About Us

Starting in 2008, as a group of several Shoreline churches that organized to assist local schools with landscaping needs, we have recently evolved into a community-based organization looking to leverage community resources and relationships to support students in the Shoreline School District (Cities of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park, WA). 

Our Team

Bill Bear – A longtime Shoreline advocate that has served the community as:
  • Board member and former director of Shoreline Community Care
  • Former board member Greater Seattle Cares
  • Ministry leader for New Hope Celebrate Recovery
  • Former Chairperson for the Briarcrest Neighborhood Association
  • ParaEducator for Shoreline School District
  • Youth Mentor
  • Webmaster for Back to School Consortium and Church of Shoreline websites
Renee Lico – A resident of Lake Forest Park and a Shorecrest parent. Uses her background in Design, Marketing and Project Management to help bring  Embrace Shoreline Schools to the community. Also serves as a:
  • Parent Partner for the Forefront Suicide Prevention in Schools program
  • Member of the task force for the Relocation of PTSA’s “The Works” Program
  • Active participant in the City of Shoreline’s Community Resource Team
  • Certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid
Reverend Steve Ulmer
  • Former Pastor Richmond Highlands Baptist Church
  • Liaison for the faith community to Community Resource Team
  • Founder of the original Embrace Shoreline Schools Church – School Partnerships
  • Youth Mentor