Transition Handbook

Transition process guide & forms - coming soon! 

Contact Assistant to the Bishop, Pastor Andy Yee

Transition Ministers - Complete your monthly report online HERE

Lifting prayers for these ministries in transition

We lift up the leaders who are guiding ministries through this time of transition: transition teams, call committees, transition pastors, congregation staff and lay leaders, and synod staff. Questions about these vacancies?  Contact Assistant to the Bishop, Pastor Andy Yee


  • Bethany of the NW / Everett + Chaplain (part-time)
  • Price of Peace, Shoreline + Pastor


  • Burlington / Burlington + Pastor (Sister Liz Colver, Transition Minister)
  • Celebration / Anacortes + Pastor (Deb Butler, Transition Pastor)
  • Luther Memorial / Seattle + Pastor (Paul Hoffman, Transition Pastor)
  • Our Savior / Issaquah AND Shepherd of the Hills / Sammamish + Pastor (John Vaswig, Transition Pastor)
  • Salem / Mount Vernon + Pastor (Doug Stensby, Transition Pastor)

PROFILE COMPLETE (receiving nominations – find nomination form HERE)

  • Holy Trinity / Mercer Island + Pastor


  • Anacortes / Anacortes + Pastor
  • Central / Seattle + Pastor
  • Hope / Lynden + Pastor
  • Lutheran Campus Ministry / University of Washington + Campus Minister
  • Our Saviour’s / Arlington + Pastor


  • Pastor Heidi Fish has been serving at Bethesda / Mountlake Terrace; her installation is set for September 25 at 1pm with a community party to follow.
  • Jenna Bergeson, has been called to serve at Trinity/Lynnwood as Associate Pastor. Ordination will  take place at 12noon (Pacific) on September 25 on the Bockman Lawn at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. View the livestream HERE.
  • Gina Herman has been called to Holy Spirit / Kirkland as Associate Pastor beginning Nov 1st.  Installation (TBA).
  • Pastor Kristi Lambing has been called to serve at Fir-Conway / Mount Vernon as pastor and will be installed there on October 10 at 2pm.
  • Pastor Steve Jerbi will be installed at University Congregational UCC / Seattle on Sunday, October 24 at 3pm. Learn more here: HERE.
  • Pastor Craig Beeker has been called to Christ the King / Snohomish as pastor and will begin November 1st.


  • When appropriate, we will post past ordination & installation events and resignations & retirements here for a bit so you can catch up on the latest news. 
  • Kristi Lambing had a wonderful ordination celebration at Pointe of Grace / Mukliteo on September 11.
  • Pastors Nyla & David Schoeld were finally installed Sammamish Hills / Sammamish (8/29)-- having served as co-pastors there since January. 
  • Pastor Eileen Burdick has been called to serve as the Dir. of Spiritual Care at Josephine Caring Community - she began August 23.
  • Patrick Meagher, Word and Service Candidate, has been called to serve as Minister of Outreach at Phinney Ridge / Seattle.  His ordination service was celebrated August 10th at Phinney Ridge.

Last updated: 9/14/21