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 / Bainbridge Island + Pastor (Erin Grayson, Care Pastor)
  • El Camino de Emaus / Burlington


  • Advent / Mill Creek + Pastor (Kirby Unti, Transition Pastor)
  • Cross & Crown / Renton + Pastor (Heidi Calhoun, Transition Pastor)
  • Grace Chinese Lutheran Church + Pastor (Jade Yi, Care Pastor; Chris Boerger, Transition Facilitator)
  • 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 Barich, Care Pastor)

PROFILE COMPLETE (receiving nominations – find nomination form HERE)

  • Bethlehem / Sedro Woolley + Pastor (Marc Hander, Transition Facilitator)


  • Bethlehem / Marysville + Pastor (Callie Moothart, Care Minister; Erik Samuelson, 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!)

  • Sister Jessica Zimmerle has accepted a call to serve as Deacon at St. John United, Seatttle. Sister Jessica has begun serving; her installation is 4/13 at 3pm. Rostered Ministers invited to process - color of the day is WHITE.
  • Rev. Joseph Li installation on 5/5 at 3pm on UW Campus - The short service will take place outdoors near the Drumheller Fountain on campus. An indoor reception will be held in Nanoengineering Commons, a short walk from the fountain. Parking on campus is FREE on Sundays. Free parking is also available at University Lutheran Church. Rostered Ministers are invited to wear stoles - color white/gold (no robes/albs). 
  • Rev. Bryon Hansen has accepted the call to serve as pastor at First Lutheran Church in West Seattle. He will begin 3/1. Installation service will be 5/30 @ 7pm. Rostered leaders are invited to vest, the color of the day is white. Reception to follow.
  • Rev. Thomas Voelp has accepted the call to serve as pastor at Our Redeemer's, Seattle. He began on 3/4. Installation service will be 6/7 @ 6pm. Rostered Ministers are invited to vest.


  • Rev. Rachel San Diego accepted a call to serve as one of the pastors at St. Matthew's in Renton. She was ordained in in San Mateo, CA on 3/9, and installed at St. Matthew's on 3/17.
  • Rev. Jenna Bergeson concluded her time at Trinity, Lynnwood. Her final Sunday was 3/17.
  • Rev. Verlon Brown (Central, Seattle) is retiring at the end of February.
  • Rev. Wendy Cheung concluded her time at Grace Chinese, Seattle on 2/25 - she will continue serving as mission developer at Grace Chinese, Sammamish.
  • Rev. Olaf & Rev. Kristin-Luana Baumann were installed as the next pastors at Our Savior, Issaquah on 2/24. 
  • Rev. Kevin Beebe was installed as the Executive Director at Lutherwood Camp & Retreat Center on 2/10.
  • Rev. Esau Cuevas was installed as the new pastor at Immanuel, Everson on 2/4.
  • Rev. Will Cheung accepted the call to serve as Director of Pastoral Care at Columbia Lutheran Home. He was ordained on 1/13.

Last updated: 4/8/24