Peggy Paullin, M.A. : Executive Director

Peggy Paullin

Peggy has been in Spokane for over 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 the church and accepted the Lord as her Savior when she was a teenager. With her newly 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.

Regardless of which state she resided within, Peggy has pursued political activities and became involved by advocating for the poor, homeless and the most defenseless of all, the unborn. It is her passion to protect all U.S. citizens’ rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness that fuels her to this day.

Peggy is married to her husband Robin and will be celebrating 38 years of marriage this September. She is the mother of their three adult children. She has one son-in-law and Peggy is delighted to be “Nana” to one beautiful granddaughter. Robin and Peggy are also raising 2 dogs.

Professionally, Peggy is a Realtor with Professional Realty Services and Consultant to Nonprofits and Businesses through Inspired Implementations. She and Robin attend Access Church Spokane.

Greg Seethaler: President

Greg Seethaler We Believe We Vote 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.

Paula Cullen: Vice President

Paula Cullen We Believe We Vote 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.

Penny Lancaster: Treasurer

Penny Lancaster

Penny Lancaster is the Founder and was Director of WeBelieveWeVote from 2009 – 2017. 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: Secretary

Carolyn Jacobs

A retired teacher of the Mead School District, Carolyn is married to Roger and she has two stepchildren and one daughter. She enjoys reading, sewing, hiking, canoeing, teaching Sunday school, and volunteering at her daughter’s school.

Kent Clausen: Board Member

Kent Clausen We Believe We Vote Board Member

Born and raised in South Dakota, Mr. Clausen is a graduate of the University of Montana in Business Administration and Accounting. After college, Kent practiced public accounting in Seattle and later worked for US West Cellular. In 1993 Mr. Clausen fulfilled his dream to develop commercial real estate by opening his first hotel in Spokane. Since then, Kent has developed, owned and operated 14 additional hotels in five western states. He is an avid outdoorsman and passionate about hunting and motorcycling.   Kent is happily married to his fabulous wife Bonnie and has two boys, Randy and David.

Mike Drew: Board Member

Mike Drew We Believe We Vote Board Member

Mike was raised in Seattle and became a Christ follower in 1970.  He graduated from the University of Washington in 1975 with a BS in Mathematics and then from Northwest Bible College in 1977 with a BA in Biblical Literature. Following graduation, he was involved in church planting, managed a retail store in Colville, and found that he enjoyed the business arena.  He earned an MBA from Eastern Washington University in 1987 and became a Certified Public Accountant.  After spending 4 years in public accounting, he held finance management positions with Hecla Mining Company and Telect, Inc. and currently serves as Vice President of Finance for Riverview Retirement Community.  Mike has served on boards of several non-profit corporations including Crisis Pregnancy Center of Spokane, Salmon River Electric Co-op and church boards.  He currently serves on the board of Spokane’s Union Gospel Mission.  Mike and his wife Molly have been married for 36 years.  In his spare time, Mike likes to play piano, read history, day hike and take road trips.

Doug Turner: Board Member

Doug Turner We Believe We Vote Board Member

Doug graduated from Fullerton State University with a degree in History. He worked the bulk of his 25-year career in corporate sales in the information and respiratory care industries.  Doug is currently a part-time teacher and volunteers with a variety of non-profit organizations. Doug is a husband and father of one son.

Nancy McLaughlin: Board Member

Nancy McLaughlin

Nancy is a former Spokane City Councilwoman and Spokane County Commissioner. She is also a past president of the Association of Washington Cities. Her expertise is in government, policy and public relations. Nancy has served on numerous boards and commissions including Life Services of Spokane, The Way of Business, and The Salvation Army’s Advisory Board.

Nancy and her husband, Dave, have operated a small business, D-Mac Construction, LLC (specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodeling) for 40 years. Nancy and Dave have three adult children, five fabulous grandchildren and two cats. In her spare time Nancy loves to travel, spend time with hubby and family, watch movies, play games and share the love of Christ to those around her!

Larry Batterton: Stevens County WBWV Coordinator

Larry Batterton: Stevens County President We Believe We Vote

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.