around the world by individuals, churches and worship teams.  Check it out at WORSHIP ARTISTY.

    Jason and his wife, Alli have been married for over 10 years and have two wonderful boys, Bjorn & Asher.

    Phone - 360.739.4264

  • Meredith Laplante

    Mosaic Kids Director

    Bio coming soon

  • Lori mcmurtrey

    Mosaic Kids Assistant

    Lori and her husband dale have been married 37 years. She is a mom of 2 and a grandma of three.  Lori is our new children's pastor assistant.

    Lori has been a florist for almost 40 years, loves to be creative, walking and be outdoors.

    She also has worked for the last 13 years at Hillcrest Early Learning Center in many roles including program coordinator.