Deep Puyallup Heritage – Dean’s great, great grandfather, Perry Summerfield, served on the very first Puyallup City Council alongside Ezra Meeker, helped found the Puyallup Fair and served on the Board of Directors, served as City of Puyallup Constable (Police Officer), was superintendent of the Pierce County Poor Farm and earned his living as a raspberry farmer.
Diverse Educational Ties – Dean’s parents both graduated from Puyallup High School, his wife Deborah works at Roger’s High School, and his daughter teaches at Waller Road Elementary. Dean and Deborah also homeschooled their 3 children through high school, all of whom graduated from colleges as diverse as Azusa Pacific University and Seattle Pacific University.
Career of Service – Dean rides the Sounder to work in downtown Seattle where he works in sales at the Flagship-Corporate Nordstrom store. His resume of professional and community service work includes:
- M.A., Faith Lutheran College & Seminary, Tacoma, WA
- Executive Director, Breast Cancer Network of Strength, Seattle WA
- Senior Pastor, Immanuel Celebration Church, Tacoma WA
- Associate Pastor, Joong-Ang Korean Church, Tacoma, WA
- Associate Pastor, Spanaway Christian Center Church
- Sales Associate, Carlson Brothers Jewelers, Tacoma, WA
- Vice President, Board of Directors, Adoption Ministry of YWAM, Puyallup WA
- Vice Chairman, Pacific Northwest Franklin Graham Festival, Tacoma WA