Transition Handbook

Transition process guide & forms - coming soon! 

Contact Assistant to the Bishop, Pastor Andy Yee

Transition Ministers - Complete your monthly report online HERE

Lifting prayers for these 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


  • Fir-Conway/Mount Vernon + Pastor (Pastoral Coverage TBD)
  • Holy Trinity/Mercer Island + Pastor (Pastoral Coverage TBD)
  • Shepherd of the Hills/Sammamish + Pastor (Pastoral Coverage TBD)
  • Trinity/Lynnwood + Associate Pastor 


  • Anacortes/Anacortes + Pastor (Walt Rice, Transition Pastor)
  • Burlington/Burlington + Pastor (Sister Liz Colver, Transition Minister)
  • Celebration/Anacortes + Pastor (Deb Butler, Transition Pastor)
  • Central/Seattle + Pastor (Maynard Atik, Transition Pastor)
  • Hope/Lynden + Pastor (Mark Tanis, Transition Pastor)
  • Luther Memorial/Seattle + Pastor (Laura Harris-Ferree, Pastor & Paul Hoffman, Transition Pastor)
  • Our Savior/Issaquah + Pastor (Jim Kruse, Transition Pastor)
  • Our Saviour’s/Arlington + Pastor (Charis Weathers, Transition Pastor)  

PROFILE COMPLETE (receiving nominations – find nomination form HERE)



  • Christ the King/Snohomish + Pastor (Doug Stensby, Transition Pastor)


  • Word & Sacrament Candidiate Caitlyn Melillo has been called to serve at Seattle Children's Hospital (in Dec) Her ordination is scheduled for Sunday, February 28 at 2pm at Gloria Dei/Lynnwood. View the livestream here:
  • Pastor Todd Wright began serving at Bethany Northwest as their Director of Pastoral Care on Feb. 1. His installation will be during their upcoming corporation meeting on Mar. 25. Welcome to the synod, Todd!
  • Pastors Nyla & David Schoeld began serving at Sammamish Hills/Sammamish in January; installation date TBD. Welcome (back) to the synod, Schoelds!


  • Word & Sacrament Candidate William Rima accepted a call to serve a multi-point parish in Montana: American Lutheran Church in Harlem, Turner, and Hogeland. He was ordained January 13.
  • Pr. Sam Sseba called to Prince of Peace/Seatac; ordained & installed Dec. 13
  • Pr. Deb Squires called to Family & Friends/Everett; ordination Dec. 6  
  • Sister Le Brandes called to Faith of N. Lakewood/Marysville; ordination on Nov. 28
  • Pr. Chelsea Globe called to Campus Ministry at University of Washington; began Nov. 1
  • Pr. Heidi Fish called to Bethesda/Mountlake Terrace; began Nov. 1
  • Pr. Josh Stromberg-Wojcik called to El Camino de Emaus/Burlington began Oct. 18
  • Mr. Josh Smith appointed mission developer at Stilly Valley Dinner Church/Marysville Aug. 1

Last updated: 1/19/21