meet ECBF leadership

  • Pastor Harvey Drake | Senior Pastor

    206.722.0455 x202  |

    Harvey and Andrea married in 1977 and have two adult sons Rigael and Terren. They moved from the San Francisco Bay area to Seattle in 1984. Pastor Harvey committed his life to Christ in 1974 and in 1975 he felt God calling him into full-time ministry. In 1979 he began full-time ministry with Youth for Christ in Oakland, CA. Upon moving to Seattle Pastor Harvey became the Rainier Valley/Central District Area Director for Young Life. In 1987 he founded Emerald City Outreach Ministries (now Urban Impact) and subsequently Emerald City Bible Fellowship. In addition to serving as the Pastor of ECBF, Pastor Harvey also serves in the following roles:

    • President of Urban Impact: Responsible for Vision and Fundraising
    • Board Member, Covenant Retirement Communities
    • Board of Trustees, Seattle Pacific University
    • Board Member, Reach the Nation Nepal

    Fun facts, he has the distinction of being in 2 major earthquakes in a two week period. His favorite Bible personality is Noah. His favorite pastimes are traveling, cooking, and reading.  The most memorable places he has visited are Congo, South Africa, Italy, Israel, Nepal and Haiti.

  • andrea drake | worship director

    Dr. Andrea Drake is the Worship Director at Emerald City Bible Fellowship and has served as a consultant to Worship Ministry leaders for the past 25 years. She is passionate about inspiring people to grow in their love for the Lord through her gift of exhortation. Dr. Drake has been a twenty-eight-year veteran educator and principal in the Puyallup and Seattle School Districts in Washington state. She also served as Seattle Public School’s first Ethnic Studies Program Manager. She and her husband, Pastor Harvey Drake, have two adult sons and five grandchildren.   


  • Sandra Nance | administrative pastoral assistant

    I have been attending ECBF with my husband, Jamael, since 2008. We raised our granddaughter, Michal, in the Youth Ministry at the church, and she is now completing her undergraduate degree at my alma mater, the University of Washington. I am a retired school administrator, and serve on the Hospitality, Care Team, Reconciliation & Biblical Justice ministries. My hobbies are reading, hiking, teaching senior exercise classes, working out with a personal trainer and traveling.

  • Jamael Nance | Office & Building Manager

    206.737.0035  |

    Jamael is a musician and now a business owner from New Orleans who has a heart for God and motivating young people to reach their potential.  My wife, Sandra and I have had the blessing to pour into quite a few young people while living in Richmond, VA and now Seattle.  Working at Emerald City Bible Fellowship has been a huge factor in my walk with God.  

  • myra theriot | church accountant

    Myra moved to Seattle with her husband of 40 years and started attending ECBF soon after. We moved here to join our two daughters and son-in-law. Originally from south Louisiana, a resident in the Midwest for 24+ years where we were involved in local church ministry and a Bible College. No longer in hurricane or tornado country, I am enjoying the beautiful PNW, though do not look forward to being surprised by the rumblings of an earthquake!

    I am Gigi to my “adopted grandchildren” from another family, they bring much love and laughter to my life. In my free time I love sewing, quilting, reading, quiet, as well as time with my family and friends.

leadership council

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  • eben allen

    I have been a member of ECBF for 9 years, with my wife, Roxanne. Our three children were all born in that time. I lead our Men’s Fellowship ministry and have also served with Kingdom Kids. My hobbies tend toward the geeky, including things like fiction reading, group table games like card games or board games, and playing video games (especially in The Legend of Zelda series). I also thoroughly enjoy listening to sports radio about the Seahawks and Mariners, and if time and weather permit, my favorite way to relax is time in a hammock.

  • tim dailey

    30+ years at ECBF I have served on all ministry's, food, greeting, security, janitorial duties. This is my 2nd stint on the leadership council and I served 7 years on my first stint. I have been married for 33 years to my wife Denise we have 4 grown kids and 3 grandchildren, we adopted one grandchild at 19 months he is now 17 years old. I am a martial artist 1st degree black belt, love basketball, track, and football.

  • michelle arhens

    I started attending ECBF in 2013.  My husband, Ken, and I just celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary.  We have two grown children – Mary who is a graduate student in seminary and Michael who was recently medically discharged from the Marine Corps.  Michael is married to the love of his life, Kat, and they are expecting their first child in February, 2023.  I am a shareholder in the law firm of Mogren, Glessner & Ahrens, P.S. and my hobbies include working on my blog, anything having to do with tennis, as well as hiking, skiing, kayaking, reading and traveling.

  • fran hooper

    Fran has been a member of ECBF for 21 years.  She has served on the worship team, the snack team,  Kingdom Kids, and the prayer ministry.  Her hobbies include baking, reading, singing, crocheting, knitting, cards and game night and working out at the gym when she is able.