Saint Andrew's Staff

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…..

Pastor Timothy T. Weber
Pastor Timothy T. Weber

Pastor Timothy T. Weber

Shared-Time Pastor

phone: 425-746-2529

Pastor Timothy T. Weber, Ph.D. has been a Shared-Time Pastor at Saint Andrew’s since 1994.

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with an office in Bellevue, Washington. I also serve on the pastoral staff here at Saint Andrew’s, and am an adjunct professor in the Industrial/Organizational doctoral program at Seattle Pacific University. I also provide coaching and leadership training for business professionals and organizations.  (more…)

Dr. Will Simpson
Dr. Will Simpson

Dr. Will Simpson

Director of Music Ministries

email: will@SALC.church
phone: 425-746-2529 extension 17

Dr. Will Simpson has served as our Director of Music Ministries since 2012.

My wife Erin and I moved here from Louisville, Kentucky in 2012.  We have found Saint Andrew’s Lutheran to be one of the warmest and most caring congregations which either of us has attended. This church is a great place to do music ministry!

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Sherry Grindeland
Sherry Grindeland

Sherry Grindeland

Fellowship Coordinator

email: sherry@SALC.church
phone: 425-746-2529 extension 16

Sherry Grindeland has served as our Fellowship Coordinator since 2016.

My husband David and I are longtime members of Saint Andrew’s, and consider the church a second home. David sings in the Chancel Choir and I usher regularly and have enjoyed teaching Vacation Bible School the last couple years.

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Mary Mills
Mary Mills

Mary Mills

Office Administrator

email: mary@SALC.church
phone: 425-746-2529 extension 10

Mary Mills has served as our Office Administrator since 2007.

After graduating from the University of Washington with dual degrees, one in Communication Disorders and one in Elementary Education, I joined the Seattle Public School District as a Speech and Hearing Therapist, serving four elementary schools in the Seattle area.  I am the very proud mother of three dynamite children, Cathy, Stephen and Jennie and grandmother to five beautiful granddaughters and two handsome grandsons. (more…)

Kurt Lutterman
Kurt Lutterman

Kurt Lutterman

Facilities Manager

email: kurt@SALC.church
phone: 425-746-2529 extension 11

Kurt Lutterman has served as our Facilities Manager since 2003.

I am one of the non-“genetic Lutherans” on the church staff. When my family was looking for a new church in Bellevue with an embracing congregation and a palpable sense of the Holy Spirit at work, we found Saint Andrew’s in 1999. This church has been a fantastic home for my faith journey.

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Russ Stark
Russ Stark

Russ Stark

Accounting Assistant

email: russ@SALC.church
phone: 425-746-2529 extension 20

Russ Stark has served as our Accounting Assistant since 2006.

I retired from a major corporation in New Jersey in 2001, but I was not ready to be “retired” so I went to work for a CPA in Clinton, NJ and started doing tax returns for his firm. I was already the Treasurer for our non-denominational Church and also for HOPE Bible Mission based in Morristown, NJ.

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Susan Hegedus
Susan Hegedus

Susan Hegedus

Communications Specialist

email: susan@SALC.church
phone: 425-746-2529 extension 15

Susan Hegedus has served as our Communications Specialist since 2008.

I believe that God guides us (more often than we realize) to places we never thought we would be, but exactly where we should be. After I graduated from college, I thought I would settle into a career with Boeing Computer Services. Eight years later, I left to become a stay-at-home mom, a “career” path I didn’t think I would ever take.
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Bryant Wilkie
Bryant Wilkie

Bryant Wilkie

Handbell Choir Director

phone: 425-746-2529

Bryant Wilkie has led the Handbell Choir at Saint Andrew’s since 2008.

Elaine Koga
Elaine Koga

Elaine Koga

Choir Accompanist

phone: 425-746-2529

Elaine has been the Chancel Choir accompanist since 2008.  She is also the Children’s Choir accompanist.

Sammy Wilcox

Facilities Set-up

phone: 425-746-2529

Sammy Wilcox has served as our Facilities Set-up person since 2019.

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