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




  • Bethlehem / Marysville + Pastor (Deb Mach, Care Pastor; Erik Samuelson, Transition Facilitator)
  • Bethlehem / Sedro Woolley + Pastor (Marc Hander, Transition Facilitator)
  • Central / Bellingham (Marc Hander, Transition Facilitator)
  • Cross & Crown / Renton + Pastor (Heidi Calhoun, Transition Pastor)
  • Glendale / Burien (Jim Kruse, Transition Pastor)
  • Holy Cross / Bellevue + Pastor (Judy Brennan, Transition Pastor)
  • Holy Cross / Lake Stevens + Pastor (Liz Colver, Transition Minister)
  • Immanuel / Everson + Pastor (Esau Cuevas, Care Pastor; Marc Hander, Transition Facilitator)
  • Northlake / Kenmore + Pastor (Glen Aaberg, Care Pastor; Red Burchfield, Transition Facilitator)
  • Our Redeemer's / Ballard + Pastor (Gretchen Mertes, Pastor & David Hahn, Transition Facilitator)
  • Our Savior / Issaquah + Pastor (John Vaswig, Transition Pastor)
  • Salem / Mount Vernon + Pastor (Doug Stensby, Transition Pastor)
  • Vashon / Vashon Island + Pastor

PROFILE COMPLETE (receiving nominations – find nomination form HERE)

  • Faith / Bellingham +Pastor (Care Pastor Team Members: Emma Donohew, Netsie Griffith, Wendell Hendershott)
  • Good Shepherd @ Swan's Trail / Snohomish + Pastor (Liz Colver, Care Minister)
  • Kent Lutheran + Pastor (Mike Anderson, Transition Facilitator)


  • First / West Seattle + Pastor 
  • Hope / Lynden + Pastor 
  • Lord of Life / Renton +Pastor (Joe Kutzke, Care Pastor & Krista Johnson, Transition Facilitator)
  • University / Seattle + Pastor (Transiton leaders: Carol Jensen, Gary Dalenius, Tim Wolbrecht)


  • Rev. Jana Schofield has accepted the call to serve as the new pastor at Christ the Servant, Bellingham, beginning April 30. (Installation will be June 11, 7pm)
  • Rev. J.T. Burk has accepted the call to serve as the new pastor at Prince of Peace/Shoreline beginning 3/20. Installation services will be held on 4/29 @ 1pm.



Last updated: 3/28/23