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


  • El Camino de Emaus / Burlington


  • Advent / Mill Creek + Pastor (Kirby Unti, Transition Pastor)
  • Bethany / Bainbridge Island + Pastor (Erin Grayson, Care Pastor and David Hahn, Transition Facilitator)
  • Cross & Crown / Renton + Pastor (Heidi Calhoun, Transition Pastor)
  • Northlake / Kenmore + Pastor (Coe Hutchinson, Care Pastor; Red Burchfield, Transition Facilitator)
  • Phinney Ridge / Seattle + Pastor (Anne Lohrmann, Pastor; Patrick Meagher, Deacon; Maynard Atik, Transition Facilitator; Al Berg, Care Pastor)
  • Vashon / Vashon Island + Pastor (John Michael Barich, Care Pastor)

PROFILE COMPLETE (receiving nominations – find nomination form HERE)

  • Grace Chinese Lutheran Church + Pastor (Jade Yi, Care Pastor; Chris Boerger, Transition Facilitator)


  • Bethlehem / Sedro Woolley + Pastor (Marc Hander, Transition Facilitator)
  • Christ/ Ferndale + Pastor (Brian Stoffregen, Transition Pastor, Erik Samuelson, Transition Facilitator)


(Note: we will post newly accepted calls once we receive paperwork confirmation!)

  • Rev. David Parks will be retiring. His final service at Our Saviors, Everett, will be 6/23
  • Rev. Thomas Voelp has accepted the call to serve as pastor at Our Redeemer's, Seattle. He began on 3/4. Installation service rescheduled to 7/27 at 4pm. Rostered Ministers are invited to vest.
  • Rev. Mark Fischer has accepted the call to serve as the next pastor at Bethlehem, Marysville. He will begin July 12. Installation service will be on 8/4 @ 2pm.
  • Rev. Jenna Bergeson has accepted a call to serve in an ELCA Global Mission position as ELCA Regional Representative - in Southeast Asia. She will begin 7/21.


  • Rev. Bryon Hansen was installed 5/30 @ 7pm as the new pastor at First Lutheran in West Seattle.
  • Rev. Joseph Li installed on 5/5 at 3pm as one of the pastors at Lutheran Campus Ministry at UW
  • Rev. Paul Kacynski concluded his call to Roots of the Table on 5/2.

Last updated: 6/10/24