Congregation Council

Current Opportunities:

Candidates for election to the 2025 Congregation Council will be identified in late Fall 2024.

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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.

Council Position Description Council Members

Council meeting minutes and information packets are available; contact the church office, info@salc.church or 425-746-2529.

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 the number of positions to be filled plus a minimum of two additional candidates. Learn more: 

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

Pastor Lara Forbes
Lead Pastor

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.

Kit Bowerman

Kit Bowerman

Congregation Council

2026

Committee: Building and Property

 

Bill Brueggemann

Bill Brueggemann

Congregation Council

Treasurer

2026

Committee: Executive, Finance

 

Aaron Davis

Aaron Davis

Congregation Council

2025

Committee: Discipleship Ministries

 

Carolynn Ferris

Carolynn Ferris

Congregation Council

President

2025

Committee: Executive, Health and Wholeness, Human Resources

 

Tom Getzinger

Tom Getzinger

Congregation Council

Vice President

2027

Committees/Groups: Executive; Worship and Music; JEDI Group

Johannes Grad

Johannes Grad

Congregation Council

Secretary

2027

Committee: Executive, Communications

 

Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson

Congregation Council

2027

Committee: Outreach and Servant Ministries

 

Abby Kasper

Congregation Council

Youth Representative

2025

Committee: Discipleship Ministries

Rob Parks

Rob Parks

Congregation Council

2025

Committee: Communications

 

Becca Piel

Becca Piel

Congregation Council

2025

Committee: Communications, Stewardship

 

 

Ann Ross-Clarke

Ann Ross-Clarke

Congregation Council

2026

Committee: Discipleship Ministries

 

David Vossler

David Vossler

Congregation Council

2027

Committee: Health and Wholeness

 

Juliet Zhang

Juliet Zhang

Congregation Council

2026

Committee: Finance

 

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