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Meet the Team


Circlewood Board

Glenn Palmberg

Glenn is a retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor, having served as a parish pastor and as an administrator in theological education and denominational leadership. He lives with his wife on Vashon Island, and spends much of his time with family, especially his four grandsons, and also volunteers at a homeless shelter in Chicago. As a follower of Christ, Glenn wants to deepen his discipleship in terms of caring for Creation, particularly in how it impacts the poor. As a grandfather he wants to live responsibly and protect God’s earth for the next generation, and loves how being part of Circlewood provides him with these opportunities.

Tim Hedberg

Tim currently serves as a Financial Services Representative for Covenant Trust Company. Previously, he was a pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church for 22 years. He brings a passion for all of creation being restored to the Board, and currently lives in Mount Vernon, Wash., with his wife Deb and three children.

Beth Knox

Beth produces large-scale, special events in the Seattle region that bring people together in shared celebrations through culture, community and inclusion. She has served in leadership positions in the not-for-profit industry for 30 years, with a focus on strong partnerships, strategic planning and community engagement. She believes we are all responsible for intentionally stewarding our earth with faith in God’s plan for creation. She lives in Issaquah, Wash., with her husband, and is mom to twin college boys.

Lenore Three Stars

Lenore is Oglala Lakota, born on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota where her father, also Oglala, was born. Her mother is Minneconjou Lakota from the Cheyenne River Reservation, S.D. After she retiring from a federal civil rights career in Seattle, Washington, she relocated to Spokane, WA to be near her grandchildren and she earned an M.A. from Portland Seminary/George Fox University in Oregon. Lenore currently serves on boards related to her interests in justice, Indigenous issues, and creation care. She loves the mission of Circlewood, and is particularly pleased that the values of Circlewood are consistent with an indigenous worldview. You can find her at

Tom Ruebel

Tom is a retired radiologist who is interested in discovering more about our relationship with God’s creation and our call to care for it. He is passionate about the interaction of spirituality, politics, language and the environment. He is grateful for Circlewood and excited to see it grow and flourish. Tom and his wife recently relocated from Camano Island to Covenant Living at the Shores on Mercer Island.

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Dave Sim

Dave is the Lead Pastor of Renew Church in Lynnwood, WA.  Renew began as a small group started by Dave and his wife Janice 12 years ago in their living room. Before this, Dave spent 9 years on staff with InterVarsity ministering to a multiethnic fellowship of students and leading staff at the University of Washington.  Dave and Janice are proud parents to son Isaiah and daughter Cameron Junia. Janice is a Physician Assistant with Kaiser Permanente and loves her vocation as a healer. Dave is passionate about the renewal of the Church and leading a community of faith that dreams to be witnesses and participants in God’s work of renewal in people, communities, and Creation.  He plays Ultimate Frisbee with his league team, PuA, and keeps his cardio and muscles strong through Crossfit.  

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