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




  • 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)
  • Holy Trinity/Mercer Island + Pastor (Sue Wanwig, Pastor & Tim Wolbrecht, Transition Pastor)
  • Luther Memorial/Seattle + Pastor (Laura Harris-Ferree, Pastor & Paul Hoffman, Transition Pastor)
  • Our Savior/Issaquah AND Shepherd of the Hills/Sammamish + Pastor (John Vaswig, Transition Pastor)
  • Our Saviour’s/Arlington + Pastor (Charis Weathers, Transition Pastor)  

PROFILE COMPLETE (receiving nominations – find nomination form HERE)

  • Fir-Conway/Mount Vernon + Pastor
  • Holy Spirit, Kirkland + Associate Pastor
  • Hope/Lynden + Pastor (Mark Tanis, Transition Pastor)
  • Phinney Ridge/Seattle + Deacon
  • Trinity/Lynnwood + Associate Pastor 


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


  • Word and Service Candidate, Luke Morgan Allgeyer, has been called to serve as a chaplain at Providence Hospice of Seattle. While his ordination service will take place Sunday, June 13 at 10:30 (with limited attendees!) at Columbia City Church of Hope in Seattle, it will be livestreamed. Stay tuned for a link!
  • Pastors Nyla & David Schoeld began serving at Sammamish Hills/Sammamish in January; installation date TBD. Welcome (back) to the synod, Schoelds!


  • When appropriate, we will post past ordinatnion & installation events here for a bit so you can catch up on the latest news. 
  • Pastor Cindy Myatt has been called to serve as developer/pastor at our new start, Wild Church North Cascades. Her ordniation was on Earth Day, April 22 at 2pm. God bless this new ministry!

Last updated: 4/30/21