If you call Roots your home church, we invite you to get involved with one of our many Serve Teams.  If interested in a team, please contact the team leader to express your interest in joining one of our many Service Teams.


The Sprouts Children’s team desires to partner with parents in teaching their children to become more like Christ. On Sundays we establish a safe, welcoming and open environment for kids to learn about God through a creative a lesson, singing songs and an interactive activity. Our desire is to foster growth in kids to understand who our Heavenly Father is and how to have an intimate relationship with Him and for them to know how deeply He loves them. If you are interested in joining us as we come alongside families to help them encounter Christ and equip them with the Gospel, then reach out and sign up!  We would like volunteers to be able to serve one Sunday per month for at least 6 months. We are also looking for "on call" volunteers as we continue to grow and need more help on Sunday mornings.

TEAM LEAD: Anne Marie Carter


The Roots Creative Team is responsible for all the marketing, photography and visual media at Roots.  We are a team of graphic designers, photographers, filmmakers and architects that are passionate about sharing Roots with the community through visual media.   If you have a knack for any of these skills and are interested in our team please sign up to let us know of your interest.  As for time commitment, we ask that you can commit to two one-hour meetings per month and work an average of 4 hours of design work per month depending on projects available.

TEAM LEAD: Kirsten McLean


The Media Team serves at Sunday Gatherings and other events to help ensure everything sounds and looks great! Our Team is responsible for setting up and running sound, slides (propresenter), and other A/V needs. If you are an experienced sound engineer or just looking to learn something new, hit us up and let us know your interest!  We would ask for you to be able to serve one to two times per month.

TEAM LEAD: Scott Parmely


The role of the worship team is to foster an environment for people to experience the presence of Christ through music and other elements. Each week those involved in the upcoming service will meet for a practice on Thursdays at 7pm and setup on Sundays at 9am. As worship team members, we want our lives to reflect that of Christ and allow our worship to always point others toward Him. If God has given you a desire to worship Him through these areas and you’d like to get involved please sign up!  The number of Sundays you play is flexible on your own schedule and we ask that you can attend a 1.5 hour team practice on Thursday evenings prior to the Sundays you play. 

TEAM LEAD: Daniel Elliff

Community service

A big part of the vision of Roots Community is to love and serve the Roosevelt, Ravenna, and U-District neighborhoods in the name of Christ.  We currently have several outlets for members to serve both individually and as a corporate body.  Instead of creating competing service projects, we desire to come alongside the services already going on in the community.  

The University District Food Bank
The Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center/Garden
Ten Thousand Villages (Volunteer hours)
Roots Community special service projects (Various dates/projects)
Information handouts for Roots Community

TEAM LEAD: Pastor Dave Elliff 


The SUCH Team creates the atmosphere for Sunday mornings. The SUCH Team encompasses many aspects of Sunday mornings and has been broken out into smaller sub-teams to organize our needs and functions. We are looking for new members in all areas of SUCH!  We ask that you are able to commit two to three Sundays per month to SUCH.

SET UP : The set-up crew arrives at 9am to prepare for Root’s Sunday Gathering. This involves setting up chairs, banners, directional signs, and hospitality tables. The setup team is also the tear down team!

COFFEE : The coffee team curates and serves the finest beverages around! They arrive by 9am on Sunday mornings to prepare the coffee before people arrive, and then serve and welcome people through Seattle’s love language of coffee.  If you enjoy serving coffee, or want to learn how to make coffee we would love to have you join our team!

HOSPITALITY : The hospitality team serves the church in various capacities to create a welcoming environment. For Sunday gatherings, this includes providing snacks and greeting all who enter the community center. The hospitality team’s mission is to foster relationships and connect people to church resources.

TEAM LEADS: Hannah Bonotto and Jake McLean 


The Women's Ministry seeks to gather the women of Roots at regular events (Hebrews 10:24-25), grow together in our maturity in Christ (Ephesians 4:15-16), and glorify God through serving women in our community (1 Peter 4:8-11). Our desire is to be rooted in God's Word and in prayer so that we can faithfully love and serve women in our church community, in our workplaces and friend circles, in the Roosevelt and Ravenna neighborhoods, and around the globe. If God has placed ministering to other women on your heart, please reach out! Women's Ministry team members commit to meeting as a team once a month and contributing to two events per month, a total of 7-8 hours each month.

TEAM LEAD: KateAshley Clarke