Our congregation is currently in the search process for our next minister. Please continue to join us for fabulous lay-led services!

Tom Burt (he/him)
Music Director

Tom is a longtime member of the Saltwater community and has been serving in our Music Ministry since 2008. You can reach Tom at

Cami Celestia (she/her)

Cami Celestia (she/her) joined the staff as our pianist in September of 2022. She is a versatile Seattle-based musician, artist, and technologist, and is originally from Michigan where she studied classical piano for 15 years and earned 2 degrees in music & technology. Outside of SWUUC Cami is active in the local music scene and LGBTQAI+ community, and loves spending time with her wife and cat.

Katherine “Bubba” Miller
Office Administrator

Katherine, or Bubba as many of you know them, joined our staff in February of 2021. They have an eclectic background in administration and in construction. Bubba and their family have been part of the Saltwater community for over a decade and look forward to many more wonderful years. You can contact Bubba at

Jessica Nash (she/her)
Director Faith Formation

Jessica has been a part of our community for many years. She recently joined our staff in honor of her commitment to our youth and is looking forward to helping expand our multigenerational programming.

Nina Watson (she/her)
Audio/Visual Technician

Nina Watson joined our staff in December 2022. She is a Los Angeles native with over seven years of experience in documentary filmmaking as an Associate Producer and Production Manager. Nina, her partner Larry, and their daughter Lylli, joined the Des Moines community in 2020. Nina loves a good story, and she welcomes any movie or tv show recommendations.