Lead Pastor Michael Hufham
Born and raised in North Carolina, Michael Hufham was the youngest in a blended family of nine. His family life was not peaceful, so he joined the Army when he was 17 years old, which took him to Kansas. There he met the love of his life and faithful partner – Anita. Shortly after getting out of the Army and welcoming their son, Michael and Anita began looking for Jesus. They found him at a Revelation Seminar in Kent, Washington. It was there that Michael accepted Jesus into his heart and started on a journey that would take him all over the United States, to end up right back here in Puyallup, Washington.
The first place Jesus led Michael and his growing family (which now included a daughter and another on the way) was to Southern College in Tennessee. After graduating from Southern College, Michael went on to get a Master's degree in Divinity at Andrews University in Michigan. For the last 30 years, Jesus has led Michael to serve at churches in Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, California, Texas, Maine, and Washington. Now he serves Jesus and his community at the Puyallup Adventist Church.
When Michael is not preaching on the weekend, you can probably find him camping, kayaking, or 4-wheeling with his wife, children, grandchildren, and dog Stormy.
Associate Pastor Mike Demma
In a Chicago suburb, I grew up enjoying the culinary and social benefits of an Italy-born mother and solely-Sicilian father. Thus, I acquired an almost insatiable appetite for pasta, garlic, olive oil and people-contact.
My kind-hearted, lovely wife Tara and I met at a small California college. She is now an RN for a school district. Our son Mickey is a weightlifting, sports car enthusiast who currently pursues a medical degree through Walla Walla College.
My interests include eating Italian food, astronomy, humor, reading, racquetball, weightlifting (especially with my son), teaching/counseling, World War II history, a dash of hiking in the great Northwest and (did I mention?) Italian food.
I began reading the Bible at the age of 16 with a deep interest to know life’s meaning, Earth’s future and my own ultimate destiny, all as it relates to God. Gradually, my enthusiasm for Bible prophecy gave way to a preoccupation with Jesus Christ; what He did, what He taught, Who He was/is. After seven years of study, I accepted the God of the Bible as my own personal God and Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and Lord. Now, several decades after that decision, Jesus is still the most fascinating and captivating Person to me. My commitment to ever-increasingly know Jesus/God and to share my discoveries with others remains steadfast.
Over the years, I have held approximately fifteen jobs including factory, railroad, custodial, management and sales. Much to my surprise, I began denominational pastoring in 1990 within the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Before landing in Puyallup, WA, in 2009 I pastored in northern California and northern Washington state. My dream is that people who get to know me will get to Jesus as a result, and experience life on the best level possible.
Anne Tuttle, Church Administrative Assistant
Anne grew up in a Christian home in the San Francisco Bay Area. Because her parents worked for United Air Lines, she was able to visit many places visiting family – England (yes, she did visit Sherwood Forest and no, she didn’t see Robin Hood!), Scotland and Chicago, where her love for the Chicago Cubs came from and attending Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she learned to love pizza!! Following college Anne moved to the Portland/Vancouver area, got married and had three daughters…Tanya (Auburn, WA – who she moved in with July 2018 following the death of her husband), Michele (Boise ID) and Jennifer (Covington, WA). Anne’s years of employment have taken on quite a few different occupations. She began her career in the Emergency Room at Portland Adventist Medical Center. In the years following, she drove a school bus, worked in a school kitchen, assistant Kindergarten teacher, working for a bank (and, no, they didn’t give out samples!) and being a church secretary! Anne loves Jesus with her whole heart and wants to share that love with others. Her passion is music and to encourage, help and love on people she encounters every day.