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


  • Bethany of the NW / Everett + Chaplain (part-time)
  • Good Shepherd @ Swan's Trail + Pastor
  • Price of Peace, Shoreline + Pastor


  • Luther Memorial / Seattle + Pastor (Paul Hoffman, Transition Pastor)
  • Our Savior / Issaquah AND Shepherd of the Hills / Sammamish + Pastor (John Vaswig, Transition Pastor)
  • Salem / Mount Vernon + Pastor (Doug Stensby, Transition Pastor)

PROFILE COMPLETE (receiving nominations – find nomination form HERE)


  • Burlington / Burlington + Pastor
  • Central / Seattle + Pastor
  • Holy Trinity / Mercer Island + Pastor
  • Hope / Lynden + Pastor
  • Lutheran Campus Ministry / University of Washington + Campus Minister
  • Our Saviour’s / Arlington + Pastor


  • Deacon Patrick Meagher (ordained 8/10) will be installed at Phinney Ridge / Seattle on Sunday 10/24 at the 8:30am and 11am services
  • Pastor Steve Jerbi will be installed at University Congregational UCC / Seattle on Sunday, 10/24 at 3pm. Learn more here: HERE.
  • Pastor Gina Herman has been called to Holy Spirit / Kirkland as Associate Pastor beginning 11/1.  Installation Nov. 7, 11am.
  • Pastor Jenna Bergeson, (ordained 9/25) has been called to serve at Trinity / Lynnwood as Associate Pastor and will be installed on 11/14 @ 4pm @ Trinity / Lynwood
  • Pastor Scott Peterson, has been called to serve Anacortes Lutheran / Anacortes as Pastor (begins 11/17); installation 1/30/2022.
  • Pastor Craig Beeker has been called to Christ the King / Snohomish as pastor and will begin 11/1. Installation TBA.


  • When appropriate, we will post past ordination & installation events and resignations & retirements here for a bit so you can catch up on the latest news. 
  • Pastor Kristi Lambing (ordained 9/11) has been called to serve at Fir-Conway / Mount Vernon as pastor and was installed on 10/10.
  • Pastor Heidi Fish was installed at Bethesda / Mountlake Terrace on 9/25.

Last updated: 10/21/21