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.
- Phinney Ridge / Seattle + Pastor
TRANSITION PROCESS UNDERWAY
- Bethlehem / Sedro Woolley + Pastor (Marc Hander, Transition Facilitator)
- Central / Bellingham - Legacy Planning - Closing service will be 11/26
- Christ/ Ferndale + Pastor (Erik Samuelson, Transition Facilitator)
- Cross & Crown / Renton + Pastor (Heidi Calhoun, Transition Pastor)
- Holy Cross / Bellevue - Legacy Planning, Closing Service will be 10/1 at 10:30am
- Holy Cross / Lake Stevens + Pastor (Liz Colver, Transition Minister)
- Northlake / Kenmore + Pastor (Glen Aaberg, Care Pastor; Red Burchfield, Transition Facilitator)
- Vashon / Vashon Island + Pastor
PROFILE COMPLETE (receiving nominations – find nomination form HERE)
- Bethlehem / Marysville + Pastor (Deb Mach, Care Pastor; Erik Samuelson, Transition Facilitator)
- First / West Seattle + Pastor
- Our Redeemer's / Ballard + Pastor (Gretchen Mertes, Pastor & David Hahn, Transition Facilitator)
INTERVIEWING & CALLING
- Good Shepherd @ Swan's Trail / Snohomish + Pastor (Liz Colver, Transition Minister)
- Immanuel / Everson + Pastor (Esau Cuevas, Care Pastor; Marc Hander, Transition Facilitator)
- Our Savior / Issaquah + Pastor (John Vaswig, Transition Pastor)
- Salem / Mount Vernon + Pastor (Doug Stensby, Transition Pastor)
- Synod Staff + Director for Evangelical Mission
UPCOMING SERVICES & CELEBRATIONS
(Note: we will post newly accepted calls once we receive paperwork confirmation!)
- Deacon Dianne Johnson will be retiring from her position as Director for Evangelical Mission at the end of October. Join our open house celebration at First/Bothell on Sunday 10/29, 2-4:30pm
- Rev. Tormod Svensson has accepted the call to serve at Kent Lutheran - beginning 10/8. Installation date TBD. Welcome to the synod and God bless this new ministry partnership!
- Rev. Halcyon Bjornstad has accepted the call to serve as the new pastor at Lord of Life / Renton. Installation 9/17 at 1:30pm. Welcome to the synod and God bless this new ministry partnership!
- Rev. Andrew Flatt-Kuntze has accepted the call to serve as the new pastor at University Lutheran / Seattle. Installation 11/5 at 3:30pm. Welcome to the synod and God bless this new ministry partnership!
DID YOU HEAR?
- Rev. Jory Mickelson was ordained and installed as the new pastor at Faith / Bellingham on 8/19
- Rev. Jana Schofield was installed at Christ the Servant, Bellingham, on 6/11
- Rev. Bryon Hansen's final service at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church (Seattle) was 6/4
- Edward Reyes began serving on May 1 as a Synodically Authorized Lay Minister (SALM) at Hope Lutheran Church, Lynden - a "Service of Beginning" was held on June 4
- Steve Olson is serving as a Synodically Authorized Lay Minister (SALM) at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Clinton
- Rev. J.T. Burk was installed as the new pastor at Prince of Peace/Shoreline on 4/29
- Glendale Evangelical Lutheran Church, Burien, held a closing “Celebration at the Conclusion of Worship and Ministry” on Sunday, April 23. We give thanks to God for the love and Good News shared over their many years of ministry. Glendale’s pre-K through 8th grade school will continue to operate on the campus site.
Last updated: 8/31/23