Our Team

Peggy Paullin


Peggy Paullin, M.A.   Executive Director

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.
Nancy McLaughlin

Nancy McLaughlin     President

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!

Paula Cullen                          Vice President

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.

Kent Clausen               Treasurer

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

Carolyn Jacobs

Carolyn Jacobs           Secretary

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.

John Johnson                    Board Member

John was born and raised in Spokane. He has been married almost 50 years to his high school sweetheart and they have four children and four grandchildren. John obtained his Bachelor of Marketing Management from Eastern Washington University in 1973. Following a fifteen-year stint of upper management for a local firm, John has had his own practice in the insurance field for about 27 years starting in 1990. He has been an independent broker the entire time and has obviously seen changes in our industry.

John has been involved in a number of community activities including board member and Chairman of the Board of Northland Credit Union for a number of years. He is the current President of the Spokane Association of Health Underwriters. John also serves as Chairman of Team St. Luke’s Annual Golf Tournament. He and his wife have been involved with World Relief supporting legal immigrants from Serbia, Croatia, and Iran. John received his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management from EWU in 1973 and obtained his Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies of Christian Leadership in 2016.

Penny Lancaster

Penny Lancaster               Board Member

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.
Doug Turner We Believe We Vote Board Member


Doug Turner                       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.

Larry Batterton: Stevens County President We Believe We Vote

Larry Batterton              Stevens County WBWV Coordinator

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.