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Our Pastor

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Taylor Burgoyne is the Senior Pastor at Eastside Covenant Church, he has been serving here since August 2015. Taylor grew up in the Seattle area and graduated from Seattle Pacific University with his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Policy and Law; in addition to his degree he also studied Christian Scriptures and Biblical Hebrew. Taylor is a graduate of North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago where he earned his  Masters of Divinity as well as his Masters Certificate in Congregational Vitality. Taylor is a lifelong Covenanter and is passionate about Biblical studies and social justice.

Taylor enjoys several hobbies including: rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, photography, competitive bacon eating, and bad jokes. In the past, Taylor has worked at a Covenant retirement community were he developed a deep love for working with elderly folks. He completed his chaplaincy requirement for his degree at the University of Washington Medical Center where he was the primary chaplain for the inpatient psychiatric unit, which also stirred in him a deep compassion for those who suffer from mental illnesses. While in college Taylor spent a great deal of time volunteering with various ministries in the Seattle area, primarily those that serve homeless and street involved youth. Taylor has also spent time in Israel/Palestine working in documentary filmmaking on the subject of reconciliation and has a deep love for the people of the Holy Land.

Taylor and his wife Rachel met in seminary, Rachel also has her Masters of Divinity as well as her Masters of Non-Profit Administration.