Susan Lindsay Berg was born and raised in Bellevue, Washington where her family were active members at Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree from Pacific Lutheran University and then completed a Master’s in Counseling degree from Seattle University.
Susan’s career path has been a winding one. From early days as a nanny to her present role at the synod office, her experiences have included: residence hall assistant, food service roles at two fancy restaurants, bank teller, gift shop sales associate, several outdoor ministry positions at Camp Lutherwood, a couple of office gigs, two youth ministry leadership roles, substitute teaching, providing counseling for children, young adults, and victims of sexual abuse, and providing care for her elderly parents in their final years. Through it all, she has tried to listen to where the Holy Spirit has been calling and nudging her to use her gifts.
Susan’s role in the synod office began in March 2013. She has oversight of all communications including emails, newsletters, special articles, website, and social media. She partners with those teams planning synod events including bishop’s convocations, synod day events, synod assembly, and more. She helps keep staff calendars up to date (and helps keep them on task.) Susan takes pride in helping folks get connected to one another and to the information they need. AND she joyfully handles that familiar line in her job description “…and other duties as assigned.”
When not tending to synod business, Susan is an avid photographer, reader, and Netflix-er. Her happy places are hanging out near salt water or walking in the woods. She enjoys (board & card) gaming any chance she gets. Susan loves camping, kayaking, and traveling with her husband, Tor, who serves as pastor at First Lutheran in Bothell. She has two amazing young adult children - whom she will brag about if you ask (and sometimes even when you don’t.)
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