Water's Edge Church

Pastor Jim Carberry

Jim Carberry is our pastor, having accepted the baton passed from our founding pastor, John Haas, in April 2011.  Not having grown up in a church-going family, Pastor Jim became a Christian at the age of 25 and continues to have a heart for those who don't know Jesus.  After leaving an 18-year career in journalism in 1996 he has since enjoyed serving the Lord in a variety of pastoral and denominational ministry positions.

Pastor Jim likes to read and watch movies and likes to think he can still play basketball.  He loves his family, his wonderful and patient wife Nadine; their son Devin; their daughter Kaysha and son-in-law Ryan; and of course their grandchildren Kaden and Taylor, who light up their lives.

Keith McKenzie

Keith currently serves as our associate pastor, leading us in worship most Sundays and periodically preaching. 


Keith brings a diverse set of experiences to Water's Edge having served churches in Michigan and Washington, had a 17 year career in the airline catering industry in Seattle and Vancouver B.C., and currently the chef and kitchen manager of the Lynden Community Center. 


Rachel King

Rachel is serving on staff with Water's Edge Church in administration and book keeping.  Born and raised in Lynden, WA, she continues to enjoy living in Whatcom County - especially Birch Bay.

Through past training experiences with YWAM (Youth With A Mission), she has become very passionate about what God is doing all around us and gets excited to see Him working in people's lives.

In her spare time Rachel enjoys reading, music (either listening to or playing it), games with friends, random adventures, and walks on the beach.