Merlina Helman  

Administrative Assistant

Meet Merlina

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  • Place of Birth: Seattle, WA  
  • Year you began at CCFW: 1994  
  • Family Info : Jay Allen Helman SR and I married May 21, 1987, we raised 3 children Jay Jr, Cynthia & Kimberly. We have 5 grandchildren and love to be known as Grandpa & Nana by some other special little ones.  
  • Education: Cosmetology License in 1982  

Personal Testimony: I was raised in a Christian home and in 1974 I attended summer camp at Miracle Ranch. By the end of the week I knew I needed a savior. The following year I was baptized in the lake and in 1976 I attended the Billy Graham Crusade.  

Ministry Passion: I would have to say my passion is music, but I just love serving where needed.  

Hobbies, Leisure Time activities: I love to read, watch a good movie, camp & travel.  

What makes you sad? glad? mad?

  • Sad: Being lied to.  
  • Glad: Spending time with friends and family.  
  • Mad: Injustice!  


  • Book(s): A Voice in the Wind, An Echo in the Darkness  
  •  Book of the Bible: Romans  
  • Childhood Memory: 6 week camping trip to San Francisco, Disneyland, Grand Canyon, Bryce & Zion Canyon, Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole, WY and Yellowstone.  
  • Food/Snack/Beverage: Snappy Dragon Chinese, gourmet cheese & most bubble waters, and I drink my coffee strong and black!!  
  • Music/Musician: I love the 70's music!! and today (changes constantly) my favorite music is smooth jazz.  
  • Movie(s): Night Crossings, PS I love you, Independence Day, Secretariat and many many more.  
  • TV Show: Downton Abbey, NCIS, Rick Steves Europe through the Back Door  
  • Sport/Sports Team(s): Seattle Sounders & SeaHawks  
  • NW Getaway: Orcas Island  
  • Local Restaurant: Salty's at Redondo  

Other Comments: I LOVE MY JOB!