Cary Snow: Executive Director
Cary Snow has spent most of his 40+ years as a resident of Spokane WA. He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School then went on to Washington State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, majoring in Entrepreneurial Studies. Cary has been a small business owner since 2003. In addition to being the Executive Director of We Believe We Vote, Cary owns Snow’s Auto and Pure Coffees. Cary values time with his wife and three children, as well as serving the church and his community. Cary is a devout Christian and has a huge heart for people and his nation. Faith, family and community motivate Cary to identify and promote candidates with strong biblical and constitutional values.
Penny Lancaster: President
Penny Lancaster is the Founder and Director of WeBelieveWeVote since inception in 2009. Seven years and seven universities after graduating from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane WA Penny had an MA in Special Education from EWSU and an elementary teaching position with Central Valley School District. She retired early at 55 to concentrate on pro-family advocacy in Spokane. Long before she focused on vetting candidates and encouraging the faith community to vote for Godly leadership, she fought to defend traditional family values against the encroachment of gambling, pornography, and public policies which encouraged harmful and unhealthy lifestyles. Together with her husband Kelly, they raised two sons and a daughter; now they are enjoying a new granddaughter, Gianna. Penny and Kelly attend Valley Bible Church in Spokane during the summer and Community Church at the golf resort where they live and golf during the winter in Yuma.
Carolyn Jacobs: Treasurer
A retired teacher of the Mead School District, Carolyn is married to Roger and she has two step children and one daughter. She enjoys reading, sewing, hiking, canoeing, teaching Sunday school, and volunteering at her daughter’s school.
Leslie Kerrigan: Secretary
Leslie graduated from Biola University with a nursing degree and also studied Spanish at RGBI language school. She has over 32 years of nursing experience in intensive care, dermatology, and school nursing. Leslie has international experience serving as an operating nurse in Ecuador, and a surgical assistant Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, and Zambia. In her free time, Leslie enjoys painting, sewing, and spending time with her 19 grandkids.
Larry Batterton: Stevens County President
Larry began his career as a Mechanical Engineer after graduating from Texas Tech University. Job changes took him to several states, and in 1988 the Batterton family moved to the Spokane area, where he worked for several local tech companies. Larry and Susan have been married for 46 years, and have four children and 15 grandchildren. Larry is retired, and his time is now occupied by a hobby farm, woodworking, and church and political activities.
Perry Underwood: Board Member
Perry Underwood is currently the Director of Abortion Anonymous (AbAnon), an International Organization that provides a pathway to healing to the millions of people adversely affected by their participation in an abortion. In the past, Perry has been a Real Estate Broker in Colorado and Alaska. Perry and Susan, his wife of 37 years, enjoy raising chickens and cattle on their humble little farm near Spokane, Washington where their disabled adult son still lives with them. They also have two married daughters and two grandchildren. Perry has served as a Director for WBWV since 2014.
Carolyn Williams: Board Member
Carolyn Williams is a lifelong resident of Spokane. She attended Shadle Park High and Washington State University. She is a retired financial supervisor from Department of Social and Health Services – Community Services Division. As a financial supervisor, she supervised and trained staff and managed programs such as Food Stamps and Medicaid. She is married, has grandchildren, and enjoys crafting and journaling, and her women’s weekly Bible Study. Carolyn also serves on the Boards of Ponderosa Republican Women as their Communication/Outreach Chair and the Washington Federation of Republican Women as their Newsletter Editor. She is involved in local politics and holds the position of Precinct Committee Officer in the 6 th
Peggy Paullin: Board Member
Peggy has been in Spokane for nearly a decade after living throughout the West. Her Montana roots attribute to her passion to see people pursue their dreams and be afforded the freedom to do so! Peggy was raised in church and accepted the Lord as a teenager. With this new found purpose, she went to college in Oklahoma and earned her undergraduate degree in Social Sciences and Secondary Education. In 2003, she set out to earn her master’s degree as a young wife, mother of three and nonprofit professional. She earned a Master’s in Organizational Management in 2004 and is currently a Financial Associate with Thrivant Financial. Regardless of which state she resided within, Peggy pursued political activities and became involved by advocating for the poor, homeless and the most defenseless of all, the unborn. Today, Peggy is married to her husband Robin, a mother of their three adult children, and one son-in-law.
Denny Schlodfelt: Board Member
Denny is a retired marriage and family therapist. He has also owned his own business, trucking and moving and storing household goods. In addition, he helped a private school foundation as their Development Director. He has experience as a life insurance salesman and personal estate planner. He has plenty of experience and a heart to see We Believe We Vote grow into a viable ministry.
Paula Cullen: Board Member
Paula graduated from Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing, and worked as a critical care RN at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto. After returning to Spokane to make a permanent home for her growing family, Paula earned a degree in English literature from Whitworth. During that time, she dedicated her life to Jesus Christ. Law school at Gonzaga followed. She then worked as a consultant to attorneys in medical cases until the Lord called her to full time ministry as the first director of the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Spokane, later known as Life Services. She served in that role for 18½ years and retired in 2009. Since then, she has served on the board of Heartbeat International, and a consultant for Care Net, affiliating organizations for pregnancy resource centers. She currently serves on the board of Path of Life, a ministry to those experiencing sexual brokenness. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending winters in Arizona with Dick, her husband of 50 years. They have four adult children, and 13 grandchildren.
Greg Seethaler: Board Member
Greg graduated from the University of Alaska, Anchorage with a degree in marketing. He has spent his career in various business fields, including hospitality, commercial real estate and healthcare. He is also a Paterson Center facilitator. Greg has coached middle school cross country running and track at both Faith Christian Academy in Colorado and at Northwest Christian Schools in Spokane. Greg is a husband and father of two.