Boulevard Park Church Staff

Bud Diener – Senior Pastor & Elder

Bud, his wife Teresa, have called Boulevard Park their home since 2015 when they moved home from ministering in South Africa. Bud has been a church planter, a missionary, and now is loving being a Pastor. Bud holds a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry and New Testament Greek, a Master of Theology degree in Systematic Theology, and is working on his doctorate in his spare time. He is passionate about God’s word, memorizing it, communicating it, and stirring people up to know God more by knowing His word; and that we would all bring glory to God through all aspects of our lives.


Bud and Teresa love their five kids and 8 grandchildren. They are often found playing with their sweet kids, reading an awful lot of books, taking long road trips, watching fixer-upper type shows, or enjoying a good steak.


Go Seahawks.

Conor Malis – Director of

Worship & Care

Conor & his wife Natalie relocated to Washington from Hawaii in 2017 to pursue ministry and career opportunities in the Seattle area. In the spring of 2019, Conor joined the staff at Boulevard Park Church to become the Director of Worship & Care. He is passionate about music and utilizing the God-given gifts of art & creativity to aid in proclaiming the gospel, building Christ’s church, and furthering His kingdom. The Malis’ are excited to be a part of the BPC family and humbled to serve the Lord in this way.


In their free time, Conor & Natalie love to explore the neighborhoods of Seattle in search of great coffee and delicious food. Otherwise, you’ll probably find them at home snuggling with their Boxer girl, Mazie Moon, and enjoying a good TV show.

Nate Kowallis – Youth Director

Nate and his wife Erryn answered God’s call to move up here from their long-time home in San Diego, California. They’ve always loved pines more than palms and consider themselves blessed to land in the beautiful PNW (Northwest is the best). Nate has been ministering to students and caring for their families for over eight years. His passion is borne out of his upbringing, personalizing and sharing his faith as a child and being acutely aware of what he needed in his brokenness as a young man. The Lord blessed him with faithful friends and mentors he seeks to emulate as he continues to grow in love for God and others, and invite young people into God’s family.


If there is a spare minute when he’s not running after his three boys, Nate enjoys a good round of Disc Golf, exploring on his bike, and daydreaming that he’ll finish writing his book.

Lisa Bowen – Director of

Women’s Ministry

After 26 years of being a classroom teacher, Lisa felt God calling her to take a leap of faith and leave what she’d known, and trust Him to show her what He had planned for her. She is so excited, and very humbled, to see that Women’s Ministry is what He had waiting! Her heart’s desire is to find and nurture ways to connect women to Jesus in a deeper way and to help build relationships between the amazing women of BPC.


In her spare time, she teaches English to kiddos in China on-line (very early in the morning!) and loves to spend time working in the yard, going out to eat, reading, watching “I Love Lucy” and “Andy Griffith” reruns, drinking iced tea, and just hanging out with her family.

Lisa Siedenburg – Director of Children’s Ministries

As a native of the Boulevard Park and the Highline area, Lisa is thrilled to be able to serve alongside believers old and new, both in the community and at Boulevard Park Church. She earned a teaching degree from Seattle Pacific University, and after a two-year stint teaching in Managua, Nicaragua went on to study missions at Fuller Theological Seminary.


When they’re not at church doing KIDs Ministry fun, Lisa, and her husband John and their three daughters, enjoy swimming and kayaking on Angle Lake, camping in the summers, hugging fluffy bunnies and spending time together at home playing board games and watching movies.

Kathy Rainey – Administrative Assistant

Kathy says of her job, “Working in the church office just can’t happen unless you have God’s grace showering down on you for all the times you are humbled.” She is thankful that there have always been assistants willing to help to get work and projects completed.


Kathy and her husband, Wayne, have been married for 55 years and have raised four children. They have also been blessed to have 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren who bring them much joy!