Pastor John Vaswig, Transition Pastor
Pastor John is the Transition Pastor for both Our Savior and Shepherd of the Hills in Issaquah. He has three children Josh, Zach (Bryn), Nicole (Darryl) and currently two grandchildren from Zach and Bryn (Vivian & Lucille) with Nicole due in June. After thirty-five years as a parish pastor, mostly in the Senior Pastor role, he decided a year ago this Easter to resign from MT. View Lutheran where he had served for twenty-one years as Senior Pastor. While he loved the life of a parish pastor, he found himself needing a necessary break from ministry so he took a year off. Over these last few months he came to realize all over again his love for the parish and indicated to synodical folks that he was open to an Interim or Transitional Pastor position. He looks forward to a time of continued rigorous reflection as we probe the mysteries together and discover what God is calling us into.
You can contact Pastor Vaswig by email at JLVaswig@gmail.com, or by calling 253-677-4515.
Shari Lundberg, Parish Administrator
If you call or drop-by the church on a weekday, Shari is likely the first voice that you will hear. She attends to a wide range of tasks that support and maintain the ministries of the congregation. She is also responsible for the layout and production of our weekly worship folders, and the publishing of our monthly newsletter, “The Focus”.
Scott Hafso, Director of Worship & Music
Whether it be choosing hymns for Sunday worship, directing the Chancel Choir, playing the piano, or lending his voice to Lenten Worship, if it involves music, you can bet that Scott will be there. We are blessed by his musical gifts and talents that enhance our weekly services.
Dr. Jiyoung Lee, Parish Organist
We are blessed to have Jiyoung play our organ every Sunday, sharing her musical abilities with the congregation.
Kate Gagnon, Lay Visitation Minister
After retiring after many years as a licensed clinical social worker, Kate has been active in her church community, including serving on church council, teaching Sunday School, and chairing the Social Concerns committee She feels honored to be the Lay Visitation Minister for Our Savior Lutheran Church. She loves people and enjoys meeting them wherever they are. She considers it “Holy Listening” when she can sit with the elderly and infirm and just be with them as a sister in Christ and a partner on the path of faith.