Congregation Council

Meetings: Second Monday of the month; 7:00 pm

The Congregation Council has general oversight of the life and activities of the congregation, and in particular its worship life, to the end that everything be done in accordance with the Word of God and the faith and practice of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Meeting Minutes     Council Members

The Congregation Council consists of twelve (12) adult members of the congregation, a youth member, and Pastors.

Adults are elected at the Annual Congregation Meeting in January to three (3) year terms.
The Nominating Committee selects candidates to run for election. The number of candidates presented is typically twice the number of positions to be filled. Submit your request to be considered to serve on Council here:  Nominating Committee

The Youth Member is elected to a one (1) year term. The candidate for the youth position is selected by the Discipleship Ministries Committee. Only one candidate is required. 

Officers and Executive Committee

The officers of this congregation are President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The officers and the Pastors comprise the Executive Committee.

The President, Vice President, and Secretary are elected by the Congregation Council from within its membership, and are elected to one (1) year terms.
The Treasurer, if not a member of the Congregation Council, is elected by the congregation to a one (1) year term. The candidate for the position of treasurer is selected by the Finance Committee. Only one candidate is required.

Terms end in January of the year specified.

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Congregation Council 2020

Pastor Lara Forbes

Pastor Lara Forbes

Lead Pastor

email: pastor@SALC.church
phone: 425-746-2529 extension 12

Pastor Lara Forbes began her ministry at Saint Andrew’s on February 18, 2020.

Personal Ministry Statement:  As a Christian I am called to love God and my neighbor. As I live this out as a pastor, I have come to understand that no congregation exists solely for itself. Rather, it’s an integral part of its surrounding community and the relationship between church and community is living, breathing, and dynamic.

Before coming to Saint Andrew’s, Pastor Lara served at Faith Lutheran Church in Phoenix, Arizona for ten years.  She is originally from Washington State. More about Pastor Forbes coming soon…..

Bill Brueggemann

Bill Brueggemann

Congregation Council

2023

Committee: Communications

 

Aaron Davis

Aaron Davis

Congregation Council

2022

Committee: Outreach and Servant Ministries

 

Marshall Erling

Marshall Erling

Congregation Council

2023

Committee: Outreach and Servant Ministries

 

Carolynn Ferris

Carolynn Ferris

Congregation Council

Vice President

2022

Committee: Executive, Human Resources

 

Art Gurtel

Art Gurtel

Congregation Council

President

2021

Committee: Executive

Constitution Task Force

Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson

Congregation Council

2022

Committee: Discipleship Ministries

 

Becca Piel

Becca Piel

Congregation Council

Secretary

2022

Committee: Executive, Worship and Liturgical Arts

 

 

Dick Swaisgood

Dick Swaisgood

Congregation Council

2021

Committee: Building and Property

 

Dick Szabo

Dick Szabo

Congregation Council

2021

Committee: Finance

 

Jean Wahlstrom

Jean Wahlstrom

Congregation Council

2021

Committee: Outreach and Servant Ministries

 

Vanessa Wilkie

Vanessa Wilkie

Congregation Council

2023

Committee: Health and Wholeness Ministry

 

Juliet Zhang

Juliet Zhang

Congregation Council

2023

Committee: Stewardship

 

Brady Kasper

Brady Kasper, Interim Treasurer

2021

Committee: Finance

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