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Rev. Dr. Carol Mariano

Senior Pastor

As the Senior Pastor of Haller Lake UMC, Pastor Carol provides weekly preaching and teaching, as well as leadership and vision for the church. She has been an ordained minister for more than two decades. She holds a Master of Divinity from the Vancouver School of Theology in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and a Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary.

Pastor Carol started her career in ministry by working for ten years as the editor of the newspaper for the statewide organization of the United Methodist Church. She then spent eight years as the Director of Adult Programs at Renton First United Methodist Church, where she also served as a retreat leader and Spiritual Director. In her most recent position before serving at Haller Lake, Pastor Carol spent 12 years as the Minister of Orting United Methodist Church. She previously worked at Boeing and Pacific Northwest Bell.

Born in Colville, Pastor Carol is a native Washingtonian. She is married to Sulmo Mariano. Sulmo was born and raised in Argentina and moved to the United States as a young adult to do doctoral work. He is a retired aeronautical engineer who worked for Boeing and the FAA. They have two grown children.

One of Pastor Carol’s hobbies is music. She was a member of the Seattle Symphony Chorale for 25 years and has been taking harp lessons for the last 15 years.